Hey, New York! While we sure hope you gave Labor Day weekend your best shot at having all the fun, we have to break the news to you: There is still a ton of utterly delightful, summery action to be had in the city. But you've got to act fast; this gorgeous warm weather will be gone in a few short weeks. We've compiled our 50 favorite late-summer activities to check off before the fall foliage sets in. So get to it!
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As the name suggests, American spirits are the emphasis at this dark, sultry bar. Along with a selection of bourbons and ryes, there are gins, vodkas and rums, all distilled in the States. Using the homeland hooch, mixologists Jim Kearns and Lynnette Marrero shake and stir top-notch mixed drinks like the refreshing house punch made with arrack (a rumlike spirit) and chai-infused rye. The Creole Daiquiri combines New Orleans rum with chorizo-flavored mescal (it’s a bit like sipping a taco, which is a good thing). While the focus is clearly on drinking, there’s excellent upscale pub grub: We liked the fiery fried buffalo sweetbreads.
Venue says: “Cocktail of the Month - Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy. HOUSE INFUSED APPLE CINNAMON BOURBON, FRESH LEMON JUICE, HONEY SYRUP, CINNAMON STICK.”