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BARS IN NEW YORK

There are a million and one ways to have fun in this city, but this is a hedonist's guide, after all, and oftentimes that means imbibing like you really mean it. For satisfying drinking in New York, the specifics are as diverse as the people who come here, but there are a few general rules we like to follow. Intoxication, and the subsequent loss of inhibition (or bodily function, depending on who you are), calls for an environment in which you are comfortable and where you are surrounded by stimulating folk with whom you can cut loose without fear of reproach. If you love to howl at your friends' jokes, for example, don't go to the Burp Castle on East 7th Street, where it's all about the worshipful consumption of beer and the decibel level is kept to a low hum by the staff. If you love the velvet rope scene and "getting in" really gets you off, don't be talked into one of the city's petite and discreet cocktail dens. But most of all, don't get caught up on the "don'ts" -- New York's bar scene is almost as broad as its restaurant offerings, and it's more than possible to carve out your perfect niche here.
  • 675 Bar
  • 675 Bar

  • Bars
  • Relish the retro games, killer drinks, a kooky indie rock soundtrack and he...
  • Meatpacking
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  • Arlene's Grocery
  • Arlene's Grocery

  • Live Music
  • A temple to the young and hip Arlene's Grocery is a great place to kick bac...
  • Lower East Side
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  • Art Bar
  • Art Bar

  • Bars
  • Made up of two rooms with two very different atmospheres this is a great pl...
  • West Village
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  • Avenue
  • Avenue

  • Lounge
  • Glamorous decor with fine design flourishes. Pulsing sounds and an A-list c...
  • Chelsea
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  • Bar Veloce
  • Bar Veloce

  • Wine Bar
  • Bar Veloce draws in a smart and sophisticated crowd in need of a good glass...
  • East Village
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  • Barracuda
  • Barracuda

  • Bars
  • Without the attitude Barracuda is one of Chelsea's better gay bars.
  • Chelsea
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  • Bemelmans Bar
  • Bemelmans Bar

  • Cocktail Bar
  • This is a classy and traditional place to go and enjoy a cocktail among som...
  • Upper East Side
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  • Black & White
  • Black & White

  • Bars
  • Although a little on the small side this is a fun and busy spot to get a gr...
  • East Village
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  • Black Door
  • Black Door

  • Bars
  • This buzzy little place is great for a drink and to do a bit of people watc...
  • Chelsea
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  • Blind Tiger
  • Blind Tiger

  • Pub
  • Blind Tiger spent time researching fine coffee roasting techniques and crea...
  • West Village
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  • bOb
  • bOb

  • Bars
  • Stylishly decorated and serving good drinks to the young and fabulous in Ne...
  • Lower East Side
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  • Boom Boom Room
  • Boom Boom Room

  • Cocktail Bar
  • Classy and exclusive - the Boom Boom Room is fast becoming one of the most ...
  • Meatpacking Dist.
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  • Bowlmor Lanes
  • Bowlmor Lanes

  • Lounge
  • This is a great way to do something a bit different and will definitely bri...
  • East Village
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  • Brandy Library
  • Brandy Library

  • Bars
  • Brandy Library boasts an extensive selection of drinks. This is a classy an...
  • Tribeca
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  • Butter
  • Butter

  • Cocktail Bar
  • Music, drinks, style, snacks and scene; Butter has it all - go!
  • Noho
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  • Campbell Apartment
  • Campbell Apartment

  • Terrace Bar
  • This smart city hide out is elegant, exclusive and stunning.
  • Midtown East
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  • Clandestino
  • Clandestino

  • Bars
  • Stylishly understated. A relaxed environment for easy conversation, the bea...
  • Lower East Side
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  • Club Macanudo
  • Club Macanudo

  • Cigar Bar
  • Old school elegance for serious cocktails and cigars...
  • Upper East Side
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  • d.b.a.
  • d.b.a.

  • Bars
  • Dba's extensive selection of beers, wines and spirits means drinkers are in...
  • East Village
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  • Ear Inn
  • Ear Inn

  • Bars
  • One of New York's oldest drinking dens...
  • West Village
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  • Eight Mile Creek
  • Eight Mile Creek

  • Bars
  • From the land down under, Eight Mile Creek is one of NYC's best Australian ...
  • Nolita
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  • Employees Only
  • Employees Only

  • Cocktail Bar
  • The first of New York's retro speakeasy bars comes with it's own tarot card...
  • West Village
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  • Five Points
  • Five Points

  • Bar / Dining
  • Under-rated and low-key restaurant with a focus on seasonal and local produ...
  • East Village
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  • Flatiron Lounge
  • Flatiron Lounge

  • Lounge
  • Old school elegance and delicious cocktails at an old Sinatra hang-out...
  • Flatiron
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  • Frankies 457 Spuntino
  • Frankies 457 Spuntino

  • Bar / Dining
  • No-reservations, back-to-basics Italian eatery that straddles the hip/neigh...
  • Carroll Gardens
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  • Heathers
  • Heathers

  • Bars
  • Young hipster crowd pulled in by a nightly changing roster of DJs...
  • East Village
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  • Huckleberry Bar
  • Huckleberry Bar

  • Bar / Dining
  • It's all about the cocktails at Huckleberry (oh and the small plates to hel...
  • Williamsburg
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  • Jimmy's No. 43
  • Jimmy's No. 43

  • Bar / Dining
  • Gastro pub with great beer and a 'secret chef' capable of culinary miracles...
  • East Village
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  • Joe's Pub
  • Joe's Pub

  • Lounge
  • Joe's Pub is all about live events from theatre to music washed down by lot...
  • Noho
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  • Lenox Lounge
  • Lenox Lounge

  • Live Music
  • It's all about the jazz and soul food at this long-standing Harlem staple.....
  • Harlem
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  • Little Branch
  • Little Branch

  • Cocktail Bar
  • West Village speakeasy from the Milk & Honey boys...
  • West Village
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  • Ñ
  • Ñ

  • Bars
  • Bijoux gem of a tapas bar in Nolita
  • Nolita
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  • Old Town Bar
  • Old Town Bar

  • Bars
  • Historic New York tavern that appeals to hipsters and mobsters alike...
  • Flatiron
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  • Pegu Club
  • Pegu Club

  • Cocktail Bar
  • Perfectly mixed cocktails and a chic crowd at this SATC favourite...
  • Soho
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  • Pete's Tavern
  • Pete's Tavern

  • Bars
  • One of New York's oldest taverns and a favourite of O. Henry.
  • Gramercy Park
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  • Raines Law Room
  • Raines Law Room

  • Speakeasy
  • A perfect bar for those who like their drinks with civilised conversation, ...
  • Flatiron
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  • Sakagura
  • Sakagura

  • Cocktail Bar
  • Superb sake and sashimi in elegant Japanese surrounds...
  • Midtown East
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  • Soaked Lounge
  • Soaked Lounge

  • Rooftop
  • This new SoHo terrace bar gives extensive views over the roof tops of Manha...
  • Soho
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  • Stone Rose Lounge
  • Stone Rose Lounge

  • Lounge
  • Stylish cocktail bar with views over the park catering to a sophisticated M...
  • Upper West Side
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  • Temple Bar
  • Temple Bar

  • Bars
  • Glamorous, fabulous and oh so Mwah - not to mention the cocktails...
  • Noho
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  • The Dead Rabbit
  • The Dead Rabbit

  • Cocktail Bar
  • The Dead Rabbit is a retro-inspired cocktail bar with an upscale atmosphere...
  • Financial District
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  • The Otheroom
  • The Otheroom

  • Bars
  • Laid-back and convivial cash-only West Village neighbourhood bar...
  • West Village
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  • The Rose Bar
  • The Rose Bar

  • Hotel Bar
  • Oh so media friendly the GPH's bar is a work of art...
  • Gramercy Park
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  • The Rusty Knot
  • The Rusty Knot

  • Dive Bar
  • The poshest dive bar you'll ever go to...
  • West Village
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  • Therapy
  • Therapy

  • Bars
  • The gay crowd are flocking to Hell's Kitchen for a little late-night Therap...
  • Midtown West
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  • Zinc Bar
  • Zinc Bar

  • Live Music
  • Jazz, live music and perfectly mixed tropical cocktails...
  • Soho
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  • Zum Schneider
  • Zum Schneider

  • Beer Garden
  • Beer just got fun again in New York...
  • East Village
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