Gimme a Break

Where to Call It Quits

You’re not really in a place to commit right now. You can’t be tied down. It’s not them, it’s you. Long story short: it’s 19 days since Valentine’s Day, and you need out. So we’re here to liberate you. These are the places where breakups can go right.

Queen of the Night

<em>Queen of the Night</em>

You require: A discreet place to duck away once it’s all over.
You’ll receive: A fantasyland of secret rooms and seductive strangers. One room houses two flexible women whose job it is to force you into their scantily clad love triangle. See, you’re moving on already.

Queen of the Night at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel, 235 W 46th St (between Broadway and 8th), 212-706-7448

Bodega Negra

Bodega Negra

You require: Some sustenance to strengthen your resolve and a shoulder to cry on soon thereafter.
You’ll receive: A rowdy house of lamb-barbacoa tacos within a stone’s throw of both Electric Room and PH-D. Plenty of other fish in the sea at those.

Bodega Negra at the Dream Downtown, 355 W 16th St (at 9th), 212-229-2336

Empire Biscuit

Empire Biscuit

You require: To get this thing over with regardless of the hour.
You’ll receive: A no-frills biscuit shop that exudes zero romance, has a “Drunk” section on the menu and is never closed. Bonus: great for shedding fluorescent light on romances that started at nearby bars just hours before.

Margaux at the Marlton Hotel

Margaux at the Marlton Hotel

You require: Somewhere that allows you some flexibility on this important decision. Also: lamb.
You’ll receive: The latest in charming hotel restaurantry—soft, pacifying lights and conveniently located bedrooms should you think twice about all this. Also: lamb.

Margaux at the Marlton Hotel, 5 W 8th St (between 5th and 6th), 212-321-0111

OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

You require: Something to soften the blow for them, stat.
You’ll receive: A mom-and-pop ice cream spot in Williamsburg full of creative scoops put together by a wd~50 vet. Nothing numbs the pain like a pint of Tobacco Leaf Smoked Chili Huckleberry.

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