If the young and beautiful new faces flooding the streets of SoHo are any indication, New York Fashion Week is surely upon us. With a September 5 official kickoff date, the editors, buyers, stylists, designers, and breathless interns are all about to embark on a particularly grueling few days of absolute madness. Stressful? Of course. So where to feed and feast during the frenzy that awaits? Here, SIXTY offers our suggestions on where to caffeinate, hydrate, and celebrate the latest season.
Fuel up before a day on the fashion grind at this West Broadway staple. More spacious than many of its caffeinated counterparts, Ground Support is the perfect place to grab a latte and take a seat at one of their many communal tables or score a coveted spot on an outdoor bench. Even better news? It’s a stone’s throw from SIXTY SoHo.
399 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Nickel & Diner
Whether you want to dig into a plate of pancakes or just endlessly refill your coffee mug, Nickel & Diner is the spot. This recently refreshed SoHo space is a more elegant take on the greasy spoon: the sticky vinyl banquettes and faux wood walls of yore have been replaced by more stylish, modern alternatives. Its location near-ish to Spring Studios makes it a prime early-morning stop for those on the NYFW circuit.
1 Howard St, New York, NY 10013
If you’re looking for the perfect place for a power cocktail, SoHo’s Sant Ambroeus is the place to be. A nice and luxurious respite from the tin ceiling and well-weathered aesthetic that New York City does so well, Sant Ambroeus is chic with a capital “C.” For those with a hankering for a non-alcoholic bev, you’ll do just fine with a double espresso had at the bar.
265 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
Everything Major Food Group touches turns to gold, and Santina is no exception. Known to knock the Italian culinary template out of the park (Carbone, Parm, and the closed-but-still-beloved Torrisi), Santina follows a well-established pattern of success. Go for the food, stay for the cocktails. A Manganelli Punch, made with tequila, banana, pineapple, and cinnamon, is sure to take the edge off of any harried day, fashion-related or otherwise.
820 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
By CHLOE delivers treats for the eyes and the palette. (For those with a handle and a forefinger itchin’ to double-tap, we highly suggest following her color-coded Instagram account.) The menu is clean and plant-focused, devoid of any meat, dairy, and egg products that probably aren’t on your NYFW diet plan anyway. Did we mention the cold-pressed juice? Because there’s cold-pressed juice.
185 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Not to toot our own horn or anything, but Make Believe, a transportive lounge at our own SIXTY LES, is known for its late-night NYFW fun. The disco-heavy, internationally inspired soundtrack is sure to get the dance floor moving, as are the drinks. The duo behind the operation, Jack Mulqueen and Thatcher Shultz, have been in the party game a long time. You’re in good hands.
190 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
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