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It’s no surprise that New York City has an abundance of bars, depending on what it is you’re looking to imbibe. From dive bars where the beers are cold and the tab is cheap, to upscale establishments that serve fancy cocktails with exotic ingredients, New York is the place to be for whatever libation you may be in the mood for. These bars are some of the most sought after bars by bartenders from around the country, who seek out a unique experience and creative combinations.

 

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog

30 Water Street, New York, NY 10004

Located in Lower Manhattan is The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, voted the World’s Best Bar by Drinks International in 2016. This bar doesn’t just offer outstanding cocktails, it also gives a significant nod to the history of Water Street. Their food is incredible and the drinks are legendary. They manage to respect the vintage, prohibition era while simultaneously infusing new variations of flavors and tell a story with every drink menu item.  

 

Employees Only

510 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

For those wanting to feel like they are members to an exclusive bar, Employees Only should be their go-to. Employees Only consistently earns a spot on the list of 50 best bars in the world and the ambiance of the bar will immediately make you feel comfortable. The owners of Employees Only wanted to create a space for the everyday person to come in and feel there is no pretense, only spectacular drinks and elevated food.

 

Attaboy

134 Eldridge St, New York NY 10002

Attaboy is guaranteed to be unlike any other bar you’ve visited. Originally the site of Milk & Honey, which closed in 2012, Attaboy was opened by the bartenders that worked at the former bar and made it their own. For starters, it operates closer to a speakeasy than a bar, not taking reservations and no discernable markings on the outside. Once inside, you won’t find a drink menu to choose your next libation, but you will find incredibly knowledgeable bartenders that will craft you a perfect drink based on your liquor and taste preferences. It can get crowded, especially on the weekends, but this bar is definitely worth a visit.