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The 23 Essential New York City Bars: Late Winter 2018
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The 23 Essential New York City Bars: Late Winter 2018

3.  Attaboy

This Lower East Side spot originally housed Milk & Honey. When that bar closed, Attaboy opened in the same space, run…
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New York is lucky enough to have a wide variety of historic bars, literary bars and classic hotel bars. Bemelmans is…
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7.  Dante

This iconic century-old Greenwich Village space was renovated instead of demolished, and refreshed with a new menu of Italian-inflected eats and…
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Death & Co

9.  Death & Co

This dimly lit East Village spot is ground zero for speakeasy chic: Think bartenders in bowties and suspenders and sophisticated cocktails…
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10.  Dutch Kills

It’s worth the trek to Long Island City to indulge in drinks at this pioneering bar. Dutch Kills was one of…
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11.  Employees Only

This neo-speakeasy, open since 2004 and featured in the film Hey Bartender, is a craft-cocktail haven offering serious drinks. But it…
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12.  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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13.  Holiday Cocktail Lounge

Before it shuttered a few years back, Holiday Cocktail Lounge was an East Village fixture. Now the bar, a one-time haunt…
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14.  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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16.  The Long Island Bar

This Cobble Hill spot features a painstakingly restored Art Deco bar and a relaxed, genial vibe. What was once a haunt…
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17.  Mace

Some bars focus on a specific spirit to set themselves apart. At this narrow space, the emphasis is on herbs and…
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18.  McSorley's Old Ale House

It’s not a cocktail bar, so just order a beer. The sawdust on the floor and old-school bartenders exude an Irish…
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19.  The NoMad Bar

This upscale but not overly fancy hotel bar, under the auspices of Leo Robitschek, anchors the burgeoning Nomad hood. The Elephant…
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23.  21 Club

Since its inception as a Prohibition-era speakeasy in 1930, this swanky joint has served classic cocktails to celebrities and captains of…
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