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BARS + NIGHTLIFE RESULTS

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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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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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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

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Lit Lounge

93 Second Ave (East 5th & East 6th St)
212.777.7987
www.litloungenyc.com

Dirty.
 Dark.
 Divey.
 Awesome. With an upstairs bar, a downstairs cavern, and in-house art gallery Fuse, this East Village nightspot is a never-ending come-as-you-are dance party filled with... Read More

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PDT

113 St. Marks Place, New York, NY (First Ave & Avenue A)
212.614.0386
www.pdtnyc.com

Three years after opening, PDT (stands for “Please Don’t Tell”) isn’t much of a secret anymore, but the cocktail lounge still draws a crowd with its Prohibition-era intrigue... Read More