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Bars

Your guide to bars and drinking in New York City. Whether you’re looking for a cocktail or a beer, use our guide to find the best bars in NYC.

The 50 best bars in NYC right now

March 2024: Everything’s easier when you're drinking out at a bar. Your dive’s beer is frosty, the wine bar has harder-to-find...

The 19 best dive bars in NYC

The 19 best dive bars in NYC

New York City has fewer dive bars than any other drinking genre. The primary reason is that a real deal dive must already exist. One simply cannot open a...

The best rooftop bars in NYC

The best rooftop bars in NYC

In the city that never stops sprawling, upward expansion has also reached great heights. Many incredible eating and drinking destinations are poised in the...

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    The best outdoor bars in NYC

    The best outdoor bars in NYC

    NYC has plenty of patios and terraces for boozy afternoons in the city

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    Public Records

    Public Records

    4 out of 5 stars

    We first encountered chef Daniel Bagnall a few months back at Short Stories, a clubby restaurant on the Bowery that initially seems easy to write off as basic...

    No Bar

    No Bar

    5 out of 5 stars

    It’s long been a sad but all too real fact of nightlife that a designated gay bar is usually never a solid cocktail destination—until earlier this year, that...

    Public Records
    4 out of 5 stars

    We first encountered chef Daniel Bagnall a few months back at Short Stories, a clubby restaurant on the Bowery that initially seems easy to write off as basic...

    Public Records

    Public Records

    4 out of 5 stars

    We first encountered chef Daniel Bagnall a few months back at Short Stories, a clubby restaurant on the Bowery that initially seems easy to write off as basic...

    No Bar

    No Bar

    5 out of 5 stars

    It’s long been a sad but all too real fact of nightlife that a designated gay bar is usually never a solid cocktail destination—until earlier this year, that...

    Mister Paradise

    Mister Paradise

    4 out of 5 stars

    The name Mister Paradise sounds like it would be perfect for a bombastic WWE heel-face turn (a character the audience is supposed to hate but ends up loving),...

    Reception

    Reception

    When you think of the word reception, do you think of a warm welcome at someone’s home, where the hostess takes your coat, inquires how you’ve been and—oh,...

    Felix Roasting Co.

    Felix Roasting Co.

    5 out of 5 stars

    There’s so much to poke fun of at this chichi coffee shop. Take the Pepto-pink room that could double as a Wes Anderson set or its preening “every coffee has a...

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    Cote

    Cote

    3 out of 5 stars

    Although Cote is still practically impossible to get into six years after opening, the sleekly chic Korean steak house is worth every reservation...

    Crown Shy

    Crown Shy

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nestled inside 70 Pine Street is a maître d' desk auspiciously stationed in the lobby of a highly sought-after Art Deco building. You might not...

    Gramercy Tavern

    Gramercy Tavern

    A Central Casting, New York City classic if there ever was one, Gramercy Tavern has maintained its status even after minor tweaks and changes over its nearly...