Everyone has had a bad experience with tequila. Everyone. Here at FeelNYC we know all about those bad experiences and we also know that it can often be attributed to low quality tequila. Thus, we have come up with a review of the top 3 tequila bars in NYC which stock only high quality products, reducing the chances of that all too familiar headache. I said reducing.
This tequila bar and restaurant in the west village has previously been recognized as the best tequila bar by the New York magazine and the best margarita bar by the Food Network. Stocking over 100 different tequilas, you will be spoiled for choice. Don´t worry though, one of their mixologists will be happy to recommend a tipple tailored to your taste!
140 7th Ave South, New York, NY 212-989-2100 agaveny.com/
The east village has built a reputation for being the place to go out drinking. Mayahuel contributes to this reputation with its classy interior and equally classy drinks list. Serving a wide selection of both tequila and mescal, this bar is the perfect place to start a night out. We recommend trying the classic margarita made with tequila blanca, Cointreau and lime juice; a proper drink!
304 East 6th Street, New York, NY (212) 253-5888 mayahuelny.com/
Gabriela´s Mexican Restaurant and tequila bar
This upper west side Mexican restaurant is famous among locals not only for their delicious Mexican food but their sweet cocktails too. Try one of their classic mango and strawberry margaritas, they go down a treat.
688 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY (212) 961-9600 www.gabrielas.com/
So there you have it, FeelNYC´s review of the best tequila bars in New York. The only problem you might have is the hangover the following morning.
We´ve done reviews on where to get the best coffee or hot chocolate, but what goes best with a cup of joe? Yes, a sticky bun or a delicious pastry. Here at FeelNYC we have been round the city trying out bakeries in order to come up with the 3 best places to indulge in some Danish goodness!
Pecan sticky buns, The Queens
More widely known in the area for their grilles cheese sandwhiches, The Queens also makes a mean pecan sticky bun, perfect for the morning with a cup of their freshly made coffee!
40-17 Broadway, Queens, NY718-777-0913
Cinnamon rolls, Clementine Bakery
Located between Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy is the sweetest little vegan shop around. Their cinnamon rolls are to die for! The perfect place for anyone with allergies thanks to their gluten free options.
299 Greene Ave.Brooklyn, NY , 718.483.8788
Raisin Swirl, Croissanteria
Located in the east village, Croissanteria has a wide selection of pastries and buns for whatever your mood. Perfect for the morning with an espresso. They also offer lunch time croissants with various fillings.
68 Avenue A New York, NY
With this short guide from FeelNYC you should have no problems finding the perfect snack to go with your morning coffee!
Walking around New York City, you can´t help feeling utterly overwhelmed by the sheer size of everything, sometimes not being able to full appreciate the beauty of the city. One of the best ways to marvel at the city is from the air. Here at FeelNYC we have come up with a short guide to the best helicopter tours along with a selection of spectacular images captured from the air.
Complete New York Helicopter tour
Embark on the ultimate helicopter tour over the city, viewing the Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Empire State, Central Park, Yankee Stadium and many other famous landmarks in a way that’s impossible from the ground. Start off by flying down the Hudson River toward the harbour and soak in that wonderful magic that the city possesses!
Pier 6 Heliport, New York. $199 pp (infants free)
Big Apple Helicopter tour.
In this slightly shorter tour you will see all of the famous landmarks with equal effect. Starting at the Downtown Heliport your flight will start with a view of the world trade centre, Battery Park, the Empire State etc.
Downtown Heliport, New York. $145pp (infants free)
Private tour: Manhattan heli tour.
Take a private tour in an exclusive craft, flying over Central Park, the Empire State and getting so close to the Statue of Liberty that you can almost touch it. Perfect for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or just for a special night out this tour allows intimacy and privacy of the highest order.
Downtown Heliport, New York. Prices from $248.75 pp.
There really is no better way to see the city than from the air and thanks to this guide from FeelNYC, you should have no problems finding a tour that suits you!
With the imminent arrival of the most romantic day of the year, you´re probably thinking what to buy for that special person in your life. Without a shadow of a doubt, New York is a perfect place to indulge in the finer things in life. However with so much choice, there can be problems trying to decide. Fear not, here at FeelNYC we have collated a brief yet hugely diverse list of the best things to buy, or do on Valentine´s day in the Big Apple.
Traditionally when you think of valentines gifts, chocolate or flowers come to mind. Why not break the mold with this high end bottle of tequila? Tequila is said to increase endorphin levels, reduce anxiety and keep heart problems at bay (in moderation). This exclusive tequila is only available in NYC and has been enjoyed by the likes of Usher and Alicia Keys. Qui is perfect straight, on the rocks or in a cocktail making it the perfect gift for whoever it may be! Chin chin!
Available from Rosetta Wines.
40 Exchange Place, New York, NY (212) 361-0007
Valentine´s cooking classes
Fancy something a little different than going out for a meal? Why not enjoy the fruits of your labour by taking part in this intimate cooking class with renowned chef Bouleyin his Test Kitchen. The exclusive cooking classes will teach you how to make a 6 course mean (yes 6 courses!) using the very best locally sourced ingredients. Not only will you learn how to make some amazing dishes and get to eat what you have made, you will leave with newly acquired culinary skills, ingredients and kitchen confidence!
163 Duane Street, New York, NY (212) 964-2525
Massage day at Guerlain Spa.
What better way to spoil your other half than with a day of pampering at a luxury spa. The spa offer couples experiences that comprises an 80 minute side by side massage, a spa treatment in specialist suite with dual rain shower heads and a private steam room. All accompanied by champagne and truffles. Enjoy!
301 Park Avenue, New York, NY (212) 355-3000 www.guerlainspas.com/waldorf-astoria/
Hand dipped Salt Caramels
Caramel and salt I hear you cry? A rising trend in the world of confectionary, these caramels dipped in sea salt are a best seller for Nunu Chocolates in Brooklyn. Also try the chocolate covered potato chips for even more experimental indulgence.
529 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 718-834-1818
There you have it, FeelNYC´s guide to the best valentine´s gifts in NYC. Thanks to us you should have no problems wowing your other half this year!
Now everyone knows that New York is famed for its bagels, it´s an iconic bread that is sold all over the world. However, there is nowhere better in the world to get a bagel than from in the City, more precisely Brooklyn. Here at FeelNYC, we know that as a tourist coming to the city it can be overwhelming with the amount of choice and not knowing where is good, and where quite frankly isn´t. Hence, we´ve been round Brooklyn testing numerous bagel shops in order to compile a list of what we think are the top 5- don´t thank us, we enjoyed it!
The superb bagels that are being produced by Bagel hole are becoming more well known by the day for the perfectly crunchy crust, yet beautifully soft interior packed with flavor. All bagels are freshly baked on the premises throughout the day- you can even grab a fresh one in the evening.
400 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215, (718) 788-4014
This full service deli goes further than the normal butter or cream cheese, making it a long standing favorite. Whatever filling you want, they´ve got it- even on sandwiches too if you fancy. They also stay open 24hrs on Fridays and Saturdays for the late night crowd!
8002 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209, (718) 748-0366
Another renowned, undisputed bagel house in NYC is Terrace Bagels. Although the crust may be a little chewier than others, they compensate in size; the perfectly rolled bagels are so good, there´s barely a hole! They also have a wide selection of sweets so make sure you don´t fill yourself up!
224 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 768-3943
Mile End Bagels
Montreal has always claimed that they make better bagels than NYC. We´re not sure who´s are better; however these Quebecoise imported bagels are definitely worth trying! Slightly sweeter and thinner than the traditional NYC bagel and imported from the famed St. Viateur, these bagels are the perfect way to start your day!
97 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718) 852-7510
Montague Street Bagels
This little bagel house is tucked away amongst Brooklyn Heights´ brownstones. Staying open 24hrs, producing fresh bagels throughout draws a constant stream of custom. Promise you won´t be disappointed!
108 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 237-2512
Hopefully with this brief guide from FeelNYC to the best Bagels in Brooklyn, you´ll have no complaints that you stopped at a lesser shop than the ones we have advised!
Christmas is fast approaching and the festive cheer can be felt all round the City, with the lights that line practically every street and the ice rinks full of joyous children it is a quite wonderful time of year. There is however the stressful ordeal of Christmas shopping. With this quick guide to the best holiday pop up stores in the city, you´ll have no problems finding an original and unique gift for that special someone.
The wired store (538 broadway, between Prince and Houston)
For all your technical needs, get yourself down to this high tech pop up that showcases some of the most intelligent and advanced gadgets on the market. The interactive shopping experience offered takes Christmas shopping to another level. The store is open for 11am to 7pm and is closed on Mondays.
Everlane workshop (74 Gansevoort Street)
The sought after e-tailer is bringing their luxurious basics to the meatpacking district this winter. Be sure to take a walk around and browse some of their exquisite silks and cashmeres, perfect for your mother!
Dannijo pop up (27 Prince Street)
The Dannijo bibs are quickly becoming a hot accessory to have and this 600 square foot space that has opened is the perfect, chic environment to browse the collection to find something special. The store is open from 11am-7pm Monday to Saturday.
The Styleliner truck
The chic mobile boutique that is in fact a revamped potato chip truck is the brain child of Joey Wolffer, a budding entrepreneur, designer and now a truck driver too! An eclectic selection one-of-a-kind and limited edition accessories are available within. You can catch the truck in front of Eataly at 5th Avenue and 23rd Street on Wednesday and Thursdays from 11:30am-7:00pm, or head to the Meatpacking District and hop on at Washington Street- Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30am-7:00pm and Sundays from 11:30am-6:00pm.
Dylans Candy bar
The impressive life size gingerbread house and the Christmas tree made of candy are even worth the trip alone. Within there is a vast selection of sweets and treats for your every mood. Even better, to buy for a friend with a serious sweet tooth. Candy heaven is located at 1095 6th Avenue, across from Bryant Park. It is open from 10:00am-9:00pm on weekdays, 10:00am-10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11:00am-9:00pm on Sundays through January 7th.
Artists and fleas Chelsea Market pop up
The famous Brooklyn market Artists & fleas is now in Chelsea market for the festive season. This means you won’t even have to leave Manhattan to enjoy the 50+ independent Brooklyn based designers. The market is located in Chelsea Market at 88 Tenth Avenue, near 15th Street. Store hours are 10:30AM-7:00pm daily.
With this brief guide to the best holiday pop ups you should receive no complaints regarding your original gifts this year!
FeelNYC solves all your financial problems with a review of the best FREE things to see and do in NYC
With the financial problems being experienced by much of the world and the main attractions in NYC being expensive to say the least, we at FeelNYC provide you with a review of the best free things to do in the big apple.
Probably one of the most famous things to do in New York is to visit Central Park. Like most parks it is free to enter however most parks aren´t Central Park. The park is full of free events, street performers, human statues and pretty much anything else you can think of. There is also an “imagine” mosaic where John Lenon was killed in 1980 which is worth visiting.
After walking round the park, quench your thirst with a visit to Brooklyn breweries with free tours that run on the hour from 1-5 on Saturdays and 1-4 on Sundays. The brewery can be found at 79 N 11th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
If seeing some of New York´s finest art is on your wish list, try visiting the Chelsea galleries; the most concentrated group of art galleries in the city found in the 20s Streets between 10th and 11th Avenues. For an even better experience, try going on a Thursday when they have wine and cheese openings.
If animals is more your thing why not visit the Bronx zoo on a Wednesday. They offer a “pay what you wish” policy. Obviously they expect a small donation but this seems a small price to pay to visit the country´s biggest and oldest zoo.
The only complaint you might have is that your kids won´t want to leave!