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New York's Best Bartender 2015

We're scouring the city to find Gotham's finest bartender—are you in?

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What makes the perfect drinking experience in New York City? Well, you'll want to be in one of NYC's best bars, for starters. And of course, you'll be drinking your dream tipple. But both these things can amount to zero if your bartender is off. Anyone who's stood hopelessly at a crowded bar on a Friday night waiting to be served will know this, as will anyone who's been creeped over while out to get a quiet cocktail, or just given a lousy drink. Similarly, you could be downing a Miller Light in a dive bar and the experience turn out to be divine because your bartender was awesome. So, drinkers of New York: Let's raise a glass to NYC's best bartenders!

NYC's best bartender

Meet the winner!
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Meet the winner!

The people—193,000 people—have spoken! The winner of our competition is Bay Ridge’s own Anthony LoPorto

The top 10
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The top 10

You voted in your thousands—now it’s time to pick the winner

The top 50
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The top 50

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The top 100
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The top 100

Take a look through your neighborhood and see if your favorite made the cut

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