WHY HERE: New York’s oldest continuously operating bar (serving alcohol even during Prohibition) celebrated its bicentennial in 2017. Do you need another reason to dive into a beer, a classic cocktail or one of its famous burgers?
WHY NOW: Going here means enjoying a piece of New York City history (the building originally belonged to James Brown, an aide to George Washington during the Revolutionary War). Getting your history while enjoying a Pat LaFrieda burger and top-shelf cocktail for less than $25? We’re all ears.