VIP Summer Scene: Beauty & Essex

It's the epitome of downtown chic in the heart of New York's Lower East Side.

This hotspot, by the man behind Stanton Social Chris Santos, features delicious American tapas that have drawn the likes of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ashley Olsen, Kim Kardashian and Jay-Z.

But if you're not in the mood for a bite, sip on creative cocktails made by master mixologists like the Golden Peacock (cucumber Hangar One & Junmai sake, granny smith apple, pineapple and mint) and take in the two-story space's retro decor. If you're still not convinced that that it's up to snuff, Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi has been spotted there, so you know the food has to be good.

WIN NOW! To enter to win a $200 gift certificate at Beauty & Essex, email your full name, date of birth, daytime phone number and address to before September 15. You must include "VIP Summer Scene" in the subject line in order to be eligible.

For official sweepstakes rules click here. You must be 21 years of age or older to enter.