Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a festive, peppermint bark-infused martini. Or some spiked hot chocolate with marshmallows. Between the shopping, the sightseeing, and the shows, a holiday trip to New York can be very taxing. You’ll need to revive and rejuvenate with some cocktail breaks here and there. Keep with the season and sip on something that screams “Christmas is here!” We’ve picked 5 of our favorite spots to try in New York for a jingle bell beverage. Remember, after you’ve had your fun, relax and stay at Hilton Fashion District or Millenium Hilton downtown.


339 East 75th Street

Located on the glitzy Upper East Side, Seamstress is an upscale spot that’s been featured in The New York Times, Urbandaddy, and Zagat. It’s known for its stylish, sophisticated atmosphere and renowned, expertly trained bar staff. Head on over for their Puddin’ on the Ritz, a delectable mix of spiced rum, milk, vanilla pudding mix, maple syrup, and bitters, garnished with holiday staples like cinnamon and nutmeg.


185 Bleecker St

Our favorite by CHLOE location is in the historic and always-hopping Greenwich Village, surrounded by some of the best food and nightlife in New York. Stop in for their vegan, low-carbon-footprint offerings, and then stay for their dairy free eggnog (which uses almond milk), spiced to taste like pumpkin pie!


Davio’s Steakhouse 

447 Lexington Ave

Located steps from Grand Central Station is Davio’s, an upscale, white-tablecloth establishment created by Steven DiFillippo known for its delicious pastas and steaks. For holiday time, try the Baby It’s Cold Outside, which is made of vodka, lime juice, cranberry-orange jam and rosemary syrup, garnished with a sprig of rosemary and splash of Prosecco.

Miracle on 9th Street

649 East 9th St

This is the cutest thing we’ve ever seen: Miracle on 9th Street is a pop-up holiday bar in Alphabet City open through Christmas Eve. The atmosphere is complete with lights, decorations, carolers, and a Hanukkah Hideaway full of dreidels. Try their Bad Santa, which is a delicious rum concoction served in a mug that looks like Santa’s head.


Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack

13 First Ave

Located in the East Village at Boilermaker and a local favorite for bar food and cocktails, Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack is another pop-up holiday spot, open through Christmas Eve. Stop by for a tinselly time complete with festive Tiki drinks to really get you in the spirit.

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