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The Top New Bar Openings of 2017 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 2017:

New Bar Openings in NYC 2017

[Manhattan] [Brooklyn] [Queens] [Bronx]


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Sponsoring venue: Offside TavernOffside Tavern
brand new sports bar in Chelsea
Offside Tavern
137 W. 14th St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(917) 388-3956

 Sponsoring venue:Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina
new midtown location of the popular Stone Street Mexican bar & restaurant

Mad Dog & Beans
5 E. 38th St. (between Fifth & Madison Ave.)
New York, NY
(646) 998-5722



web-chain-link-iconBar Moga: 128 W. Houston St. (Sullivan St.) New York, NY. (929) 399-5853
Japanese lounge serving exotic cocktails.
web-chain-link-iconBowery Road: 132 Fourth Ave. (between 12th & 13th St.) (212) 432-1324
American brasserie at The Hyatt.
web-chain-link-iconButcher Bar: 146 Orchard St. (between Stanton & Rivington St.) (212) 842-8000
LES location of the Astoria-based BBQ joint
web-chain-link-iconThe Chelsea Bell: 316 Eighth Ave. (between 25th & 26th St.) (212) 242-2425
Bar & grill featuring 50 beers on tap
web-chain-link-iconCoup: 64 Cooper Square (between 7th & 8th St.)
A non-profit cocktail bar in the East Village designed to provide support directly to charities, organizations and campaigns under attack by the current presidential administration.
web-chain-link-iconThe Craftsman: 3155 Broadway (bet. Tieman & LaSalle) (123rd & 124th St.) (212) 933-0602
Craft cafe by day, craft beer & cocktail bar by night
web-chain-link-iconThe Crown: 50 Bowery (between Canal St. & Bayard St.) (646) 630-8057
rooftop bar on 21st floor of Hotel 50 Bowery
web-chain-link-iconFine & Rare: 9 E. 37th St. (between Fifth & Madison Ave.) (212) 725-3866
Whiskey bar featuring fine food, rare spirits, and live jazz nightly
web-chain-link-iconFish Bowl: 210 W. 55th St. (between Broadway & 7th Ave.) (646) 756-2077
upscale game room at the Dream Hotel open Wednesdays – Saturdays
link4 Charles Prime Rib: 4 Charles St. (Greenwich Ave.) (212) 561-5992
Classic New York steakhouse

web-chain-link-iconGB85: 174 Rivington St. (between Clinton & Attorney St.)
1980s themed bar. Formerly Stay Classy, NY
web-chain-link-iconThe Gem Saloon: 375 Third Ave. (27th St.) (646) 612-7757
Modern American saloon, formerly Rodeo Bar.
web-chain-link-iconThe Heights: 11 E. 31 St. (between Madison & Fifth Ave.) (212) 806-7000
rooftop bar at the Arlo NoMad Hotel with views of the Empire State Building & a glass-floored overhang
web-chain-link-iconHellcat Annie’s Tap Room: 637 Tenth Ave. (45th St.) (212) 586-2707
Craft beer bar in Hell’s Kitchen. Formerly The Pony Bar.
web-chain-link-iconThe Horny Ram: 951 Second Ave. (between 50th & 51st St.) (212) 832-2021
Gastropub serving craft beer & cocktails in a rustic, laid back setting. Formerly Pig n Whistle on 2nd
web-chain-link-icon Island Oyster: Carder Rd. & Ferry Line Rd. (917) 268-0200
waterfront oyster bar on Governors Island with views of lower Manhattan
web-chain-link-iconLamano: 265 W. 20th St. (between Seventh & Eighth Ave.) (212) 741-2398
Spanish tapas & wine bar in Chelsea
web-chain-link-iconThe Lately: 357 W. 16th St. (Ninth Ave.)
“Mad Men meets Twin Peaks” cocktail lounge in the Meat Packing District/Chelsea
web-chain-link-iconLibrary of Distilled Spirits: 80 13th St. (Fourth Ave.) (212) 432-1324
Cocktail bar at the Hyatt Union Square. pays tribute to liquor makers and their craft with over 700 bottles made around the world
web-chain-link-iconLittle River Beer Garden: 450 E. 29th St. (between First Ave. & FDR Drive) (212) 729-9790
seasonal outdoor beer garden & plaza on the East River, associated with River Park restaurant
web-chain-link-iconMad Dog & Beans: 5 E. 38th St. (between Fifth & Madison Ave.) New York, NY (646) 998-5722
Casual-upscale Mexican restaurant featuring a traditional Mexican menu
web-chain-link-iconOffside Tavern: 137 W. 14th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.) (917) 388-3956
Sports bar in Chelsea, featuring 15 TVs, and a 100″ projector screen.
web-chain-link-iconOscar Wilde’s: 45 W. 27th St. (between Sixth Ave. & Broadway) (212) 213-3066
Victorian-style restaurant and cocktail bar named for the famous Irish writer
web-chain-link-iconRepublica: 160 Dyckman St. (Sherman Ave.),  (646) 726-4500
Restaurant, lounge & rooftop bar in upper Manhattan
web-chain-link-iconThe Spaniard: 190 W. 4th St. (corner of Barrow, between 6th & 7th Ave. South)
Gastropub with an extensive whiskey selection
web-chain-link-icon The Spotted Dog: 1154 First Ave. (between 63rd & 64th St.) (646) 649-5331
gastropub with American, Irish and English influences
web-chain-link-iconSugar East: 1125 First Ave. (62nd St.) (212) 832-4610
A secret upscale lounge on the upper east side
web-chain-link-iconSushi by Bou: 353 W. 14th St. (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.) (917) 870-1587
Sushi restaurant at Gansevoort Market
web-chain-link-iconVida Verde: 248 W. 55th St. (between Broadway & Eighth Ave.) (646) 590-2034
tequila bar with décor hand-painted graffiti by Victor Marka

[Manhattan] [Brooklyn] [Queens] [Bronx]


New location of the legendary NYC Irish pub.  Just down the road from the former Red Hook location.rocky-sullivans-logo

Rocky Sullivan’s
44 Beard St. (Dwight St.)
Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 246-8050



web-chain-link-iconAtlantic Social Club: 673 Atlantic Ave. (between S. Portland Ave. & S. Oxford St.) (347) 558-2601
Bar & restaurant in Fort Greene from The Three Kings Restaurant Group.
web-chain-link-iconBar Granger: 590 Fulton St. (between Ashland & Rockwell Pl.)
cocktail bar at Gotham Market featuring over 14 craft beers on draft, 14 wines by the glass or bottle and a variety of house-made cocktails.
web-chain-link-iconBar Uni: 674 Manhattan Ave. (between Norman Ave. & Nassau Ave.) (646) 833-8564
Japan-inspired cocktail bar and seafood restaurant in Greenpoint

web-chain-link-iconBrooklyn Steel: 319 Frost St. (Debevoise St.) (888) 929-7849
Live music venue from Bowery Presents
web-chain-link-iconElsa: 136 Atlantic Ave. (between Clinton & Henry St.)
A Brooklyn re-incarnation of the Manhattan bar that closed in 2014
web-chain-link-iconLive on Air: 335 Flatbush Ave. (between Prospect Pl. & Park Pl.) (718) 618-0156
the world’s first live broadcast restaurant, streaming live daily from Park Slope
web-chain-link-iconMad Tropical: 236 Troutman St. (between Knickerbocker & Wilson Ave.)
Bar, restaurant & dance hall in Buswick with food by Donna Chiquita
web-chain-link-iconMason Jar: 590 Fulton St. (between Ashland & Rockwell Pl.) (718) 852-1015
Barbecue joint at Gotham Market
web-chain-link-iconThe 1 Rooftop: 60 Furman St. (Doughty St.) (347) 696-2500
Rooftop bar at the 1 Hotel with unprecedented views of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan
web-chain-link-iconOtway: 930 Fulton St. (St. James Place) (917) 909-1889
Restaurant & bar featuring an all-female kitchen staff
web-chain-link-iconParklife: 636 Degraw St. (between Third & Fourth Ave.), Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
Outdoor beer garden behind Littlefield performance space
web-chain-link-iconUntil Tomorrow: 507 Myrtle Ave. (between Grand Ave. & Ryerson St.) (347) 987-4181
Cocktail bar in Clinton Hill

[Manhattan] [Brooklyn] [Queens] [Bronx]


web-chain-link-iconThe Crown Room: 39-17 Bell Blvd. (between 39th & 40th Ave.) Bayside, NY. (347) -235-4580
Manhattan style bar & lounge in Bayside
web-chain-link-iconThe Gutter: 10-22 46th Ave. (between Vernon Blvd. & 11th St.) Long Island City, NY (929) 328-0409
Bowling alley

web-chain-link-iconLunera: 32-25 Steinway St. (between Broadway & 34th Ave.) Astoria, NY. (718) 726-9857
Modern Mexican restaurant & bar


web-chain-link-iconThe Kilt: 170 W. 231st St. (Albany Crescent) (718) 708-6447
Newly renovated bar & restaurant formerly The Piper’s Kilt


[Manhattan] [Brooklyn] [Queens] [Bronx]

See also our list of New Bars in 2016



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