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Where To Get A Cocktail After Shopping On Small Business Saturday

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When you're finished supporting your local shops this Small Business Saturday, head over to these local watering holes to unwind with a much-needed cocktail. Happy imbibing!

Blueprint
196 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope
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Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn is home to some of the borough's very best boutiques including Goldy + Mac and Diana Kane. Tucked in between Union Street and Berkeley Place is dimly-lit Blueprint, where you'll find a mix of artisanal cocktails, sans the pretension, to celebrate the day's lovely finds.

Whiskey Soda Lounge
115 Columbia Street, Red Hook
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From the gorgeous jewelry at Erie Basin to the delectables at Baked, Red Hook, where local businesses are the forefront attraction, is a great place so spend Small Business Saturday. Hunker down after a day strolling Van Brunt Street at Whiskey Soda Lounge, Andy Ricker's newest New York venue since opening Pok Pok's pop-up shop in 2012.

Beloved
674 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint
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Beloved serves up an ever-changing menu of classic cocktails without the showy fuss. The bar itself is beautiful and a welcome sight after a stressful day of shopping (rough life, we know). Luckily for you, Franklin Street is just a few blocks away from Dalaga, where you'll find plenty of dresses from both local and big name designers.

Dutch Kills
27-24 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
dutch kills long island cityA Queens favorite, Dutch Kills offers craft cocktails like no other. The prohibition-themed concoctions are even served with handcrafted ice! Shopping in the area beforehand? Be sure to pay a visit to fLorEsta or nearby LIC Flea & Food.

The Wayland
700 E 9th Street, East Village
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While you certainly won't be at a loss trying to find a drink in the East Village, only a select few are worthy of your time after a long day of scouring deals. One of those establishments is The Wayland, a charming, no-fuss cocktail haven that succinctly describes itself on its website as a "small bar in the East Village." Plus, it's situated close to a large number of independent stores including the always on-trend Pas de Deux.