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The Top New Bar Openings of 2018 in NYC

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

Here are the top noteworthy new bars of the year. Welcome to the class of 2018:

New Bar Openings in NYC 2018

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

web-chain-link-icon18th Room: 134 Ninth Ave. (between 18th & 19th St.)
1920s art deco-inspired speakeasy with “sustainable minded bespoke libations”
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web-chain-link-iconThe Ainsworth: 121 Fulton St. (between Nassau & Dutch)  (646) 545-6647
FiDi location of the upscale sports bar chain
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web-chain-link-iconAmerican Hall: 29 W. 36th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.) (646) 259-3999
multi-level Americana bar with an arcade. (formerly Habanero Blues)
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web-chain-link-iconAnchor Bar: 327 W. 57th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.) (212) 956-1606
NYC franchise of the Buffalo, NY bar famous for creating the Buffalo wing
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web-chain-link-icon Bar Bacon: 127 Fourth Ave. (between 12th & 13th St.) (212) 477-0104
bar & restaurant specializing in bacon, beer and bourbon
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web-chain-link-iconBanzarbar: Freeman Alley off Rivington St. (between Bowery & Christie)  (212) 420-0012
private 20 seat cocktail bar upstairs above Freeman’s inspired by early 20th century explorers
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web-chain-link-iconBar Alaska: 174 Rivington St. (between Clinton & Attorney St.)  (646) 649-5545
cocktail bar featuring cavier and a selection of Russian vodkas and vodka-based cocktails.
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web-chain-link-iconThe Blacksmith: 160 W. 25th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)  (212) 337-8301
Upscale bar with outdoor patio at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
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web-chain-link-iconBoticarios: 58 E. 1st St. (between First & Second Ave.)  (917) 261-7850
“Pan-Latin” restaurant & bar in the East Village.
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web-chain-link-iconBoxers: 1664 Third Ave. (between 93rd & 94th St.)  (646) 869-1420
Upper east side location of the gay sports bar
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web-chain-link-iconBroken Shaker: 23 Lexington Ave. (between 23rd & 24th St.)  (212) 475-1920
Rooftop cocktail bar atop the Freehand Hotel
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web-chain-link-iconClinton Hall: 16 W. 36th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.) (212) 695-0036
New midtown location of the craft beer bar with games and gourmet food.
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web-chain-link-iconClinton Hall: 230 E. 51st St. (between Second & Third Ave.) (212) 758-8519
New midtown east location of the craft beer bar with games and gourmet food.
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web-chain-link-iconClub Show: 135 W. 41st. St. (between Sixth & Broadway)  (212) 366-0752 / (917) 881-2737
Nightclub near Times Square
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web-chain-link-iconCobble & Co.: 19 Fulton St. (at South St. Seaport) (212) 233-0305
two-level gastropub at the Seaport
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web-chain-link-iconConey Island Baby: 169 Avenue A (between 10th & 11th St.)  (212) 420-8392
Bar and live music venue near Tompkins Square Park
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web-chain-link-iconThe Copper Still: 206 Seventh Ave. (22nd St.) (646) 596-8975
A new Chelsea location of the East Village whiskey bar & gastropub.
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web-chain-link-iconDive 106: 938 Amsterdam Ave. (106th St.) (917)-965-2840
The return of the fourth member of the UWS Dive Bar family
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web-chain-link-iconDue West: 189 W. 10th St. (between W. 4th & Bleeker St.)  (646) 687-4609
Gastropub & cocktail bar in the West Village
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web-chain-link-iconEpstein’s NYC: 82 Stanton St. (Allen St.)  (212) 473-2010
The re-boot of the Lower East Side corner bar
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Frank Mac’s Pub 425 Amsterdam Ave. (between 80th & 81st St.) (646) 850-3888
formerly McAleer’s
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web-chain-link-iconGeorge Washington Bar: 23 Lexington Ave. (between 23rd & 24th St.) (212) 475-1924
cocktail bar on the mezzanine level of the Freehand Hotel
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web-chain-link-iconGibson & Luce: 19 W. 31st St. (between Broadway & Fifth Ave.) (212) 615-9910
speakeasy cocktail bar at Life Hotel at the historic LIFE magazine building.
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web-chain-link-iconThe Grill: 99 E. 52nd St. (between Park & Lexington Ave.)  (212) 375-9001
restaurant, lounge & bar featuring a Richard Lippold ceiling sculpture
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web-chain-link-iconHarlem Ale House: 101 W. 127th St. (Lenox Ave.) (646) 692-8412
beer bar with 200 + crafted beers from around the world serving classic American cuisine
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web-chain-link-iconHarlem Hops: 2268 Seventh Ave. (between 133rd & 134th St.) (646) 998-3444
Harlem beer bar serving up beer, booze, bites & beats
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web-chain-link-iconHaswell Green’s: 240 W. 52nd St. (between Broadway & Eighth Ave.) (212) 245-2801
bi-level gastropub fusing beer hall casual with craft cocktail culture
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JJ Kinahan’s: 757 Sixth Ave. (between 25th & 26th St.) (646) 476-6272
Irish lounge and restaurant (formerly Rogue)
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web-chain-link-iconKatana Kitten: 531 Hudson St. (7th Ave. South & W. 10th St.)  (212) 243-3000
Japanese-American cocktail bar & restaurant
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The Lovelace

The Lovelace

web-chain-link-iconThe Lovelace: 66 Pearl St. (between Broad St. & Coentis Slip)  (212) 968-1776
Cocktail & gin bar from the team behind Porterhouse Brewing Co.
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web-chain-link-iconMini Rex: 87 Ludlow St. (between Broome & Delancey St.)
Karaoke lounge featuring private rooms
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web-chain-link-iconMission Nightclub: 229 W. 28th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.)  (347) 992-9576
Mega nightclub in Koreatown
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web-chain-link-iconNew York Comedy Club: 85 E. 4th St. (between Second & Third Ave.) (212) 994-9828
New East Village location of the Gramercy area comedy club
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web-chain-link-iconOphelia: 3 Mitchell Pl. (between First Ave. & 49th St.) (212) 980-4796
Cocktail lounge located atop the historic Beekman Tower
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web-chain-link-iconOxbow Tavern: 240 Columbus Ave. (71st St.)  (646) 838-9645
bi-level tavern serving modern American food with French influences in a casual setting
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web-chain-link-iconPier 17 Rooftop: 89 South St. (Pier 17 – rooftop)  (646) 822-6990
Rooftop of Pier 17 featuring the Heineken Riverdeck and an outdoor live music venue
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web-chain-link-iconPier 17: River Lounge: 89 South St. (Pier 17 – ground floor)  (646) 822-6990
Pop-up bar & lounge located on the Ground Floor of Pier 17, overlooking the East River
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web-chain-link-iconPlayboy Club: 508 W. 42nd St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.)  (212) 947-2999
Re-launch of the famous private club, at the Cachet Boutique Hotel
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web-chain-link-iconThe Polynesian: 400 W. 42nd St. (Ninth Ave.)  (212) 254-3000
tiki bar and lounge on the third floor of the Times Square Pod Hotel
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web-chain-link-iconThe Pool Lounge: 99 E. 52nd St. (between Park & Lexington Ave.)  (212) 375-9001
Cocktail bar above The Pool restaurant, atop The Seagrams Building, featuring unique drinks by legendary bartender Thomas Waugh
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web-chain-link-iconRed Rabbit Club: 408 W. 15th St. (10th Ave.) (718) 916-3690
Luxury nightclub in the Meat Packing District featuring a sunken dance floor with plush red velvet couches and booths
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web-chain-link-iconRetro NYC: 268 W. 44th St. (Eighth Ave.) (Second Floor) (516) 622-6384
retro nightclub re-located from Chelsea
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web-chain-link-iconShake & Burger Bar: 344 Third Ave. (between 25th & 26th St.)  (646) 918-7220
Restaurant & bar that specializes in craft beer, insane milkshakes (including alcohol infused specialty milk shakes) and gourmet burgers.
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web-chain-link-iconSlane: 384 Third Ave. (between 27th & 28th St.)  (212) 222-4050
Re-launch of the Greenwich Village bar with live music
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web-chain-link-iconSony Hall: 235 W. 46th St. (between Broadway & 8th Ave.)  (212) 997-5123
premier live music venue with capacities of 1,000 standing and 500 seated, and a full-service restaurant and bar.
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The Sound Bite: 737 Ninth Ave. (50th St.)  (917) 409-5868
Restaurant & jazz club serving Cajun, southern & Italian cuisine
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Taco Playa: 212 Front St. (Beekman St.)
Mexican cantina serving tacos, margaritas
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web-chain-link-iconThe Tailor Public House: 505 Eighth Ave. (35th St.) (646) 949-4900
Bi-level bar & restaurant near Madison Square Garden serving classic comfort food, craft beers & specialty cocktails
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web-chain-link-iconToro Loco: 15 Stone St. (between Broad St. & Whitehall St.)  (917) 262-0444
Mexican restaurant & bar inspired by the taquerias of Mexico City
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web-chain-link-iconTreadwell Park: 502 W. 42nd St. (Tenth Ave.) (212) 388-6751
New Hell’s Kitchen location of the sports bar specializing in craft beer and artisinal cocktails
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link Versa: 218 W. 35th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.) 5th floor (646) 850-2850
Bar & restaurant at the Renaissance NY Midtown Hotel featuring an 8,000 square-foot terrace with a retractable roof
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Waiting on a Friend: 132 First Ave. (St. Marks Pl.) (212) 532-1519
Named for the Rolling Stones song whose video was shot at this location.
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web-chain-link-iconThe Wilson: 132 W. 27th St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
The newest restaurant & cocktail bar from the In Good Company restaurant group
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web-chain-link-iconThe Woodstock: 446 W. 14th St. (between Washington St. & Tenth Ave.)  (212) 633-2000
1960s inspired cocktail lounge & pizza bar serving premium cocktails and Neapolitan pizza.


Brooklyn

web-chain-link-iconBar Annicka: 544 Manhattan Ave. (between Driggs Ave. & Leonard St.) Greenpoint (718) 599-1556
farm-to-table bar and restaurant from Greenpoint Beer & Ale
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web-chain-link-iconBraven Brewing Co.: 52 Harrison Pl. (between Morgan & Knickerbocker Ave.) Williamsburg (929) 295-6673
Bar & kitchen at The Braven Brewery
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web-chain-link-iconClinton Hall: 247 Metropolitan Ave. (between N. 3rd St. & Driggs Ave.) Williamsburg, (929) 419-6988
New Williamsburg location of the craft beer bar with games and gourmet food.
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web-chain-link-iconEastville Comedy Club: 487 Atlantic Ave. (between Third Ave. & Nevins St.) Boerum Hill (347) 889-5226
The East Village comedy club has re-located to Brooklyn
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Elder Greene: 160 Franklin St. (Kent At.) Greenpoint (718) 389-8881
Neighborhood bar & kitchen
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web-chain-link-iconThe Flamingo: 590 Fulton St. (between Ashland & Rockwell Pl.) Fort Greene
tiki-themed cocktail bar at Gotham Market at The Ashland
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web-chain-link-iconFulton Hall: 250 Ashland Pl. (Fulton St.) Fort Greene (718) 301-8480
neighborhood bar at Gotham Market at the Ashland in Fort Greene, featuring beer, cocktails, food & athletics
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web-chain-link-iconKill Devil 292 Bedford Ave. (Grand St.) Williamsburg (347) 599-0822
House of dark spirits specializing in run cocktails
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Logan’s Run: 375 Fifth Ave. (between 5th & 6th St.) Park Slope (917) 909-0453
neighborhood cocktail bar with downstairs lounge and backyard patio
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web-chain-link-iconThe Low Post: 1452 Fulton St. (between Tompkins & Kingston Ave.) Bedford-Stuyvesant (347) 627-2687
international sports & music bar & grill
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web-chain-link-iconMama Fox: 327 Stuyvesant Ave. (Macon St.) Bedford-Stuyvesant (347) 663-4535
restaurant & bar serving “global comfort food”, cocktails and craft beer
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web-chain-link-iconPolygon: 299 Vandervoort Ave. (Rewe St.) East Williamsburg
5,400 sq ft nightclub with three DJ/live music areas
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Rose Gold: 96 Morgan Ave. (Johnson Ave.) Bushwick (718) 821-2580
Ego-free, intimate dance space dedicated to bringing quality events with out the big club politics
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web-chain-link-iconUp North: 17 Wyckoff Ave. (Troutman St.) Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 456-1700
Canadian bar & restaurant providing a taste of the owners’ hometown of Rimouski, Québec, featuring poutine and Canadian craft beer.
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web-chain-link-iconWonders of Nature: 131 Grand St. (Berry St.) Williamsburg (718) 218-6054
a roving arts venue ardently showcasing quiet tone, with an concentration on chamber folk, ambient, song craft, and the experimental.


Queens

web-chain-link-iconAdriaen Block: 19-33 Ditmars Blvd. (21st St.) Astoria (718) 606 1391
 restaurant and bar that specializes in healthy cocktails and Cannabidiol (CDB)-infused drinks, the first CBD restaurant and bar in NYC
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web-chain-link-iconThe Freckled Moose: 33-17 31st Ave. (between 33rd & 34th St.) (718) 433-9933
Restaurant & bar serving New England inspired comfort food.
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web-chain-link-iconKing of Spades: 14-25 College Point Blvd. (between 14th & 15th Ave.) College Point (718) 939-6800
Neighborhood sports bar with 11 big-screen TV’s
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web-chain-link-iconMikkeler Brewery: 12001 Roosevelt Ave. Corona (718) 766-2717
Danish brewery & tap room at Citifield.
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web-chain-link-iconQueens Brewery: 1539 Covert St. (between Wyckoff & Irving Ave.) Ridgewood
Brew hall of the Queens Brewery
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web-chain-link-iconThe Queensboro: 80-02 Northern Blvd. (80th St.) Jackson Heights (929) 296-0038
neighborhood restaurant & bar owned by 3 Jackson Heights residents

 

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

See also our list of New Bars in 2017
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