Distance from Manhattan: 19 miles
Travel time: One hour by train
How to get there: From Grand Central Station, take the Hudson Line to Yonkers.
Yes there’s a totally legit booze scene to be enjoyed here, and you can start enjoying it as soon as you pull into the Yonkers train station, where you’ll find yourself overlooking Yonkers Brewing Co. in Getty Square, right beside the Hudson River. It's got a ton of dope food (bocconcini, Bavarian pretzels, crunchy country chicken, churros...), free guided tours every Saturday and Sunday on the hour from noon to 4pm, and the taproom hosts regular events like Movie Mondays, Live Music Thursdays, and Detox & Retox Sundays (do yoga, drink beer).
From there you can Uber over to Yard House -- this California-born chain rocks over 100 local, regional, and international beers (which you can order in massive half-yard glasses, boss-style) and eats like Korean barbecue tacos, loaded mac ‘n' cheese, or just a solid club sandwich.
The Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway also has a solid booze spot to pour beer in your face, starting with Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub, which has its own Yonkers Brew Co. beers (including a "Rooney's Honey Blonde Ale" and "Rooney's IPA"), 12 pump-action taps, 23 whiskeys, 35 TVs, and rotating collectable growlers. Oh right, and it’s run by the same family who owns the Pittsburgh Steelers. So, there’s that.