Botanica: New Red Hook bar serves up classic cocktails and, for beer snobs, a 25-ounce brew for $35.
Whiskey Tavern: New Chinatown bar — a re-incarnation of the former Baxter Pub – boasts cheap beer, an outdoor garden, and a bar menu which includes Hostess cupcakes.
Williamsburger: Despite its cheesy mantra (“beefing up hipsters”), this new burger joint promises to be a welcome addition to Williamsburg.
Panini Cafe: This local chain, serving casual Italian fare, recently opened its newest location in South Park.
Suede Bar & Lounge: A chic new lounge is open at the Westin Bonaventure in the Financial District.