The Best Spots For A Boozy Dessert In NYC

Pimm's Cupcake? Don't mind if I do! It's always Pimm's O'clock!| © Besty Weber/flickr
Pimm's Cupcake? Don't mind if I do! It's always Pimm's O'clock!| © Besty Weber/flickr
Photo of Rachelle Eason
9 February 2017

You’re out to eat, you’ve finished your meal, and are craving something sweet. Here’s our guide to New York City‘s 10 best spots for not only desserts but boozy desserts too.

Prohibition Bakery

Bakery, Dessert
cupcakes | © Karen/Flickr
The East Village’s Prohibition Bakery is small, so don’t expect to hang out, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the trip. Try classics like the ‘Bee’s Knees’ mulled wine, the Old Fashioned, and the White Russian. If you’re not really feeling the alcohol, you can always go the virgin route with the ‘L’Italiano’ or ‘For the Love of Bacon.’


Bar, European, $$$
Anything with chocolate can and should be considered dessert, which is why the chocolate martinis at Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar are highly recommended for a post-dinner treat. Choose from a list of seven classic martinis, including a raspberry chocolate martini with Chambord, Kahlua, and 80% dark chocolate truffle; every martini comes with a truffle by Jacques Torres. If you’re hungry, try the ‘Cognac Ooh La La’ — a cognac reduction in caramel, covered in chocolate.

Brooklyn Bowl

Restaurant, American, $$$
Grab some friends and head over to Brooklyn Bowl. This bowling alley, concert hall, and restaurant has everything you need for a fun night out. Apart from some really great food, you can also indulge in the ‘Bourbon St. Shake’; this vanilla milkshake is made with Nutella and a shot of bourbon.

La Grenouille

Restaurant, Bistro, French, $$$
La Grenouille is a French restaurant with an impressive menu. It’s definitely a splurge, but it’s also definitely worth it. The restaurant is quaint and atmospheric with intimate, candle-lit tables. For your fix of boozy dessert, try the Crêpes Flambées au Grand Marnier or the soufflé, either rum marrons or aux calvados.

Burger & Barrel

Pub, Fast Food, American, $$$
Burger & Barrelis known for its award-winning Bash Burger and its wine list. Located in SoHo, this urban pub has a great food and drink menu, and the dessert menu is even better. Opt for a spiked milkshake or try the Mississippi mud pie: a brownie with chocolate Crémeux and Grand Marnier Chantilly.

The Bedford

Gastropub, Restaurant, Pub Grub, American, $$$
This easy-to-miss corner dining spot on Bedford Avenue is a must-try. In the warmer months, you can sit outside and enjoy the weather, but The Bedford‘s real attraction is its food. The brunch menu is arguably the best option. The portions are reasonably sized, so there will be more than enough room for you to try the Mint Julep crème brûlée.

Tipsy Scoop

The creators of Tipsy Scoop have taken the concept of ice cream to a whole new level: they add some of your favorite wines and spirits into your favorite classic ice creams. Alternatively, if you’re just looking for a relaxing night in, be sure to stop at Whole Foods or Urban Market to give this a try.

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