At the southern tip of the great Isle of Manhattan is the oft overlooked and misunderstood Financial District. Easily associated with the hustle and bustle of the Wall Street worker, FiDi has many more restaurants, bars, and attractions for those willing to make the trip down south. As they say, things are hotter down by the water. Here is a list of the top 10 things to do and see while down in the district.
The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit, located down on Water Street, recently won the honor of the Tales of the Cocktail’s 8th annual Spirited Awards ‘Best Bar in the World.’ That’s high praise, and surely worth seeing on an evening out or date night downtown. What makes it so special are its the speakeasy vibes, the delightful cocktails, the sawdust on the first floor, or the extensive drink menu. The staff will help you navigate all the options and pick out the perfect concoction, usually served in tea mugs to replicate the Prohibition style. The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, 30 Water St, New York, NY, USA +1646 422 7906
The East Coast: Luchador, Industry Kitchen, and Pier 15
The east coast of FiDi is a great spot for a romantic evening. If Mexican food is in the mix, Luchador is a terrific spot. It’s funky and delicious. Where else can you eat a burrito in an old trailer hitch? Or for drinks, pick the Industry Kitchen. Located just off the east side running path, its perfect for a glass of wine al fresco. From there it’s a short walk to Pier 15, which stretches out over the east river and faces the lights of Brooklyn. Industry Kitchen, 70 South Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 487 9600
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