Where else in Union Square will you find chandeliers, beaded curtains, warm lighting, and handcrafted cocktails in an intimate setting? The cocktail parlor Dear Irving has grown quite a fan base in the past year that it has been open. With an inventive drink menu from bartender Meaghan Dorman and a cool, speakeasy vibe, it’s easy to see why Gothamist named it the “The Most Gorgeous Bar in Manhattan.” Reminiscent of their other Union Square cocktail lounge, Raines Law Room, you will find minimal outside signage, a buzzer at each table to ring for a server, and meticulously made drinks served with hand-carved ice cubes. Visit dearirving.com to make a reservation or for more information.
Dear Irving is located at 55 Irving Place (between 17th and 18th Streets) and is owned by the Yves Jadot Restaurant Group which is also home to other Union Square favorites such as Raines Law Room, Petite Abeille, and La Maison du Croque Monsieur.