THIS WEEKEND IN: NEW YORK
A tiki bar, a bookshop and Mexican food by one of the world’s greatest chefs are some of our favorite new things in New York City.
The Happiest Hour (above)
This retro West Village paradise features exotic trinkets, mid-century fixtures, tropical cocktails and frozen punches served in classic tiki ware. Downstairs, a sultry 1950s cocktail lounge is fit for the cast of “Mad Men.”
121 West 10th St., tel. 212.243.2827
Nestled in a landmark Beaux-Arts mansion beside the French Embassy, this bi-level specialty bookshop and reading room offers French and English translations of more than 14,000 titles from 30 French-speaking countries.
972 Fifth Ave., tel. 212.650.0070
This unassuming 5,000-square-foot North Brooklyn dance club is all clout and no pretense, though you may still spot Alexander Wang on the dance floor, or Björk behind the turntables. 98 Meserole Ave., Brooklyn, tel. 718.349.2373
Enrique Olvera has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest chefs, and those who’ve experienced the Mexican-inspired culinary innovations on the menu of his first New York venture know why.
35 East 21st St., tel. 212.913.9659