304 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in New York.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
When in the mood for exciting ceviche and other raw seafood dishes, consider Mexican spot Tacos Güey in Flatiron.
Contento is an exciting place to have dinner in East Harlem - they serve Peruvian dishes and the restaurant was built with accessibility in mind.
Accidental Bar in the East Village is where you should go to learn about sake with a side of snacks.
Ace’s in Williamsburg is where you should go for the best Detroit-style pizza in the city and to have a BYOB pizza party.
Izzy Rose is a casual bar in Clinton Hill with a secluded backyard and a menu of cocktails, natural wine, and vegan empanadas.
Rhodora in Fort Greene is a wine bar committed to producing zero waste, and they serve a lot of interesting natural wine.
Brooklyn Ice House is a divey neighborhood bar in Red Hook with a spacious backyard, pool tables, and Frito pie.
Troost is a neighborhood bar in Greenpoint with cocktails, natural wine, and a great backyard.
You’ll leave Gem on the Lower East Side excited for the future of vegetables, meat, and dining out.
Silver Apricot in the West Village has a secret patio out back where you should bring a date and eat Chinese-New American small plates.
& Sons is a wine bar in Prospect Lefferts Gardens with a rotating list of country hams.
Cremini’s is a small Italian spot in Carroll Gardens that feels like someone’s apartment.
Ten Hope is a Mediterranean spot in Williamsburg with a massive, dog-friendly backyard that’s great for drinks and snacks.