New Yorkers, have you found yourself scheduling a lunch meeting or a happy hour in a neighborhood that you haven’t visited in awhile? We know you’re savvy, but NYC is a big place. And you don’t have time to waste searching for the finest establishments. We’ve got you covered. In UpScored’s NYC Neighborhood Series, each week we’ll 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 you’re 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, it’s 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 you’re looking for something outside of the traditional brew, we’d 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… it’s 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).