Stone Street is hands down one of the most charming streets in NYC. Who would have thought that such a great hidden gem would be in the heart of the Financial District. I don’t venture down to FiDi as much as I should. I met my photographer Lauren Kara down there one Saturday to shoot. We brought our husbands so they can entertain each other while we went out shooting. The cobble stone streets, bistro lighting, and brownstone buildings are the perfect setting for photos.
After shooting we ended up spending the whole day down on Stone Street and exploring Fidi. It was a full afternoon of day drinking aka my normal Saturday routine and then we checked out some of the most amazing bars and restaurants in the hood. If you’re down in Fidi and find yourself around Stone Street, here are some incredible bars you MUST check out.
Bloody Mary’s anyone? I love me a good Bloody Mary, so we started the day at The Growler Bites & Brews on Stone Street. A lively restaurant with a make your own Bloody Mary bar. You’re given a glass of vodka, then you choose your own Bloody Mary mix and add in all the fixings. I mean ALL the fixings. You can never go wrong with a Bloody Mary bar and for $17 it’s all you can drink bloody’s. Sold!
The Dead Rabbit
Next stop on the list was The Dead Rabbit. The Dead Rabbit is a traditional Irish Pub located on Water St. A two story building with a parlor on the second level and a pub on the first level. With sawdust on the floor and a killer cocktail menu this is a must visit whether you’re a local or a tourist. This was my second time going there and I absolutely loved the vibe inside. I need to come back for lunch because the food looked bomb. Did I mention CNN rated it as one of the Top 20 bars in the world.
Porterhouse Brewing Company
On our way to this cute little cocktail bar Eric spotted out a pretty sweet looking bar called Porterhouse Brewing Company. The upscale beer bar just opened last month and I’m already super impressed. This bar is just a super classy beer bar, which is something I don’t say often. The decor is on point and the beer menu has something for everyone. If you’re not a beer drinker not to worry they also have a full bar. This is one beer bar you won’t hate going to.
We walked by Lovelace on the way to The Dead Rabbit and I was instantly drawn to it. You can see just through the windows how adorable the decor was and I knew after The Dead Rabbit this place was a must visit. Lovelace is actually connected to Porterhouse Brewing Company. Ha, best of both worlds. Eric gets his beer bar and I get my classy cocktail lounge. Inside they have gorgeous gold walls and brick colored leather couches. We sat in this cozy booth by the window drinking Old Fashions and watching the snow start to fall. The atmosphere is very trendy and sexy. This may be my new favorite cocktail bar in NYC.
Eric said it best when he described Stone Street, he said that Stone Street makes him feel like he’s in another city. There are a ton of bars on Stone Street and neighboring streets and I hope to check out as many as we can. Stone Street is also incredible when the weather gets warmer because they bring all the tables outside into the middle of the street and it gets packed. I hope you get a chance to check it out soon and stop into some of my favorite bars for a drink or two.
Photography by Lauren Kara Photography