Pier 25, Tribeca
The floating oyster bar of your Hamptons dreams is reopening this Friday at Pier 25 in Tribeca. The team has added chef Kerry Heffernan (Eleven Madison Park), who’s adding menu items like a lobster roll, swordfish confit and poached oysters in addition to the raw bar. Also new: brunch beginning at 11 a.m. on the weekends and nightly service ending at midnight, an expanded cocktail menu and Stumptown cold brew on tap.
The Black Rose
117 Ave. A, Alphabet City
This throwback rock ‘n’ roll bar is all about the grittier era of Manhattan’s East Village. Chill out in one of the red banquettes in your cutoffs, band T-shirts and so much eyeliner it’s an accessory in multiple rooms decorated with recycled fixtures and vintage posters, or the backyard. At the bar are craft brews and cocktails with homage names like Comfortably Numb (Tanqueray 10, Cointreau, lemon juice, orange marmalade) and Personal Jesus (Death’s Door gin, lavender, lime). Expect acoustic performers, theme nights (disco!), and a food menu soon.
The Jane Rooftop
113 Jane St., West Village
Tonight, the reservation-only lounge on top of The Jane hotel begins welcoming walk-ins for the first time. Also new for the Hudson riverfront venue is a full menu by in-house Café Gitane and wholly new cocktails, including the made-for-summer Little White Lie (Farmer’s gin, Lillet White, apricot brandy and lemon). Enjoy it all surrounded by the same faded Bohemian splendor as the rest of the hotel.
Tico’s Tequila Bar
151 Essex St., Lower East Side
Tijuana Picnic is already a late-night destination for Mexican bites (open until 4 a.m. Tuesday to Saturday), and tonight it adds a basement bar dedicated to mezcal, tequila and rare Mexican liquors. There will also be room to move, with DJs spinning most nights, and a menu of bar bites from the upstairs kitchen until 2 a.m. Sip your drink while contemplating the mural by Madrid-based artist Remed, known for his massive outdoor works in Mexico City, Morocco and beyond.
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Saturday is the opening of the garden’s latest exhibition, “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life,” the first time he artist’s work has been exhibited in the city in over a decade. Digest all you’ve seen over a special prix fixe menu inspired by Kahlo’s life and artwork at the recently opened Hudson Garden Grill, the first full-service restaurant on the grounds of the gardens. Also on hand until the show closes Nov. 1 is a taco truck and the outdoor pop-up La Cantina, where you can get a michelada while listening to mariachi music. Visit on special Frida Al Fresco Evenings for live music and performances until 9:30 p.m.
The Fillmore Room
146 10th Ave., West Chelsea
After a two-week soft opening, The Fillmore Room made it official last night. Within the Art Deco interior is an all-American restaurant and bar, with fare like a burger with bacon marmalade, a Caesar salad made with kale and Brussels sprouts, salt-and-pepper sweetbreads and gingerbread French toast at brunch.