Nog-nog-noggin' on Heaven's Door: 5 Best Spots to Get Decadent Eggnog in NYC

What's the best part of the holiday season? The carols? The decorations? The almost tangible festive spirit that runs rampant through the streets of New York City? 

Those things are great and all, but we're more jazzed about the fact that it is socially acceptable-- no, encouraged to drink large amounts of eggnog. 

It's the season of overindulging, so what fits that better than drinking this rich concoction of eggs, cream, and a whole lot of alcohol? 

It's essentially the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit, especially if you have more than one generous helping of the tasty drink. 

Read on for the 5 best places in NYC to get down with the eggnog. 

1. Rolf's Bar & Restaurant (281 3rd Avenue)

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Not feeling so into the holidays yet? Maybe you need to head on over to Rolf's. If the booze alone isn't enough to get you in the spirit, the decorations will definitely get the job done. 


Covered in floor to ceiling decorations, this festive joint is the perfect spot to down some delicious eggnog. The eggnog is absolutely where it's at, but it's the pairing of the drink with the decorations that set it off. 

2. Waterfront Ale House (540 2nd Avenue) 

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If you want some really tasty eggnog that has the flavor (and alcohol) to knock you off your feet, you need to try "Sam's Serious Egg Nog" from the Waterfront Ale House

Stop in and try their killer selection of beers and liquors before sipping on a rich, flavorful eggnog that has developed quite a following. And we can understand why... it's made with five different types of alcohol, which is sure to pack a healthy punch. 

3. Pete's Tavern (129 East 18th Street)

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Ever want to drink eggnog while sitting in a decorated Christmas wonderland? Of course you have. What weird person wouldn't want to do that? You can at Pete's Tavern which essentially transforms into the closest thing this cement jungle can come to a Christmas forrest. 

With red lights and white branches covering the ceiling, and decorations around the entire spot, you will not be left wanting. Plus, their "eggnog" has been lauded for years as a holiday must for New Yorkers. 

4. Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar (551 5th Avenue)

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Are you looking for a non-traditional twist on the classic eggnog? Try the "Coconut Eggnog Martini." It's made with Jim Beam, coconut rum, and homemade eggnog. 


This drink will make you feel like you're taking in the Christmas festivities while sipping alcohol from a coconut shell on a caribbean beach. You might even forget that the weather outside has been weird (it might actually be 60˚F on Christmas Day). 

5. Miracle on 9th Street (649 East 9th Street)

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If you haven't heard of this amazing holiday pop up bar, you need to educate yourself immediately. The best way to do that is to put on your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and order a "Jingle Balls Nog" from Miracle on 9th Street

Not only does it come in a festive mug served in a fantastically fabulous holiday themed bar, but it's downright delicious. 

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