Where Would the Cast of “Vanderpump Rules” Hang Out in Lower Manhattan?
Snobs may scoff at it, but “Vanderpump Rules” is modern day Shakespeare. The long-running Bravo reality series following everyone’s favorite SUR-vers has seen more twists and turns throughout the years than Lower Manhattan’s windy streetscapes. And while the crew might be partial to the West Coast, that doesn’t mean they can’t have a wild time downtown.
With Season 11 premiering on Bravo on January 30, we took it upon ourselves to round up 10 spots in the neighborhood where the cast would really have the best days of their lives.
Toro Loco (15 Stone St.)
Lisa Vanderpump is an outspoken ally for the LGBTQIA+ community and is known for her over-the-top annual pride parade parties in West Hollywood. The entire gang would surely love to bring the drama at a drag show over bottomless margaritas at this Stone Street spot’s weekly “las borrachas” brunch, hosted by Frida Cox and Jessica Rose.
Mezcali (83 Maiden Ln.)
The only thing the SUR crew likes better than dating each other is tequila, and this SoCal-style Mexican spot has plenty of it. Tease out Tequila Katie with cocktails like the MX Mule (Astral Tequila, Ancho Reyes Verde, ginger and lime) and the Ranch Water (Teremana Tequila, Chareau Aloe liquor, lime, cucumber and Topo Chico), or treat everyone to a $35 mezcal tasting and get ready for some rage texts.
Overstory (70 Pine St.)
Perhaps Tom and Tom could learn a cocktail-making thing or two from the 17th best bar in the world. At the very least, the Toms would definitely enjoy the sweeping 64th story views. A change of scenery might do these two some good.
Pisillo (97 Nassau St.)
The founders of Pisillo, Carmelo and Antonella, moved from their native Italy to New York to start their world-class sandwich shop. Katie and Ariana came from Utah and Florida, respectively, to open Something About Her in West Hollywood. Coincidence? We think not.
PAC NYC (251 Fulton St.)
Prep Ariana for her upcoming Broadway role as Roxy Hart in “Chicago” (!!!) by taking her to a live show at PAC NYC, Lower Manhattan’s premier performance venue. Bonus points if you carve out some time beforehand to shop for a revenge dress at the Oculus.
The Irish American Pub (17 John St.)
This sprawling subterranean Irish pub/American tavern combo hosts karaoke on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, making it an ideal spot for Scheana and Lala to showcase their pipes. Plus, good as Goldschläger is practically this bar’s slogan.
La Pizza and La Pasta at Eataly Downtown (Westfield World Trade Center)
If there’s one thing we know about DJ James Kennedy, it’s that his infamous Season Six blow up was — allegedly — not about the pasta. And quite frankly, we think that’s a shame because the pasta at La Pizza and La Pasta is actually worth yelling over, in the best possible way.
Pink Pier at Watermark (78 South St. at Pier 15)
This Seaport pop-up would out-pink even Lisa Vanderpump, the patron saint of SUR famous for her namesake rosé and whose home is literally named “Villa Rosa.” RIP Giggy, you would’ve loved Pink Pier <3
The Cauldron (47 Stone St.)
When the self-proclaimed witches of WeHo next visit the Big Apple, they’ll have to take a potion making class at the Cauldron on Stone Street. While we can’t attest to the efficacy of the spells, we’re sure the drinks are potent enough to have a magical time with the girls.
Nobu (195 Broadway)
If there’s any one place you might spot a Bravolebrity, it’s Nobu. The celeb hot spot is known for attracting diners who garner a lot of attention…one could argue that it’s a perfect spot for the number one guy in the group…
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