There’s a tremendous amount of turnover in the NYC bar and restaurant scene, and sometimes places we actually love are casualties of that tremendous amount of turnover. This year, there were 24 in particular that got us misty-eyed. These are the 24.
(Cue Sarah McLachlan)
This Bubble Tea Is Set on Fire Flickr/Susan Sermoneta wd~50
Lower East Side We’ll miss your groundbreaking, innovative cuisine, and never really knowing exactly what it was we were eating. Milady's
Soho We’ll miss shots, pool, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, and meeting here late-night with co-workers. Flickr/Matthew Rutledge Gray's Papaya
Greenwich Village We’ll miss your late-night hot dogs and the "Recession Special". 7A
Alphabet City We’ll miss going here after a serious night of drinking, or going here during a serious night of drinking. Peels
East Village We’ll miss building a biscuit. White Castle
Williamsburg We’ll miss that you existed at all, and those weird Valentine’s Day dinners for two. Flickr/etienne Marco's
Park Slope We’ll miss always having a solid option for an Italian trattoria in the arsenal. The Harrison
Tribeca We’ll miss your solid neighborhood meet-up destination vibe and duck fat fries. We’ll always miss duck fat fries. Snack Dragon
East Village We'll miss this almost 10-year-old spot, stumbling into it to get late-night nachoritos, and thinking that 100sqft could cost less than $4,500 in the East Village. Benny's Burritos
Alphabet City We'll miss being able to sit down and grab a big-ass burrito and a badass margarita, though we're hopeful the new to-go spot means we'll still be able to at least get an overstuffed fix. The Marrow
West Village We’ll miss your duck schnitzel with wolfberries, which was amazing, and your ginger stout cake which was even amazing-er. Yaffa Cafe
East Village We’ll miss having a spot that we could always count on to go to late-night. Andrew Zimmer Los Perros Locos
Lower East Side We’ll miss your insanity-topped hot dogs. Sel de Mer
Williamsburg We’ll miss your cheap lobsters and the way you’d describe a glass of wine. Brooklyn Ale House
Williamsburg We’ll miss your free bagels and great beers. De Robertis
East Village We’ll miss your 110 years of history, and the pignoli, ices, and espresso. DBA Brooklyn
Williamsburg We’ll miss your great beers, whiskey, occasional farmers market, and great back garden. Flckr/jmm Rodeo Bar
Murray Hill We’ll miss the peanuts all over the ground, and the fact that there was a place in Murray Hill that we could wander into and see some great live music or an offbeat burlesque act. Jinya Ramen
West Village We’ll miss this place that seemed to fly under the ramen-fiend radar, and also the black ramen and the weirdly good shrimp buns with cheese. Dumont
Williamsburg We’ll miss your burger, mac & cheese, gorgeous outdoor garden, and your crispy baby artichokes -- why aren’t more places doing crispy baby artichokes? Flickr/Ludovic Bertron Pastis
Meatpacking District We’ll miss the fact that we might see Lindsay Lohan there. JK, but we will miss having a place that was actually good in the Meatpacking District. The Cleveland
Nolita We’ll miss your incredibly good, In-N-Out-inspired, animal-style, aged beef burger, and your all around charm. Sunburnt Cow
Alphabet City We’ll miss your unlimited brunch and the weird movies you played behind the bar. ‘inoteca
Lower East Side We’ll miss your wine and the truffled egg toast. Long live the truffled egg toast.
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Andrew Zimmer is Thrillist’s NYC Editor and he hopes someone will miss him when he closes. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.