BY Nick Hines
New York City’s best bartenders don’t have a lot of time off. But when they do get a chance to go out, they know the best bars, the best places to eat, and all the late-night spots. In VinePair’s Night Out series, we speak with some of the top bartenders in the city to learn what they do when they aren’t hard at work. Consider this your guide to the perfect night out.
It’s been just over a year since Felix Salazar helped open Pocion in Upper Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. With Salazar’s help, the vegan cocktail bar has elevated the drinks scene in an area better known for places like Malecon, a superlative Dominican rotisserie spot, than dimly lit mixology dens.