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The 6 Coziest Date Spots In NYC

Winter is coming — take advantage of these cozy date spots on those cold NYC nights.

While cuddling up on the couch with a cup of cocoa and a good Netflix show is tempting during the chillier months, you don’t want to miss out on all the cozy date spots Manhattan has to offer. So plan a night out on the town and enjoy some requisite mood lighting at one of these unique places instead!

1. Aria Wine Bar

Aria Wine Bar is the perfect place to fill up on all the tapas and wine your heart could desire. This rustic Italian bar offers a variety of small plates and a sizeable wine list featuring Italy’s finest vintages. The cozy interior and intimate lighting make it the perfect place to escape from the cold.

Aria Wine Bar is located at 117 Perry Street in the West Village and 369 51st Street in Hell’s Kitchen.

2. Metrograph

Upgrade your old dinner and a movie routine by heading over to Metrograph. This Manhattan movie theater screens rare, archival-print films as well as new movies with state-of-the-art digital equipment. With Halloween around the corner, classics like The Shining and Frankenstein are perfect for film buffs and regular moviegoers alike.

Metrograph is located at 7 Ludlow Street.

3. Apres Ski Chalet at Cafe Select

A ski chalet in New York City? That’s right: tucked away in the backroom of Cafe Select lies the intimate Apres Ski Chalet, where guests can enjoy fondue during the winter months and relax after a long day of tearing up the slopes — err, city sidewalks? Well, the decor surrounding you will at least make you feel like you’re warming up after a long day of skiing. Reservations can be made online or over the phone.

Cafe Select is located at 212 Lafayette Street.

4. Burlesque Show at Nurse Bettie

Specialty cocktails and burlesque shows await you at Nurse Bettie, a coffee shop-turned-bar on the Lower East Side. This cozy ‘50s pinup bar named after Bettie Page features nightly happy hours that will keep you entertained every day of the week.

Nurse Bettie is located at 106 Norfolk Street.

5. The Jimmy

A mere 18 stories above the lobby of the James Hotel (which happens to be one of Affinia’s sister hotels!) is the Jimmy, the hotel’s rooftop bar — or should we say pub? Although there is indeed an open air rooftop, the cozy interior is perfect for cooler weather. Wood floors, dark ceilings, and a fireplace set the perfect scene for a romantic drink while you and your date take in breathtaking views of Midtown, Wall Street, and the Hudson River.

The Jimmy is located at 15 Thompson Street.

6. Rolf’s German Bar

At Rolf’s, you can celebrate Christmas in October…or July…or anytime you please! This kitschy restaurant is draped in lighting, garlands, and other festive decorations, and we guarantee that the jovial atmosphere will take your date night to a whole new level. This restaurant and bar offers all kinds of German fare, including schnitzel, sausages, and a wide selection of beer.

Rolf’s is located at 281 3rd Avenue.

Tempted to extend your stay in the city to hit up all of these fantastic date night destinations? Affinia’s got you — with our free nights offer, you can stay for another day and explore every single one of the spots on this list. Cheers!

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