1) Battery Park: A massive new "upscale" beer hall recently opened on Washington Street. According to Gothamist, Clinton Hall has seating for 200, both indoors and outdoors. Besides 20 beers and ciders on tap, it also offers 10 "super craft beers," wine, and cocktails. The menu has burgers and a kale salad as well as classics like pretzels and brats, and at brunch there are exactly two options: waffles and granola with yogurt. Status: Certified Open. 90 Washington St., 212-363-6000.
2) DUMBO: For those either pure or young at heart, a bar serving only virgin cocktails opened recently near Brooklyn Bridge Park. DNAinfo reports that DLO Infusion Bar offers fruit-based mocktails made by "experienced bartenders," plus fruit-infused water, popsicles, and vegan banana ice cream. Status: Certified Open. 145 Front St., 347-480-7903.
3) Tribeca: Maslow 6 wine shop just opened a coffee bar at the front of the store, a daytime complement to the wine bar that was added to the space last year. Tribeca Citizen reports that the coffee and espresso drinks come from Box Kite Coffee, and there's also a small selection of pastries available. Status: Certified Open. 211 West Broadway, 212-226-3127.
4) Lower East Side: A new bar called Antler Beer & Wine Dispensary opened last week on Allen Street. It serves draught wine, boxed wine, canned wine, and mini-kegs of beer alongside the more conventional options. And Bedford + Bowery reports that, although the place doesn't have a full liquor license, the bartenders do make a range of beer and wine-based cocktails. Status: Certified Open. 123 Allen St., 212-432-5000
5) Murray Hill The country's largest Indian restaurant chain just opened its first NYC outpost in Murray Hill. This is the 33rd location for Paradise Biryani Pointe, which specializes in biryani-centric Hyderabadi cuisine. According to Fork in the Road, the restaurant's founder, Raj Gowlikar, mixes the biryani spices for all of his restaurants by hand, "kind of like Colonel Sanders did in the early days of Kentucky Fried Chicken." Status: Certified Open. 77 Lexington Ave., (212) 686-2299.
6) Tribeca A burgeoning chain called Simit + Smith just opened its second location in Tribeca. The original shop is on the Upper West Side, and a third will open in the Financial District, with plans, Tribeca Citizen reports, for as many as 30 more after that. The cafe's menu focuses on simit, a bagel-like Turkish bread, and offers sandwiches on it that range from kasseri cheese with black olive spread to roast beef or simply cream cheese. Status: Certified Open. 111 Worth St., 212-374-1224.