Camaradas El Barrio

Following a meal at Cascalote Latin Bistro or Patsy’s Pizzeria, make a beeline over to Camaradas El Barrio (2241 1st Avenue), described as a “funky” Caribbean/Puerto Rican gastro-pub that is decorated with local artwork. In addition to offering eats like Mofongo, empanadas and Cuban sandwiches, Camaradas offers a selection of wine, beers from around the world and sangria.

It’s also notable for its excellent live music and showcases of local talent, including visual artists and photographers. Each month, there’s a new installation that is on view — so make sure to drop by for drinks, food and an episode of sporadic dancing with intoxicated strangers.

East Harlem Bottling Co.

Photograph Courtesy of East Harlem Bottling Co.

On the corner of 107th Street and Lexington Avenue sits East Harlem Bottling Co. A wonderful place for an after-work or post-neighborhood exploration drink, it boasts a wide array of beers to make everyone happy, including their own local brewed beers.

Just a few blocks from the Central Park Conservatory Gardens, the Museum of the City of New Yorker, and El Museo del Barrio, it’s a great place to end a day of exploring.