Drink & Shop At Bars In Stores In New York City: Elsa, The Dressing Room, Nicole Farhi 202

Three shops where you can booze while you browse for holiday gifts


Between drinking martinis or microbrews poured through an antique sewing machine, you can be fitted for bespoke men's suits and shirts or browse military-inspired jewelry at this new East Village Bar and custom-clothing shop, which is named after the Prohibition-era designer Elsa Schiaparelli. What to Drink The Jaszek ($10), a tart blend of Applejack, Velvet Falernum, lime juice and bitters. 217 E. Third St. (between avenues B and C); 917-882-7395 or elsaroom.com

The Dressing Room
This LES shop stocks emerging designers and vintage men's and women's clothing. But the main draw is its adjoining full-service bar, which opens daily at 6:30 p.m. (though clerks are happy to pour you drinks any time of day). What to Drink The aptly named Waiting Boyfriend ($5), a shot of whiskey and a bottle of Miller High Life. 75A Orchard St. (between Broome and Grand streets); 212-966-7330 or thedressingroomnyc.com

Nicole Farhi 202

A popular brunch spot, this Chelsea Market shop-restaurant is also one of the city's most underrated cocktail destinations. The loftlike store sells an eclectic assortment of antiques, tabletop items and clothing from Farhi's men's and women's lines. What to Drink The Kentucky Apple Cider ($14), a spicy mix of bourbon, allspice liqueur and vanilla brandy. 75 Ninth Ave. (between 15th and 16th streets); 646-638-1173 or nicolefarhi.com