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Time Out New York’s Bar Awards 2018

Raise a glass to NYC’s best and brightest cocktail bars, drink programs and industry pros with Time Out’s Bar Awards

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New York’s bar scene is legendary, with the city’s world-class cocktail bars, wine bars, beer gardens and beer halls. Time Out New York is honoring that top-notch booze with our 2018 Bar Awards, a celebration of New York’s best bartenders, the stunning drinks they make and the top-notch venues they helm. With the help of a formidable lineup of industry pros, we’re putting together this year’s list of the best bars in NYC. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2018 Bar Awards.

Time Out New York’s Bar Awards 2018

The winners of the 2018 Time Out New York Bar Awards
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The winners of the 2018 Time Out New York Bar Awards

New York City’s drinking scene is raising the bar

Meet the finalists of Time Out New York’s 2018 Bar Awards
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Meet the finalists of Time Out New York’s 2018 Bar Awards

Let’s cheers to the best bar and cocktail finalists for Time Out New York’s 2018 Bar Awards

The craziest bar stories from NYC bartenders
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The craziest bar stories from NYC bartenders

Bartenders do a whole lot more than just pour your drinks—we got the inside scoop on the craziest bar stories in NYC

The best drinking quotes of all time
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The best drinking quotes of all time

These drinking quotes will inspire you to hit up NYC’s best bars and caption crazy cocktails on Instagram

Famous cocktails invented in NYC bars
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Famous cocktails invented in NYC bars

For famous cocktails like Martinis and Manhattans, head to these iconic NYC bars to sip on a piece of US history

The 50 cocktail experiences you should have in NYC
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The 50 cocktail experiences you should have in NYC

If you want to call yourself a New Yorker, you need to drink the best cocktails and visit the best bars in the city

Explore bar trends and tricks
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Explore bar trends and tricks

Check out videos of top U.S. bar tenders surveying the country’s bar scene

New York’s best bars

The best speakeasy bars in NYC
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The best speakeasy bars in NYC

These speakeasy bars and restaurants are NYC’s best-kept secrets

The best cocktail bars in NYC
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The best cocktail bars in NYC

New York is home of the cocktail and it’s easy to see why

The best boat bars in NYC
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The best boat bars in NYC

Beer-sloshed barges, oyster bars atop historic schooners—outdoor drinking hits the harbor with the best boat bars in NYC

The best dive bars in NYC
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The best dive bars in NYC

With a bit of gritty New York disappearing each day, these dive bars still standing strong

The 22 best rooftop bars in NYC
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The 22 best rooftop bars in NYC

Have a cocktail high above the city and take in spectacular views at one of the best rooftop bars NYC has to offer

The most wonderful and weird themed bars in NYC
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The most wonderful and weird themed bars in NYC

These themed bars in NYC are actually worth visiting

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Archive Bar Awards coverage

The best bars in New York, as chosen by bar experts (2015)
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The best bars in New York, as chosen by bar experts (2015)

Time Out New York toasts the best NYC bars (2015)

Time Out New York toasts the best NYC bars (2015)

Help us choose the best bar in New York (2015)
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Help us choose the best bar in New York (2015)

2015 Bar Awards photos
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2015 Bar Awards photos

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