Broadway at Day
Although there is music on Broadway all day and night (you don't have to wait till dark to go) it's a different experience visiting it during the day than at night - and I recommend doing both!
Day time is less people so you can get into bars quicker, move around easier, and enjoy more of the rooftop views. Nighttime is an even more festive energy level with plenty of feel-good sing-alongs...and whole different level of people watching!
Here's an idea for a good day on Broadway:
- Walk to coffee: Crema (1 block) Great java roaster!
- Then walk to breakfast / brunch: Pinewood Social (3 blocks) Neat spot - more coffee - try the Cuban coffee & fried broccoli!
- [Alternative optios] If you've eaten an Pinewood on a previous day, goto to Liberty Commons, Hampton Social, or Cafe Intermezzo.
- Walk to Pedestrian Bridge to get some great photos (up until noon or so, the sun will be behind you as you face the skyline.)
- Head to Broadway! Maybe rooftop hop, or start at Acme which is at 1st and Broadway and has a great river view up top.
- Honk Tonk all day - there's 50 or more, so just start working your way up the strip.
- You might stroll up 2nd (go north at corner of Broadway & 2nd) to see the venues on 2nd.
- That's probably a good long day so maybe come back to houseto get refreshed (it's 100 feet uphill coming back from Broadway - its ok to Uber and save your legs for another day) or try an evening Trolly Tour.
(Note that I eat off-Broadway if possible ....Broadway is famous for music not food ...make sense? But if you're hungry and on Broadway, my favorite place it Jack's BBQ.)