Best Eating and Drinking Experiences In Westchester: Nightlife
68 Live Music/Raunchy Dive Bar at Roadhouse Tavern
Do you want to drink beer after beer punctuated only by shots of Jameson, while someone down the bar head-bangs to Metallica? We know you do (and we’ll see you there).
69 Tapas at Bellota
Uniting earth and clouds, Chef Anthony Goncalves’s molecular-inspired tapas creations are offered along with classics like jamón ibérico and patatas bravas. Settle in with a glass of wine from this excellent Portuguese/Spanish wine list and chill out with a DJ and bites.
70 Beer in the Birdsall House Beer Garden
Twenty taps, live music, locally sourced food—plus a beer garden with climbing hops (and, in the men’s room, vintage pinups. Hard not to love.
Photo by Andre Baranowski
71 Tiki Drinks at China White
Mai Tais. Zombies. Singapore Slings. And, if you’ve had a really sucky day, a giant multi-person Scorpion Bowl, practically a gallon of light and dark rums, vodka, gin, fresh pineapple, orange, and guava juices with a Champagne float. Better order some food with that last one.
72 Dinner and Dancing at Don Coqui
Pernil and beats reign at this perennial New Rochelle hotspot, where congenial host Jimmy Rodriguez recreates the pleasures of Puerto Rico with New York style.
73 Bourbon on the Porch at Pour
And when we say bourbon, what we really mean is Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve, the most coveted bourbon on the planet. Pour’s owner, Anthony Colasacco, has a whole dynasty of Pappys, plus a few equally revered A.H. Hirschs—all perfect to sip on the porch of this sweet gingerbread Gothic house set well back from Main Street.
74 The Craftsman
This cheery beer-geek-bait bar-restaurant offers flights, tap takeovers, home-brewer meetings and more—best still, there are weekly Happy Hours and “kill the keg” parties for that deeply discounted beer buzz. Yeah, we thought you’d like that.
75 Locavorian Cocktails at Restaurant North
Folks, we’ve got Stephen Paul Mancini—whose mixological mania once had him described in the New York Sun as the “Mad Scientist” of 16th Street. Now Mancini’s on a mission to deliver the Slow Food message with booze and local wine. Stephen, we’re listening, just keep making those drinks.
Photo by Andre Baranowski
76 Tasting Room at Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Captain Lawrence’s move to Elmsford enabled Scott Vaccaro to build the Disneyland of Beer Heaven: a long bar with two, 12- tap towers slinging free beer all day long. People, there’s a bocce court, a cheese-and-salumi menu, plus visits from your local food trucks like The Cookery’s DoughNation. Buy one $2 tasting glass and beer heaven can be yours.
Photo by Frank Taddei
77 Margaritas on the Deck at Bartaco
Freshly squeezed citrus and boutique tequilas make these margaritas worth every minute of the inevitable line to get into bartaco. We love to sip ours on the Byram-side deck.
78 Guinness and Fish and Chips at Emma’s Ale House
It’s a pub classic in a cozy neighborhood tavern where everyone from grannies to toddlers feels welcome. Sit back with black beer and milky, crisp, fried cod—10 zillion Irishmen can’t be wrong.
79 Drinks at Red Hat
The rooftop lounge at Red Hat on the River overlooks the Hudson and the Palisades, making the perfect aerie for sunset sipping, high above street-level bustle. Take our word for it: You’ll never want to come down.