The 11 Best New Bars in New York City: Late Winter 2018
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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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1.  Brooklyn Heights Social Club

Sometimes it’s too cold to hang out at a rooftop bar. This enclosed 10th-floor space in 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge overlooks…
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2.  Célon Lounge

Occupying the former Cellar Bar, this subterranean spot in the Bryant Park Hotel evokes Morocco with projections of desert oases, light-and-dark…
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3.  Due West

New from Locanda Verde alumni Jess Goldfarb and Camilo Viafara comes this West Village bar and eatery. Taking over the space…
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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.  Library of Distilled Spirits

The sheer breadth and depth of spirits today can be overwhelming. Enter California transplant Kyle Tran and his well-trained team who…
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6.  Liquor Lab

Straight from Chicago comes this event space/evening of drinking. For $70 or so per person (it varies per class), you and…
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7.  The Lost Lady

Taking over the beloved Evelyn space and leaving much of its rustic wood interior intact, the good folks at The Wayland…
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8.  Mr. Cannon

Tucked away behind what seems to be an abandoned store is this South Street area speakeasy. Friendly staff will guide you…
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9.  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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10.  The Pool Lounge

When the iconic Four Seasons restaurant closed a couple of years ago, New Yorkers were skeptical about what might replace it.…
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11.  The Rag Trader

Taking over a sprawling Midtown space that originally housed a garment factory, this multi-room/multi-experience labyrinth takes on two related concepts. The…
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