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  • 1. Back Room

    Lower East Side | Bars/Pubs

    The atmospheric Prohibition-era touches here include tin ceilings, chandeliers, velvet wallpaper, mirrored bars, an ample fireplace, and a ...Read More

  • 2. Bar Chord

    Bars/Pubs

    A rotating selection of craft beers and numerous small-batch spirits, nightly live music (never a cover charge), a stellar jukebox, and an expansive...Read More

  • 3. Barbès

    Park Slope | Music Clubs

    Outstanding regulars like the Django Reinhardt mantle-bearer Stephane Wrembel, western-swingers Brain Cloud, and Slavic Soul Party spin threads...Read More

  • 4. Blue Note

    Greenwich Village | Music Clubs

    Considered by many (not least its current owners) to be "the jazz capital of the world," the Blue Note was once the stomping ground for such...Read More

  • 5. Blueprint

    Park Slope | Bars/Pubs

    Homemade bitters, syrups, and ginger beer make every carefully made cocktail here all the more tasty. Try the house favorite Smoky Mary's, with...Read More

  • 6. Bowery Ballroom

    Lower East Side | Music Clubs

    This legendary theater with Art Deco accents is probably the city's top midsize concert venue. Packing in the crowds here is a rite of passage...Read More

  • 7. Brandy's Piano Bar

    Upper East Side | Piano Bars/Lounges

    The singing waitstaff warm up the mixed crowd at this delightful and intimate uptown saloon and piano bar, getting everyone in the mood to belt...Read More

  • 8. Brooklyn Inn

    Boerum Hill | Bars/Pubs

    One of Brooklyn's oldest and most unassuming bars, the Brooklyn Inn doesn't rely on gimmicks: it just serves reasonably priced beer and mainstay...Read More

  • 9. Casablanca Cocktail Lounge

    Bars/Pubs

    It's easy to see why seemingly the whole neighborhood has embraced this latest incarnation of Casablanca—there's been a bar with that name on...Read More

  • 10. Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

    Midtown West | Music Clubs

    For a night of jazz with big names and talent but without the pretension, turn to Dizzy's, an intimate club with Manhattan-skyline and Central...Read More

  • 11. Donna

    Bars/Pubs

    This cocktail bar bills itself as "an elegant space for dirty kids"—that is, just because you like nice things doesn't necessarily mean you...Read More

  • 12. Employees Only

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    The dapper white-coated bartenders at this cocktail bar mix delicious, well-thought-out tipples with debonair aplomb and freshly squeezed mixers...Read More

  • 13. Existing Conditions

    Greenwich Village | Bars/Pubs

    Science and booze merge beautifully at this experimental cocktail bar with exposed brick walls and wooden tables. The cocktail-shaking wizards...Read More

  • 14. Featherweight

    East Williamsburg | Bars/Pubs

    The cocktail list at this small spot is full of the hits you'd expect at a bar run by the experts behind the two Weather Up spaces in Manhattan...Read More

  • 15. Floyd

    Brooklyn Heights | Bars/Pubs

    Comfy sofas, a relaxed scene, and large boccie courts have made this bar a neighborhood staple. And while the beer cheese dip is memorable,...Read More

  • 16. Freddy's Bar and Backroom

    Bars/Pubs

    We could tell you this place has history—Freddy's has been in South Slope since 2011, but it occupied its previous home in Prospect Heights...Read More

  • 17. Hot Bird

    Bars/Pubs

    A barbecue-chicken joint was the previous tenant of this laid-back bar with a large patio on an industrial stretch of Atlantic Avenue—hence...Read More

  • 18. Hotel Delmano

    Bars/Pubs

    It's easy to miss the unmarked entrance to this cocktail bar on Berry Street, but head to the entrance on North 9th Street and you'll feel whisked...Read More

  • 19. Ides Bar2

    Williamsburg | Bars/Pubs

    One of the buzziest bars in Williamsburg, the Ides benefits from its privileged position on the Wythe Hotel's rooftop. Well-heeled patrons from...Read More

  • 20. Irving Plaza

    Gramercy | Music Clubs

    A relatively intimate venue that holds about 1,000 people on two levels, Irving Plaza is known for its packed lineup of both indie and more...Read More

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