By Bartender Meaghan Dorman

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About Meaghan Dorman

Dorman is the bar director of The Bennett, Raines Law Room, and Dear Irving in New York City. She is the winner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera Cocktail Competition, a national finalist in the 2012 Viva Sangrita Competition, the 2013 International G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program, and was named Imbibe Magazine's 2016 Bartender of the Year.


 

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The Bennett

The Bennett is designed to have the atmosphere and cocktail expertise of the world's best bars with the approachability of a neighborhood bar. We focus on cocktails, with an array of classics and creative house-made drinks, that change several times per year. The bar menu is built around plates to share, to keep up with the flow of sharing drinks with friends and colleagues.

 The Bennett Bloody Mary | Photo Credit: FilipWolak

The Bennett Bloody Mary | Photo Credit: FilipWolak

The Bennett Bloody Mary is excellent for shaking off the cobwebs. It's got a hint of roasted poblano mixed in the expected spice of horseradish and black pepper.

THE BENNETT
34 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.902.9671
www.thebennettbar.com


MEAGHAN DORMAN'S BOOZY TRIBECA GUIDE

Morning Wake Up

 Photograph courtesy of Laughing Man Coffee

Photograph courtesy of Laughing Man Coffee

Laughing Man Coffee

Just like Hugh Jackman, I love the Flat White.

184 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.680.1111
laughingmanfoundation.org

Morning Hangover Breakfast

 Photograph courtesy of Tiny's

Photograph courtesy of Tiny's

Tiny's

They do a great breakfast and brunch. There are plenty of healthy, light options to lessen the guilt of a big night, or a comforting egg sandwich to get you right.

135 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.374.1135
www.tinysnyc.com

Boozy Lunch

 

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Locanda Verde

This a beautiful room and I love to have lunch at the bar. The ricotta is delicious to start and they have some great spritz cocktails which are perfect for afternoon drinking. If it's a full day off, I will follow up that cheese and spritz with a pasta and glass of red wine.

377 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.925.3797
www.locandaverdenyc.com

Afternoon Outdoor Cocktails

 Photograph courtesy of Grand Banks

Photograph courtesy of Grand Banks

Grand Banks

This is a beautiful (seasonal) place. Enjoying the water views from a boat with cocktail in hand. That's pretty hard to beat!

Hudson River Park, Pier 25, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.660.6312
www.grandbanks.org

 Photograph courtesy of North End Grill

Photograph courtesy of North End Grill

North End Grill

They have lovely outdoor seating and a nice view of the colors changing at sunset.

104 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282
T: 646.747.1600
www.northendgrillnyc.com

Early Evening Geeky Cocktails

 Photograph courtesy of Weather Up

Photograph courtesy of Weather Up

Weather Up

I love our neighbors at Weather Up. I'm a fan of simple, classic drinks and the Negroni and Daiquiri here are top notch.

159 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.766.3202
www.weatherupnyc.com

 Photographs courtesy of Roxy Hotel

Photographs courtesy of Roxy Hotel

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Roxy Hotel

At the Roxy Hotel, they pair inventive cocktails with the chance to see live jazz almost every night. It's a great spot for locals and visitors alike to do something different.

2 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.519.6600
www.roxyhotelnyc.com

Dinner With Cocktails

 Photograph courtesy of Khe-yo

Photograph courtesy of Khe-yo

Khe-Yo

This is, hands down, my favorite TriBeCa restaurant. The flavor in their dishes is just insane and the specials always catch my attention. They have tasty cocktails while still fitting with the Laotian DNA of the space.

157 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.587.1089
www.kheyo.com

Off The Beaten Track Cocktails

 Photographs courtesy of Evening Bar

Photographs courtesy of Evening Bar

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Evening Bar

This is tucked away in the back of the Smyth Hotel, but worth a stop for a sexy hotel bar vibe.

Smyth Hotel
85 West Broadway, New York, NY 10007
T: 212.220.4110
www.eveningbar.com

B-Flat

It gets overlooked, but they have solid cocktails and great happy hour prices in a very serene, jazz-focused environment.

277 Church Street, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.219.2970
www.bflat.info


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