Dust off your Manolos; the time has finally come for Sex and The City to grace our screens once again—And Just Like That, the sequel to the runaway 90s hit, will premiere on HBOMax December 9th, and we are oh-so-ready for our favorite fictional New York It-girl group: Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte (played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, respectively) to return as they “navigate the reality of life and friendship in their 50s”. If you’ve been on the edge of your seats counting down the days as we have, you’ve undoubtedly been keeping tabs with all the behind-the-scenes content from the set (thank you, Getty). Scouting out the And Just Like That filming locations was the hottest social hunt of the summer, which included some city hot spots you can stop by and sip cosmos and share gossip with your very own girl group.
So, with the final days leading up to the next chapter of Sex and the City, we’ve compiled a list of places in the city the cast was spotted filming this summer (plus some iconic staples from the original series) to visit and help you get back in the Sex and The City groove. Bradshaw-approved, of course.
The Whitney Museum of American Art, meatpacking district
Not only is Carrie a fashion icon, but she loves art, and according to the film set, she’s become a patron of The Whitney. Perfect date idea followed by a stroll on the nearby Highline—very New York. The Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street
East Pole, Upper east side
There’s one thing for sure about the Sex and The City gang; they love to brunch. Who doesn’t? Camera crews were spotted outside this upper east side cafe filming a few scenes for the upcoming reboot. The East Pole, 133 E. 65th St.
Dante, West Village
If you’re looking for your cosmo fix leading up to the reboot, check out Dante in the West Village. The legendary West Village staple might just be Carrie’s new spot after being spotted filming here this fall. I mean it is down the street from her Perry Street (err…Upper East Side?) apartment. P.S I can confirm their cosmos are indeed excellent, as well as their other specialty cocktails. Dante, 79-81 MacDougal St.
The city is filled with them, but this location seems to be Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda’s go-to as they were spotted filming here a couple of times over the summer. Coincidentally (or not), it’s adjacent to their favorite exclusive dinner spot, Balzac from the original series.
Much like in the real world, Samantha and Carrie struggle to get a table at this upscale French restaurant, known as Balzac, on the show. The wait is worth it, but we suggest planning and making reservations—or not and try to befriend the hostess like Bradshaw did to get the whole experience. Balthazar, 80 Spring St.
Magnolia Bakery, west village
If you’re a true Sex and The City fan, you already know Magnolia Bakery’s importance to the original plot. Carrie first reveals to Miranda that she has a crush on Aidan while eating vanilla cupcakes with pastel pink icing. If you have a sweet tooth and want to grab some as you watch the reboot, might we suggest the “Carrie Cupcakes” on the shop’s menu? Magnolia Bakery, 401 Bleecker St.
The most obvious thing to do is have brunch at Cafeteria. This Chelsea staple served as the backdrop where the girls dished out their juiciest gossip and came together after a whirlwind of events. Cafeteria, 119 7th Ave.