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The 11 Best New Bars in New York City:
Summer 2018

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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The 23 Essential New York City Bars:
Late Winter 2018

There probably are as many types of bars in New York as there are New Yorkers. With scores of bars opening every day, it’s a challenge to winnow down a short list of the essential ones. Still, we like to think these 23 bars represent the current best of New York’s many facets. Some are iconic, as much for the establishment as the drinks served. Others represent “new classics” that have shepherded the cocktail revolution forward and still offer an unmatched drinking experience today. There are also nods to great joints for beer or cider, plus a handful of newer bars where the drinks delight or surprise. Every spot on this list represents a place where you’d be glad to spend an evening bending elbows.—Robert Haynes-Peterson and Kara Newman

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

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A Rosé Mansion Opened In NYC and It’s Perfect for Instagram

Visitors can wander through the mansion while sipping rosé from around the world, all the while learning the history, science and economics of the trendy pink drink.

Angry Orchard Debuts Rosé Hard Cider Ice Cream

An ice cream company has teamed up with Angry Orchard to bring us a perfect treat for cooling down in the summer heat.

Craft Breweries Across The Nation Debuting Limited Edition Beer To Benefit ACLU

Craft breweries across the nation have joined forces by debuting a limited edition beer to benefit the ACLU.

The 11 Best New Bars in New York City: Summer 2018

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.

The Definitive Guide to New York’s Best Highballs

What’s not to love about a highball? It’s a delicious introduction to whisky and a refreshing change for scotch aficionados. Wherever you fall on the whisky spectrum, you’ll want to try the intensely smooth highballs being poured at bars all over New York. These highballs—all made with The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve—are the perfect way to enjoy the definitive whisky this summer.

Frozen Palomas May Be Coming To Chipotle

Just in time for summer, Chipotle may release a new frozen cocktail.

Margarita Bath Bombs Are Here to Take Your Self-Care to a Whole New Level

Just in time for National Margarita Day, Patrón has introduced a line of Margarita-flavored bath bombs.

The 23 Essential New York City Bars: Late Winter 2018

There probably are as many types of bars in New York as there are New Yorkers. With scores of bars opening every day, it’s a challenge to winnow down a short list of the essential ones. Still, we like to think these 23 bars represent the current best of New York’s many facets. Some are iconic, as much for the establishment as the drinks served. Others represent “new classics” that have shepherded the cocktail revolution forward and still offer an unmatched drinking experience today. There are also nods to great joints for beer or cider, plus a handful of newer bars where the drinks delight or surprise. Every spot on this list represents a place where you’d be glad to spend an evening bending elbows.—Robert Haynes-Peterson and Kara Newman

*Bars are listed alphabetically.

Explore New York Bars Offering Twists on the Plymouth Martini

Plymouth Gin

Contributed by Liquor.com Staff
The original Martini recipe, created more than a century ago, called for Plymouth gin. Bartenders have been updating and innovating with the classic cocktail ever since. But the best Martinis share that original foundation. New York bartenders are continuing that tradition by pouring delicious, unique takes on the Plymouth Martini. These are the top NYC bars where you can find them.

Try the Best Smoky Cocktails from New York Bartenders

New York bartenders recently shared their finest recipes in the Smoky Malt Cocktail Challenge, sponsored by Ardbeg. Ben Rojo of Angel’s Share ultimately won, earning a trip to Scotland for his subtle and smoky masterpiece, Cailleach’s Bath Collins. He won’t be the only one to benefit from the competition, though. You, for instance, can check […]

Is Your Cocktail Ready for a 3-D Garnish?

Self-driving cars, suborbital space tourism, human head transplants… Pfff! We’ve seen the future, people, and it looks like this: 3-D cocktail garnishes. At a recent tasting event in New York City hosted by Scotch whisky brand Auchentoshan, guests got an eye full of what might just be the next wave in drink tinkering, a machine […]

Are Awards Ruining Your Favorite Bars?

Everyone’s obsession comes at a cost.