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Can you guess which Westchester bar Esquire ranked among the top 25 best bars in America in 2022? Hint: It’s in Hastings-on-Hudson.
By Molly Khabie and Sabrina Sucato
Are you a foodie looking for a fun night out? According to Esquire, if a cocktail and an elegant vibe is your idea of a good time, then Westchester — and one Westchester bar in particular — is the place to be.
In Esquire’s ranking of “The Best Bars in America” for 2022, it named Boro6 Wine Bar in Hastings-on-Hudson as one of its picks. Among the thriving nightlife in cities like Austin, Chicago, and Los Angeles, the Westchester County wine bar was reputed for feeling like an “extension of New York City.” (As the bar’s name suggests, Westchester is the unofficial sixth borough after all.)
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So what makes Boro6 the place to be? If you are tired of the usual bar food, this is the spot for you. As indicated in its name, Boro6 is not only praised for its location, but also for its hospitality and Mediterranean-leaning menu. Distinctively, Boro6 provides “Mediterranean small plates” as opposed to “stale cocktail peanuts and a river of train-station G&Ts,” Esquire notes.
Once seated at Boro6, it’s hard to leave the U-shaped marble bar and the large picture windows that overlook Warburton Avenue. The wine bar is only a five-minute walk from the Hastings-on-Hudson train station, which means it’s an excellent pick for after-work happy hours (or, you know, brunch on the weekends, because that’s a thing, too) in Westchester.
While the impressive cocktail menu, which includes libations such as the expertly executed blush pink Cosmopolitan cocktail and a selection of approximately 40 elegant wines, is hard to miss, don’t overlook the bar’s flavorful fare. The menu includes a showstopper of a burger which boasts a blend of house-ground chuck, brisket, and fine prosciutto that’s dressed with grilled onion, maitake mushrooms, and mustard aioli. Of course, if you prefer a good cheese and charcuterie spread or a simple sandwich and salad, Boro6 has that as well.
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The only thing better than the top-tier food and drinks is the hospitable atmosphere created by owners Paul Molakides and Jennifer Aaronson. Stemming from a concept that was born abroad, Boro6 was created “in the spirit of a European taverna” to which the owners were repeatedly drawn. The Boro6 website highlights the “combination of wines, small plates, and artisanal meats and cheeses” that are served in “intimate comfort” welcoming each and every guest.
So, text your friends, bring your appetite, and head over to Boro6 Wine Bar to discover the truth behind the hype in Hastings-on-Hudson.