From Hidden Places to Cool Spaces, Central New York Has Life at Night

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Looking to get out after dark? We just so happen to have some excellent suggestions for nightlife in Central New York. Whether you’re having a meal or just grabbing a drink, try these unique spaces on your next trip through the area.

205 Dry

You may step in the door at 205 Dry and think you’ve hit a dead-end as you are faced with … a bookshelf. But, look closer and you’ll find it’s just a façade for one of the coolest places to grab a drink in the burgeoning city of Binghamton. This speakeasy on Artists Row has authentic décor and a vast variety of drinks, including many original concoctions. Drink alongside some great eats in what may be Binghamton’s best-kept secret. Shhh.

Seven Stone Steps

This basement space resides just below the elegant Lincklaen House in Cazenovia. It contrasts with the upper level in offering more casual pub fare and has its own flair in the form of a cozy tavern atmosphere that includes a fireplace, making it a great place to chill during the chillier months Central New York is known for. It’s a great place for date night or just grabbing a drink with friends for those in the know.

Cooperstown Distillery Beverage Exchange

A staple in the Central New York drink scene, the Cooperstown Distillery Beverage Exchange focuses on local craft beverages of all varieties. Their signature cocktails make this a popular spot as the Exchange offers up creative concoctions and seasonal specialties. You can also sample craft beer, spirits, wine and hard cider from nearby that are also available for purchase – perfect for commemorating your journey through beautiful, and tasty, Central New York. Or … wait until nighttime, when the tasting room transforms into an upscale cocktail bar and lounge!

Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Come warmer weather, the rooftop at Ocean Blue Restaurant & Oyster Bar becomes quite the hot spot. Enjoy an evening of dining high above the busy streets of downtown Utica at this trendy eatery serving up all types of fine fare, great drinks and, of course, oysters. It’s a wonderful place to unwind with your significant other or friends on a summer night.

These are just a handful of some of the coolest sights when it comes to grabbing a bite or a drink. Central New York is full of some awesome food and beverages for you to explore.