Recreation is the latest installment from restauranteur and nightlife operator Jon Neidich of Golden Age Hospitality (Acme, Happiest Hour, Slowly Shirley, Tijuana Picnic), that opened in October 2018. Located upstairs at Moxy NYC Downtown Hotel in the Financial District, Recreation is a 5000 sq. ft. communal co-working space by day and a bar by night - serving as the ultimate living room for the neighborhood.
The cocktail program—designed by Jim Kearns—showcases one of the most advanced tap cocktail systems in the country. The food menu features all-day, evening, and late night dishes from Chef Akhtar Nawab of Alta Calidad. Drawing inspiration from the rec room at your neighbor's house, Recreation also features an old school Arcade Machine with games like Ms. Pacman and a half court-sized basketball court– designed to host events or just play ball.
DJs spin records Wednesday-Saturday, from 7pm until late.
Thank you for your interest in hosting an event with us here at Recreation!
We offer semi-private reservations for groups of up to 75 guests maximum within our main bar area with access to an array of vintage arcade games, or fully private events for groups of up to 50 guests maximum within our "Flex Space", a fully functioning half basketball court with floor to ceiling windows, foosball, and optional ping pong. Whether you're looking for a daytime meeting space, after work drinks, or the perfect birthday hang-out spot, Recreation has you covered.
New York Times
“Cocktails With a Twist and a Game of Twister Recreation, a hotel bar coming to the financial district, is part of a new drinks culture that includes retro family fun.”
“Retro Game Bar With a Basketball Half Court Lands in FiDi. Recreation also has food, boozy drinks, and skee-ball.”