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The Top New Bar Openings of 2016 in NYC

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The New York City nightlife landscape is very dynamic, with bars opening and closing all the time.

Here the top noteworthy new bars of the year.  Welcome to the class of 2016:

New Bar Openings in NYC 2016

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Manhattan:

web-chain-link-icon Anisette: 226 Third Ave. (E. 19th St.) (646) 850-2540
“Country French” wine bar, café and bistro serving Provencal cuisine
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web-chain-link-icon Annie Moore’s: 22 E. 41st St. (between 5th & Madison Ave.) (212) 986-7826
multi-level Irish pub, relocated from its original Grand Central location
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web-chain-link-icon The Anthony: 183 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan & MacDougal St.) (212) 804-7771
Restaurant & bar from Pacific Street Hospitality
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web-chain-link-icon Arts & Crafts Beer Parlor: 1135 Amsterdam Ave. (116th St.) (917) 675-6835
South Harlem craft beer bar.
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link As Is: 734 Tenth Ave. (50th St.) (646) 858-1153
Craft beer bar in Hell’s Kitchen
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link Ascent Lounge: 10 Columbus Circle (Time Warner Center – 4th floor) (212) 823-9770
Upscale lounge overlooking Central Park
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link AWOL Bar & Grill: 337 Third Ave. (25th St.) (646) 682-9405​
Neighborhood sports bar & grill in Kips Bay
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link Bar Truman: 75 Ninth Ave. (between 15th & 16th St.) (646) 415-2640
American Brasserie featuring craft cocktails, located in the Chelsea Market
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web-chain-link-icon Beetle House: 308 E. 6th St. (between 1st & 2nd Ave.) (646) 510-4786
Tim Burton themed bar & restaurant paying homage to Beetlejuice.
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web-chain-link-iconBlackTail: 2nd floor at Pier A: 22 Battery Place (West St.)  (646) 422-7906
1920s-era Cuban themed cocktail bar from the guys behind The Dead Rabbit.
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web-chain-link-iconBowery Beer Garden: 93 Bowery (Hester St.) (201) 885-8643
street-level beer garden at The Wyndham Garden Chinatown hotel serving 32 draft beers and American fare
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web-chain-link-icon The Brazen Tavern: 356 W. 44th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.) (212) 445-0131
A rustic homage to classic and historic inns and taverns of America
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web-chain-link-icon Broadstone: 88 Broad St. (S. William St.) New York, NY (646) 951-3044
Three-level bar & kitchen in the Financial District
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web-chain-link-icon Caledonia: 424 Amsterdam Ave. (between 80th & 81st St.) (917) 388-2342
Scottish whisky bar
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web-chain-link-icon Casa Neta: 40 E. 20th St. (between Broadway & Park Ave South) (212) 529-7870
Mezcaleria and tequileria in the Flatiron District, serving 120 varieties of tequila authentic small plates from Mexico City.
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web-chain-link-icon City Vineyard at Pier 26: 233 West St. (Huber St.) (212) 608-0555 / (646) 677-8350
Wine bar at Pier 26 in Hudson River Park from City Winery
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web-chain-link-icon The Confession Box: 304 E. 78th St. (between First & Second Ave.) (212) 737-9520
Bar & grill serving Indian cuisine
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web-chain-link-icon Covina: 127 E. 27th St. (between Madison & Park Ave.) (212) 224-0225
American bar, restaurant and coffee shop
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web-chain-link-icon Cut by Wolfgang Puck: 99 Church St. (Park Place) (646) 880-1995
First NYC restaurant from the acclaimed chef & restaurateur, within the new Four Seasons NY Hotel Downtown.
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web-chain-link-icon Daddy’s Girl: 7 E. 17th St. (between Broadway & Fifth Ave.) (212) 633-6003
invitation-only speakeasy beneath Union Fare gastro hall
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web-chain-link-icon Delilah: 155 Rivington St. (between Clinton & Suffolk St.) (212) 777-2520
Cocktail lounge in the former St. Jerome’s space
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web-chain-link-icon Eastfield’s: 1479 York Ave. (78th St.) (646) 964-4918
the sister restaurant to The East Pole
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web-chain-link-icon 11 Howard: 11 Howard St. (Lafayette St.) (212) 235-1111
Hotel bar & lounge at the crossroads of the Bowery, Chinatown and Little Italy
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web-chain-link-icon Ethyl’s Alcohol: 1629 Second Ave. (between 84th & 85th St.) (212) 300-4132
Bar & performance space on the upper east side (formerly Wild Horse Tavern)
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web-chain-link-icon The Flying Cock: 497 Third Ave. (between 33rd & 34th St.) (212) 689-6900
Neighborhood bar with craft beer & cocktails.
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web-chain-link-icon Gebhard’s Beer Culture: 228 W. 72nd St. (between Broadway & West End) (917) 639-3420
Bar, bottle shop and kitchen catering to beer lovers
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web-chain-link-icon Ghost Donkey: 4 Bleecker St. (Bowery) (212) 254-0350the-gray-mare
Mexican bar specializing in nachos & mezcal
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web-chain-link-iconThe Gray Mare: 61 Second Ave. (between 3rd & 4th St.) New York, NY (212) 388-0662

East Village neighborhood tavern in the space formerly Dempsey’s Pub (same owner)
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web-chain-link-icon Invite Only: 63 Gansevoort St. (between Washington & Greenwich St.) (212) 255-7484
Restaurant & lounge in the meat packing district
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web-chain-link-icon Kola House: 408 W. 15th St. (10th Ave.) (646) 869-8873
Restaurant & nightclub above the Gilded Lily in Chelsea, specializing in cocktails featuring the kola nut.
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web-chain-link-icon La Follia: 179 Third Ave. (E. 17th St.) (212) 477-4100
Italian restaurant and wine bar serving rustic Italian food (relocated from 226 Third Ave.)
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web-chain-link-icon Ladybird: 127 MacDougal St. (W. 3rd St.) (212) 475-2246
globally inspired vegetable tapas restaurant in the West Village.
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web-chain-link-icon Lion’s Beer Store: 104 Second Ave. (6th St.) (212) 475-0595
craft beer bar, gastropub, consultancy, and gourmet beer store under one roof.
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web-chain-link-icon Little Frog: 322 E. 86th St. (between First & Second Ave.) (347) 537-5786
Parisian style French bistro
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web-chain-link-icon The Lively Spot: 26 Ninth Ave. (13th St.) (212) 837-4700
Live music venue in the Meatpacking District
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web-chain-link-icon Lucky: 168 Avenue B (between 10th & 11th St.) (212) 777-3111
East Village neighborhood bar from downtown editrix Abby Ehmann. A “dive bar for grownups”
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web-chain-link-icon Marshall Street: 306 E. 49th St. (between First & Second Ave.) (917) 472-7988
Syracuse themed bar serving Atomic Wings.
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web-chain-link-iconMaxwell’s Central Park: 1325 Fifth Ave. (between 111th & 112th St.) (646) 657-0993
Classic American gastropub
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web-chain-link-icon‘Merica: 320 E. 6th St. (between 1st & 2nd Ave.) (929) 291-0337
“The most American bar and restaurant in the world”
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web-chain-link-iconMetropolis: 31 Union Square W. (16th St.) (212) 533 2500
Oyster room & cocktail bar below Blue Water Grill in Union Square
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web-chain-link-iconMighty Quinn’s: 1492 Second Ave. (between 77th & 78th St.) (646) 484-5691
upper east side location of the authentic BBQ chain.
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web-chain-link-iconNightcap: 151 Rivington St. (Suffolk St.) (212) 466-3361
Cocktail bar relocated from 120 Rivington
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web-chain-link-icon Paloma Rocket: 7 Clinton St. (between Houston & Stanton St.) (917) 262-0869
Pour-your-own beer bar with tap screens, serving craft beer, priced by the ounce, dispensed from the swipe-card taps.
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web-chain-link-icon The Pennsy Bar: 2 Penn Plaza (33rd St.) (646) 850-3707
Cocktail bar inside The Pennsy, the upscale food hall above Penn Station.
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web-chain-link-icon Rock & Reilly’s: 218 W. 35th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.) 5th floor (212) 239-0014
Rooftop Irish pub from L.A.
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web-chain-link-icon ROKC: 3452 Broadway (between 140th St & 141st St.)
Japanese craft cocktail bar & restaurant in Hamilton Heights. ROKC stands for ramen, oysters, kitchen, and cocktails
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web-chain-link-icon Rouge Tomate: 126 W. 18th St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.) (646)-395-3978
Wine bar relocated from upper east side, serving seasonal, sustainable, modern interpretation on American cuisine
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web-chain-link-icon Royal Munkey: 438 Second Ave. (25th St.) (646) 863-2249
Indian restaurant styled after the old supper clubs in Bombay, serving craft cocktails
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web-chain-link-iconSanatorium: 14 Avenue C (E. 2nd St.) (212) 614-0300
Hospital-themed cocktail bar from mixologist Albert Trummer
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web-chain-link-icon Sean’s Bar & Kitchen: 42 W. 48th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.) (212) 764-9090
Irish pub near Rockefeller Center
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web-chain-link-iconSolomon & Kuff: 2331 Twelfth Ave. (W. 133rd St.) (212) 939-9443
uptown gastropub specializing in international rums, named after the sons of 18th century African entrepreneur Venture Smith
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web-chain-link-iconSpoon Table & Bar: 40 E. 33rd St. (between Madison & Park Ave.) (646) 230-7000
Restaurant & bar
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web-chain-link-iconSquares: 360 Park Ave. South (26th St.)
Nightclub in the space formerly Riff Raffs
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web-chain-link-icon Studio Kraut: 160 Eighth Ave. (18th St.) (646) 449-8150
Bar & kitchen inspired by the East Berlin artistic scene.
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web-chain-link-iconSuffolk Arms: 269 Houston St. (Suffolk St.) (212) 475-0400
Cocktail lounge on the lower east side.
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web-chain-link-icon Sutton Bar Room: 1074 First Ave. (between 58th & 59th St.) (212) 980-9850
Intimate bar room near the 59th St., Queensborough, Ed Koch 59th St. Bridge
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web-chain-link-icon Taberna 97: 97 St. Mark’s Pl. (between First Ave. & Avenue A)
Portugese Tavern in the space formerly Yaffa Cafe
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web-chain-link-icon Tavern 62: 135 E. 62nd St. (between Lexington & Park Ave.) (212) 988-9021
modern American tavern by David Burketirnanog-logo-wood
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web-chain-link-iconTir na nOg: 254 W. 31st St. (Eighth Ave.) New York, NY (212) 630-0249

The original location on Eighth Ave. & 33rd St. closed in 2015 due to building renovation.  The new Tir na nOg is now located on the south side of Madison Square Garden.
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web-chain-link-icon Tuck Room: 11 Fulton St. (Front St.) (212) 776-8273
Cocktail bar in the Fulton Market building at the South Street Seaport
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web-chain-link-icon Two Door Tavern: 1576 Third Ave. (between 88th & 89th St.) (212) 828-1388
Manhattan version of the Brooklyn tavern.
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web-chain-link-icon Union Square Café: 101 E. 19th St. (Park Ave.) (212) 243-4020
re-located after 30 years on 16th St.
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web-chain-link-iconVandal: 199 Bowery (Spring St.) (212) 400-0199
large restaurant & cocktail lounge
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web-chain-link-iconThe VNYL House of Cocktails: the-vnyl 100 Third Ave. (between 12th & 13th St.) New York, NY. (917) 675-7725
Vintage NY Lifestyle, inspired by the 1970s Hollywood fashion and the Irish rock group Thin Lizzy
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web-chain-link-icon The Weir: 1672 Third Ave. (between 93rd & 94th St.) (646) 734-2899
Modern Irish pub on the upper east side.
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web-chain-link-icon Zadie’s Oyster Room: 413 E. 12th St. (First Ave.) (646) 602-1300
Inspired by the oyster houses prevalent in late 19th Century/early 20th Century New York
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web-chain-link-icon Ziggy’s: 1485 Second Ave. (between 77th & 78th St.)
Mexican seafood restaurant in the space formerly Brother Jimmy’s

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Brooklyn:

web-chain-link-icon Bar Omar: 188 Grand St. (between Bedford & Driggs Ave.) Williamsburg (718) 388-0411
Algerian French soul-food from the mountains of Kabylia, to Paris and now, Brooklyn
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web-chain-link-icon Belle Shoals: 10 Hope St. (between Roebling & Havermeyer St.) Williamsburg (718) 218-7191
Inspired by a fictional Southern town, centered around its prized Wurlitzer jukebox
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web-chain-link-icon The Big Whiskey: 524 Grand St. (between Union Ave. & Lorimer St.) Williamsburg (347) 725-4386
The latest in a growing family of whiskey bars
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web-chain-link-icon Boudoir: 135 Atlantic Ave. (between Henry St. & Clinton St.) Brooklyn Heights (347) 227-8337
Romantic craft cocktail lounge
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web-chain-link-icon Cardiff Giant: 415 Myrtle Ave. (between Clinton & Vanderbilt Ave.) Fort Greene (929) 337-7873
Serving only New York products: featuring all New York produced beer, cider, wine & spirits.
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web-chain-link-icon Crow Bar: 820 Franklin Ave. (Union St.) Crown Heights (718) 708-4113
casual neighborhood bar & restaurant
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web-chain-link-icon Do or Dive: 1108 Bedford Ave. (between Quincy St. & Lexington Ave.) Bed-Stuy (718) 684-2290
Dive bar in the former Do or Dine space
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web-chain-link-icon Falcon Laundry: 65 N. 7th St. (between Wythe & Kent) Williamsburg (646) 680-0012
Two floor neighborhood bar & restaurant featuring new American pub fare, craft beer, prime cocktails and a roof deck
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web-chain-link-icon Father Knows Best: 611 A Wilson Ave. (between Schaefer & Decateur St.) Bushwick (718) 975-6840
neighborhood bar & restaurant
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web-chain-link-icon Fresh Kills: 161 Grand St. (between Bedford Ave. & Berry St.) Williamsburg
cocktail bar from the owner of Dutch Kills
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web-chain-link-icon Gold Sounds: 44 Wilson Ave. (between George St. & Melrose St.) Bushwick (718) 618-0686
Dive bar & live music venue
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web-chain-link-icon Goldie’s: 195 Nassau Ave. (between Humbolt St. & Russell St.) Greenpoint (718) 389-2348
Neighborhood bar with a retro vibe reminiscent of a 1960’s Vegas lounge.
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web-chain-link-icon House of Wax: 445 Albee Square West (between Fulton & Willoughby St.) (718) 513-2547
a standalone lounge housed inside the new Alamo Draft House theater.
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web-chain-link-icon Jupiter Disco: 1237 Flushing Ave. (Wyckoff St.) Bushwick
retro/sci-fi themed cocktail bar
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web-chain-link-icon Loco Lobo: 8530 Third Ave. (86th St.) Bay Ridge (718) 833-0043
Mexican cantina featuring 25 different types of tequila
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web-chain-link-icon Sauvage: 905 Lorimer St. (Nassau Ave.) Greenpoint (718) 486-6816
American restaurant & bar on McCarren Park
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web-chain-link-icon Schimanksi: 54 N. 11th St. (between Kent & Wythe Ave.) Williamsburg (718) 486-2299
Nightclub in the former Verboten space.
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web-chain-link-icon Seaborne: 228 Van Brunt St. (Commerce St.) Red Hook (718) 852-4888
Classic and modern cocktails in the legacy of Sasha Petraske
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web-chain-link-icon The Shipwreck Lounge: 383 Troutman St. (between Wyckoff & Irving Ave.) Bushwick (718) 374-5196
Speakeasy tiki bar/tropical cocktail lounge inside The Grand Paradise play
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web-chain-link-icon The Starliner: 1446 Myrtle Ave. (between Bleecker & Menahan St.) Bushwick (347) 405-6572
Friendly neighborhood bar with a 56 foot long bar and backyard area
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web-chain-link-icon Starr Bar: 14 Starr St. (between Wyckoff & Irving Ave.) Bushwick (718) 821-1100
Nightlife venue and home for the social justice community
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web-chain-link-icon Steeplechase Beer Garden: 1904 Surf Ave. (at MCU Park) Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 449-3200
Beer Garden at the former Peggy O’Neill’s space (same owners) just outside MCU Park
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web-chain-link-iconSunnyvale: 1031 Grand St. (between Morgan Ave. & Vandervoort Ave.) Williamsburg (347) 987-3971
Performance venue and bar for fans of Trailer Park Boys
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web-chain-link-iconSuper Power: 722 Nostrand Ave. (between Park Pl. & Prospect Pl.) Crown Heights (718) 484-0020
Tiki bar with over 100 kinds of rum
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web-chain-link-iconTalon Bar: 220 Wyckoff Ave. (Menahan St.) Bushwick (718) 366-3192
local hang out serving craft beer and cocktails with an outdoor garden
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link21 Greenpoint: 21 Greenpoint Ave. (West St.) Greenpoint (718) 383-8833
Greenpoint bar & restaurant, formerly The River Styx
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linkUnion Street Pub: 835 Franklin Ave. (Union St.) (347) 715-6312
Cozy pub in Crown Heights serving craft beer & cocktails
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linkWestlight: 111 N. 12th St. (Berry St.) (718) 307-7100
rooftop bar with views of New York City on the 22nd floor atop The William Vale hotel
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web-chain-link-icon Whiskey Burger: 1025 Manhattan Ave. (between Freeman & Green St.) (718) 349-0022
bar & grill focusing on American single malt whiskey, bourbon, rye, wheat, oat and other grain varieties.
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web-chain-link-icon The Wilky: 108 Patchen Ave. (Monroe St.) (718) 484-7458
neighborhood bar focused on craft beer
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web-chain-link-icon Yours Sincerely Cocktail Laboratory: 41 Wilson Ave. (between Melrose & George St.)
All draft cocktail bar.

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Queens:

web-chain-link-icon The Beer Keeper: 58-15 Woodside Ave. (between 58th & 59th St.) Woodside, NY. (718) 899-1678
Neighborhood bar serving craft beers and infused cocktails
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web-chain-link-icon The Footlight: 465 Seneca Ave. (Harman St.) Ridgewood (718) 673-8211
Bar & live music venue featuring all genres, local oriented music and cultural programming.
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web-chain-link-iconThe Gantry Bar & Kitchen: 47-02 Vernon Blvd. (47th Ave.) Long Island City, NY. (718) 737-6309
Gastropub with a vintage 1900s vibe.
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web-chain-link-icon Ida’s Nearabout: 43-13 Queens Blvd. (between 43rd & 44th St.) Sunnyside. (718) 433-1916
Sunnyside’s neighborhood bar, restaurant & garden in the space formerly Molly Bloom’s
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web-chain-link-icon The Last Word: 31-30 Ditmars Blvd. (between 32nd & 33rd St.) Astoria, NY (718) 440-3378
speakeasy-style cocktail bar disguised as a hardware store
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web-chain-link-iconPassage Irish Whiskey Bar & Kitchen: 40-11 30th Ave. (Steinway St.) Astoria, NY  (917) 832-6680
Irish whiskey bar from the owners of Cuckoo’s Nest and Banter
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web-chain-link-iconSweet Jane’s: 64-02 68th St. (Myrtle Ave.) Ridgewood, NY (718) 381-2031
Neighborhood bar from the owners of Cobra Club
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web-chain-link-iconThe Wolfhound: 3814 30th Ave. (Steinway St.) Astoria, NY. (718) 204-2111
modern Irish neighborhood bar

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Bronx:

web-chain-link-icon Bronx Draft House: 884 Gerard Ave. (161st St.) (929) 265-9759
craft beer bar near Yankee Stadium
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web-chain-link-icon Keane’s Bar & Restaurant: 4344 Katonah Ave. (between 238th & 239th St.)
Woodlawn, Bronx, NY. (845) 521-6125
Irish pub, restaurant & sports bar with live music
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web-chain-link-icon Madden’s Uptown: 5757 Broadway (236th St.) (929) 243-3480
Bar & grill in Kingsbridge

 

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See also our list of New Bars in 2015
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