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Temple Bar

Temple Bar

332 Lafayette St. Between Houston and Bleecker Sts.
(212) 925-4242
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Temple Bar is a cocktail den designed like a 1940’s era speak-easy, and without a sign outside, it’s easy to miss while walking down Lafayette Street. The bar has a dark, sultry vibe due to... Read More

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Dead Rabbit

30 Water St Broad St and New York Plaza
(646) 422-7906

Referencing the street gangs of old New York with its name, Dead Rabbit is what we imagine a bar would have felt like in the Victorian Era, except for the patrons in slim-fit jeans and beanies while... Read More

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Racines

94 Chambers St between Church St & Broadway
(212) 227-3400

Searching for a little je ne sais quoi in the neighborhood? Look no further than the Tribeca outpost of Racines, David Lanher’s renowned Parisian wine bar and bistro. It’s a spacious... 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

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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Pulqueria

11 Doyers St., New York, NY (Bowery & Pell Sts.)
212-513-1527
www.pulquerianyc.com

It’s time to break out those weathered maps of NYC you have stashed away from your first few months living here: your hunt for Pulqueria will test just how well you navigate the winding streets of... Read More