When it comes to the drinking, New York has a little something for everyone... and a lot of something for that dude you just watched faceplant while stumbling out of Opal. So to be sure you're maximizing your precious tippling time (and not going anywhere near Opal), Thrillist Executive Editor Hayden Lynch is cutting through the noise with his top picks for boozing in the city.
Best Cocktail Bar: When The Wayland first opened in Alphabet C a few years back, it was a beacon of inventive cocktailing sans a stuffy attitude, an act followed by like-minded institutions Evelyn Drinkery and Pouring Ribbons soon after. Now that they've doubled the size of their space and their drink menu, there's even more to like. Even on a Friday night, you won't have to wait long for your mezcal oyster shooters and kale margarita.