New Yorkers, have you found yourself scheduling a lunch meeting or a happy hour in a neighborhood that you havent visited in awhile? We know youre savvy, but NYC is a big place. And you dont have time to waste searching for the finest establishments. Weve got you covered. In UpScoreds NYC Neighborhood Series, each week well pick a neighborhood and highlight the best spots for business meetings and networking meetups.
First up Chelsea. According to our friends at Wikipedia, Chelsea officially lies between 14th and 30th street and the Hudson river and 6th Avenue. In case youre into trivia, Chelsea is known for its art scene, harboring over 200 galleries.
For coffee, lunch, or happy hour, we recommend the following:
Coffee Spot: While many Chelsea residents would point you to Café Grumpy, its no-laptop-policy can be an inconvenience for business-related get togethers. Pushcart Coffee at 25th and 9th has free wifi, friendly baristas, and loads of space. If youre looking for something outside of the traditional brew, wed recommend their chai latte.
Lunch Spot: The Grey Dog on 16th between 7th and 8th avenue. The Grey Dog has locations scattered around the city, but unlike its NYU and Soho counterparts, the Chelsea location is far less crowded. The vibe is chill, the food is exceptional, and for the win its actually affordable.
Drinks Spot: The Tippler or Bathtub Gin. Both have a unique cocktail menu and a cool atmosphere. Bathtub Gin has a prohibition-era 1920's feel (and you get to walk through a coffee shop to get to it).