Hotel Delmano

While people tend to think I live in Brooklyn, I actually live in Manhattan — which means when this hipster heads to the Borough, I’m looking for something worthwhile and unexpected. A while back I was meeting up with a friend for drinks, and he suggested we head to Hotel Delmano.

I had never heard of the place, and instead of the usual Google stalking I do before I head somewhere, I figured I’d let this one be a surprise. And what a lovely surprise it was.

Double height ceilings, fine moulding, and a gorgeous bar that could’ve doubled as a set from Downtown Abbey. There were candles lit, so there was a warm, yellow light that was super inviting.

The drinks menu has a lot going on, so there’s really something for everyone. The bartender was friendly enough and helpful when I couldn’t figure out what I wanted. In the end, I went with the Devil’s Garden, a spicy, smoky concoction right in line with my love of spicy tequila drinks.

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Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.