The best spring bars in New York City 2013

Put on your day-drinking face: Whether the coming weeks hold rainy days or sunny skies, we found the best places to booze and the top drinks to down. Edited by Sarah Bruning

It’s time to end your hibernation and venture back out into the not-so-wild yonder: New York’s best spring bars. When you’re done checking off more activities from the best things to do in the spring in New York City, celebrate the impending warmth and renewal with refreshing craft beer and crisp cocktails. For good measure, we’ve also got video tutorials to school you in the art of crafting your own potent libations.

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The best bars for any forecast: Where to drink in rain or shine

The joys of spring are many, but predictable weather isn’t one of them. We’ve picked the best spring bars that facilitate good times, no matter the temperature. Take a look at the weekly forecast in the coming months, and you’re likely to see anything from perfectly sunny skies to torrential downpours. The upside is that there are spring bars for every possible scenario. Hunker down with cheap cocktails on a gloomy day, then sip craft beer on an alfresco patio when the thermostat rises. Cold and rainy Cienfuegos This whimsical punch bar—sister to scene-stealers Gin Palace and Amor y Amargo—brightens dreary days with its Havana-style teal walls, regal white armchairs and impressive rum selection. It’s hard to go wrong when ordering, but try the ti’ punch, a classic island drink made simply with rhum agricole, cane syrup and lime ($14), or a superlative dark and stormy ($14). Fantasize about island living while sipping the Honey Badger Punch, which plays up Cuba’s duality of sweet and spicy, and wait out the deluge. The Wayland Fashionistas, plaid-clad hipsters and buttoned-up professionals all share space in this Alphabet City hangout, relaxing in an airy atmosphere amid agrarian kitsch. To pull through the final days of winter, hunker down at a communal farmtable nestled in the window nook and order one of Madam Geneva alum Jason Mendenhall’s creations. We like the deceptively healthy-tasting Garden Variety Margarita ($11), a vibrant green quencher crafted with blue-aga

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New bars for spring: The hottest openings for warm-weather drinks

These five new bars lead the way among the best spring bars, with well-crafted seasonal drinks and easygoing clientele. We keep a close eye on recent openings here at Time Out, and right now, we’re particularly excited about these five new bars. From a democratic cocktail den launched by some of the city’s best bartenders to a game-changing craft-beer bar, they’re among the best spring bars because have boozehounds of all stripes covered. You might also like Places to drink all day Start tippling and stay awhile. AbileneLike the appearance of spring's first robin, the sight of tables and lawn chairs outside this Carroll Gardens fave is a sure sign that lazy, laid-back afternoons are once again on the way. Order a basket of pulled pork ($8) and cheese fries ($6) or nachos ($7) while kicking everyone's ass at Connect Four, refilling often with pints of Brooklyn Lager ($5). When temperatures drop in the evening, move your gang inside and park on one of the well-loved, mismatched couches, and continue to party into the wee hours. 442 Court St at 3rd Pl (718-522-6900). Daily 11am--4am. Blind Tiger Ale HouseThe menu at Blind Tiger—an eclectic hideaway on a trendy stretch of Bleecker Street—is what makes it a blue-ribbon standard for all-day drinking. Choose from 30-plus varieties of American-craft, Belgian and cask ale on tap. People-watch through the tall windows while nursing a Nebraska IPA ($6.50). Snag a table early—and order bowl of beanless boar chili ($9)—for a calm, c

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Five spring beers: Fresh brews for warm-weather drinking

Whether you drink it at home or at the city’s best spring bars, cracking open a cold beer is super satisfying. Start with one of these newly bottled releases. When you’d rather kick it at home rather than one of the city’s best spring bars, hit up New York’s best beer stores to procure one of these recently launched brews. Game of Thrones fans can sip a blond ale from Brewery Ommegang, and indecisive drinkers can sample two limited releases in Saranac’s dozen pack, but there’s plenty of variety all around. You might also like Weird beer ingredients: Ten brews featuring offbeat elements Get funky with one of these experimental brews, which highlight unusual beer ingredients (oysters, doughnuts) for a surprising but satisfying sip. RECOMMENDED: This year’s guide to the best beer in NYC Joshua M. Bernstein is the editor of the recently released iPhone app Craft Beer New York. You might also like 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. 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 b

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Five spring cocktails: Great warm-weather tipples at bars in NYC

It’s time to lighten up: Clear spirits and fresh produce—from berries to vegetables—are popping up at the city’s best spring bars. Seasonality permeates menus across New York City, including those at the best spring bars. Bartenders utilize a vernal bounty, sometimes even culled from local greenmarkets. Order up one of these TONY-approved tipples, or ask the pros about what ingredients are freshest. You might also like Foraged cocktails: New York's latest booze fad The found-ingredient trend—seen in cutting-edge kitchens around the world—crosses over to the bar, with roots, berries and leaves going into the mixing glass. The fervor for woodland foraging in modern cuisine—a practice pioneered by Spain’s avant-garde gastronomical mecca Mugaritz and popularized by New Nordic destinations like Denmark’s Noma—has spread like brush fire. In the U.S., it was once a pastime only for eccentrics like naturalist Steve “Wildman” Brill (famously arrested for eating a Central Park dandelion), but the movement has reached the upper echelons of New York dining, with five-star highfliers like Daniel and Eleven Madison Park employing greenery combed from forest floors. But the world has Gotham to thank for a new innovation on the fad, appropriate for the city that never sleeps: Barkeeps are going boozy with the hunter-gatherer-style ingredients, spinning them into shoots-and-leaves tipples.Pro forager Evan Strusinski—who collects wild, edible plants for top kitchens such as Gramercy

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Best beer gardens and beer halls in New York City

Brewhounds agree that Gotham’s beer garden and beer hall scene has taken off in recent years, but which spots are real beer gardens and which are just bars? Imbibing alfresco is one of our favorite things to do in the spring in New York City, and beer gardens are some of the best outdoor bars. But not everyone agrees as to what constitutes a legitimate biergarten. We chose our top choices and invited Brew York New York founder Chris O’Leary to assess their qualifications. Inwood Local Wine Bar and Beer Garden Our take: Owner Gus Anton says it’s hard to get small distributors to the northernmost nabe in Manhattan, but the 16 craft taps and 50 bottles and cans he serves demonstrate his powers of persuasion. The industrial bar in front is the perfect place to get cozy when it’s cold, but the tented area in back was made for spring temps. Take in the rarefied uptown air as you sample a Bailey’s Blonde ($7), a citrus ale from Massachusetts’s Cisco Brewers, or Tiger Eyes Hazelnut brown ale ($7) from Bridge and Tunnel Brewery. If there’s still a chill, warm up with the cumin-spiced Middle Eastern meatballs ($9), served with a sweet tomato sauce. On the first Saturday of the month, fork over $30 for unlimited access to all of the bar’s drafts (and select wines) from 10pm to 1am. 212-544-8900, inwoodlocal.comChris O’Leary: It’s a beer bar, not a beer garden, but they’re doing some really great stuff up there. Greenwood Park Our take: The team behind this 13,000-square-foot jugge

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Bars with games: Where to drink and play in NYC

At these bars with games, you can put your skills to the test while you warm up with a few glasses of the strong stuff. There’s more to do at New York bars than curl up with a beer and wait for Staten Island Chuck to make his Groundhog Day prediction. We’ve assembled a list of bars with games like bocce, Ping-Pong, Skee-Ball, pinball and more, plus one with a great jukebox to keep your ears busy, too. We can think of few more fun ways to keep warm than by honing your skills at these indoor pastimes. RECOMMENDED: 50 ways to warm up in NYC You might also like Best pinball machine spots in New York City Bring a pocketful of quarters and try for the high score at one of Gotham’s top pinball spots. History was made in 1976, when New York City lifted its 30-year ban on pinball machines—before that, they were considered gambling devices and were therefore illegal. These days, you can find the machines in bars, skate shops, even Laundromats. Just make sure to bring enough quarters…or dollar bills, as the case may be. Satellite Lounge Pinball aficionado Allen Cihak, who rents a warehouse in Greenpoint to accommodate his overflowing collection of pinball machines, loaned some of his favorites to Satellite Lounge when it opened last year. The seven games (including Spider-Man and Batman) stationed by the front window lend an air of playfulness to the no-frills bar. Reciprocal Skateboards The nine games at this skateboarding shop attract a crowd of both teenage and fully g

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Neighborhood bars for spring: The best local spots in NYC

If you don’t feel like wandering far from your apartment, hit up one of these neighborhood bars. Don’t cancel your going-out plans if the sky looks iffy; some of the best spring bars are the ones in your own backyard. Take a peek at our picks for the best neighborhood bars, which span a Lower East Side gastropub to a cutting-edge cocktail bar in Chelsea, and get out there. Williamsburg: The Exley On an unassuming block a stone’s throw from the BQE, this former garage houses a space that feels both fresh and familiar, with a bright, citrus-hued mural splashed behind the bar and big windows opening out to the street. Named for writer Frederick Exley, a notorious drinker and onetime New Yorker, the bar sports a come-one-come-all spirit reflected in the offerings, which include a weekly-rotating selection of craft beers (most $5–$8), wines by the glass ($7–$11), and house cocktails ($8–$11) like El Ojo Rojo, which melds tequila, joven mescal, grapefruit and fennel ($10). 347-599-2430, theexley.com East Village: Elsa Despite its bar-saturated zip code, this spot has established itself as a go-to local. The minimally adorned interior has an ability to suit the mood: sultry and candlelit at night, bright and airy on a Sunday afternoon—especially if you nab a booth under the massive skylight. Approachably priced beers and wines are available, but you’ll want to opt for one of 18 signature cocktails, including the breezy S.M. Jenkins (gin, cucumber, Pimm’s, lime, velvet Falernum

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Mini guides to five seasonal bars in New York City

We’re eagerly anticipating the return of certain seasonal watering holes. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the reopenings. New Yorkers clamor for anything with a limited run, especially when it combines outdoor drinking and sunny skies. Whether you prefer craft beer or cocktails, these five venues are among best spring bars for their festive ambiance and open-air imbibing. We’ll tell you how to enjoy each one to its fullest. Habana Outpost Projected opening: April 13The crowd: A diverse but distinctly Brooklyn crowd, from singles on the prowl to artsy college kids, families and neighborhood old-timersThe scene: At 8pm each Sunday, Brooklynites settle in with 12-ounce drafts of Spread Love ale (a unique collaboration between owner Sean Meenan and nearby Kelso Brewery, $3), frozen mojitos ($8), Cubano sandwiches ($7.75) and mayo-and-cotija-slathered corncobs ($3) to enjoy “Movies Under the Stars.” Check out Breakfast at Tiffany’s on May 12 (find the full schedule of films on the website). Make like the regulars and get there early to stake out a spot at one of the picnic tables in the oft-crowded concrete yard. Bungalow Bar Projected opening: April 19The crowd: Casual Rockaway locals, families and the occasional tourist on a day trip from ManhattanThe scene: After six months of tireless post-Sandy renovation, this family-owned-and-operated pillar of Rockaway Beach will reopen its doors for a 36th season. Grab a spot in the picnic-table-peppered backyard and rev

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Cocktail recipes for spring: how to mix great cocktails (VIDEO)

For nights you’d rather stay in than hit up the best spring bars, these video tutorials will equip you with cocktail recipes for a great night at home. It’s time to celebrate the approaching warm weather: Throw a party at your own apartment, grab a few cases of brew from the best craft-beer stores in NYC and mix great seasonal drinks yourself. But don’t just toss a bunch of liquor together and hope for the best: Take a peek at these spring-cocktails video tutorials and let the pros teach foolproof cocktail recipes. You might also like Foraged cocktails: New York's latest booze fad The found-ingredient trend—seen in cutting-edge kitchens around the world—crosses over to the bar, with roots, berries and leaves going into the mixing glass. The fervor for woodland foraging in modern cuisine—a practice pioneered by Spain’s avant-garde gastronomical mecca Mugaritz and popularized by New Nordic destinations like Denmark’s Noma—has spread like brush fire. In the U.S., it was once a pastime only for eccentrics like naturalist Steve “Wildman” Brill (famously arrested for eating a Central Park dandelion), but the movement has reached the upper echelons of New York dining, with five-star highfliers like Daniel and Eleven Madison Park employing greenery combed from forest floors. But the world has Gotham to thank for a new innovation on the fad, appropriate for the city that never sleeps: Barkeeps are going boozy with the hunter-gatherer-style ingredients, spinning them in

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The best bars for any forecast: Where to drink in rain or shine

The joys of spring are many, but predictable weather isn’t one of them. We’ve picked the best spring bars that facilitate good times, no matter the temperature. Take a look at the weekly forecast in the coming months, and you’re likely to see anything from perfectly sunny skies to torrential downpours. The upside is that there are spring bars for every possible scenario. Hunker down with cheap cocktails on a gloomy day, then sip craft beer on an alfresco patio when the thermostat rises. Cold and rainy Cienfuegos This whimsical punch bar—sister to scene-stealers Gin Palace and Amor y Amargo—brightens dreary days with its Havana-style teal walls, regal white armchairs and impressive rum selection. It’s hard to go wrong when ordering, but try the ti’ punch, a classic island drink made simply with rhum agricole, cane syrup and lime ($14), or a superlative dark and stormy ($14). Fantasize about island living while sipping the Honey Badger Punch, which plays up Cuba’s duality of sweet and spicy, and wait out the deluge. The Wayland Fashionistas, plaid-clad hipsters and buttoned-up professionals all share space in this Alphabet City hangout, relaxing in an airy atmosphere amid agrarian kitsch. To pull through the final days of winter, hunker down at a communal farmtable nestled in the window nook and order one of Madam Geneva alum Jason Mendenhall’s creations. We like the deceptively healthy-tasting Garden Variety Margarita ($11), a vibrant green quencher crafted with blue-aga

Read more
Bars

New bars for spring: The hottest openings for warm-weather drinks

These five new bars lead the way among the best spring bars, with well-crafted seasonal drinks and easygoing clientele. We keep a close eye on recent openings here at Time Out, and right now, we’re particularly excited about these five new bars. From a democratic cocktail den launched by some of the city’s best bartenders to a game-changing craft-beer bar, they’re among the best spring bars because have boozehounds of all stripes covered. You might also like Places to drink all day Start tippling and stay awhile. AbileneLike the appearance of spring's first robin, the sight of tables and lawn chairs outside this Carroll Gardens fave is a sure sign that lazy, laid-back afternoons are once again on the way. Order a basket of pulled pork ($8) and cheese fries ($6) or nachos ($7) while kicking everyone's ass at Connect Four, refilling often with pints of Brooklyn Lager ($5). When temperatures drop in the evening, move your gang inside and park on one of the well-loved, mismatched couches, and continue to party into the wee hours. 442 Court St at 3rd Pl (718-522-6900). Daily 11am--4am. Blind Tiger Ale HouseThe menu at Blind Tiger—an eclectic hideaway on a trendy stretch of Bleecker Street—is what makes it a blue-ribbon standard for all-day drinking. Choose from 30-plus varieties of American-craft, Belgian and cask ale on tap. People-watch through the tall windows while nursing a Nebraska IPA ($6.50). Snag a table early—and order bowl of beanless boar chili ($9)—for a calm, c

Read more
Bars

Five spring beers: Fresh brews for warm-weather drinking

Whether you drink it at home or at the city’s best spring bars, cracking open a cold beer is super satisfying. Start with one of these newly bottled releases. When you’d rather kick it at home rather than one of the city’s best spring bars, hit up New York’s best beer stores to procure one of these recently launched brews. Game of Thrones fans can sip a blond ale from Brewery Ommegang, and indecisive drinkers can sample two limited releases in Saranac’s dozen pack, but there’s plenty of variety all around. You might also like Weird beer ingredients: Ten brews featuring offbeat elements Get funky with one of these experimental brews, which highlight unusual beer ingredients (oysters, doughnuts) for a surprising but satisfying sip. RECOMMENDED: This year’s guide to the best beer in NYC Joshua M. Bernstein is the editor of the recently released iPhone app Craft Beer New York. You might also like 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. 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 b

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Bars

Five spring cocktails: Great warm-weather tipples at bars in NYC

It’s time to lighten up: Clear spirits and fresh produce—from berries to vegetables—are popping up at the city’s best spring bars. Seasonality permeates menus across New York City, including those at the best spring bars. Bartenders utilize a vernal bounty, sometimes even culled from local greenmarkets. Order up one of these TONY-approved tipples, or ask the pros about what ingredients are freshest. You might also like Foraged cocktails: New York's latest booze fad The found-ingredient trend—seen in cutting-edge kitchens around the world—crosses over to the bar, with roots, berries and leaves going into the mixing glass. The fervor for woodland foraging in modern cuisine—a practice pioneered by Spain’s avant-garde gastronomical mecca Mugaritz and popularized by New Nordic destinations like Denmark’s Noma—has spread like brush fire. In the U.S., it was once a pastime only for eccentrics like naturalist Steve “Wildman” Brill (famously arrested for eating a Central Park dandelion), but the movement has reached the upper echelons of New York dining, with five-star highfliers like Daniel and Eleven Madison Park employing greenery combed from forest floors. But the world has Gotham to thank for a new innovation on the fad, appropriate for the city that never sleeps: Barkeeps are going boozy with the hunter-gatherer-style ingredients, spinning them into shoots-and-leaves tipples.Pro forager Evan Strusinski—who collects wild, edible plants for top kitchens such as Gramercy

Read more
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Best beer gardens and beer halls in New York City

Brewhounds agree that Gotham’s beer garden and beer hall scene has taken off in recent years, but which spots are real beer gardens and which are just bars? Imbibing alfresco is one of our favorite things to do in the spring in New York City, and beer gardens are some of the best outdoor bars. But not everyone agrees as to what constitutes a legitimate biergarten. We chose our top choices and invited Brew York New York founder Chris O’Leary to assess their qualifications. Inwood Local Wine Bar and Beer Garden Our take: Owner Gus Anton says it’s hard to get small distributors to the northernmost nabe in Manhattan, but the 16 craft taps and 50 bottles and cans he serves demonstrate his powers of persuasion. The industrial bar in front is the perfect place to get cozy when it’s cold, but the tented area in back was made for spring temps. Take in the rarefied uptown air as you sample a Bailey’s Blonde ($7), a citrus ale from Massachusetts’s Cisco Brewers, or Tiger Eyes Hazelnut brown ale ($7) from Bridge and Tunnel Brewery. If there’s still a chill, warm up with the cumin-spiced Middle Eastern meatballs ($9), served with a sweet tomato sauce. On the first Saturday of the month, fork over $30 for unlimited access to all of the bar’s drafts (and select wines) from 10pm to 1am. 212-544-8900, inwoodlocal.comChris O’Leary: It’s a beer bar, not a beer garden, but they’re doing some really great stuff up there. Greenwood Park Our take: The team behind this 13,000-square-foot jugge

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Bars with games: Where to drink and play in NYC

At these bars with games, you can put your skills to the test while you warm up with a few glasses of the strong stuff. There’s more to do at New York bars than curl up with a beer and wait for Staten Island Chuck to make his Groundhog Day prediction. We’ve assembled a list of bars with games like bocce, Ping-Pong, Skee-Ball, pinball and more, plus one with a great jukebox to keep your ears busy, too. We can think of few more fun ways to keep warm than by honing your skills at these indoor pastimes. RECOMMENDED: 50 ways to warm up in NYC You might also like Best pinball machine spots in New York City Bring a pocketful of quarters and try for the high score at one of Gotham’s top pinball spots. History was made in 1976, when New York City lifted its 30-year ban on pinball machines—before that, they were considered gambling devices and were therefore illegal. These days, you can find the machines in bars, skate shops, even Laundromats. Just make sure to bring enough quarters…or dollar bills, as the case may be. Satellite Lounge Pinball aficionado Allen Cihak, who rents a warehouse in Greenpoint to accommodate his overflowing collection of pinball machines, loaned some of his favorites to Satellite Lounge when it opened last year. The seven games (including Spider-Man and Batman) stationed by the front window lend an air of playfulness to the no-frills bar. Reciprocal Skateboards The nine games at this skateboarding shop attract a crowd of both teenage and fully g

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Neighborhood bars for spring: The best local spots in NYC

If you don’t feel like wandering far from your apartment, hit up one of these neighborhood bars. Don’t cancel your going-out plans if the sky looks iffy; some of the best spring bars are the ones in your own backyard. Take a peek at our picks for the best neighborhood bars, which span a Lower East Side gastropub to a cutting-edge cocktail bar in Chelsea, and get out there. Williamsburg: The Exley On an unassuming block a stone’s throw from the BQE, this former garage houses a space that feels both fresh and familiar, with a bright, citrus-hued mural splashed behind the bar and big windows opening out to the street. Named for writer Frederick Exley, a notorious drinker and onetime New Yorker, the bar sports a come-one-come-all spirit reflected in the offerings, which include a weekly-rotating selection of craft beers (most $5–$8), wines by the glass ($7–$11), and house cocktails ($8–$11) like El Ojo Rojo, which melds tequila, joven mescal, grapefruit and fennel ($10). 347-599-2430, theexley.com East Village: Elsa Despite its bar-saturated zip code, this spot has established itself as a go-to local. The minimally adorned interior has an ability to suit the mood: sultry and candlelit at night, bright and airy on a Sunday afternoon—especially if you nab a booth under the massive skylight. Approachably priced beers and wines are available, but you’ll want to opt for one of 18 signature cocktails, including the breezy S.M. Jenkins (gin, cucumber, Pimm’s, lime, velvet Falernum

Read more
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Mini guides to five seasonal bars in New York City

We’re eagerly anticipating the return of certain seasonal watering holes. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the reopenings. New Yorkers clamor for anything with a limited run, especially when it combines outdoor drinking and sunny skies. Whether you prefer craft beer or cocktails, these five venues are among best spring bars for their festive ambiance and open-air imbibing. We’ll tell you how to enjoy each one to its fullest. Habana Outpost Projected opening: April 13The crowd: A diverse but distinctly Brooklyn crowd, from singles on the prowl to artsy college kids, families and neighborhood old-timersThe scene: At 8pm each Sunday, Brooklynites settle in with 12-ounce drafts of Spread Love ale (a unique collaboration between owner Sean Meenan and nearby Kelso Brewery, $3), frozen mojitos ($8), Cubano sandwiches ($7.75) and mayo-and-cotija-slathered corncobs ($3) to enjoy “Movies Under the Stars.” Check out Breakfast at Tiffany’s on May 12 (find the full schedule of films on the website). Make like the regulars and get there early to stake out a spot at one of the picnic tables in the oft-crowded concrete yard. Bungalow Bar Projected opening: April 19The crowd: Casual Rockaway locals, families and the occasional tourist on a day trip from ManhattanThe scene: After six months of tireless post-Sandy renovation, this family-owned-and-operated pillar of Rockaway Beach will reopen its doors for a 36th season. Grab a spot in the picnic-table-peppered backyard and rev

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Bars

Cocktail recipes for spring: how to mix great cocktails (VIDEO)

For nights you’d rather stay in than hit up the best spring bars, these video tutorials will equip you with cocktail recipes for a great night at home. It’s time to celebrate the approaching warm weather: Throw a party at your own apartment, grab a few cases of brew from the best craft-beer stores in NYC and mix great seasonal drinks yourself. But don’t just toss a bunch of liquor together and hope for the best: Take a peek at these spring-cocktails video tutorials and let the pros teach foolproof cocktail recipes. You might also like Foraged cocktails: New York's latest booze fad The found-ingredient trend—seen in cutting-edge kitchens around the world—crosses over to the bar, with roots, berries and leaves going into the mixing glass. The fervor for woodland foraging in modern cuisine—a practice pioneered by Spain’s avant-garde gastronomical mecca Mugaritz and popularized by New Nordic destinations like Denmark’s Noma—has spread like brush fire. In the U.S., it was once a pastime only for eccentrics like naturalist Steve “Wildman” Brill (famously arrested for eating a Central Park dandelion), but the movement has reached the upper echelons of New York dining, with five-star highfliers like Daniel and Eleven Madison Park employing greenery combed from forest floors. But the world has Gotham to thank for a new innovation on the fad, appropriate for the city that never sleeps: Barkeeps are going boozy with the hunter-gatherer-style ingredients, spinning them in

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Any way you could also give these lists as Foursquare lists that we could just save? Would save me the trouble of copying it over manually.