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!
Coffee Stop: La Colombe
270 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
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.
Lunch: Jing Fong
20 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10013
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.
Happy Hour: The Standard Biergarten
848 Washington St
New York, NY 10014
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.
Party Time: The Frying Pan
Pier 66 Maritime, W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10069
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.