The Javits Center is the busiest convention hall in the United States. For a long time, though, exhibitors and attendees alike found themselves in a bit of an entertainment desert once doors to the event closed for the day. Thankfully, that is no longer an issue now that Hudson Yards is a mere six-minute walk away. Here’s what you can do at the other end of that short stroll.
Grab a Bite
If you’re just looking for a quick refueling, there’s plenty of delicious grab-and-go fare to choose from, at Pret a Manger, Sweetgreen, Shake Shack, the kiosks of Mercado Little Spain and more.
Take a Lunch Meeting:
Queensyard has a private dining room and plenty of spacious tables with a view of Vessel and beyond. Other impression-making options include the Israeli skewers and unlimited mezze at Naked Tomato, hand rolls at Kamasu and José Andrés’ Iberian delicacies at Spanish Diner and Leña.
Upgrade Your Outfit:
For men, Mack Weldon offers the kind of stylish, high-performance wear that keeps you comfortable and looking sharp no matter how long the day. For women, you can find more serious, but still cool, work looks—from chic suiting to effortless dresses—at Aritzia. And don’t fret if you forgot your workout gear. Lululemon and Rhone have you covered.
Enjoy Happy Hour
After a day among the booths, you’re going to want to unwind with colleagues or friends. For a down-to-earth vibe, O’Toole’s Way is the call, with its menu of Old Fashioneds and other classic cocktails, beer and wine. And don’t miss the Bronx Brewery, which crafts its drafts onsite.
Admire the City from its Best Vantage Point: Can you get this close to the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere and not take advantage of its incredible views? Of course you can’t. A sunset at Edge will cap off every most memorable visit for whichever convention you're attending at the Javitz Center.