Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
So you missed the best happy hours. New York is still a great place to find good booze, especially since it’s tough to walk more than a few blocks without passing liquor stores. Many of them do just fine serving the passersby en route to a party or offering a cheap alternative to pricey cocktails at the best bars in NYC. But collectors and spirit enthusiasts might turn their nose up at such “luxuries,” which is why we’ve singled out the liquor stores that go the extra mile with exceptional service and extensive collections of rare bottles, from Irish whiskey to tequila. Whether you’re interested in a quick-stop shop for cheap alcohol or an old-timey store that offers tastings and pairings, these liquor stores are worth the trip.