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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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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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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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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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Pianos

158 Ludlow St., New York, NY (@ Stanton St.)
212.505.3733
www.pianosnyc.com

A former piano shop-turned-Lower East Side performance space with a Parisian-style protocol, Pianos is the type of space to host skyrocketing indie groups like Cold War Kids, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah... 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