Foursquare's year-end lists: How NYC ranked in 2012

The check-ins have been counted—here's how New York City spots stood on Foursquare this year.

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Did all that on-the-go social networking pay off for your favorite NYC spots this year? Foursquare has tallied all of its 2012 check-ins to determine which Gotham bars and restaurants got the most social-media love, as well as how New York ranks against other U.S. cities. Our music venues stole the show, of course. And though we may be only the 22nd-fittest metropolis in America, we scored 12th in juice-bar check-ins! So um…yay? Scroll down to see how NYC and its venues measured up.

NYC restaurants:
1. Shake Shack (Gramercy-Flatiron)
2. Katz's Delicatessen
3. Ippudo NY
4. Balthazar
5. Burger Joint
6. Coffee Shop
7. The Meatball Shop (West Village)
8. The Smith (East Village)
9. Hill Country
10. Cafeteria

NYC bars:
1. The Standard Biergarten
2. Frying Pan
3. The 13th Step
4. 230 Fifth
5. The Lobby Bar at the Ace Hotel New York
6. Soho House
7. Village Pourhouse
8. Lillie's (Gramercy-Flatiron)
9. Stout
10. Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club
 
Top voting spots in NYC:
1. P.S. 116 (Murray Hill)
2. P.S. 282 (Park Slope, Brooklyn)
3. Baruch College Campus High School (Gramercy/Flatiron)
4. J.H.S. 126 (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
 
Top music venues nationwide:
1. Terminal 5 (NYC)
2. Webster Hall (NYC)
3. 9:30 Club (Washington, D.C.)
4. Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
5. Brooklyn Bowl (NYC)
6. Bowery Ballroom (NYC)
7. Madison Square Garden (NYC)
8. First Avenue (Minneapolis–St. Paul)
9. Music Hall of Williamsburg (NYC)
10. The Hollywood Bowl (L.A.)
 
Most romantic cities:
1. New Orleans–Metairie-Kenner, LA
2. San Francisco–Oakland-Fremont, CA
3. New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island, NY-NJ
4. Lancaster, PA
5. Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario, CA
6. Las Vegas–Paradise, NV
7. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
8. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
9. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
10. Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville, SC

Restaurant categories that have seen the biggest nationwide surge in popularity:
1. Turkish restaurants
2. Fish-and-chips shops
3. Molecular gastronomy restaurants
4. Filipino restaurants
5. Scandinavian restaurants
6. Peruvian restaurants
7. Arepa restaurants
8. German restaurants
9. Portuguese restaurants
10. Mac-and-cheese joints


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