332 Lafayette St.
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.
277 Church Street
B Flat is exactly as cozy and cavernous as a basement cocktail lounge should be, but while the locations may be underground, the drinks are definitely top level.
159 Duane St
Perch at the long bar or grab a wooden booth and dive into the cocktail menu, which specializes in vintage-inspired, boozy libations, heavy on the bitters and Italian liqueurs.
30 Water St
The Tap Room on the first level evokes the atmosphere of an old Irish pub, while the Parlor Room upstairs is the more sophisticated, table service sister.
25 North Moore St, #1
Settle back into a clubby leather chair to scope the drink menu, a veritable card catalogue of spirits with an emphasis on rare and hard-to-find pours.
189 Chrystie St
An intimate stage graced by burlesque performers and circus freaks.
77 W. Houston St
There is so much attention to detail here, from the slow-melting giant ice cubes to the precise measurements that make every drink perfect.
The Raines Law Room
48 W. 17th St
Arrive early to land one of the private tables surrounded by velvet couches and black gauze curtains: each comes equipped with a wall buzzer to call your waitress.
1 Delancey St
An oyster and cocktail bar that pays homage to both early-20th-century Paris and the mid-19th-century Bowery.