Favorite cocktail joints

1. The Raines Law Room

9.2
48 W 17th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Union Square · 336 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: There is no better scotch cocktail than the Philadelphia Story, which is mixed with amaro averna, st. germain, grapefruit, and bitters. It's smoky, spicy, with a strong hint of citrus.

Little Branch is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

2. Little Branch

8.9
20 7th Ave S (at Leroy St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · West Village · 336 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: One of our ten best Manhattan bars-The bartender will whittle you a perfectly spherical ice ball for your Old Fashioned right before your eyes. A jazz trio keeps the place hopping.

PKNY (Painkiller) is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

3. PKNY (Painkiller)

49 Essex St (at Grand St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Lower East Side · 84 tips and reviews

EsquireEsquire: Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. An unlikely mash-up between Polynesian and punk, it's got very large, very strong rum drinks. We recommend the Zombie. Read more.

Angel’s Share is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

4. Angel’s Share

8 Stuyvesant St (at E 9th St & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 493 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: Get Mack the knife if you like gin, spice, citrus, and Ginger. It's perfect.

Lani Kai is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

5. Lani Kai

525 Broome St (btw Thompson & Sullivan), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · SoHo · 56 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: Isle of islay swizzle is a tasty Scotch drink with a nice coconut finish

The Summit Bar & Cafe is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

6. The Summit Bar & Cafe

8.4
133 Avenue C (btwn E 8th & E 9th St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Alphabet City · 204 tips and reviews

Nina Y.Nina Yiamsamatha: Seider (co-owner) recently created new drinks for the menu - worth checking out if you haven't been back in a while. Try the 'Off to the Races' or 'Say Hello to my Little Friend.'

Rye House is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

7. Rye House

11 W 17th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Whisky Bar · Union Square · 231 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: Garden fizz is a tasty gin drink with a little citrus and some nice egg white texture

Cienfuegos is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

8. Cienfuegos

95 Avenue A (E 6th St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · East Village · 217 tips and reviews

Benny W.Benny Wong: Get the jalapeño drink. It makes life better

Apothèke is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

9. Apothèke

8.4
9 Doyers St (btwn Pell St & Bowery), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Chinatown · 433 tips and reviews

Janine D.Janine Dupree: go to Apotheke on Monday nights for some great live music. Back on in the New Year.

Clover Club is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

10. Clover Club

9.2
210 Smith St (btwn Baltic & Butler St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Boerum Hill · 369 tips and reviews

Akshay P.Akshay Patil: Sweet talk the hostess and score a table/sofa in the back room. Order your favorite fizz to show you mean delicious business.

11. Death & Co.

8.7
433 E 6th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 394 tips and reviews

TristanTristan: Cinder = the most deadly drink on the deadly cocktail scroll: a concoction of jalapeño-infused añejo tequila, repasado tequila, mescal, lime, and smoked salt. Read that list again....(from GQ Mag) Read more.

12. Lovers of Today

8.4
132 1/2 E 7th St (near Ave A), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Alphabet City · 116 tips and reviews

Aaron B.Aaron Beatty: Reynolds is the best mixologist I've met. I highly recommend the Waterloo Sunset.

The Tippler is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

13. The Tippler

7.9
425 W 15th St (btwn 9th & 10th Ave), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Chelsea · 253 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: A truly funky cocktail list: frozen 'lushies' like the snow groni, a menu of "tight, rich & boozy" drinks a la the crippler, shots made with orange soda and hot sauce; and so on & so forth. Read more.

Employees Only is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

14. Employees Only

8.9
510 Hudson St (at Christopher St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · West Village · 512 tips and reviews

Vishal S.Vishal Sapra: Get the Ginger Smash!

PDT (Please Don't Tell) is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

15. PDT (Please Don't Tell)

8.4
113 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st Ave & Avenue A), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 439 tips and reviews

Kate M.Kate Miltner: Go to PDT and get the bacon flavored bourbon. They use Momofuku bacon fat to flavor it. The tater tots are an excellent companion.

Jack the Horse Tavern is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

16. Jack the Horse Tavern

66 Hicks St (at Cranberry), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Brooklyn Heights · 89 tips and reviews

David B.David Blackman: Get the "behind the knees" cocktail

Mayahuel is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

17. Mayahuel

304 E 6th St (at 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · East Village · 263 tips and reviews

naveennaveen: get the 'red ant river' if you're feeling sweet. and the 'slight detour' if you're feeling spicy. and the 'ocho' if you're feeling it...if you're feeling...

Pegu Club is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

18. Pegu Club

77 W Houston St (at W Broadway), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Greenwich Village · 303 tips and reviews

Mario B.Mario Batali: sexy cocktail lounge above the fray of houston street, you might just be in burma, i love the jamaican firefly and the old cuban, both drinks not people btw

Smith & Mills is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

19. Smith & Mills

8.6
71 N Moore St (btw Greenwich & Hudson), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Tribeca · 147 tips and reviews

naveennaveen: Smith & Mills is one of my favorite places in the city. Better to go earlier in the evening (or on a weekend or on an off-night). Otherwise, the tiny spot is packed+loses charm

Louis 649 is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

20. Louis 649

649 E 9th St (btwn Ave. B & Ave. C), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Alphabet City · 47 tips and reviews

estheribrown ✌🏻estheribrown ✌🏻: Tino the bartender is super-sweet and makes a mean cocktail. Try the Flowers on the Wall.

Hudson Clearwater is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

21. Hudson Clearwater

9.1
447 Hudson St (at Morton St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · West Village · 198 tips and reviews
Dram is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

22. Dram

177 S 4th St (btwn Driggs Ave & Roebling St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Williamsburg · 148 tips and reviews

Nina Y.Nina Yiamsamatha: Bartender's choice!

23. Weather Up

8.9
589 Vanderbilt Ave (btwn Dean & Bergen St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Prospect Heights · 159 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: Cocktails like the Bourbon Highball (bourbon, lemon, simple syrup, soda) or the El Diablo (tequila, ginger syrup, lime, crème de cassis, soda) stay cool with hand-carved ice.

24. Weather Up

8.8
159 Duane St (btwn Hudson St. & W Broadway), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Tribeca · 82 tips and reviews

vikramvikram: Keep Calm and Carry On is the bartenders choice here. I asked for a bourbon drink and got a Battle of New Orleans - bourbon, absinthe, orange, and peychauds bitters. It was awesome.

Highlands is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

25. Highlands

150 W 10th St (at Waverly Pl), New York, NY
Whisky Bar · West Village · 161 tips and reviews
Silver Lining is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

26. Silver Lining

75 Murray St (Basement), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Tribeca · 49 tips and reviews

Zack S.Zack Sheppard: Live jazz every night, a full kitchen, and some of the friendliest waiters I've met. This place is a gem that serves nothing but quality drinks, without pretension.

27. Dutch Kills

9.1
27-24 Jackson Ave (btwn Queens & Dutch Kills St), Long Island City, NY
Cocktail Bar · 259 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: Like its cousin Little Branch in Manhattan, the El Guapo is also served here -- if you want something spicy look no further.

Flatiron Lounge is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

28. Flatiron Lounge

37 W 19th St (btwn 5th & 6th St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Flatiron District · 145 tips and reviews

EsquireEsquire: Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Go for the cocktails -- we like the manhattan. They're some of the very best in the country.

Maison Premiere is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

29. Maison Premiere

9.2
298 Bedford Ave (btwn S 1st & Grand St), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Williamsburg · 447 tips and reviews
Fig. 19 is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

30. Fig. 19

8.6
131 Chrystie St (btwn Broome & Delancey St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Lower East Side · 122 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: The drinks are a bit on the sweet side -- and there's proseco on tap if that's your jam -- but it has a chill vibe in the back of an art gallery that's a great reprieve from the rest of the LES.

The Daily is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

31. The Daily

210 Elizabeth St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · NoLita · 66 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: At The Daily, a bar from AvroKO and the Saxon + Parole chef, six cocktails (categorized: stirred & down, frothy, bubbly, martini, long, bottled) and seven snacks are in one day, out the next Read more.

32. Whitehall

19 Greenwich Ave (at W 10th St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · West Village · 94 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: Getting a Pimm's cup is usually a cop out, but this is the best one I've ever had on either side of the Atlantic.

33. Booker and Dax at Ssäm

207 2nd Ave (at E 13th St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · East Village · 150 tips and reviews

Sean K.Sean Kennedy: Try the Lady of the Night--centrifuge clarified. And the chicharron jack! And anything Red Hot Poker-ed--worth it just to see the flames.

Elsa is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

34. Elsa

217 E 3rd St (btwn Aves. B & C), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Alphabet City · 124 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Order the herbaceous Broken Mirror Skyscraper. A mix of absinthe, lime & muddled mint—w/ dandelion & burdock bitters—is chilled with slow-melting ice. It’s one of our #100best dishes & drinks of 2011. Read more.

35. Experimental Cocktail Club

191 Chrystie St (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Lower East Side · 102 tips and reviews

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Kota Ternate is genius. The ingredients imply "Caribbean, umbrella-style", but it's not sweet. Instead, balanced and delicious.

The Vault at Pfaff's is one of Favorite cocktail joints.

36. The Vault at Pfaff's

643 Broadway (Bleecker St.), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Greenwich Village · 24 tips and reviews