Top choice Cocktail Bar

in Upper East Side

Scooping delicious ice cream by day, this candy-colored parlor lets rip as a speakeasy by night. Cocktails ($15 to $25) are named after Upper East Side landmarks, such as 'Meet me at the Met' and '2nd Avenue Subway.' Beware: there's a dress code, so no sneakers, flip-flops, ripped jeans or T-shirts.

Entrance to the dimly lit 'Storage Room' is through the wall of ice-cream tubs at the back of the shop (you have to find the switch). On Sundays it becomes a cinema from 8pm and the dress code is forgiven.