The Narrows

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The Narrows
Time Out, Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
The Narrows
Time Out, Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
The Narrows
Time Out, Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
The Narrows
Time Out, Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
The Narrows
Time Out, Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
The Narrows

Stationed on the outskirts of the haute-cocktail kingdom, this democratic Bushwick drinkery balances neighborhood-bar accessibility with a serious approach to booze. The area’s DIY ethos drives thoughtful cocktails like the rye-based Caulfield’s Dream, which comes topped with a fizzy float of cava and a tuft of spearmint. But vest-clad barkeeps are just as likely to suggest a $6 beer-and-shot combo as an artisanal quaff—try an ice-cold Sol paired with a bracing measure of spicy tequila, or peruse the well-curated list of organic wines and East Coast–leaning suds. While there's no food, the bar makes an ideal pre- or postdinner drinkery if you’re hitting locavore haunts Roberta’s and Northeast Kingdom.

Venue name: The Narrows
Address: 1037 Flushing Ave
New York
Cross street: between Morgan Ave and Vandervoort Pl
Opening hours: Daily 5pm–4am
Transport: Subway: L to Morgan Ave
Price: Average drink $7. Cash only
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This "hole-in-the-wall" spot on Flushing Ave is open till 4am everyday, which makes it a great late-night spot for not only the late-working crew, but also the night owls (like me)! There's a nice, long bar at the entrance, as well as a cozy garden in the back. It took me a year to discover the "side room," which has both private, small tables and a communal table. Bartenders are always super friendly and inviting, and they definitely know their mixology! Also has a surprisingly killer sound system—and the playlist is always on point.