Food & Drink

You need to get to this oyster bar before everyone else does

Published On 01/13/2014 Published On 01/13/2014
Adam Lapetina
All Photos: Andrew Zimmer
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1. Black Crescent 76 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

A fire in 2015 couldn't keep Black Crescent down -- the Lower East Side raw and cocktail bar came back with a thirst for sating yours. Notable on the corner of Rivington and Clinton for the serpentine mural that covers the building's edifice, the spot is low-key on the interior, with simple wood and chrome accents. Oyster happy hours are made happier by strong riffs on classics, like a take on the Negroni called the Hempen Halter, with hickory-smoked Italian vermouth, sweet vermouth, Campari, and gin.