A sibling of the roving coffee truck, this chill spot also serves American fare & craft beers.
A funky bar with frequent live music, St. Mazie’s has an outdoor area & a downstairs restaurant with a compact menu.
Gastropub-style small plates, house cocktails & brews in a quaint corner tavern with a tin ceiling.
Low-key hangout & store with a wide selection of bottled, canned, and growler-tap craft beers.
The Carlyle Hotel’s sophisticated, upscale piano bar, adorned with Ludwig Bemelmans’ famed murals.
Trendy nightspot featuring a simple menu of elevated pub grub, late-night DJs & whiskies galore.
Beers & bar bites are on the menu at this popular joint in a landmarked, circa-1817 building.
Popular Williamsburg bar serving cocktails in an upscale setting that recalls old New York.
Laid back haunt featuring a menu of Brazilian-influenced pub fare & drinks in a retro setting.
Airy, old-school joint luring locals with a chill vibe, happy-hour deals, billiards & pinball.
An unassuming subterranean hangout that draws weekend crowds with outdoor seating & a speakeasy vibe.
Compact saloon serving small-batch bourbons and other whiskeys in an old-timey setting.
Rustic watering hole with a traditional Irish vibe down to the Guinness on tap & whiskey drinks.
Trendy sipping spot with 400+ whiskeys (& some beer), a gourmet grilled cheese menu & vintage vibe.
Classic & newly invented craft cocktails served with hand-cut ice in a dark, throwback-style space.
A below-street-level bar, Black & White attracts a trendy crowd with its low-key, candlelit ambiance and DJ soundtrack.
In the heart of SoHo, traditional pub grub, beer & cocktails are served in this classic pub that dates back to 1847.
This funky tavern lures locals with drinks & simple American-Mediterranean dishes for brunch & dinner.
Burgers, oysters & fancy cocktails are the specialties of this compact East Village eatery.
Hip New York-based chain of eateries specializing in simple, locally-sourced meatball dishes, vegetarian favorites, and cocktails.
Beers and bar snacks are offered along with sports on 17 screens at this collegiate watering hole.
An iconic bar on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, with oysters and a leopard-print pool table. Menu and music inspired by the owner’s New Orleans roots.
Recommended by Ro Ransom
“Go for the martinis and infused vodkas, the Russian sing-a-longs from the piano player, the decor, and herring. It’s best to go on a cold, winter’s eve. Order the Filthy Russian, comrade.” — Jeremy & the Harlequins