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Where to Get Cocktails in NYC This Fall

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year in New York City: fall. In an unexpected turn of events, the city doesn’t exactly look how it usually does this season — but if anyone knows how to make the most out of something sour, it’s New Yorkers.

Gone are the days (for now) of hopping around cozy speakeasies with your twelve coworkers, all sipping spiked ciders. Still, New York has maintained its reputation as a haven for cocktail enthusiasts, especially during the colder months. Whether you’re cozying up at an outdoor table or taking your drinks to-go, we’ve mapped out 8 of the best places to grab a fall cocktail across Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Be sure to check each of these spots before you go, as the state continues to adapt to new guidelines and regulations. As of December 14, New York City has suspended indoor dining, though the below bars and restaurants are open for takeout and delivery, as well as outdoor seating in some cases. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit health.ny.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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FIG & OLIVE

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The Autumn All Day menu says it all — this favorite in the Meatpacking District makes shareable plates into seasonable specialties. Alongside a variety of farm-to-table fare served in a heated outdoor lodge, FIG & OLIVE is also offering delivery and to-go cocktails.

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The Wren

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The Wren on Bowery is a quaint, greenery-covered spot with heated outdoor-patio seating until 10 p.m. Try the Resting Spritz Face with Campari, lemon, passion fruit, and prosecco. You can’t beat shared snacks, punny cocktails, and people-watching on the Lower East Side — not in this economy.

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The Hoxton, Williamsburg

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One-third of a hotel trifecta alongside the East River in Williamsburg, The Hoxton is a destination to remember. Its rooftop bar and patio space is sure to impress new friends and out-of-towners (when you’re ready for them), and the dirty fries — with pickled peppers, parmesan, spicy aioli — go great with a Grand Marnier Negroni.

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Maison Yaki

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Innovative small plates and flavorful cocktails make Maison Yaki well worth a visit. The Prospect Heights spot regularly plays host to pop-ups — right now, catch Supersonic’s next-level hot dogs — so be sure to check Instagram for the latest on what its chefs are serving up.

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Arriba Arriba Midtown

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What used to be a prime pre-theater spot remains a haven for Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown dwellers. Arriba Arriba boasts some of NYC’s best Mexican fare and margaritas that will hold you over until late tomorrow. Make a reservation for outdoor seating or pick up a couple of the deliciously customized margaritas for pick-up or delivery.

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Quality Bistro

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The name says it all. Quality Bistro provides both blue-ribbon dinner fare and top-shelf cocktails (handcrafted or draft). Whether you grab a table on the covered, heated patio or place an order to go, a round of frites and a Whiskey A L’Orange with Grand Marnier should do the trick.

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Bathtub Gin

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This Chelsea speakeasy-style bar has made itself known thanks to bottled cocktails serving 3-4 people, now available for pick-up or delivery. Choose from classics like the Negroni or the Old Fashioned, or go for a sangria to make it seem like summer never left. 

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Superfine

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Sometimes, options can feel crippling. Superfine in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood has a daily menu with rotating delicacies, as well as a full list of freshly made cocktails. The Apple Brandy Side Car with Grand Marnier and cinnamon is about as fall-flavored as you can get. 

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FIG & OLIVE

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The Autumn All Day menu says it all — this favorite in the Meatpacking District makes shareable plates into seasonable specialties. Alongside a variety of farm-to-table fare served in a heated outdoor lodge, FIG & OLIVE is also offering delivery and to-go cocktails.

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The Wren

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The Wren on Bowery is a quaint, greenery-covered spot with heated outdoor-patio seating until 10 p.m. Try the Resting Spritz Face with Campari, lemon, passion fruit, and prosecco. You can’t beat shared snacks, punny cocktails, and people-watching on the Lower East Side — not in this economy.

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The Hoxton, Williamsburg

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One-third of a hotel trifecta alongside the East River in Williamsburg, The Hoxton is a destination to remember. Its rooftop bar and patio space is sure to impress new friends and out-of-towners (when you’re ready for them), and the dirty fries — with pickled peppers, parmesan, spicy aioli — go great with a Grand Marnier Negroni.

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Maison Yaki

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Innovative small plates and flavorful cocktails make Maison Yaki well worth a visit. The Prospect Heights spot regularly plays host to pop-ups — right now, catch Supersonic’s next-level hot dogs — so be sure to check Instagram for the latest on what its chefs are serving up.

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Arriba Arriba Midtown

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What used to be a prime pre-theater spot remains a haven for Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown dwellers. Arriba Arriba boasts some of NYC’s best Mexican fare and margaritas that will hold you over until late tomorrow. Make a reservation for outdoor seating or pick up a couple of the deliciously customized margaritas for pick-up or delivery.

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Quality Bistro

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The name says it all. Quality Bistro provides both blue-ribbon dinner fare and top-shelf cocktails (handcrafted or draft). Whether you grab a table on the covered, heated patio or place an order to go, a round of frites and a Whiskey A L’Orange with Grand Marnier should do the trick.

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Bathtub Gin

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This Chelsea speakeasy-style bar has made itself known thanks to bottled cocktails serving 3-4 people, now available for pick-up or delivery. Choose from classics like the Negroni or the Old Fashioned, or go for a sangria to make it seem like summer never left. 

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Superfine

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Sometimes, options can feel crippling. Superfine in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood has a daily menu with rotating delicacies, as well as a full list of freshly made cocktails. The Apple Brandy Side Car with Grand Marnier and cinnamon is about as fall-flavored as you can get. 

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