Astoria: Finding your Second Home at the RAR Bar

On the outside, it resembles a little Bohemian haven that you’d expect to catch while whizzing past the town of Woodstock. Wooden trinkets cover the windows, the chandeliers are crafted from wine glasses, live music is often emanating, and when it’s not live, it’s music from the Woodstock Era, Crosby Stills, Hendrix, Credence Clearwater. ThisContinue reading “Astoria: Finding your Second Home at the RAR Bar”

Lower East Side: This Is Not The Real World at Nitecap

Beginning of Fall: October 1st, 2016 You might miss the portal to another world if you’re on your phone, but then again–whatever your preoccupied with must be more important. This is Nitecap, both an elegant yet cozy, craft cocktail yet divey, one-of-a-kind bar located on the Lower East Side It’s rare that a bar takesContinue reading “Lower East Side: This Is Not The Real World at Nitecap”

Midtown: Bar SixtyFive at Top of the Rock & A Drink with the New York Skyline

Three of the four walls of the room are windows, and the view is unobscured by the messy midtown skyline; Bar SixtyFive at the Rainbow Room ascends as a literal offering to the skies. The Rainbow Room was named such in 1934, when several Rockefeller’s agreed that the name Stratosphere had fallen short on severalContinue reading “Midtown: Bar SixtyFive at Top of the Rock & A Drink with the New York Skyline”

Peru’s Celebrated Cocktail, the Pisco Sour

Lima, Peru–Pisco Sour, Pisco Shower! Sang the two French women. We were happy to be going out, finally. After long flights, an uncomfortable first night at our hostel and a long wait outside of a Mcdonald’s in a modest, Peruvian chill, our couch-surfing host arrived. Miguel Angel was a man of many languages, but fewContinue reading “Peru’s Celebrated Cocktail, the Pisco Sour”