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The 11 Best New Bars in New York City:
Late Winter 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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Raising the Bar:
Phil Ward

Tequila and mezcal fans flock to this talented bartender’s New York establishment Mayahuel. We spoke to him about his new Los Angeles watering hole and how he got his start.

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

Feb 20, 2018 · News Products New York City

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

Explore New York Bars Offering Twists on the Plymouth Martini

Sep 20, 2017 · Cocktails Entertainment New York New York City

Liquor.com and 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

Jul 19, 2017 · New York New York City

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?

Jul 12, 2017 · Cocktails Entertainment Trends New York City

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 […]

What Happens When You Take the Manhattan on a Road Trip Across Manhattan?

Jul 11, 2017 · New York New York City

The owner of Bar Goto in New York City, Kenta Goto, makes the classic Manhattan at the foot of the landmark Flatiron building in Manhattan. Manhattan 1 oz sweet vermouth 3 oz bourbon 3 dashes Angostura bitters Garnish: Maraschino cherry Glass: Nick & Nora or cocktail Like what you see? Check out another Curbside Cocktails […]

Nathan O’Neill Is the 2017 Bartender of the Year

Jun 29, 2017 · New York New York City Puerto Rico San Juan

Since August 2016, top bartenders from across the nation have been competing for the title of 2017 Bartender of the Year. Liquor.com and Heaven Hill Brands put out a call for entries for the second year of the competition. Bartenders responded with an overwhelming number of original cocktail recipes featuring Domaine de Canton French Ginger […]

Jell-O Shots Just Got A Much Needed Upgrade

Jun 15, 2017 · News New York New York City

Jell-O shot? No thanks. We’ll take a Jell-O glass, filled with a boozy frozen drink. From booze-infused candies to shot glasses made out of bacon and chocolate, our world is no stranger to outrageous ideas. But just when you thought you’d seen it all, The Fat Monk in New York City decided that on June […]

Celebrate Negroni Week With the Most Expensive Negroni Ever

Jun 08, 2017 · News New York City

There’s no better way to celebrate Negroni Week than to kick back, relax and enjoy a $1,000 version of the classic Italian cocktail. Yes, you read that right. Advertisement Through June 11, Lot 45 in New York City is offering customers The $1,000 Negroni. The luxurious version of the drink combines Gran Patrón Platinum tequila […]

What Happens When a Bar Has 1,000 Bottles

Jun 08, 2017 · Bartenders Only New York City

Talking shop with the barman at Library of Distilled Spirits.

What Is It Like to Work the Bar at a Plant-Obsessed Restaurant?

Jun 02, 2017 · Bartenders Only New York City

Getting into it with abcV’s Jeremy Mustakas.

Breaking Bad Themed Bar Headed to NYC This Summer

May 31, 2017 · News New York City

If you’ve always dreamed of cooking up the blue stuff in an RV just like your favorite TV chemist, now’s your chance. The Breaking Bad–themed RV bar from London-based company Lollipop is headed to NYC this summer. ABQ will serve up a DIY cocktail experience, complete with staff in hazmat suits and a makeshift laboratory to cook cocktails […]

This Might Be the Most Expensive Moscow Mule Ever

May 19, 2017 · News New York New York City

There’s a lot to love about the classic Moscow Mule. But do you love it enough to drink 10 pounds of it? Two New York City bars think you do. The Beach at Dream Downtown and PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown are now offering the Mega Mule, a 164-ounce version of the classic Moscow Mule cocktail, for […]

Cognac Classics Week in New York

May 18, 2017 · New York New York City NYC


Brought to you by Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège and Liquor.com
Cognac is stealing the spotlight in New York. Talented bartenders across the city are creating new signature cognac cocktails. Each recipe features rich, complex Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cognac—and is only available for a limited time. Whether you’re craving a new take on a familiar favorite or want to sip something surprising, now is time to find your new favorite cocktail in New York.

5 Rules for Drinking Mezcal

May 18, 2017 · New York New York City

Smoke is good. Treat it right.

Where In The World Is The Cheapest Beer?

May 12, 2017 · News Boston Hong Kong New York City Oslo San Francisco Singapore

The average price of rent in a city is a pretty good way to measure cost of living, but what about the price of beer? Deutsche Bank recently released findings on how much a pint costs in a neighborhood pub in an expat area of a given city in 2017. Oslo led the list at $9.90, followed […]

Trends We’re Loving: Cocktail-Flavored Doughnuts

May 09, 2017 · Trends New York New York City

The Doughnut Project is notorious for its creatively designed doughnuts. And these days, the New York bakery is stepping up its game for liquor enthusiasts with cocktail-inspired doughnuts. This new series launched on April 21 and will be going on each weekend through May 21, honoring five of its favorite NYC cocktail bars. Advertisement A […]

Miguel Salehi’s Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience Had a Storybook Ending

May 02, 2017 · News Manhattan New York New York City

The 2017 Master of the Manhattan looks back at the competition

Experience the Best of Single-Malt Scotch in New York City

Apr 13, 2017 · New York New York City


Brought to you by Aberlour and Liquor.com
Almost everyone has an opinion on how to best enjoy scotch, but leave that decision to the experts. Visit one of these New York City bars to try Aberlour presented by top-notch bartenders. That could mean an original cocktail or a flight of craft beers and Aberlour expressions. Either way, you’re going to have a good experience with great single-malt whisky.

A New York Bar Is Selling a $100 Platinum Margarita

Apr 05, 2017 · Cocktails New York New York City

Now you can order a stunning cocktail that looks like molten metal.

Everything You Need to Know About BlackTail’s Genius Cuba-Inspired Menu

Apr 04, 2017 · Bartenders Only New York New York City

Taking a deep dive into how the opening menu was built.

Angus Winchester on Finally Opening His Own Bar

Mar 17, 2017 · Bartenders Only News New York New York City

It’s all about the right opportunity.

Irish Coffees in New York

Mar 15, 2017 · New York New York City


Brought to you by Teeling and Liquor.com
It isn’t hard to find Irish Coffee in New York. But if you want a true cocktail rather than a spiked cup of coffee, stop by one of these local bars. Some of the city’s best bartenders are putting a wildly creative spin on the simple drink. Check out their recipes below, and decide which innovative Irish Coffee to try first.

How Bar Goto Got It Right

Mar 09, 2017 · Bartenders Only New York New York City

The great New York bar nailed it out the gate.

Stick People: Selma Slabiak

Feb 23, 2017 · Bartenders Only New York New York City

Edda Bar is home base for aquavit and hygge.

A New Cocktail Ode to Brooklyn

Feb 17, 2017 · New York City

Tonia Guffey, the bar manager at Dram in New York City’s Brooklyn, mixes up this rye whiskey cocktail next to the Brooklyn Bridge. The BK 1.5 oz rye 1 oz amaro .25 oz maraschino liqueur .25 oz dry vermouth 3 dashes Angostura bitters Glass: Double Old Fashioned Like what you see? Check out another Curbside […]

Bespoke Tequila? Yes, It’s a Thing

Jan 26, 2017 · Products Atlanta Dallas Guadalajara Los Angeles New York City Santa Monica Telluride

Getting barrels of tequila aged exactly to bars’ specifications.

The Drink That Invented Eggnog

Jan 12, 2017 · History Products Posset Brooklyn New York New York City

It’s older. It may even be better.

Is the Baijiu Hype Really All That?

Dec 27, 2016 · Trends China New York City

Breaking down the (maybe) hot spirit.

Serial Restaurateur Curt Huegel on Why It’s All About the Customer

Nov 01, 2016 · Miami New York City

And moving from restaurants to the bar business.

How to Use a Pumpkin as a Punch Bowl

Oct 25, 2016 · New York City

Talk about a showstopper!

6 Boozy Floats to Drink in Bars Now

Oct 11, 2016 · Chicago Kinston New York City North Carolina Orlando

Alcohol and floats go really well together.

There’s a Right and Wrong Way to Serve Draft Cocktails

Aug 11, 2016 · Bartenders Only New York City

Darren Grenia of Brooklyn’s Yours Sincerely lays it all out.

What Nicole Williams of Made Real Vodka Drinks When She’s Off the Clock

Aug 01, 2016 · New York City

Getting local with the locally minded vodka entrepreneur.

All the Best Cocktails Poured to Celebrate the World’s Best Restaurants

Jul 29, 2016 · Girona Italy Modena New York City Spain

When you have this much culinary talent in a room, you better bring it.

The 11 Best New Bars in New York City: Late Winter 2018

May 06, 2016 · New York New York City

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 Craziest Tiki Drinks in the United States

Jun 24, 2015 · Cocktails Travel Trends Chicago New Orleans New York City Palm Springs San Francisco

Glow-in-the-dark punch, a treasure chest stocked with rum and a giant blazing volcano that serves 300 people? You’re going to need a bigger straw.

What Happens When Craft Cocktails Meet the Keg

May 21, 2015 · Cocktails Travel Trends Austin Chicago Los Angeles New York City San Diego Washington D.C.

Want complex craft cocktails in a flash? Head to these bars that swap the shaker for high-quality, pre-batched drinks on-draft.

How to Make a Manhattan, Two Ways

Mar 13, 2015 · Manhattan New York City

HOW TO COCKTAIL: MANHATTAN, TWO WAYS Learn how to make this classic cocktail with top bartender Allison Widdecombe, as well as her own, award-winning variation. THE CLASSIC MANHATTAN INGREDIENTS: 2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon 1 oz Sweet vermouth 2 dashes Angostura Bitters Garnish: Oils from a lemon peel and a maraschino cherry Glass: Cocktail or coupe […]

One Happy New Bar That Loves the 20th Century

Jan 22, 2015 · Bartenders Only New York City

New York’s The Happiest Hour knows the way to drinkers’ hearts and eyes.

Top East Coast Bartenders Battle It Out in Brooklyn

May 31, 2014 · New York City

Check out what happened at the Bartender of the Year regionals in New York.

Pam Wiznitzer | The Dead Rabbit

Raising the Bar: Pamela Wiznitzer

Apr 16, 2014 · People 11th Round Head of Steam Independence Day New York New York City

`One woman’s journey from a dive bar to one of the hottest bars in New York.

Doug Quinn | Hudson Malone NY

Raising the Bar: Doug Quinn

Feb 23, 2014 · People Bobby Burns Hot Toddy New York City

Doug Quinn is a throwback to an earlier era of bartending, complete with bowties, quick quips, strong drinks and juicy burgers. Find out about this talented New York barkeep and his new watering hole in Midtown Manhattan.

Todd Snyder’s New York

Jan 20, 2014 · People Travel Larchmont New York New York City

We got the top clothing designer to share with us his favorite places to eat, drink and shop in the Big Apple.

Phil Ward | Mayahuel Bar

Raising the Bar: Phil Ward

Dec 09, 2013 · People Final Ward Oaxaca Old Fashioned The Last Word The Manhattan Transfer Brooklyn New York New York City

Tequila and mezcal fans flock to this talented bartender’s New York establishment Mayahuel. We spoke to him about his new Los Angeles watering hole and how he got his start.

How to Make an Old Fashioned

Apr 22, 2013 · New York City

How to Cocktail: The Old Fashioned Learn how to make a classic Old Fashioned cocktail, using sugar, water, bitters and American whiskey, from star New York bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Dushan Zaric. INGREDIENTS: 1 Brown sugar cube .5 tsp White sugar 3 dashes Angostura Bitters 1 dash Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6 .25 […]

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For the Love of Irish Pubs

Mar 13, 2013 · People Trends Ducky Boy New York New York City

Acclaimed author and Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan explains why he’s excited to be behind the bar at New York’s The Dead Rabbit.

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Empire State Cocktails

Nov 12, 2012 · Products Trends Bronx Manhattan New Yorker Cocktail New York New York City

Journalist Tony Sachs offers Big Apple-centric drink recipes made exclusively with the new crop of spirits produced in New York.

Behind the Bar - Remembering Closed Bars

Behind the Bar: Closing Time

Sep 21, 2011 · History 501 New York New York City

Master bartender and Liquor.com advisor Dale DeGroff mourns for some of his favorite New York bars that are long gone.

Behind the Bar - Berry Cocktails

Behind the Bar: Berry Cocktails

Aug 08, 2011 · Trends Blackberry Julep Blue Moon Cocktail Strawberry Jive New York City Rainbow Room

Get master bartender and Liquor.com advisor Dale DeGroff’s secrets for using fresh summer fruit in your cocktails.

NYC Cocktail Week Logo - NYC Cocktail Week 2011

Liquor.com’s NYC Cocktail Week

Jun 06, 2011 · Travel Trends New York New York City

Want to try some of the Big Apple’s best bars? Check out Liquor.com’s first annual NYC Cocktail Week.

Chef Bill Telepan - Seasonal Cocktails

Gourmet Shot: Bill Telepan

Apr 04, 2011 · People French75 Gibson Martini Meyer Lemon Southside Negroni Sling Fizz New York New York City

The star New York chef helped popularize seasonal cooking and mixology.

Michael Psilakis - Pairing Drinks and Food

Gourmet Shot: Michael Psilakis

Jan 14, 2011 · Worm-Wood Fire Ball 501 Manhattan New York New York City

His new Manhattan restaurant is trying to change the way we pair food and drinks.

Brandy Alexander Cocktail - Classic Brandy Cocktails

Behind the Drink: The Brandy Alexander

Jan 10, 2011 · History Alexander Brandy Alexander 501 Manhattan New York New York City Recipes for Mixed Drinks

Cocktails expert Gary Regan explores the origins of this classic cognac-and-crème de cacao recipe.