Le Poisson Rouge
Nightcap // Le Poisson Rouge
Drop in to Pegu Club on Houston Street for a fancy gin-based cocktail or head directly to Le Poisson Rouge, “serving art and alcohol” and very eclectic entertainment.
The Meatpacking District and Marlow & Sons
Afternoon // Shop the Meatpacking District
By night it’s clubland overdrive, but by day the Meatpacking District is a shopping oasis, with hip boutiques such as Moschino, Stella McCartney and Scoop making it an interesting mix. Swap stuffy Jeffrey’s for the fun of Topshop in SoHo or Century 21, farther downtown but a necessary detour for designer deals.
Dinner // Marlow & Sons
Savory market fare and generous portions have earned this busy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, eatery lots of acolytes. The menu may seem small—and it is—but the place is locally famous for its numerous nightly specials.
The Bowery Hotel and Doughnut Plant
Where to Stay // The Bowery Hotel
As NYC’s nightlife axis shifts east, The Bowery Hotel remains an approachably hip haven of comfort. The lobby is clubby and inviting; guest rooms are light and spacious.
Morning // Doughnut Plant
America may run on Dunkin’, but New Yorkers run to the Lower East Side to nosh on fresh doughnuts that come in flavors such as Valrhona chocolate and banana pecan.