Whether you’re heading to Lincoln Center to view the Spring 2013 collections as a fashion industry VIP or just looking to shmooze with all of the beautiful people, there’s no shortage of places to party and dine during New York Fashion Week. Visit these bars and restaurants fit for fashion gurus (and the rest of us), for cocktails and bites during this week of glamour and style. By Sarah Shaker.
Celebrating Fashion Week’s return to Lincoln Center, the Empire Hotel is hosting the Allure Lounge, open to the public for beauty treatments and refreshments all week. Click here for more details. After you’ve relaxed like a fashion superstar in the lounge, head to the rooftop bar to enjoy their specialty cocktails with one of Manhattan’s best views.
At modern Italian eatery Lincoln Ristorante, you’ll be so close to all the NYFW action, you’ll feel as if you’re behind-the-scenes at a show. Start your evening of glamour with Lincoln Ristorante’s Prosecco Bar. Choose a base sparkling wine, a fresh fruit and a liqueur to blend into your personal specialty cocktail to sip all night like a classy fashionista. Dine on their $60 three-course prix fixe for two savory courses and one dessert.
Browse Italian fashions at Bruno Cucinelli on Bleecker Street, and then head to nearby West Village Pizza Roma on Fashion’s Night Out, for a special peach wine to celebrate this kick off to NYFW! Pesche Vino (Chardonnay and chopped peaches served on the rocks) is being offered for only $8 a glass. Sip this sweet cocktail in the restaurant’s backyard garden in the comfort of the early fall weather. And don’t miss Pizza Roma’s signature Roman-style square pies topped with market fresh vegetables to soak up all that wine.
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Five fashion-inspired cocktails are being offered at The Gastro Bar, close to Midtown shopping and perfect for partygoers, including the Donna Karan (thyme-infused vodka, elderflower liqueur, cucumber and simple syrup) and the NY Fashion (Cava, raspberry liqueur and orange juice). All of the Fashion’s Night Out cocktails are $10 to kick your Fashion Week celebrations with a tipsy start.
The Americano is offering a Fashion’s Night Out Pret-a-Martini, made with infused tequila, simple syrup, apricot puree and lime juice for $16. And while you’re there, don’t miss the restaurant’s terrific Latin meets French fare, such as Moules Frites served in a broth featuring Mezcal, jalapeno, cilantro, chorizo and crema fresco.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.