Two years ago we shared our picks for where to eat near Penn Station, one of New York's transit hubs in a...let's say challenging food neighborhood. But there's plenty of good food if you know where to look, and much more if you're willing to walk a little bit. To help, here's our updated field guide with everything from quick bites to a full-service meal.
'gallow green' on Serious Eats
Where do you go for drinks after the runaway hit theater performance Sleep No More, unfolding in the warehouse they dub the "McKittrick Hotel" in West Chelsea? Their rooftop bar, Gallow Green, as resolutely stylized as the set itself. Come take a look at their bleeding cocktails and flaming punches.
New York is littered with rooftop bars, sidewalk cafés, and microscopic backyards all vying for your drinking dollar during the summer months. But few can actually mix up a proper cocktail and even fewer can do so without the encroachment of the neighbor's hanging laundry. So we took to the streets, sipped and savored our way through the competition, to bring you our five favorite outdoor cocktail spots in New York.