A Sex and the City Guide to Cocktails and Eats in New York

New York, New York Guide (B): A Sex and the City Guide to Cocktails and Eats in New York

For women of a certain age, the Sex and the City theme tune was the soundtrack to our single 20s (and 30s). Although I didn’t really start watching it until I moved to Amsterdam in 2006, there were enough re-runs over the years that I felt I knew every man drama, every cosmopolitan and every killer pair of heels in the girls’ lives as intimately as my own. I’d never even been to New York when I started watching Carrie & Co., but already I felt Miranda’s pangs of dread about leaving Manhattan for Brooklyn keenly. Surely that would be like moving to Amsterdam Noord eight years ago? Unthinkable!

Of course, we couldn’t only drink cocktails. Food might be necessary too: mostly in the form of brunch, tacos and oysters. Because New York, New York…

So when, in the 2008 Sex and the City film, Miranda crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to meet Steve having finally resolved to put the past behind them and get back together, it felt symbolic. I’ve watched that scene over and over, and it gets me. Every. Single. Time. I may be a feminist, but I’m a total sucker for romance – especially when that romance comes in the form of a feisty red-headed career woman and a, umm, cute bartender. 

That’s why when a group of mates and I decided to do a girls’ weekend in New York and (shock horror!) stay in Brooklyn, I knew two things:

I needed to cross the Brooklyn Bridge a la Miranda and Steve.
There would be cocktails – lots of them.

Brooklyn’s Brunches and Booze
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Guide Name: A Sex and the City Guide to Cocktails and Eats in New York
Guide Location: USA » New York
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Brooklyn Bridge   San Loco   Tradesman   Rabbithole   Donna   Egg   Wythe Hotel   Bagel Store   Molé   Sel Rrose  
Author: Vicky Hampton
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