Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

New York

Brandy Library
Brandy Library boasts an extensive selection of drinks. This is a classy and comfortably hang out.
Bowlmor Lanes
This is a great way to do something a bit different and will definitely bring a lot of laughs.
bOb
Stylishly decorated and serving good drinks to the young and fabulous in New York.
Blind Tiger
Blind Tiger spent time researching fine coffee roasting techniques and created an alcohol-friendly menu to please everyone.
Black Door
This buzzy little place is great for a drink and to do a bit of people watching.
Bemelmans Bar
This is a classy and traditional place to go and enjoy a cocktail among some of New Yorks finest residents.
Black & White
Although a little on the small side this is a fun and busy spot to get a great drink.
Barracuda
Without the attitude Barracuda is one of Chelsea's better gay bars.
Bar Veloce
Bar Veloce draws in a smart and sophisticated crowd in need of a good glass of wine to unwind.
Avenue
Glamorous decor with fine design flourishes. Pulsing sounds and an A-list crowd.
Art Bar
Made up of two rooms with two very different atmospheres this is a great place to go for a drink whatever your mood.
Arlene’s Grocery
A temple to the young and hip Arlene's Grocery is a great place to kick back relax and enjoy the buzz.
The Standard Grill
One of the most fashionable and sought-after restaurants in New York...
The Spotted Pig
New Yorkers have firmly embraced the Spotted Pig and gastro-pub concept some while after opening it's still regularly packed out. Go for epic bar food and to watch Manhattan sophisticates do what they do best.
The Modern
Award-winning and astounding; this sensational cuisine is an absolute achievement.
The Mermaid Inn
Fisherman's fare at its finest. Fashionable and flavoursome; this small seafood shack chain won't disappoint.
The Little Owl
Fun and lively dining in West Village surrounds...
The Lion
The Lion is an upmarket old-style restaurant with the ambience of a private dining club that serves American-Italian classic cuisine to a young, well-coiffed crowd.
The Lambs Club
The Lambs Club is perfect either for that rushed pre-theatre bite, or a more leisurely post-theatre feed. 
The Harrison
The Harrison found instant favour from the moment it opened in October 2001 creating a haven for Tribeca locals and a welcome destination for visitors.
Telepan
While it may be a little irritating to wait for a table (reservations notwithstanding) do try this Upper West Side restaurant is worth the effort. Flavourful greenmarket cooking combines earthy flavours with light touches to marvellous effect.
Suenos
The margaritas are not the only things getting fruity at this lovely little Mexican restaurant.
Sweetwater
Yet another good reason to venture to Brooklyn Sweetwater consistently delivers delicious modern American fare in a no-frills environment.
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The Frye Company
The cult following of Frye’s heritage boots have garnered will love the brand’s flagship store on Spring Street.
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