“We Were Together, The Rest I Forgot”
We have arrived in the middle of the summer, the July heat mixed with the overcrowded bustle of NYC makes it difficult to enjoy the final weeks of summer. Now is the best time to explore and discover or reconnect with places and people before it all ends and we are stuck with 3 feet of snow. Yet it is summer and bars can get packed, restaurants hold extremely long lines and clubs are uncomfortably hot. So how can one still enjoy the summer with friends?
Here’s the solution: head down to While We Were Young. This stylish bar and restaurant is located in the West Village. It is timely but refined and offers a new spin on American classics while providing fun drinks.
The decor alone is enough reason to head down, it looks like an ideal Instagram backdrop. The ambiance is a mixture of sophistication and elegance. It is bright and open with a palette of light pink and sky blue. A pink neon sign hangs from the back wall that reads in script: “We were together, I forgot the rest.” There is seating next to its floor to ceiling windows. The bar and tables are all marble, beautifully showcasing the savory cuisine and inventive drinks.
If you decide to sit by the bar, you can try one of their unique cocktails. The drink to try is the While We Were Young, which carries the name of the restaurant itself. The cocktail contains a combination of vodka, vanilla bean, butterfly peawater, and sparkling wine. The dish to try from the menu is the delectable pasta. For a brunch option, try their interpretation of chicken & waffles which includes kale waffles as a fun and healthy spin to the American classic.
Go ahead call up your girls and head for a girls’ night out, enjoy the food and the drinks but don’t forget to capture the night with a photo, there’s nothing like living in the moment.