WHY HERE: Put on your sexiest ensemble and slip into Nightjar, an intimate space slyly tucked away off a busy stretch of road in Shoreditch. Nightjar’s sultry mix of punched tin, dark wood and an ever-rotating roster of in-house mood music creates an intoxication Old World ambiance, and the always on-point cocktails arrive with some of the most elegant, imaginative garnishes in the game. WHY NOW: Nightjar is popular—like, really popular. The bar is so sought-after that reservations are often booked six weeks (or more) in advance, and in 2015, the team opened a sister bar, The Oriole, to help with some of the overflow. Plan ahead if you want to snag a seat.