The Upper West Side has changed over the past few years. It's gone from a mini baby stroller city to a bustling bar hopping scene. Head to Amsterdam Avenue after work for some happy hour drinks, some spots even offer it past the usual 7 pm curfew. Invite some friends and make it an impromptu bar night. If you have time before the bar, you can stop into cute boutiques and stores around Broadway and Columbus at 72nd.