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New York knows it’s the biggest and the best, and the city’s reputation for extravagance extends to its most over-the-top barrooms. While grungy dive bars, woodsy beer gardens and Christmas-light–decorated karaoke bars all have a place in the city’s social scene, sometimes you just want to splurge on an outrageous margarita in an all-gold bar or take in skyscraper views at one of Manhattan’s most elite establishments. For those special treat-yourself days (really, everyday, if you’re doing it right), these seriously high-end bars are waiting for you.
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