The 50 best New York bars

From dives to cocktail dens and craft-brew havens to wine haunts, here are the best New York bars to visit right this second.

Photograph: Krista Schlueter
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New York City is a nightlife capital, with some of the bars in the country clustered around bustling neighborhoods like the East Village and Williamsburg. Whether you favor craft brews or serious cocktails; a beer-and-shot special or a transporting glass of wine, NYC has a game-changing bar to slake your thirst. To narrow down the options, we’ve compiled this list of the 50 best bars in New York City right now. From hot new barrooms to tried-and-true staples in every neighborhood, these are the kind of places that beg you to stick around for another round. Did we miss your favorite New York bar? Join the conversation in the comments.

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Best Upper East Side bars

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Best Midtown East bars

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Best Midtown West bars

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Best Gramercy/Flatiron bars

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Best Chelsea bars

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Best East Village bars

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Best West Village bars

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Best Soho bars

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Best Chinatown/Little Italy bars

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Best Tribeca bars

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Best Williamsburg bars

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Best Greenpoint bars

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Best Bushwick bars

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Best Park Slope bars

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Best Carroll Gardens bars

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Best Cobble Hill bars

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Best Boerum Hill bars

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Best Red Hook bars

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Best Long Island City bars

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Best Astoria bars

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Comments

5 comments
Nataliia
Nataliia

Hey, I think you may also want to include The Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern to your list. I've been there a couple of times and let me tell you I think it's the best bar in NYC. Just imagine you can eat and drink where Jorge Washington was dinning, isn't cool? Check it out at 54 Perl Street.

AP
AP

Ridiculous...no UWS or Harlem?

Arthur C
Arthur C

Where's the Upper West Side? Lazy, sub-par list.

Damien Champagne
Damien Champagne

Editors: Are you saying that there you won't recommend a SINGLE bar on the Upper West Side? Especially after finding two in the wasteland of Midtown West? Wow, that's pretty weak. Maybe you should buy a map.