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780 E 133rd St, Bronx, NY 10454, USA
Not long ago, the neighborhood where Port Morris Distillery is located was isolated and industrial, and definitely not a destination of any sort. But since PMD and Bronx Brewery opened within the past couple of years, the neighborhood has been...
27-24 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
Don't let the name frighten you; it's merely a reference to the neighborhood in which this bar is located ("kills" means "creek" and "Dutch," of course, is a nod to the colonists of "New Amsterdam"). When it opened, it attracted only locals in the...
2919 24th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102, USA
New York City's oldest beer garden laid its cornerstone more than 100 years ago, and it remains a popular destination for beer lovers of all ages. While it draws visitors year-round, its ample backyard is best enjoyed in warmer months, when a full...
200 Fifth Avenue, Roof, New York, NY 10010, USA
Rooftop bars are the place to be during summer and fall, when the weather is perfect for al fresco drinking. Eataly's La Birreria, however, is good in all seasons, thanks to its retractable roof and heaters that make even the coldest winter...
331 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014, USA
Corner Bistro is one of those places that is in all the tour books yet stubbornly manages to remain a local hangout. This place is the definition of no frills: The decor has remained virtually unchanged since it opened in 1961, and the namesake...
225 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009, USA
This East Village bar’s menu ranks complex cocktails on a scale from refreshing to spirituous, and comforting to adventurous. It's upstairs from a liquor store on Avenue B, and the atmosphere is understated, keeping the focus on the expert...
Pier 25, Hudson River Park, New York, NY 10013, USA
All aboard Grand Banks, a seasonal oyster bar on the historic Sherman Zwicker, the last of a large fleet of schooners that fished the Grand Banks of the North Atlantic and traded goods in South America. It's docked at Hudson River Park's Pier 25...
22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004, USA
Pier A has a long and storied history, but its life as a restaurant and bar is relatively new. Opened in 1886 as the headquarters for the Harbor Police and Department of Docks, it served numerous other official government functions before opening...
30 Water St, New York, NY 10004, USA
Despite its unappealing name, Dead Rabbit is one of the most popular bars in all of New York City and has also charmed the judges behind the World's 50 Best Bars list, which listed it second in 2015. Drinks are served in two discrete spaces:...
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
Willamsburg, the Brooklyn neighborhood that's home to Radegast Hall & Biergarten, has historically had a large Polish population, but their bars are no longer the only kids on the block. Radegast bills itself as the neighborhood's authentic...
425 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
Chelsea Market is popular for its diverse restaurants and food stalls, ranging from fresh lobster and seafood to tacos, crepes, and currywurst. Underneath the street level is a less visible but equally popular destination: The Tippler, a...
146 Essex St, New York, NY 10002, USA
"Why are so many people hanging out at this pawn shop?" you might think to yourself while walking along Essex Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side. But it's not the goods in this (working!) pawn shop that the hangers-about are interested in; it's...
155 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, USA
City Winery is one of those rare places that does many things well. The fully-functioning winery is also an event venue that hosts live music performances as well as food and wine classes; plus, it serves food, too. The menu is...
160 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
Toby's Estate Coffee has several outposts around the city, but a favorite is their Flatiron Espresso bar on Fifth Avenue. In addition to being surrounded by plenty of shops (and a stone's throw from Eataly), it shares space with a branch of Strand...
80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
New York isn't London, which is to say, it doesn't revere tea time, but that doesn't mean you can't find fabulous places where you can enjoy a full high tea. One of them is Mandarin Oriental's Lobby Lounge, which from the 35th floor overlooks...
622 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
Tequila lovers will want to make a beeline to Midtown East for an evening at La Biblioteca ("The Library"), where more than 400 bottles of tequila and other agave-based spirits await. In addition to small-batch produced tequila, which you can...
135 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
Rooftop bars are a dime a dozen in New York and many of them offer great views of the city's skyscrapers. For now, at least, none is taller than Bar 54, which sits atop the Hyatt Times Square on the 54th floor. There are aspects of the decor that...
19 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012, USA
The fact that I ordered a spicy kale Caesar salad instead of something with toast, and a green juice instead of a coffee, is an example of the type of insane things a place as fresh and well put together as The Butcher’s Daughter will make you do....
530 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
Located atop The McKittrick Hotel—site of the immersive theater experience "Sleep No More"—Gallow Green is a beguiling outdoor space overgrown with flowers and vines that offers up views of the Hudson River and the High Line. It's as popular for...
305 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017, USA
For ages, Manhattan's Midtown East was a wasteland as far as great coffee was concerned, with options limited to drips from delis, Starbucks, or Dunkin' Donuts. Then Pennylane opened on an unassuming side street about a block from the United...
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