By-type boozing: New bars opening in New York City this fall

Whether you’re a Brooklyn brew geek or a Manhattan cocktail enthusiast, there’s a new NYC bar for you opening this autumn.

This fall, boozers of all stripes can find a watering hole to suit their needs. Whiskey sippers can have their slugs with a side of stellar Thai food at Andy Ricker's new drinking den; brew hounds can find flavored suds at the new pickle-centric beer bar; and cocktail enthusiasts can sip creations from the city’s top female mixologists in an Irish pub. Bottoms up!

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    Mango Alexander at Whiskey Soda Lounge Ny

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    Raspberry Drinking Vinegar at Whiskey Soda Lounge Ny

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    Tamarind Whiskey Sour at Whiskey Soda Lounge Ny

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    Rhubarb Blush at Whiskey Soda Lounge Ny

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    Greenwich Palace at Grace

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    Belclare at Grace

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    Clare Island at Grace

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    Picnic at Hanging Rock at Ramona

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    Handsome Grandson at Ramona

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    Broken Mirror at Ramona

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    Black Book at Ramona

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    Golden Cadillac at Golden Cadillac

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Mango Alexander at Whiskey Soda Lounge Ny

Where to drink if you're...

…a wanderlust-challenged backpacker: Whiskey Soda Lounge Ny

The Thai drinking favorite—whiskey neat or with soda—comes to Brooklyn, courtesy of this Portland, Oregon, spin-off from Andy Ricker. Also on the menu: bar snacks (galangal-and-garlic Manila clams) and cocktails (a tamarind whiskey sour).

  1. 115 Columbia St at Kane St, Columbia Waterfront District, Brooklyn
  2. Late August

…a whiskey-slugging dame: Grace

Named after Grace O’Malley—Ireland’s swashbuckling 16-century “Pirate Queen”—this girl-power Irish pub will boast a who’s who of Gotham’s top female bar talent, including Death & Company’s Eryn Reece and Clover Club’s Ivy Mix. 646-918-6553,

  1. 365 Third Ave between 26th and 27th Sts
  2. Late August

…an ’80s revisionist: Golden Cadillac

Giuseppe Gonzalez (PKNY, Clover Club) teams up with drinks historian Gregory Boehm (Cocktail Kingdom) to advance the cause of a lesser-loved era—the freewheelin’ ’80s—with upgraded bar bastard children like the Long Island iced tea, the cosmopolitan and the Miami vice. No phone yet.

  1. 13 First Ave at 1st St
  2. Late September

…a sours-and-suds lover: Pickle Shack

Brooklyn Brine and Dogfish Head Brewery come together for this cuke-centric Gowanus pub, featuring an infuser hooked up to eight draft lines at the bar, flavoring the beer with ingredients like French lavender or a coriander-cumin spice blend.

  1. 256 Fourth Ave between Carroll and President Sts, Gowanus, Brooklyn
  2. Mid-September

…a stein-lifting Germanophile: Paulaner Bräuhaus

Throw back cold ones at this 9,800-square-feet beer hall on the Bowery, the first stateside outpost of the German brewery. 212-780-0300,

  1. 265–267 Bowery between E Houston and Stanton Sts
  2. Early September

…a pint purist: The Jeffrey + Fools Gold

Long Island City’s Alewife team will cross the East River this fall, debuting two craft beer bars in Manhattan. The Jeffrey (311 E 60th St between First and Second Aves; 212-355-2337, features a custom draft system for optimal pressure. Fools Gold (145 E Houston St between Eldridge and Forsyth Sts; 212-477-5005, will highlight orange wines and coffee along with the suds.

  1. The Jeffrey: Early September; Fools Gold: Mid-September

…a home-brew hound: Dirk the Norseman

Former Brooklyn Brewery salesman Ed Raven and amateur Chris Prout will produce their own suds at a steel-accented brewpub. No phone yet.

  1. 7 North 15th St at Franklin St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
  2. Mid–October

…a well-heeled downtowner: Name TBD

Bicoastal cocktail gurus David Kaplan and Alex Day (Death & Company) will launch a 50-seat lounge on the Lower East Side, offering small plates and more than 40 tipples. No phone yet.

  1. Essex St at Rivington St
  2. Late October

…an interior-design buff: Ramona

East Village bar Elsa expands with this Greenpoint location, featuring a makeover by indie firm hOme (Paulie Gee’s, Alameda) and a similarly sleek menu of craft beers and cocktails. No phone yet.

  1. 113 Franklin St between Greenpoint Ave and Kent St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
  2. Mid-November

…a no-inhibitions-necessary provocateur: Play Bar & Den

Exhibits like “The Sex Lives of Animals” make you work up a, ahem, thirst? The Museum of Sex will open a saucy companion to their lower-level drinkery Oral Fix, with mixology stud Jim Kearns (Pegu Club, the NoMad) toiling to your cocktail desires. 212-447-7529,

  1. 1 E 27th St between Fifth and Madison Aves
  2. Mid-September

Game on!

Forget Wayne and Garth’s sober street hockey—this fall’s all about cocktail-fueled shuffleboard, champagne-soaked cricket and beers over Pac-Man.


Manhattan Cricket Club

Australian bistro Burke & Wills is opening a cocktail den—sporting gold-and-black wallpaper and mahogany wood—on its second floor that will nod to the outback’s historic cricket clubs. A dinner menu will be available. No phone yet.

  1. 226 W 79th St between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway
  2. Late September


Calling all Chelsea gamers—the boozy Brooklyn parlor will make the move to Manhattan with a 3,500-square-foot location and arcade machines like Return of the Jedi and Dragon’s Lair. The oak-heavy beer bar will offer a lineup of all-American craft brews (Empire, Victory) and a menu of burgers, fries and sandwiches. No phone yet.

  1. 148 W 24th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Early October

Royal Palm Shuffleboard Club

This 17,000-square-foot Gowanus spot releases the game from its Florida retiree status. Toss back a theme-appropriate cocktail (key lime fizz), draft beer or tap wine and hit one of ten regulation-size shuffleboard courts or a 27-foot-long shuffleboard table top. 347-766-7256

  1. 514 Union St between Nevins St and Third Ave, Gowanus, Brooklyn
  2. Early October

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