Spring is (kind of, sort of, not-really-but-we-can-dream-can’t-we) here, and with it, a megacraploadton of openings since our last bars-to-hit-in-the-city update. From a shrine to beer in Queens, to a revamped East Village watering hole, here are the eight best new spots you need to be drinking in this spring.
Back in the day, the Ramones and Frank Sinatra used to kick it at the old East Village dive, but it closed in 2012 and NYC feared it was lost forever. BUT NO! The dude who spawned Pirate Booty (yes, the snack) decided to give it an overhaul (while still not daring to remove that signature red awning). The real action takes place by the horseshoe-shaped bar, where Long Island Iced Teas are made on the gun and drinks like the Los Hollywood (whiskey, Fernet Branca, bitters) are dreamed up by ace cocktail bros, Michael and Danny Neff.