Instagrammers, prepare your filters. The pristine white marble bar, plush pink sofas and creamy blue barstools at While We Were Young in the West Village are all screaming for a photo op. Opening its doors just a few weeks ago, this kawaii cocktail bar offers food and drinks for the aesthetically inclined. Sip on a Text from Last Night, made with pink-peppercorn-infused mezcal and grapefruit. Munch on a burrata with honeycomb and blood orange or brunch on an omelet with goat cheese and Périgord black truffle. Whether you stop in for an intimate evening with your sweetheart or a girls' night out (or, ya know, dudes' night out), you get a free pouch of gummy bears with your drinks.


The cutest bar in the West Village, and that's saying something.
Sometimes you just want an adorable drinking in a charming space, 'kay?
183 W. 10th St., New York, NY 10014
Mon.-Weds., 4-11 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 4 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sat., noon-1 a.m.; Sun., noon-11 p.m.
For more info, call 917-675-6272.


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