Best Places to Drink in New York City

Lauren Mack

My favorite places for a tipple or two. 🍺

  • The Dead Rabbit NYC

    This Irish pub specializes in Irish whiskey.

    March 16, 2021
  • SERRA by Birreria

    Perched above Madison Square Park, this is the place to enjoy rooftop beers.

    March 16, 2021
  • The NoMad Bar

    Everything at The NoMad is expertly executed, especially the drink at The NoMad Bar.

    March 16, 2021
  • Death & Company

    Death & Co focuses on the Golden Age of cocktails (1865 to 1900) - all of which are perfectly prepared.

    March 16, 2021
  • Angel's Share

    Tucked inside a Japanese restuarant, Angel's Share serves Japanese-style cocktails and small plates.

    March 16, 2021
  • Employees Only

    For some of the most impressive cocktails ever served with exceptional food until the wee hours of the morning, head to Employees Only.

    March 16, 2021
  • Attaboy

    You won't find a menu at this speakeasy where the bartenders handcraft drinks that are truly one-of-a-kind.

    March 16, 2021
  • Please Don't Tell

    Pass through a telephone booth at Crif Dogs to enter this cozy spot for cocktails, beer, and hot dogs!

    March 16, 2021
  • Mace

    Unforgettable cocktails incorporating globetrotting spices are served here.

    March 16, 2021
  • Pouring Ribbons

    The innovative and classic cocktails are works of art. Fun Fact: Pouring Ribbons boasts the largest collection of vintage and rare bottles of Chartreuse in the U.S.

    March 16, 2021
  • Apotheke

    Magical mixology is on order at this "hidden" bar in Chinatown.

    March 16, 2021
  • Bemelmans Bar

    Located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, this old school bar evokes 1940s and 1950s NYC with servers in white jackets, live jazz piano, and proper martinis served in a classic martini glass with a dividend on the side.

    March 16, 2021
  • Maison Premiere

    Craft cocktails and fresh seafood ... what more could you ask for? Don't miss the signature Maison Absinthe Colada (Mansinthe, Rhum JM, crème de menthe, pineapple, and coconut syrup).

    March 16, 2021
  • King Cole Bar

    Inside the St. Regis Hotel, this is where you come for whiskey or Bloody Marys. It's believed the first Red Snapper (now known as the Bloody Mary) was first served in the U.S.

    March 16, 2021
  • The Bar Room at The Beekman

    Adjacent to Tom Colicchio's Temple Court restaurant, The Bar Room serves excellent cocktails that are perfect before or after dining at Temple Court.

    March 16, 2021
  • Clover Club

    Serious cocktails served in a laid back lounge with a food menu as impressive as the cocktail menu.

    March 16, 2021
  • ROKC

    Tokyo-inspired cocktails on an ever-changing menu keep it exciting at ROKC (Ramen, Oysters, Kitchen and Cocktails).

    March 16, 2021
  • McSorley's.

    When you just want beer...and nostalgia, head to McSorley's! Opened in 1854, this is New York City’s oldest continuously operating bar. The Irish bar is cash only and only serves beer.

    March 16, 2021