The NYC Bar Hit List: Where To Drink Right Now
Mad Tropical Bars
Tip: Tandem was a divey neighborhood bar in Bushwick where you went to dance or accidentally make out with someone or both. But that place closed, and now it’s called Mad Tropical. Thing is, it feels pretty much the same. The only real differences are a few more houseplants and a kitchen serving tacos. So stop by for a dance party in the back room (Thursday through Saturday), and expect to find a bunch of young people dancing like they heard that’s how you stay young. Or come on a weeknight with a few friends. It should be pretty quiet then. See https://www.theinfatuation.com/new-york/guides/the-nyc-bar-hit-list
Tip: Speakeasies tend to take themselves too seriously, but Mezcaleria La Milagrosa mostly avoids this. Yes, you have to enter through a freezer door in the back of a fake bodega in Williamsburg, but once you get inside, it’s pretty laid-back. You just order at the bar then find a place to sit or stand. The space isn’t huge (so don’t come with more than three people), but there is a nice (tiny) dance floor by the DJ booth, and we could see ourselves bringing a date here.