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88 Impressive

A cheeky-menu’d belowground offering tailored to romantic nights.

151 Rivington St., New York, NY, 10002


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The lowdown

Low lighting (candles, banker’s lamps) with a Beatrice-like ceiling to match; pretty, kitschy faux flowers; small booths for two where couples can sit bathed in red lights about their tables, the reflections of their watches bouncing off the disco ball spinning above; funk and soul music on the speakers. All these make Nitecap a good date spot. What makes it a good spot in general is the ever-changing list of innovative cocktails on themed, seasonal menus ranging from aperitifs to “firewater” (boozy as hell) to decadent nightcaps. And in addition to traditional cocktails, there’s a list of intricate virgin ones, too, making Nitecap an option for teetotalers with friends who like to hang at bars.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized