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P.J. Clarke’s

915 3rd Ave. at 55th Street
(212) 317-1616

Tending bar at P.J. Clarke’s isn’t really a job. It’s a career. You can’t just have anyone serving drinks to such an illustrious clientele: this Third Avenue institution was always the last... Read More

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Experimental Cocktail Club

191 Chrystie St between Stanton and Rivington Sts

New Yorkers are now used to a culture that promotes cocktails with ten-odd ingredients, prepared by men who measure the potions like chemists. Over in Paris, though, the idea was still a novelty. A... Read More

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The Raines Law Room

48 W. 17th St between 5th and 6th Aves

This speakeasy is named for an 1896 law meant to curb New Yorkers’ liquor consumption. Past a door buzzer and an intimidating host is a windowless space, decorated in antiques, but warning: no bar... Read More

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Sel Rrose

1 Delancey St at Bowery

Kristin Vincent is a pioneer in the south-of-Delancey no man’s land near the Bowery with her latest venture, oyster and cocktail bar Sel Rrose. An homage to both early-20th-century Paris and the... Read More

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Fanelli Cafe

94 Prince St at Mercer
(212) 226-9412

Fanelli’s has outlived any other tavern in the neighborhood (since 1922 in fact), and for good reason, as a beer and burger here can never disappoint. Try to impress an old friend who thinks... Read More

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Mother’s Ruin

18 Spring between Mott & Elizabeth St
(433) 756-8526

Tucked away on Spring Street in Nolita, Mother’s Ruin has already earned serious watering-hole cred. With a star-studded line up of bartenders, the cocktail menu (a chalk board above the bar) is... 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

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