The best bars in NYC

The best spots for cocktails, wine, brews and hooch.

  • Brooklyn Ice House (Photo by Roxana Marroquin)

  • Clo (Photo by Virginia Rollison)

  • Improved Whiskey Cocktail at Clover Club (Photo by Roxana Marroquin)

  • Franklin Park (Photo by David Rosenzweig)

  • International Bar (Photo by Beth Levendis)

  • The peach brandy julep at Little Branch (Photo by Talia Simhi)

  • Ukiah Cellars cabernet sauvignon with spech and Truffle Tremor goat cheese at...

  • PDT (Photo by Roxana Marroquin)

  • The OId Cuban (left) and Pegu Club cocktails at Pegu Club (Photo by Jeff Gurwin)

  • The Richardson (Photo by Roxana Marroquin)

  • Sweet & Lowdown (Photo by Talia Simhi)

  • Sycamore (Photo by Talia Simhi)

  • Terroir

Brooklyn Ice House (Photo by Roxana Marroquin)

Brooklyn Ice House
Owner Trevor Budd lays on 30-plus affordable brews and excellent barbecue in Red Hook.

Clo Wine + Shop
A sci-fi wine bar with sweeping views of Columbus Circle.

Clover Club
Classic cocktails from mixology matriarch Julie Reiner in a Victorian setting.

Franklin Park
Matthew Roff converts a former Crown Heights garage into a 1,300-square-foot beer “garden.”

International Bar
The second coming of this legendary saloon stays true to its dive bar roots.

Little Branch
Nigh perfect cocktails in a clubby, low-ceilinged Village rathskeller.

Nectar Wine Bar
Hands-on service and a well-curated wine list in a chic setting.

Enter through an old phone booth for elite cocktail creations in a taxidermy-strewn saloon.

Pegu Club
The gold standard for some of the city’s finest elixirs.

The Richardson
This throwback cocktail spot is shaping Williamsburg’s new breed of bar.

Sweet & Lowdown
One of the smartest, most thoughtful selections of American wine we’ve seen in town.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better backdrop for a round of cold ones.

Stellar sips and a menu to match.

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