- The Library
The NoMad Hotel, 1170 Broadway, at 28th St.; 212-796-1500
Mad Men–style after-work (or during work!) imbibing isn’t always the best idea. But even if you’re not drinking, you can still look like you are, thanks to the nonintoxicating selection of “soft cocktails” at the NoMad. Bar manager Leo Robitschek’s extensive research has enabled him to produce mocktails that don’t mock your taste buds. It’s a thoughtful remixing of juices and artisanal flavorings into something entirely new. On the menu now: an aromatic take on the Orange Julius and La Piña, a pineapple mocktail made with jalapeño-infused agave, both $8, versus $15 for the boozy varieties.
From the 2013 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).