After long hours cooped up inside cubicles, there’s nothing like an expansive river view to get your mojo up and running (and ready to face yet another day at the office). Red Hat delivers on all counts, both with its array of drinks and its two bar options: the ground floor with its partial views (and amazing sunsets), and the outdoor rooftop where comfy couches and warm weather make it a great place to bond over cocktails and enjoy the breeze. Whatever you do, try The Original Red Hat Handmade Cosmopolitan, the eatery’s special version made with all-natural Valencia orange syrup. We also like the restaurant’s commitment to New York-based distilleries, including beer from Captain Lawrence, bourbon from the Hudson Valley, and gin and whiskey from the Finger Lakes.
Happy Hour: No.
Make a Deal: 1 Bridge St
(914) 591-5888; redhatbistro.com