These Local Bars Are The Perfect Hangouts for Thanksgiving Eve

Turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes may be a Thanksgiving Day tradition, but there’s another tradition for Thanksgiving Eve – grabbing a drink (or two!) at your favorite local bars to relax before the big day. 

On the Upper West Side, we have a ton of bars to choose from, including everything from swanky cocktail bars to casual pubs. Choose the one that fits your mood and pick up anything from a cold beer to a fine glass of wine on Nov. 25!

The Dead Poet, located at 450 Amsterdam Ave #2, New York which is an eight minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a narrow, literary-themed Irish pub which whips up cocktails named after poets and food from a bar menu.

Combining his passion for Irish pubs and literature, owner Drew Dvorkin opened The Dead Poet in 2000. Drew, a former high school English teacher, designed the bar to celebrate the lives and spirits of famous writers and poets. The mahogany-paneled walls are adorned with black and white portraits, musing quotations and poetic passages pertaining to the universal quandaries of life.

Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bar, located at 66 W 84th St, New York which is a nine minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a European-influenced wine bar offering 250 wines on a rotating selection and 50 by the glass.

The wine menu, carefully selected from regions such as Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Alsace, Languedoc, Bourgogne, and Corsica, is beautifully complemented by a light fare menu inspired by the owner’s grandmother. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you toward the wine selection that will best pair with their delicious food menu. 

The Dead Poet

450 Amsterdam Ave #2, New York, NY 10024

(212) 595-5670

Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bar

66 W 84th St, New York, NY 10024

(646) 895-9944

Where To Shop on the Upper West Side on Small Business Saturday

One of the favorite foodie holidays – Thanksgiving – is right around the corner, but for shoppers, that’s no matter. What they’re really looking forward to is Black Friday, the official start of holiday shopping season and a great day to score some great deals on gifts for others – and for yourself! However, with everything that’s happened this year, it’s more important that we give our business to our local shops – shop Small Business Saturday instead this year!

Whether you want to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping or you simply want to add some more items to your Sagamore closet, check out these stores local stores on Small Business Saturday.

Harry’s Shoes, located at 2299 Broadway and W 83rd St, New York which is an eight minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a long-standing store stocking American and European brand comfort shoes, outerwear and accessories.

Harry’s Shoes is an Upper West Side tradition, offering an extensive selection of quality brand men’s, women’s and children’s shoes at reasonable prices. Catering to generations of New York City residents since the 1930’s, Harry’s Shoes has earned deep loyalty with their extensive selections, timely and stylish collections from designer and comfort footwear brands, personalized service, and casual shopping environment. 

Bocnyc, located at 410 Columbus Ave, New York which is a four minute drive from your Sagamore apartment, is a women’s clothing shop selling stylish basics and fashion-forward pieces from international designers.

Founded in the heart of the Upper West Side, bocnyc’s namesake is the historically energetic avenue on which it resides. Inspired by the bustling, diverse community, Boutique On Columbus echoes with an eclectic roster of brands. Their globally-sourced mix ranges from advanced contemporary ready-to-wear to luxury essential basics, accompanied by exclusive accessory labels. 

Harry’s Shoes

2299 Broadway and W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024

(212) 874-2035


410 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

(212) 799-1567