2009 BEST Late-Night Dining
Its serendipitous location—just a bulkie roll’s throw from where drunk-grub mecca Buzzy’s Roast Beef once stood—is one reason why Scampo gets our late-night bucks. More important, it’s also steps from fellow Liberty Hotel denizens Clink and Alibi, whose hormone-charged bar scenes can overwhelm even the most dedicated carouser. When it’s time to retreat, follow the scent of garlic down to Lydia Shire’s Italian-inspired eatery for crusty pizzas, fresh-baked flatbreads, burrata BLTs, and other starchy, cheese-laden hangover preventives, all served till 11 (and pizzas till midnight). And for those not ready to cash it in yet, Scampo’s potent cocktails will keep that buzz going.