Photo: A House in the Hills
With the approach of cold weather and the winter wedding season, it's essential to stay warm during the biggest celebration of your life. Cozy up to this list of some of NYC's coziest venues offering an equal balance of cocktails and relaxation for your wedding reception after-party, perfectly suited for any winter bride.
Bryant Park's very own custom-designed, glass-enclosed bar overlooks the stunning winter village located right in the heart of NYC. This new take on urban-chic dining embraces all aspects of an NYC vibe in any season by implementing state-of-the-art design innovations like a heated outdoor lounge and deck. A variety of whimsical drinks such as "Fizz the Season" which features prosecco, cranberry-infused simple syrup, and pear purée combats the delectable taste of the "Snowjito" giving the classic mojito a run for its money.
This West Village staple for cozy Manhattan dining offers an exclusive selection of only seven tables, ensuring privacy as a top priority for all esteemed guests. While sipping on one of the renowned cocktails offered at this Waverly Place landmark such as the "Smuggler's Joy" which features an aromatic blend of cinnamon, mint, and grapefruit, enjoy a quaint range of elegant desserts. A great option for a sweet treat is the "Salted Caramel Pudding," which is charmingly offered in a mason jar.
The East Pole
Sophistication and a simple, clean aesthetic form the foundation for this renowned, historical Upper East Side hot spot. Cocktail recipes produced from the finest variety of seasonal and organic produce sustain the simply elegant menu that has been continually celebrated at this historic brownstone restaurant. A diverse variety of cocktails deliver a range of flavors to every desired palette — whether gin, vodka, or whiskey is your pleasure.
What was essentially an antique store built in 1994 has become one of New York City's most frequented sanctuaries in Manhattan's chic NoHo neighborhood. The constant flow of warmth and undeniable culture in this rustic spot lures locals and tourists from all parts of the globe, satisfying the need to escape the bustling streets of the city. In the backdrop of a charmingly cozy atmosphere, ingredients sourced directly from Italy distinguish this namesake restaurant from its many competitors.
Gaining its distinctive name from a speakeasy in tribute to the prohibition era, this hidden gem of endless cocktails and concoctions holds true to traditional creativity and modern hospitality. One of the many famous drinks served at this cozy getaway is "The House Concoction" which features London dry gin, sweet vermouth, and a blend of orange bitters. This concoction is only rival to the endless varieties of mixed combinations like the blend of Demerara rum, pear brandy, squeezed lemon, ginger beer, and apple cider in the famous "Woody Guthrie" cocktail.