The 11 Best New Bars in New York City: Winter 2017
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The 11 Best New Bars in New York City: Winter 2017

It should come as no surprise that new bars are popping up in NYC all the time. Many of these spots are vanguards, offering new trends and styles of drinking. One might be a more relaxed craft spot, another might have sweeter-yet-balanced drinks, and still another might effortlessly incorporate high-tech equipment and techniques. At least one of these 11 new establishments could be your next favorite hangout.—Robert Haynes-Peterson

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

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1.  Bar Fortuna

Tucked away in the recesses of the well-regarded West Village newcomer and Italian joint Casa Apicii is this comfortable nook. Emphasizing…
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2.  Bar Velo

Tucked inside one of those weird narrow buildings along the train in Williamsburg, this joyful, sunny spot evokes French neighborhood bars…
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3.  Blacktail

From the Dead Rabbit team comes another immersive drinking experience, this time paying homage to Prohibition-era Cuba and the American expat…
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4.  The Cannibal Liquor House

Christian Pappanicholas and the team behind Resto and “butcher shop by day, craft beer bar by night” The Cannibal are back…
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5.  Chumley’s

Whether you knew it as the dingy writer and firefighter hangout of the ’80s and ’90s or the tourist- and frat-boy-packed…
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6.  Fine & Rare

There are many spots in New York to grab an unusual or expensive bottle of whiskey. But there are few with…
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7.  Fresh Kills

NYC cocktail legend Richard Boccato (Milk & Honey, Dutch Kills) is behind this downright sexy neighborhood destination. From its custom-made raw…
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8.  Ghost Donkey

Bar vets Eben Freeman and Nacho Jimenez are behind the drinks at this cozy den dedicated to agave spirits and Mexican…
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9.  Jupiter Disco

When you open the nondescript industrial door to this new Bushwick spot from alums of Maison Premiere and The Franklin Mortgage…
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10.  ROKC

Combining three popular trends right now—high-quality ramen, immaculately presented cocktails and upscale Harlem spots—meet ROKC (Ramen, Oysters, Kitchen and Cocktails) from…
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11.  21 Greenpoint

You might recall Bill Murray got behind the bar opening night (his son is a co-owner). Occupying the former River Styx…
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