Nolita with The Garret’s Gavin Moseley
If you have spent time in downtown New York with a local, chances are you’ve visited one of the outposts of The Garret, a vibey collection of refined drinking establishments that epitomizes all that is wonderful about NYC cocktail culture. Their most recent addition, The Garret Nolita, aims to “feel like the home of your most well travelled and interesting friend," and it hits the mark beautifully.
We caught up with founder and director of operations Gavin Moseley for tips on navigating their newest neighborhood, because who can you trust more than the owner of your favorite bar?
Which hotel would you REcommend to a visiting friend?
The Nolitan. You won’t forget where it is given the name hehe but you could walk by and miss it as it is discreet. Small rooms but super cute and affordable.
What is your favorite place to go for a walk and take in the views?
Strolling down Elizabeth St. for all the stores and people watching, and the street’s evolvement from Houston to Grand St.
What is your favorite shop and what should we pick up there?
Little Cupcake Bakeshop - pick up the chocolate blackout cake.
Where do you go when you want to let loose and hear great music?
Downstairs at Bluestone Lane. Coming soon. You heard it here first. Wink.
What’s the best spot for a quick bite to eat?
Prince St. Pizza (if the line isn’t too long!)
Who makes the best cocktail?
What is one THING we can only find in Nolita and where do we find it?
The corn on the cob from Cafe Habana. Mmmmm.
What is one place everyone needs to see?
Elizabeth St Garden. Set up and have a lovely picnic! The days might be numbered on this gem so enjoy it while it lasts.
What’s your number one travel tip?
When you arrive at your destination, find a local elderly person. They’ll be a library of knowledge.