Hometown favorites: the drinks edition


We know it’s important to let JetBlue travelers in on great dining options in our hometown, New York – but what to eat is only half the puzzle. From mid-morning to date night, coffee to cocktails, don’t miss out on these awesome drink spots in some of the city’s best neighborhoods.

  • Best drinks to fuel your day

    Open egg sandwich with coffee and laptop

    Whynot Coffee & Wine – West Village

    “Quite possibly the Lower East Side’s new king coffee shop, stylish patrons, delicious pastries, handcrafted lattes and Serge Gainsbourg playing on a vintage record player make Whynot my favorite place to call home on any given Sunday.” – as recommended by NYC local Brandon Perlman

  • Best drinks to fuel your day

    Wall with shelves and ingredients in kitchen

    Grass Roots Juicery – Williamsburg

    “This juice bar on the ‘Italian Williamsburg’ side of the neighborhood just off the Graham L stop is everything you want your juice bar to be: pristine with an unpretentious ‘juice to the people’ attitude. Get a fresh-squeezed juice for a shockingly affordable $4, a smoothie for $5–$6, and an organic cold-pressed juice for $9.” – as recommended by NYC local Deenie Hertzog

  • Best drinks to fuel your day

    Coffee and sunglasses on table

    Birch Coffee – Flatiron

    “You'll be tempted to grab an immediate seat on the main floor of the shop, but that would be missing the point here. Walk out the back door (into the lobby of the Gershwin Hotel) and make a sharp right. Successfully balance your cup and saucer up the narrow staircase and you'll find yourself in the library hideaway filled with couches, tables and (of course) books.” – as recommended by NYC local Brian Scully

  • Best date-night drink spots

    Oysters and wine at restaurant

    The Ten Bells – Lower East Side

    “Tucked away on an unassuming street of the Lower East Side, dark (and romantic) The Ten Bells is a magnet for date nights and crash courses in all-natural, organic wines. With a list boasting small producers and cult bottlings from wine pockets in France, Oregon, Morocco, and Spain, you’ll definitely be chatting with the bartender about what to sip. And that’s one of the best parts about this tiny spot: you’re sure to learn something you didn’t know (like how to make Vin Jaune).” – as recommended by NYC local Stephanie Cain

  • Best date-night drink spots

    Hand pouring cocktail into glass at bar

    Death & Co. – East Village

    “Friendly doorman, great bartenders, and strong drinks, this is one of my favorite spots for a drink. There's a wait, but well worth it – there are amazing cocktails inside this unmarked lounge.” – as recommended by NYC local Ericka Mi

  • Best places for big groups

    Exterior metal chair with chain link fence and drink

    Covenhoven – Crown Heights

    “Come here if you like beer. Really. They have 16 beers on tap that highlight mostly local brews – but if none of those wet your whistle, you can choose your drink from a wide selection of craft brews in bottle form. Take them outside and enjoy Covenhoven's board games and colored chalk for a pretty nice Saturday afternoon.” – as recommended by NYC local Lauren Smith

  • Best places for big groups

    Bar wall with bottles and stools

    The Bowery Hotel Bar - Nolita

    “Tucked away behind the Bowery Hotel lobby is a glass covered patio, which is the ultimate spot for killing time pre or post dinner. The cocktails are delicious, so cozy up on the plush chairs and couches outside and toast to the weekend.” – as recommended by NYC local Sam Kidd