Bar Tabs: Three Beautiful, Talented New Yorkers Reveal Their Favorite Drink Orders

What's that hot, off-duty chef sipping on? Where does that sultry, burgeoning artist go for potent potables? Wondering where and what the most talented New Yorkers imbibe? We asked three members of our 30 Under 30 series for their favorite drinks and watering holes, so you can order the perfect mix and, maybe, find the perfect cocktail-hour mate.
First up...
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Carlen Altman
Funny, busy, and beautiful, Carlen Altman designs jewelry, stars in movies, performs standup comedy, designs cheeky jewelry, writes books, directs movies about rabbits, and generally makes us all look like slackers.
You Can Find Her At
Nights and Weekends — You can always spot the laid-back, yet lively, sister nearby Greenpoint fave, Five Leaves, by the crowd of relaxed, Brooklyn beauties spilling onto the sidewalk in front of it.
1 Bedford Avenue (between Manhattan Avenue and Lorimer Street); 718-383-5349
She's Ordering
A Stoli Fresh Vanilla Martini — A pure, simple drink for a multifaceted lady.
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Portrait photographed by Dan McMahon; Location courtesy Nights and Weekends Advertisement
Aaron Bakalar
Founder of the Collaborative Agency and friend to every NYC It Girl, artist, and media talent you wish you knew, this young looker spends as much time sipping cocktails at business meet-ups as he does on nights out (actually, with Aaron, they can be the same thing.)
You Can Find Him At
The Bowery Hotel — The warm, sprawling interior of this oh-so-hip stopover has enough nooks, crannies, and wide-open spaces to accommodate everything from cocktails with colleagues to romantic tête-à-têtes.
335 Bowery (between 3rd and 2nd streets); 212-505-9100
He's Ordering
A Stoli Gimlet — A strong, sweet choice for everyone’s friendly creative partner.
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Portrait photographed by Dan McMahon; Location courtesy of The Bowery Hotel Advertisement
David X Prutting
At every party worth going to in this big, beautiful city, Prutting is there taking snapshots of the famous, infamous, and just plain-old fabulous for the Billy Farrell Agency. It may be your night out, but it’s his workspace.
You Can Find Him At
The Westway — Only the lack of topless ladies confirms that this dark, loud, deliriously fun dance club parked right on the West Side Highway isn’t actually still the massive strip club it used to be (glitter from a 1,000 exotic dancers remains).
75 Clarkson Street (between Washington and West streets); 212-620-0101
He's Ordering
A Stoli Sticki Palmer — Just the bracing, tasty glass that the man working the party needs.
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