Staten Island isn’t known for it hipsters or gourmands. Nevertheless, a cocktail scene flourishes. Let it never be said that you boarded the ferry un-inebriated.
Address: 1233 Bay Street Staten Island, NY 10305
Hours: Mon 5pm-10pm Tues-Thurs 1pm-10pm Fri 1pm-11pm Sat 3pm -11pm Sun 2pm-9pm
Michelin rated and also voted Staten Island’s Best restaurant in 2015, Bin 5 is basically guaranteed to come at you with some exquisite cocktails — even if you shudder at the names. For instance: the Jimmy Buffet (bacardi, pineapple, lime, and coconut) and the Daisy (patron silver, lime and agave nectar). At the bar it’s an eclectic yet tranquil scene that is affordable enough compared to Manhattan. It has yellow brick walls and sparkling teardrop chandeliers.
Address: 695 Bay Street Staten Island, NY 10304
Hours: 6 pm – 4 am Mon-Sun
The Coupe is a collaboration between some of the NYC cocktail scene’s top brass (think Attaboy and Milk & Honey). The bar boasts a elegant prohibition style lounge and classic cocktails (all $11). Small plates are also available.
Michael’s Martini’s & Meatballs
Address: 1816 Hylan Blvd Staten Island, NY 10305
Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-10pm Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm Sun 12pm-9pm
Plush scenery with an eye-popping menu of 30 cocktails to put at ease. Enjoy a Pink Lady (Bacardi rum + Disaronno amaretto and several juices) while you eat meatballs until the cows come home. The Coconut Martini is a favorite here.