Reviews bars New York City

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Cocktail bars, wine bars, sports bars or something completely unique that you can only find in New York City – if you know where to go. Whether you prefer a rooftop bar with a spectacular view over the New York skyline or a speakeasy hidden away in East Street, with the right recommendations, you may have your best bar experience ever. Download the Nova Circle app to get trusted recommendations that are tailored to you.
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Visit a cocktail bar

If you are a cocktail enthusiast you may want to visit Death & Co in East Village, a "cocktail institution" known for its expert bartenders and meticulously prepared drinks. The cocktail menu changes regularly but always includes intricate options with unique ingredients. Making a reservation can be a bit tricky, the bar operates on a first come first serve basis.

Or a wine bar

For a quieter, more refined night out, try one of the wine bars of Manhattan. Corkbuzz in Union Square is a prime example, where the wine list may impress even the most discerning wine expert. Expect top-notch service, with sommeliers ready to guide you through their extensive selection. Pair your choice with a range of small plates, prepared to enhance the wine's flavors.

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Beer breweries across New York

Craft beer in New York has seen a phenomenal growth, with breweries popping up in both small towns and large cities. Iconic spots like "Other Half" in Brooklyn have set a high standard for craft beer.

Breweries such as "Dead Rabbit," which initially gained fame as a bar in New York, reflect the state's deep appreciation for well-crafted beverages.

From happy hour specials to the laid-back environments perfect for a Sunday break, each brewery provides its own unique touch. Whether it is a large bar in the Lower East Side or a quaint establishment tucked away in a small town, you can find quality beers everywhere.

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Pubs and breweries

If you are more about beer and a casual atmosphere, the breweries and pubs of the Lower East offer a great alternative. McSorley’s Old Ale House is an iconic spot, serving only two varieties of house ale – light and dark. Here you will find a slice of New York City history, with guests ranging from tourists to local patrons who have been visiting the pub for decades.


Sports bars

For those who prefer their beer served with a side of sports, New York City sports bars are the ideal place. Near Penn Station, you will find The Flying Puck, which is literally packed with fans on game nights. Here you can enjoy a menu with classic bar dishes like wings and burgers, served alongside a wide selection of beers on tap. It is a perfect venue to hit before or after a game, with multiple screens playing different sports events.

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Themed bars

For something a bit different, themed bars across New York City can provide a unique night out. In the Lower East Side, you will find award winning Please Don’t Tell, which requires guests to enter through a phone booth within a hot dog restaurant. Although not an authentic speakeasy, it has that same old-fashioned vibe.


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