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ACME Downstairs

9 Great Jones Street Great Jones & Lafayette)
(212) 203 2121
www.acmenyc.com

What was once an old rock n’ roll bar is now the elegant counterpart to hot dining spot, Acme. Brought to you by the owners of NYC mainstays Indochine and BondSt, the Acme pedigree was already... Read More

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Anotheroom

249 West Broadway, New York, NY (@ Beach St)
212.226.1418
www.anotheroomtribeca.com

Anotheroom is a TriBeCa-area offshoot of Craig Weiss’ line of beer and wine bars that include The Room in SoHo and The Otheroom in the West Village. The dimly-lit space serves as the perfect place... Read More

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Apotheke

9 Doyers St., New York, NY (Bowery & Pell Sts.)
212.406.0400
www.apothekebar.com

Dear pharmaceutical industry, we’ll be at Apotheke.  Located on a hidden street in Chinatown, this former opium den was transformed into a specialty cocktail bar, tipping its hat to the absinthe... Read More

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Attaboy

134 Eldridge Broome St
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The very small speakeasy with a frequently locked door is helmed by mixologists from Milk & Honey, which was originally housed in the same space. If at first you dont succeed with the difficult... Read More

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B Flat

277 Church Street btwn White and Walker, basement.

www.bflat.info

B Flat is exactly as cozy and cavernous as a basement cocktail lounge should be, but while the locations may be underground, the drinks are definitely top level. Helmed by the original bartenders... Read More

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Bemelmans Bar

35 E. 76th St., New York, NY (@ Madison Ave.)
212.744.1600
www.thecarlyle.com

Remember the beloved Madeline series of children’s books? Ludwig Bemelmans was their creator, as well as the whimsical murals at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel – even the illustrations on... Read More

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Brandy Library

25 North Moore St, #1 near Varick St
(212) 226-5545

This burnished boite is a literal library of dark spirits, bottles of which line shelves along the walls. Settle back into a clubby leather chair to scope the drink menu, a veritable card catalogue... Read More

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Church Bar

2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY (@ Church St)
212.519.6500
www.tribecagrand.com

New York might have made the classic hotel bar famous, but it’s Tribeca Grand’s Church Bar that revolutionized it. Dead center in the hotel’s open triangular atrium, the Church Bar offers an... Read More