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Temple Bar

Temple Bar

332 Lafayette St. Between Houston and Bleecker Sts.
(212) 925-4242
templebarnyc.com

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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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

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

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Lucky Strike

59 Grand St., New York, NY (West Broadway & Wooster St.)
212-941-0772
www.luckystrikeny.com

Step into this 1989-established Keith McNally dining room, and you might feel like you’ve entered a friend’s house – provided that your friend loves French film and well-worn antiques. A décor... 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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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