NYC's 4 Best Bars For A Blind Date

Mama told you not to talk to strangers, but in this era of online dating, more and more people are willing to risk some awkwardness for a chance at a love connection. Here are some of the best spots in NYC to weed the frogs from the princes (and princesses). By Selena Ricks-Good.
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54 Prince St.
New York, NY
(212) 226-0211

On the bustling corner of Prince and Lafayette streets, Delicatessen serves as a posh meeting spot for young fashion-forward New Yorkers and tourists alike. Sip spicy jalapeno margaritas and munch on comfort food like Delicatessen Sliders with bacon and swiss on a house-made bun while you ask each other get-to-know-you questions. If you're not impressed with your tablemate, scope the passersby for some potential eye candy.

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B Bar

40 E. 4th St.
New York, NY
(212) 475-2220

If you're looking for a convenient spot to grab a drink under forgiving lighting, B Bar's sparkling ambiance should do the trick. If things go well, share a pitcher of sangria or a few pints of beer over a plate of truffle fries. This indoor/outdoor bistro is sprawling, so if you need a quick escape, you could easily head toward the bathrooms and make your exit.

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Spitzer's Corner

101 Rivington St.
New York, NY
(212) 228-0027

This gastropub is stylish enough to be date-worthy without veering into romantic territory. Choose from nearly 80 international beers while you make small talk at long communal tables. In mild weather, the windows are opened wide for a breezy feel, and you can check out the foot traffic from the Rivington Hotel next door, in case you're not impressed with your immediate view.

(credit: Sarah Shaker / Bright Lights, My City)

(credit: Sarah Shaker / Bright Lights, My City)


221 South First Street
Brooklyn, NY

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Oysters have long been said to act as an aphrodisiac, so what better way to set the mood than at Desnuda's popular oyster happy hour. This wine bar offers the perfect atmosphere for a blind date, with dim lighting and plenty of seating. The Williamsburg location offers $1 oysters from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily and all day on Sundays and Mondays.

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Selena Ricks-Good writes about drinks and produces events as The Dizzy Fizz.