June 12, 2017
Something Besides Socks: Father’s Day in NoMad
It’s that special time in summer where we celebrate the hard work, dedication and love of our fathers. Because they deserve a little bit more than a new tie and socks, we have a handy guide for spending Dad’s special day with the unique experiences NoMad has to offer.
14 West 29th Street (Between Broadway and Fifth Avenue)
There’s no better way to start the day than with a straight razor shave and a haircut from the professionals at Rudy’s. Your father will love the attentive service and reclaimed old-world charm the basement shop has to offer along with his fresh new do. They’re also having a Dad Vibes sale on a package of Rudy’s own body wash, shampoo and conditioner.
JJ Hat Center
310 Fifth Avenue (Between 31st and 32nd Street)
Mad Men might be off the air but thankfully a dapper chapeau never goes out of style. New York City’s oldest milliner is smack dab in NoMad. The hatmaker has been providing an array of tony hats, fedoras, Stetsons and more since the Tin Pan Alley days of 1911. In 2014, JJ Hat Center opened The Workshop, so you can pop in for a unique custom cap from renowned milliner Ryan Wilde. Where else can you find a gift as special as that?
Black Barn Restaurant
19 E. 26th Street (And Madison Avenue)
The ultimate gift for dad is a trifecta win. Stop by Black Barn Restaurant for a morning meal filled with indulgent eats, breakfast cocktails, and live Blues music. Not only will dad have a great brunch, with choices such as Chef Doherty’s indulgent sausage and egg sandwich, but he will receive a $25 gift card from Black Barn and a $50 gift card from Todd Snyder’s menswear flagship next door.
25 East 26th Street (And Madison Avenue)
Now that your Dad’s got the handsomest fedora in the neighborhood, why not swing by to acclaimed sartorialist Todd Snyder? Inspired by the craftsmanship of Savile Row, Todd Snyder’s fashion is tailored to the modern gentleman’s touch and the gifts ideas range from the expected wallets to superior quality darts and Carry on Moscow Mule and Bloody Mary Cocktail Kits.
No. 7 Sub
1188 Broadway Avenue (And 29th Street)
After all that shopping and primping, you and Dad are bound to be hungry. No. 7 Sub in the Ace Hotel has taken NoMad by sandwich storm. Quick, fresh and astoundingly delicious, all the offerings are 100% antibiotic- and growth hormone-free, so you’ll feel good, while eating good. We recommend the Perfect Chicken Sandwich with crispy chicken and Korean pickles because it’s…well…perfect.
1170 Broadway Avenue (Between 27th and 28th Street)
If you’re taking Dad out for a swanky dinner, it’s best to start at the NoMad bar for a cocktail. Renowned as one of the best bars in the world, the NoMad Bar is attended by mixologists who can guide you through the extensive cocktail list for the best this season has to offer. The En Maison with Japanese whisky, rye and coffee-infused bitters is a perfect start to the evening.
The People’s Improv Theater
123 East 24th Street (Between Park Avenue and Lexington)
154 West 29th Street (And Seventh Avenue)
We here at Experience NoMad believe that laughter is the best method for digestion and the People’s Improv Theater has been chock full of it since 2002. Whether Dad wants to take an improv class or just pop in to either of the PIT locations for a one-of-a-kind show, there’s something for everyone’s comedic taste.
Happy Father’s Day!