Whether you want mulled wine or chic cocktails for saluting the season, our insider knows the finest festive drinking dens in the Big Apple…
Born and raised in New York, entrepreneur Paul Ramirez owns and runs the Bronx Beer Hall. When he’s not tending the bar, he’s committed to changing perceptions of the Bronx, showing off the unique culture and diversity of what he calls “New York’s proudest borough.” We sat down over a craft beer or two to talk hotels with house cats, frozen s’mores and espresso martinis that give “the city that never sleeps” new meaning.
“This is one of NYC’s original beer gardens and a great meeting place for friends over the holidays – it nails the Christmas vibe. These days everybody creates Instagrammable moments, but Bohemian did it before Instagram was a thing. You’re talking full-scale Christmas trees, tons of festive lighting and Santa’s sleigh. There’s an indoor space and an outdoor one, and live music. When a big group of us are going out, it’s always a great starting point.”