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The Best Day Of Your Life In NYC Is Here!

June 17, 2013 6:00 AM

Photo Credit: Thrillist

Photo Credit: Thrillist

Perfectly healthy people from coast to coast are already calling in sick for Thrillist’s Best Day of Your Life, the nation’s greatest new national holiday, and we want YOU to join their ranks. Spend all day Friday, June 21st hitting up the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and more that your city has to offer — as chosen by local Thrillist readers and editors.

Be on the lookout for Thrillist editors, who will be giving away complimentary high fives (and maybe some extra goodies too), and use Foursquare to check in at our #BDOYL locations for the chance to score freebies, discounts, and more!

Photo Credit: La Colombe

Photo Credit: La Colombe

Coffee Stop: La Colombe

270 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 625-1717

Because you can’t have the Best Day of Your Life if you’re still recovering from the Best Yesterday of Your Life. Start the day with a cup of joe at La Colombe. Crowded? There’s one up Lafayette and Gasoline Alley also rocks. And if you’re lost in the LES (or Brooklyn) for some reason, our Reader’s Choice is Cafe Grumpy.

Photo Credit: Jing Fong

Photo Credit: Jing Fong

Lunch: Jing Fong

20 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 964-5256

If you get there early enough we’ll be treating, but get chicken feet and you’ll pay the price, as they are gross. Also, Oriental Garden’s right next door.

Photo Credit: Standard Biergarten

Photo Credit: Standard Biergarten

Happy Hour: The Standard Biergarten

848 Washington St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 645-4646

Come for the awesome happy hour, stay… for the awesome happy hour. Head into the evening with pretzels and beer. Plus, the ping pong is always free. Or if you crave some Highline, get a drink at Terrior.

The evening can get wild out on the Frying Pan (credit:

The evening can get wild out on the Frying Pan (credit:

Party Time: The Frying Pan

Pier 66 Maritime, W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10069
(212) 989-6363

Send off the #BDOYL at one of NYC’s top outdoor bars with a cold one. Get aboard the floating bar for free beer and food, plus the 8:31pm sunset you hoped would never come.

Head over to Thrillist to view the full itineraries.


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