49 "Drinking Good Cocktails" restaurants in New York.
Shuko, an unmarked Japanese spot near Union Square, is our favorite omakase experience in NYC.
Crown Shy is an American restaurant in the Financial District that’s one of the few places we’d recommend to absolutely everyone.
Atla serves excellent Mexican food in a bright, all-day space in Noho. It’s great for a casual lunch or an upscale dinner.
Bohemian has a secret phone number and referral process to get a reservation, but that’s not why you should care about this Japanese spot in Noho.
Babs is a nice restaurant in Greenwich Village that serves excellent Basque food, but it’s not perfect for everyone.
Gran Electrica serves simple, excellent Mexican food and creative cocktails. It also has a great back patio.
Calaca is a little cash-only Mexican spot in Bed-Stuy where you should drink flights of tequila while eating some great tacos and tostadas.
Red Hook Tavern is from the people behind Hometown Bar-B-Que, and it’s a great spot to sit at the bar, drink wine, and eat an extremely good burger.
Edie Jo’s is a bar and restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that’s great if you’re looking for drinks and snacks in the neighborhood.
The Lower East Side location of Mission Chinese used to be a party. Now it feels like one that ended a while ago.
Peachy’s is an underground cocktail bar in Chinatown with good cocktails and lots of neon lights.
Haswell Greens is a huge live music bar in the Theater District that’s a good spot to get a cocktail if you still have energy after seeing a show.
Wayan is an upscale Indonesian spot in Nolita where you should get drinks and small plates with a date.
Sally’s is a Caribbean spot in Bed-Stuy where you should get dinner or drinks someone who’s cooler than you.
Brandy Library is a cocktail bar in Tribeca with a big selection of spirits from around the world.