The best bar in the world is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Red Bank—and that’s not just us telling you so. Dante, located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, has officially been dubbed the World’s Best Bar.
At the 2019 Spirited Awards, held last week in Las Vegas, the century-old establishment in downtown Manhattan was named the World’s Best Bar and Best American Restaurant Bar. Dante was originally a bar and restaurant called Caffe Dante that opened in 1915; a century later, new owners took the place over and reinvented it for the 21stcentury. Now, it’s still receiving global accolades and attracting large crowds every night of the week.
So, what makes Dante (located at 79-81 Macdougal Street)so worthy of this honor? Some say it’s the atmosphere, with its subway tiles, bright, airy feel and bar area. Others love the friendly but not overly so bartenders and staff. But of course the drinks menu isn’t too shabby, offering up Negronis, martinis, margaritas, non-alcoholic beverages and an entire summer menu devoted to Aperol spritzes—including a spritz popsicle.
Food-wise, guests can choose from flatbreads, salads, handmade pastas, or a brunch menu boasting avocado toast, poached eggs, pancakes or granola. You can make a reservation at Dante if you’re going for a meal; otherwise, you’ll have to wait in line for drinks, as the bar area is often packed and sometimes is standing room only. Certainly worth it, though!
Either way, be sure to stop by Garmany, where we can dress you for your big night out in New York City—and every other day of the week!