10 Cocktail Bars In New York City

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New York City draws thousands of tourists from around the world looking to get a slice of its fast-paced life and experience its cosmopolitan culture. The Big Apple is bustling with life and activity and travelers are spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out. Travelers love to visit popular landmarks such as Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge and more when in NYC. Since it’s a melting pot of cultures, New York City also has a fantastic nightlife, which is best experienced by pub crawling. The city is replete with many quaint and quirky cocktail bars that offer unusual and creative drinks. Check out the top 10 cocktail bars in New York City, USA.

1. Mace

Located in East Village, this charming pint-sized bar with brick walls serves up amazing craft cocktails and snacks. The drinks are prepared uniquely – each one is based on a special spice, ingredient or herb such as hibiscus, fennel pollen, and ghost chili. Visitors will love the flavored drinks of mezcal with mole and habanero, coconut cordial, Aperol with beet juice or a mace mist. Mace has a great vibe and you can enjoy a drink while watching the bartenders juggle bottles, beakers, and jiggers!


Address: 649 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009, USA

Website: Mace

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 5 pm to 2 am, Saturday and Sunday 4 pm to 2 am

Average price for two: 15-30 USD

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2. Dutch Kills

Situated smack in the middle of popular tourist haunts in Long Island City, Dutch Kills is a Sasha Petraske affiliated cocktail bar. With smart bartenders, quirky signage and flawlessly crafted cocktails, this retro-vibe bar attracts plenty of people. You can head here on a weekday to avoid the crowd and enjoy a classic craft cocktail served with hand-cut ice.

Dutch Kills

Address: 27-24 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA

Website: Dutch Kills

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 5 pm to 2 am

Average price for two: 15-30 USD

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3. Leyenda

Looking for a bar with a touch of greenery and a tiki bar vibe? Then head to Leyenda which serves up Latin spirits that are accompanied by Mexican bites. From tequila and rum to singani and Bolivian pisco, you will be spoilt for choice at this cocktail bar. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere as you sit surrounded by Indio candles, cathedral-pew style booths and a golden tin ceiling etched with a cross. Dig into roast pork tacos and enjoy your Shotgun Wedding, which is a gunpowder tea infused singani with nutmeg and vanilla thrown in for good measure!


Address: 221 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Website: Leyenda

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 5 pm to 2 am, Friday 5 pm to 3 am, Saturday 12 pm to 3 am, Sunday 12 pm to 1 am

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

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4. Clover Club

Brooklyn’s Clover Club has a magnificent mahogany bar with Victorian furnishings, a crystal chandelier, and shiny leather seats. This stylish bar offers classic concoctions, regal crystal bowls of punch and finely produced drinks. Try the Royal Tannenbaum, which is prepared with grapefruit, cynar, lemon, honey, rye, and pine tincture when here!

Clover Club

Address: 210 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Website: Clover Club

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 4 pm to 2 am, Friday 4 pm to 4 am, Saturday 10:30 am to 4 am, Sunday 10:30 am to 1 am

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

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New York City Tour Guide

Hiram Jacobs

Hiram Jacobs

I am a licensed New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Tour Guide and a native New Yorker. Over the years, I acquired considerable experience organizing solo tours of the major European and East European capitals of the world, Canada's largest cities and Australia's most popular cities, Washington, DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, and San Francisco. During my international travels, I participated in tours organized by private tour companies to China, Russia, South America, India, the Canadian Rockies, Israel, Japan's major cities; USA: Alaska, Arizona and Utah's scenic national National Parks . I received my Master of Arts in Political Science (Urban Administration) from the State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, New York in 1978. Since my recent retirement from the MTA, New York City Transit Authority, after 39 years of service as an Associate Transit Management Analyst, I hope to share with my fellow Travelers my observations, insights and personal experiences relating to Manhattan’s iconic neighborhoods, landmarks and popular attractions that make New York City such a vibrant and dynamic city to visit. I will strive to make your New York City Experience memorable. Tour Cancellations - Please provide at least 24 hours notice prior to the tour date in order to cancel your booking and to receive a full refund.

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Stephanie Eley

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I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of the US: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona! Let's GO!! stepheley@gmail.com

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5. Lantern's Keep

The charming Lantern’s Keep cocktail bar is tucked inside the Iroquois Hotel. Here you can sip on classic and Prohibition-era cocktails by the wooden fireplace. Its inviting interiors boast dark wood paneling that add to its charm. Try the uniquely named cocktails like Iroquois #2, Clinton Cocktail and the Scotch-heavy Sir Walter Raleigh. Enjoy the ambiance and down-chilled drinks along with some marinated lamb tenderloin and bison sliders!

Lantern’s Keep

Address: 49 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Website: Lantern’s Keep

Opening hours: Monday 5 pm to 11 pm, Tuesday to Friday 5 pm to 12 am, Saturday 7 pm to 1 am, Sunday closed

Average price for two: 30-50 USD

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6. Five & Dime

Five & Dime is a great place to visit on a hot summer night to try out the various refreshing cocktails (and coffees) on the menu. It has a great vibe and is a great place to unwind. Make the most of the happy hours and enjoy a glass of Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, Absinthe, or Amaretto.

Five & Dime

Address: 8 Park Pl, New York, NY 10007, USA

Website: Five & Dime

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 7 am to 12 am, Sunday 9 am to 4 pm

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

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7. The Honeywell

If you are looking for a 70s-style cocktail den, pay a visit to this bar offering craft cocktails and bar bites. With a subterranean setting and a welcoming vibe, this cocktail bar serves unique options like lava lamp tipple or torched cocoa butter or traditional Spanish porrons. The interiors have wooden panelling and the amber lights and beaded curtains add to the feel. Make sure you munch on the mouth-watering cheese balls when here!

The Honeywell

Address: 3604 Broadway, New York, NY 10031, USA

Website: The Honeywell

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 5 pm to 2 am

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

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8. Angel's Share

Posted by Angel's Share on Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A hidden gem inside the Village Yokocho restaurant, this speakeasy-style bar serves exotic cocktails. Offering splendid views of the Stuyvesant Square, head here to down the Stormy Weather cocktail. Angel’s Share also makes one of best Grasshoppers in New York. Operational for the last 22 years, this cocktail bar’s tuxedo-clad bartenders offer great service.

Angel’s Share

Address: 8 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003, USA

Website: Angel’s Share

Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday 6 pm to 1:30 am, Thursday 6 pm to 2 am, Friday and Saturday 6 pm to 2:30 am

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

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9. Primo's

If you are looking for an extra-dirty martini and a carefully crafted espresso in Tribeca after a tiresome day at the office, head to Primo’s. This popular New York cocktail bar has a great ambiance and vibe and makes some of the best cocktails in the business. Gather round the liquor-stocked bar and the jewel-tone velvet banquettes to taste their specialty – a sweet turmeric-honey vodka highball.


Address: 129 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007, USA

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 2 pm to 2 am, Sunday closed

Website: Primo’s

Average price for two: 30-60 USD

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10. The Dead Rabbit

The Dead Rabbit is a two-story Irish pub and cocktail lounge offering craft beers, bottled punch and various types of whiskeys. Head to the traditional Anglo-Hibernian taproom, where you can enjoy the lunch menu or visit the parlor on the first floor to relish vintage punch and cocktails along with small plates.

The Dead Rabbit

Address: 30 Water St, New York, NY 10004, USA

Website: The Dead Rabbit

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 11 am to 4 am

Average price for two: 30-50 USD

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New York City: A haven of cocktail bars

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New York City is famed for its nightlife and has some of the best cocktail bars. Grab your favorite drink and enjoy a sultry evening in these award-winning bars. Make sure you head to these hotspots when in New York!

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