Fifty low-key, good vibe spots to make any first date start off right. Even the one with your mom's dentist's nephew who's in ad sales and you just haaave to meet.
A do-it-all bar that strikes an ideal balance between intimate and casual.
Art Bar
A reliable Village cocktail spot with lots of cozy seating.
West Village
Affordable wine in a cozy, casual space.
East Village
A Vietnamese spot where everything you eat or drink will be light, fresh and tasty.
Bonnie Vee
An under the radar cocktail bar with an awesome backyard that's not trying too hard to be a speakeasy.
Boys Don't Cry
A vibey but still low-key spot with well priced drinks and really good Chinese snacks.
An amazing taco truck that happens to be parked in the backyard of a solid bar.
Cooper's Craft and Kitchen
Unpretentious pubs with solid drinks, snacks and lots of seating.
Chelsea, East Village
3 B's: Beer, Boardgames, Backyard garden.
Crown Heights
A relaxed coffee shop with a full bar and make your own s'mores.
Upper East Side
El Kallejon
Inventive Mexican food and drinks in a cozy atmosphere.
East Harlem
e's Bar
Casual UWS bars with lots of seating and board games.
Upper West Side, Morningside Heights
An under-the-radar neighborhood spots that does everything pretty darn well.
East Village
Flagship Brewing
Don't sleep on this brewery as a great first date option.
Gotham West Market
A food hall that isn't too large or crowded but still has a ton of seating and a nice atmosphere.
Hell's Kitchen
Grace Street
A centrally located Korean with lots of delicious dessert options.
Hold Fast Kitchen and Spirits
A Hell's Kitchen bar heavy on the cozy.
Hell's Kitchen
Coffee, beer, wine, croissants - what more could you ask for?
Sunset Park
Katana Kitten
A funky Japanese-American cocktail bar.
West Village
Kingsbridge Social Club
A cool space with solid drinks and (wood)FIRE(ed) pizzaaaa.
Little King
A cozy spot that tows the line nicely between intimate and casual.
Lovers of Today
A perfect casual cocktail spot for meeting your lover of today (or person you'll chat with for 15 minutes and realize your different opinions on Game of Thrones is a dealbreaker).
East Village
Martha's Country Bakery
Even if your date goes sour, you'll end up with something sweet.
Williamsburg, Astoria, Forrest Hills, Bayside
Mess Hall
A neighborhood spot that slings hotdogs and doesn't take itself too seriously.
Milk and Hops
A semi-indulgent date night spot you can clock some knowledge on brews + cheese.
Mon Amour Coffee & Wine
An airy French cafe that delivers the ideal first date optionality of either drinks or coffee.
Mood Ring
An astrology themed bar for that Gemini you met on Bumble.
Night of Joy
An eclectic cocktail bar with a fantastic patio.
A vegan restaurant and cocktail bar that puts out great Carribean inspired dishes and drinks.
Washington Heights
Expertly crafted cocktails in a well-designed, comfortable space.
Robert Bar
Retro looks with solid jams and the occasional live DJ spinning later in the night.
Boerum Hill
St. Maize Bar and Supper Club
A (frequently live jazz filled) bar upstairs, cozy restaurant downstairs. Great vibes all around.
Super Power
A tiki bar with a funky atmosphere and a nice backyard.
Crown Heights
The Armory
A low-key neighborhood cocktail spot with an awesome happy hour.
Park Slope
The Astorian
A do-it-all drinks spot with great food and an upstairs weekend speakeasy.
The Bar Room
A drinks and dinner spot that strikes the perfect balance between nice and casual.
Upper East Side
The Bean
Drink any non-alcoholic drink you could imagine, any time you want.
East Village, Williamsburg
The Highwater
A little injection of summer in the middle of February.
The Local Bar and Cafe
A hostel bar with a local feel.
Long Island City
The Lost Lady
A chill, nautical themed bar with Mexican inspired drinks and snacks.
East Village
The Pony Bar
A totally unpretentious tavern with pleanty of seating.
Upper East Side
The Roost
A coffee shop in front, bar in the back with lots of comfy seating.
East Village
The Starliner
A casual bar that is good for basically any occasion including a casual first date.
The Wayland
Thankfully this spot is on Ave C or it would be constantly packed.
East Village
The West
A coffee shop / bar hybird with a friendly neighborhood vibe.
A Scandinavian bar with an amazing beer selection.
The top dog first date spot in FiDi.
Financial District
Vanguard Wine Bar
A mostly uptown casual wine bar mini-chain.
Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Kip's Bay
Weather Up
Laid back cocktail bars for a great first date whatever the weather.
TriBeCa, Prospect Heights
An LA themed all day cafe for the uptight New Yorker.
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