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

1.  Banzarbar

Located upstairs from Freemans (the popular hunting-lodge-themed restaurant), this 20-seat cocktail den celebrates exploration of the Antarctic, in particular, a British-Australian–New…
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2.  Clyde’s

Blending Trinidad cool with Brooklyn cool, this narrow Caribbean-themed spot in Williamsburg emphasizes creative drinks, music and art. The rum-focused menu…
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(image: Adrian Gaut)

3.  George Washington Bar

The classy mezzanine-level GW Bar occupies a former library, juxtaposing dark mahogany paneling, an exposed (but not operational) fireplace and a…
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(image: Noah Fecks)

4.  Gibson + Luce

Below NoMad’s Life Hotel (where “Life” magazine was once headquartered) resides this vibrant midcentury-modern retreat. Accessed through a nondescript door at…
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5.  Grand Republic Cocktail Club

From the team behind Jimmy at The James and Oscar Wilde comes this chill maritime-themed cocktail bar on the water in…
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6.  La Contenta Oeste

Lately, there’s no shortage of casual Mexican joints in the city, but this one features two things most of the others…
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7.  Ophelia

Perched atop Beekman Tower (originally a women’s social club until the 1930s) is this year-round rooftop space. In keeping with the…
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8.  Patent Coffee / Patent Pending

Coffeehouse by day, speakeasy by night, this extra-tucked-away spot is already wowing visitors. The legit coffeehouse is airy and modernist, with…
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9.  The Polynesian

The second-wave Tiki revival has somehow eluded NYC—until now. Located in the newest Pod Hotel, in Times Square, is this massive…
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10.  Underdog

Recognizing the impact the cocktail revolution has had on FiDi drinking, managing partner Anthony Malone spearheaded a redesign and relaunch of…
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(image: Oleg March)

11.  The Woodstock

This spacious new Meatpacking District hangout from the group behind The VNYL and The Late Late is deliberately welcoming to all:…
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