Unwinding with an adult beverage at a museum in New York City is our #1 hobby. We’re adding to these Liquor.com suggestions for the top drinks in New York City.
9 WEST 53RD STREET, NEW YORK, 212 333 1220
From Van Gogh’s Starry Night to Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup cans, MoMA holds one of the planet’s finest collections of modern art, and its restaurant is similarly world-class. Both the Dining Room and the more casual Bar Room (pictured) share a list of more than a dozen craft concoctions and an impressive selection of spirits. What to Drink: South by Southwest. Gran Centenario Plata Tequila, P&H Soda Co. Hibiscus Syrup, lime, mint.
1000 5TH AVE, NEW YORK, 212 535 7710
After browsing through ancient Roman ruins and one of the largest musician instruments collection in the world, what better place to go then a bar located right inside The Metropolitan Museum of Art? From appetizers to cocktails, you’ll get a chance to discuss your visit in style while listening to live classical music. The Great Hall Balcony Bar is located on the second floor of the Met overlooking the Great Hall. On Friday and Saturday nights, there’s also free live music from 5pm to 8pm. What to Drink: Metropolitan Martini. Citrus Vodka, Triple Sec, Splash of Cranberry)
1 EAST 27TH STREET, NEW YORK, 212 447 7529
When you’re the watering hole inside the provocative Museum of Sex, you’d better turn up the sex appeal. And this spot certainly does, with dim lighting, leather couches, vintage Playboy magazines on the coffee tables and even a drink diners lick out of a skin-textured plate. Behind the stick is Jim Kearns, a veteran of renowned Big Apple establishments including Pegu Club, Death & Company and Mayahuel. What to Drink: Clare Quilty. Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky, mezcal, bourbon, Galliano Ristretto, amontillado sherry.
As a runner-up, may we suggest the Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art? On a nice day, sitting in the (faux) grass is divine.