Best Lists of 2013, NYC Nightlife Edition

At this time of year, everybody is making their year-end “Best of 2013” lists.  So in our continuous efforts to “connect the fun to the fun people”, we present our Best Of list of the best “best of” lists of 2013, NYC Nightlife Edition.

New bars…

New Bars for Spring: The Hottest Openings for Warm-Weather Drinks by Christina Izzo [Time Out NY]

The best spring bars in New York City 2013 edited by Sarah Bruning [Time Out NY]

New beer bars: New York City’s ten best spots for 2013 by Justin Kennedy [Time Out NY]

Whiskey and Hotels Stir the Drinkers: Bars Opening Soon in New York by Robert Simonson [NY Times]

Noteworthy new bars this year.  Welcome the class of 2013 [MurphGuide]

Bars by categories…

17 Of The Absolute Best Whiskey Bars In New York City by Ashley Perez [buzzfeed]

The 12 Best Restaurants in New York for Wine by Eric Asimov [NY Times]

Here are the NY bars where fans of non-NYC teams can cheer on their favorites: By Lauren Holter & Kirsten O’Regan [nydailynews]

Best new BBQ restaurants: NYC’s top smokehouses by Christina Izzo & Patty Lee [Time Out NY]

The 7 Best NYC Dance Clubs That Don’t Suck by Rebecca Fishbein [gothamist]

10 New York City Bars with a Speakeasy Vibe by Jessica Colley []

The 7 Best Jazz Clubs In NYC by Rebecca Fishbein [gothamist]

The 10 Best Hotel Bars In NYC by Rebecca Fishbein [gothamist]

The 9 Best Sports Bars In NYC by Rebecca Fishbein [gothamist]

The 10 Best Fireplace Bars In NYC by Nell Casey (& Rebecca Fishbein) [gothamist]

Fireplaces at New York bars: ten toasty hearths to warm you by Rebecca Fishbein [Time Out NY]

Kudos to Rebecca for being so prolific.

Outdoor Bars

Outdoor drinking continues to be a hugely popular warm-weather activity in NYC…

Best NYC Rooftop Bars by Lauren M. Krauze []

Your Sizzling Summer Guide To Drinking Outside [Booze Menus]

25 Great Places to Eat and Drink Outdoors in NYC by Chris Schonberger, Nick Schonberger, Khushbu Shah, Nidhi Chaudhry and Alia Akkam [First We Feast]

NYC’s 12 Best Outdoor Brunches by Sarah Shaker [CBS Local]

Situational Dining: Where to Eat and Drink Outdoors in New York This Summer By Sierra Tishgart [grubstreet]

Drink in the atmosphere at New York City’s Top Beer Gardens by Justin Rocket Silverman, Casey Cipriani and Jonathan Forani [NY Daily News]

The 10 Best Bars With Outdoor Space In NYC by Rebecca Fishbein [gothamist]

The 10 Best Rooftop Bars In NYC by Rebecca Fishbein [gothamist]

Top 5 Rooftop Hotels to Spend Your Last Days of Summer by Peg Samuel [Social Diva]

The War on Sidewalk Brunch Is Over. Here Are 7 Of The Best Places To Celebrate by Virginia K. Smith [Brooklyn Magazine]

Thrillist’s Patio Power Rank: NYC’s 7 finest outdoor spots to soak up the Summer with a beer in hand by Andrew Zimmer [Thrillist]

and more esoteric categories:

The 8 Best Fake Storefronts & Phony Building Facades In New York City by Nick Carr [Scouting NY]

Get Your Geek On at the Nerdiest Bars in New York by Alexis Nedd [Guest of a Guest]

The 10 Best Bars to Daytime Drink by Kristin Iverson  [Brooklyn Magazine]

Bar Crawl: 10 Essential Brooklyn Bars, And Where To Go Nearby by Virginia K. Smith [Brooklyn Magazine]

The 5 Best Bars In Cobble Hill, Brooklyn by Jonathan Pogash, aka The Cocktail Guru [CBS Local]

Where to hear the best traditional Irish music in NYC by Niall O’Leary [MurphGuide]

These are the 8 best dive bars in NYC by Andrew Zimmer [Thrillist]

Writers’ favorites:

Best of New York: Food & Drink [Village Voice]

Food & Drink Awards [Time Out NY]

The 25 Best Bars in NYC Right Now
by Chris Schonberger, Jonathan Cristaldi, Alia Akkam and Joshua M. Bernstein [First We Feast]

 An Editor’s Guide to Drinking Around Town by Hayden Lynch  [Thrillist]

Staff Picks: 6 Places We Love to Go to Grab a Beer []

Our Favorite Beer Bars & Restaurants by Chris O’Leary [BrewYork]

The Short List: Our Favorites Right Now [Urban Daddy]

The best worst lists:

Top 10 worst New York City bar bathrooms [NY Daily News]

The 25 Douchiest Bars in NYC Right Now [Complex Magazine]
(it takes one to know one, I guess)

For the 24-hour party people:

NYC’s hottest clubs are… by Andrew Zimmer [Thrillist]

Top Nightlife Spots For Dancing In NYC By Margo Fezza [Guest of a Guest]

Keep the Night Going with These 10 Late Night Happy Hours by Emily Beringer [Brokelyn]

8 Late Night Happy Hour Bars in NYC by Margaret Ann Thurmond [Guest of a Guest]

The 2013 Official Hamptons Nightlife Guide [Guest of a Guest]


The 10 Best Cocktail Bars In NYC by Nell Casey [Gothamist]

Best cocktails in New York City in 2013 [Time Out NY]

The 8 best cocktail bars in NYC. Boosh. by Andrew Zimmer [Thrillist]

10 Manhattan Restaurants With Great Cocktails by Carey Jones [Serious Eats]

Top 5 New York Cocktail Bars by Heather Cross []


Always take care of your bartenders and wait staff

52 bartenders: Meet more of the city’s best barkeeps and booze hounds. [Time Out NY]

How to become your bartender’s favorite customer by David Blend [Thrillist]

and finally…

200 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC [MurphGuide]

Feel free to add any I missed in the comments below.

Happy New Year!

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