New York City Guide - Best pubs & bars

Where to drink in New York

BEST PLACES TO DRINK LIKE A LOCAL IN NEW YORK

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230 Fifth

(230 5th Ave)
This incredible rooftop bar features some of the best views you can find of NYC.

Comedy Cellar 

(117 MacDougal St)
Founded in 1982 and still hosting many of New York’s best comedians today.

Mehanata

(113 Ludlow St)
Bulgarian bar with live bands, DJs and even a sub-zero vodka room.

Please Don’t Tell

(113 Marks Pl)
Inspired by the speakeasies of the 1920s. Enter through a phone booth and enjoy some excellent cocktails.

Smalls Jazz

(183 West 10th St)
Our manager’s favorite! A tiny, no-frills space for live jazz bands and jam sessions, at great prices.

Alligator Lounge

(600 Metropolitan Ave)
Karaoke, pool, Skee-Ball… and even better, a free pizza with every drink.

Brooklyn Brewery

(79 North 11th St)
Check out their extensive events calendar!

Union Pool

(484 Union Ave)
This former pool supply store has drinks, live music, and even a taco truck in the backyard.

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