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Stardust Lounge at Maison O

98 Kenmare St between Centre & Lafayette Sts
212-274-9898

Maison O is more than just a hip restaurant on Kenmare Street, but actually four spaces in one. Windows are obscured, neon lights shimmer, and old-school Japanese movie posters set the slightly noir... Read More

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The Box

189 Chrystie St between Stanton & Rivington Sts
917-280-5977 (Reservations); 212-982-9301 (Office)

A defunct twenties sign factory was transformed into an ‘intimate Hammerstein Ballroom’, thanks to Serge Becker (La Esquina, 205) joining forces with theater folk Richard Kimmel, Randy Weiner,... 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

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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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Peasant Wine Bar

194 Elizabeth St., New York, NY (Spring & Prince Sts.)
212.965.9511
www.peasantnyc.com

This intimate underground lair is anything but surface-level. Descend the stairs and the European wine-cellar vibe immediately wipes the busy NoLIta streets above from memory. The exposed wood beams,... Read More