This graphic tee from Pinup Girl Clothing is the perfect response to that guy who won't take no for an answer when you're out at the bar with your friends. So I thought, what better place to shoot this outfit than a vintage inspired bar. I look forward to wearing this shirt out on many Friday nights in the future, but in the meantime, I'm sharing my 3 favorite vintage inspired bars in NYC.
•Beauty Bar (14th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue):
My absolute favorite bar in NYC! Arrive early to take a photo in the old fashioned hair dryer chairs and to get your nails done. They have a $10 manicure and martini special (you can get any type of drink though, it doesn't have to be a martini). $10 is a great deal, especially in NYC, and the manicure is actually amazing and lasts the whole week. On the weekends they have a DJ that plays the best music from the 60's, 70's and 80's, so you can dance. I've never had a bad time at Beauty Bar.
*disclaimer: Beauty Bar is currently closed for renovations, but hopefully will be open again soon!
•Genuine Liquorette (191 Grand Street)
A speak easy type bar in Little Italy. It's located downstairs of the eatery, Genuine Superette. When you walk in, go straight to the back and down the stairs. Once inside, definitely get one of their signature drinks, called the "cha-chunkers", which is essentially a mini can of soda or juice with an airplane size bottle of liquor upside down in the can. Considering the novelty, the drinks are still reasonably priced by NYC standards, plus they're super Instagramable. My favorite is the Dark and Stormy, but a lot of my friends also like the Paloma. Be sure to check out the bathroom before you leave, it's covered entirely in pictures of Farrah Fawcett.
•The Trailer Park Lounge (23rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue)
This is the bar I shot these photos in. There are so many kitschy decorations here, you won't know what to Instagram first. They don't have a very wide selection of speciality cocktails, mostly beer and mixed drinks, but they do have champagne in a can, if you're feeling classy.
Shirt: c/o Pinup Girl Clothing
Skirt: c/o Pinup Girl Clothing
Location: The Trailer Park Lounge (Chelsea, Manhattan)
Photos: Aye Ostertag (www.ayeostertagphoto.com)