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Five Bars to Visit this Fall in NYC

The end of Fashion Week signifies the true beginning of fall in New York.  The city begins to transform with sidewalk dining coming to a close and jackets beginning to make an appearance. Regardless of the ever-changing weather and crisp temperatures, these bars are the places to be this fall.


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To channel this year’s classic Brown Leather fashion trend, head to Cleo to try their infamous espresso martini. The delectable cocktail not only embodies a classic coffee flavor with a touch of spice, but will give you that extra buzz needed to power through all season.

Cleo, 444 Park Avenue South, New York, NY (646) 948-2370


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Dear Irving on Hudson

The 007-inspired bar is located inside of the Aliz Hotel. You would never know this sleek and sexy bar is so close to Times Square. With golden accents and art deco inspired decor, you’ll be feeling like a Bond girl upon arrival. Dear Irving on Hudson is perfect for a hot night on the town with a date or just for catching up with gal pals. We highly recommend ordering the 007 mission where you get to play M and direct the bar staff or answer a few questions for a truly custom concoction. 

Dear Irving on Hudson, 310 W 40th St, New York, NY



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Refinery Rooftop

With spanning skyline views including an incredible up close and personal look at the Empire State Building, this quintessential NYC rooftop bar draws the after work crowd and international travelers alike. The retractable glass rooftop is a much- appreciated touch from the bar’s thoughtful owners. Make sure to try the Cherry Blossom G+T. This drink puts a spin on your regular Gin and Tonic by incorporating a unique cherry blossom tonic mixed in with a touch of pink peppercorn and lemon.    

Refinery Rooftop, 63 West 38th St, New York, NY (646) 664-0372


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The Campbell

If you’re looking for speakeasy vibes that will transport you back in time, The Campbell is an iconic New York institution that every city dweller must visit. Touted as one of Grand Central’s top hidden secrets, this opulent space originally served as the office and reception hall of financier and railroad executive John W. Campbell. Live out your inner Gossip Girl fantasies at this historic bar. Enjoy their daily selection of classic and modern cocktails prepared with fresh ingredients or locally brewed craft beers.

The Campbell, 15 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY, (212) 297-1781

Woodpecker by David Burke

Nothing says elegance like royal purple. After seeing this color sported and omnipresent on the streets and on the runway, we’re checking out the Woodpecker to try The Purple Raven. This eccentric drink is composed of gin, elderflower, butterfly pea flower, yuzu to leave you feeling a buzz and lavished.

Woodpecker by David Burke, 30 W 30th St, (646) 398-7664

Shruti Shah

NYC Editor & Resident Vegetarian

Shruti has a love affair with gin and spicy food. By day she's hustling in PR for leading consumer brands. When she's OOO, you can find her at Daybreaker dance parties, exploring kitschy cocktail bars and reviewing veggie-friendly brunches.

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