POV: It’s a Monday. You’ve got plans to grab a bite with a friend. You arrive at the restaurant and it’s closed.
We can’t be the only ones who have been in this scenario. We love supporting local, and if you’re like us, you know it’s not uncommon for your favorite local spot to be closed on Mondays or Tuesdays — as those are typically the slower days.
To help you avoid being in this situation, here’s a list of local bars and restaurants that are open on Monday.
Bocca | 122 E. 22nd St. | Italian | Open 5-10 p.m. | City Editor Nicole is a fan of the bolognese. Pro tip: Check out the basement for speakeasy vibes.
Tinker Street | 402 E. 16th St. | American | Open 5-9 p.m. | The menu at this warm and upbeat spot changes frequently + supports local farmers by sourcing fresh farm-to-table ingredients.
The Ball & Biscuit | 331 Mass Ave. | Cocktail bar | Open 4 p.m-12 a.m. | Don’t want a Tuesday morning hangover? This spot also offers non-alcoholic drinks.
Bodhi | 922 Mass Ave. | Thai craft cocktail bar | Open 5-10 p.m. | It’s almost impossible to visit this popular Thai spot without waiting to be seated — even on a Monday. Note: It’s closed on Tuesday.
Gallery Pastry Bar | 110 S. Pennsylvania St., Ste. B | Chic pastries | Open 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. | This downtown location is perfect for a Monday brunch. Note: Gallery Pastry Shop on College Avenue is also open on Mondays, but Gallery on 16th is closed.
Bluebeard | 653 Virginia Ave. | American | Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-10 p.m. | You can’t go wrong with this farm-to-table restaurant served by a James Beard semifinalist.
Cafe Patachou | Multiple locations | Brunch | 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (may vary by location) | Perfect for a work lunch break. Note: Cafe Patachou is open daily, including most holidays.
Do you know of another spot open on Mondays? Let us know so we can add it to our list.
“Napolese is open on Mondays at 49th and Penn.” — Lynn + Carl S.
“Don’t forget Shapiros Delicatessen is open every day throughout the year but Thanksgiving and Christmas, 10 to 7:30 p.m.” — Pam B.
“Rivet Coffee Bar and Roastery is open Mondays!” — Renita M.
“Iozzo’s Garden of Italy is open for dinner 7 days a week and for lunch Monday through Friday.”
“English Ivy’s [is] always open on Monday!” — Ruth B.