Cocktail Crawling Through the Weekend

I can't remember the last time Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fell on the exact same day.  Not to mention it being a fabulous sunny Saturday on its own.  This called for some serious day drinking away from all of the crowds over in Alphabet City.

First stop The Wayland, one of my all time favorite Avenue C spots for a Rose Sour garnished with fresh leaves of basil.

Then onto the new hot spot Loverboy for a boozy brunch carafe of vodka, St. Germain and peach puree with a slice of the signature Loverboy pizza.

Cut square with a crunchy buttery bottom (reminiscent of Pizza Hut) and a blend of melted house cheese, crisp pepperoni and ramp ranch dressing drizzled on top; this was one messy, decadent and delicious slice.

Then up the block to Mace Bar for a round of herbaceous drinks including this fantastic Fennel Pollen cocktail which tasted just like a warm McDonald's Apple Pie (in a very good way).  

The Wayland
700 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009

Loverboy Bar
127 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009

Mace Bar
649 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009


Unknown said…
Totally brilliant idea! I love the Wayland but haven’t been in a while, i try to avoid the east village on weekend evenings- i guess i just didn’t realize many of these spots are open in the afternoon too. That fennel pollen drink sounds tasty, I even happen to love all things fennel.
Roze said…
Hi Ttrockwood! So almost all of the cocktail bars over in Alphabet City open early and are great for a few afternoon cocktails. Mace Bar has a big open window up front that lets all the sunshine in and Loverboy has outdoor seating. However it was already pretty packed when we left around 4:00 PM so I would go there extra early.