The Drunken Horse
Clover Club
Pound & Pence
The Back Room
Draught 55
Brendan's Bar
Whitman & Bloom Liquor Company
Sheep Station
Brinkley's Station
The Beatrice Inn
Le Barricou
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1. Brooklyn Buschenschank 320 Court St, New York, NY 11231

Proving Italy's top brats don't all have the last name Benetton, BB's bringing the Alto Adige's righteously rustic fare to NYC, outfitting its shadowy South Tyrolean tavern with wooden communal tables, flickering fireplaces, a bar stocked with nearly three dozen German/ Italian/ Austrian brews, and an open kitchen preparing oxtail stew, multiple fondues (Tyrolean cheese, Gouda & stout...), and a signature burger made from dry-aged rib eye & bison and covered w/ melted foie, pickled veggies, fried egg, and shaved black truffle.

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2. Camp 179 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Camp, in Brooklyn, is a warm and cozy joint where you can sip cheap beers while trying your luck at Buckhunter. If you get tired of that, you can always check out the trophy animals on the wall and imagine what could have been.

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3. Clover Club 210 Smith St, New York, NY 11201

From Julie Reiner (Flatiron Lounge) and her protege, cocktail legend Ivy Mix, this tearoom-style spot charms with pressed tin ceilings, velvet-upholstered settees, and a 19th-century mahogany bar. In keeping with the casual-sophisticated vibe, dinner fare includes everything from mac & cheese and steak frites to steak tartare and caviar service, while the cocktail selection, which includes numerous variations on Old Fashioneds, cobblers, punches, cocktails, and five other categories, will have the most experienced of drinkers excited with options. For a new take on a real classic, start with the Improved Whiskey Cocktail, which combines rye, maraschino, absinthe, and bitters.

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4. Kingston Hall 149 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003

Kingston Hall comes to us from the same people who brought to us Ninth Ward & Schoolbred's. Kingston hall however, takes on the look of a Caribbean-style mansion from way back when, decked out in quirky décor.

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5. Shoolbred's 197 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Shoolbred’s is a Scottish bar in the East Village thematically decorated like an elaborate drawing room with wood-paneled walls, stained glass windows, and plush leather chairs. It’s second-home-worthy during the winter, when you can sip a hot toddy (one of the best in town) in front of the blazing fireplace. Of course, any bar that has drink tokens and free chips is a mainstay in our book.

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6. Ninth Ward 180 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

The Ninth Ward takes on the form of a New Orleans-inspired bar that happens to offer daily 2-1 happy hour beers and well drinks along with a fireplace and (heated) patio to help relieve that long work day of yours.

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7. The Flatiron Room 37 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

The Flatiron Room is a relaxed, sophisticated nightspot that supplies a collection of over 750 brown spirits. In addition to carefully crafted libations, patrons can also enjoy a number of small bites (such as oysters, charcuterie, and bone marrow), regular live jazz performances, and a rich, timeless atmosphere.

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8. Molly's Shebeen 287 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

Molly's Shebeen in Murray Hill is an old school NYC Irish dive, through and through. The well worn space (complete with sawdust on the floor) has remained a favorite of locals and regulars since opening its doors in 1960. An extensive beer selection is obviously where Molly's shines -- it's a solid spot to grab a pint just based off atmosphere alone, not to mention the mile long menu of English and Irish drafts -- but if you're looking for a seriously satisfying burger, Molly's comes through on that front, as well. The cheeseburgers, piled high with crispy onion rings and all the fixings are what basic bar burgers aspire to be.

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9. Black Mountain Wine House 415 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Black Mountain offers an excellent wine list to compliment the many small-plates on the menu. If that wasn't enough to entice you to this intimate Brooklyn spot, they also have a roaring fireplace to heat things up.

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10. Zombie Hut 273 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

This small tiki bar standby in Gowanus looks just as kitchy as you’d expect it to: bamboo facade, Polynesian masks and knickknacks within, thatched straw on the backyard deck. If your plan is to get smashed (you know, like a wayward ship does agains a deserted island’s craggy shoreline), Zombie Hut’s cheap and colorful drink specials will deliver: a Scorpion Bowl is served in a beachy, glazed bowl filled with Bacardi 151-spiked punch. The kicker? It’s lit aflame from a "volcano" emerging from the center of the bowl.

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11. Black Rabbit 91 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Throw back a pickleback (say that two times fast... after a couple picklebacks) at this Greenpoint Prohibition-era-style joint. A round-the-clock bar menu is also available for those looking to do more than drink.

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12. Spritzenhaus 33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Aside from the sausages and Belgian fries on their mouthwatering menu, this huge watering hole boasts ciders, lagers, gluten-free options, wheats, and sours, in addition to 20+ drafts and an exhaustingly badass whiskey selection.

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13. Hot Bird 546 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

Hot Bird, located in Prospect Hill, uses big open spaces and communal tables to get a friendly vibe going and several taps and cocktail creations to keep the juices flowing.

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14. Alewife NYC 5-14 51st Ave, Hunters Point, NY 11101

Guests who step into Alewife are immediately transported into an endearingly weathered community tavern, where craft beers are the drink du jour and hefty burgers served with oversize piles of french fries fuel the sampling fun. There are over 28 beers on tap and if nothing from the spout entices, drinkers can choose from over 100 different beers by-the-bottle.

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15. Back Room 102 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002

Head back to the days of the Prohibition at The Back Room, a Lower East Side bar rumored to be one of two New York City speakeasies that's been in operation since the '20s. Cocktails are served out of teacups and beer comes wrapped in paper bags, and a secret bookcase door completes the Prohibition feel. The slightly kitschy decor sticks to the vintage theme with velveteen furniture, wooden accents, and heavy wallpaper, making the whole place feel like a cozy salon, even if it's often packed with tourists.

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16. A Casa Fox 173 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

An invitingly-banqueted, fireplaced LES sleeve, ACF's the first restaurant from a gourmet Latin catering maven.

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17. The Peacock 24 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016

While you're waiting to be seated at The Peacock, take a minute to sit by the cozy fire at their Library Bar and order a drink and a few small-plates.

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18. Draught 55 245 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

As its name suggests, Draught 55 takes beer very seriously, with a rotating list of 42 local and international craft beers on tap, as well as an ever-increasing number of bottled and canned beers. There's also a full kitchen with a menu specifically designed by Executive Chef Christie Flanagan to complement the craft beers. All the pub dishes are made with fresh ingredients, sometimes even incorporating beer to enhance the flavors of the food.

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19. Lantern's Keep 49 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

This is one of New York's most spectacular and authentic speakeasies, featuring an extensive cocktail list that is a favorite of Midtown locals. Their cozy, secluded, and romantic atmosphere makes Lantern's Keep a great place to bring a date.

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20. Whitman & Bloom Liquor Company 384 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Whitman & Bloom Liquor Company is serving up a “rustic American menu” using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients under the roof of this Kips Bay neighborhood joint. It's one part speakeasy, one part rustic and one part piano bar.

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21. Union Hall 702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Union Hall in Park Slope is a cozy, multi-purpose venue outfitted to resemble a stately library with bookcases, banquettes, and a fireplace. It features two bocce ball courts, outdoor garden seating, and a basement space that often hosts comedians and indie bands. There's something on Union Hall's schedule every night of the week, whether it's an NPR live radio show, bocce tournament, or themed happy hour. The bar's down-to-earth vibe is complemented with craft beer and simple bar food like burgers, empanadas, and house-made soft pretzels. The crowd is mostly made up of local Brooklynites, and though don't have to roll up in tortoise-shell frames and cuffed jeans, you'd certainly be in good company if you did so.

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22. Tiny's 135 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

The building itself is over 200 years old now and to further compliment this style they have decorated the interior with pieces dating back over 100 years. But just because the building is old and has some of your grandmother's antiques inside, the French and Italian-inspired modern American-cuisine won't come close to putting you to sleep. Unless you eat yourself into a food-induced coma...

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23. Brinkley's Station 153 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

Brinkley's Station is a balcony-fireplaced pub serving modern American classics like a lobster club w/ duck fat fries, plus new dishes including fried chicken w/ chili garlic, a thick & gooey three-cheese mac (parmigiano, pecorino, fontina), and a selection of "potted" options such as bacon jam & chicken liver mousse.

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24. The Beatrice Inn 285 W 12th St, New York, NY 10014

The Beatrice Inn has been around the West Village since the 1920s, morphing from a speakeasy to a neighborhood Italian spot to a star-studded club owned by a Vanity Fair editor to a flat-lining chophouse... until chef Angie Mar, previously of the Spotted Pig, came to save the day and raise the stakes. Her menu leans heavily on large portions of dry-aged steaks and lavish burgers. Don't skip the meat pies, dramatically plated with a marrow-filled bone protruding through flaky crusts. Mar's cooking received critical acclaim (notably by Pete Wells at The New York Times), culminating in her 2016 purchase of the restaurant from the owners who hired her three years prior. We're proud to have named her our 2016 NYC Chef of the Year.

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25. Employees Only 510 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

This dimly lit industry bar/restaurant/lounge is tucked away from the busy streets of the West Village but inside, there's a bustling social scene and warm, welcoming ambiance. EO’s mixologists are constantly creating new and serving old-time, all-time favorite cocktails. Try the Billionaire Cocktail -- a bourbon drink made with lemon, EO’s own grenadine, and Angostura bitters. You’ll feel right at home with a staff that acts like a family, bonded by a shared love of EO (and they’ve all got the “EO” tattoos to prove it). Be sure to chat up the head bartender, who was a subject in the documentary Hey Bartender.

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26. The Madelyn 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012

The Madelyn's an above street-level lounge/restaurant with a huge retractable front window and a fireplace to warm you as you take down cocktails and craft beers plus guanciale/egg/black truffle pizza and Greek yogurt & harissa vinaigrette-sauced New Zealand lamb lollipops.

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27. Le Barricou 533 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Le Barricou exudes warm hospitality while serving up very affordable French-style country fare. They also have drink selections such as small-producer wines and craft cocktails.

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28. Mulholland's 312 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

If you're looking for the bro-centric, beer-driven vibe of a Murray Hill sports bar without leaving Brooklyn, Mulholland's is your place. With more than 20 beers on tap, a fully stocked 50ft bar, and 12 big screen TVs, this Grand St spot has all the fixtures of a rowdy local dive. A double-patty cheeseburger and golden brown waffle fries satisfy any greasy food cravings, which are sure to increase as the night goes on and the bartender's drinks get stronger. In true Williamsburg fashion, a handful of PBR-clutching hipsters can be found enjoying the irony of a sports bar.

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29. Two Door Tavern 116 N 5th St, New York, NY 11211

Taking things back to the basics of quality food and a relaxed atmosphere, Two Door dishes homemade pigs in a blanket, fried pickles, burgers topped with everything from fried onions to creamed spinach, and a house specialty roast beef sando, all in a for

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30. Union Pool 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

This spacious Williamsburg spot is almost always packed with a friendly, hip crowd. The name of the game here: tacos and tequila. A taco truck on the back patio serves delicious, cheap tacos, and gives the outdoor space a California vibe. The bartenders are quick and knowledgeable, and take care to create refreshing cocktails.

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31. The Blind Tiger 281 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

Arguably the epitome of a New York City craft beer bar and a true pioneer in the NYC craft scene, Blind Tiger’s been doling out a fine selection of the top tier libations since it opened in 1995. It’s the go-to spot to meet folks from your favorite breweries who happen to be swinging through town, and the tap takeovers are legendary to say the least. Sip from 28 taps, two casks and a staggering list of microbrew bottles.

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32. The Waverly Inn 16 Bank St, New York, NY 10014

Tucked into the ground floors of two adjoining townhouses, the Waverly Inn will make you feel like you’ve been invited to dine in a cozy, secret club. The menu features American classics alongside contemporary seasonal dishes, and even though the food is notable, the real reason you go to the Waverly Inn is for the scene. Co-owned by Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter, it's routinely packed with a mix of celebrities and the who's who of New York's social landscape. The main room's red booths, fireplaces, and low lighting make for a comfortable hangout, and the indoor/outdoor garden is a West Village gem.