Drink Up: Top 5 Cocktails Bars in NYC

February 5, 2016
Written by: Lil Newman
Editorial Manager, Marketing Manager

Not all cocktail bars are created equal. Especially in New York City, where nightlife haunts, stylish lounges and craft cocktails are a plenty! We’ve carefully considered the ambiance, decor, quality of food- and of course booze to round up our list of top cocktail bars to check out the next time you’re in the Big Apple!



  • Chinatown
  • Chemistry project meets craft cocktail

Dram Bar

  • Brooklyn
  • One of NYC’s best Happy Hours

Pouring Ribbons

  • East Village
  • A 2nd story cocktail den with sophisticated cocktails and bites

Employee’s Only

  • West Village
  • The originator of the cocktail bar in NYC, if not everywhere

The Up & Up

  • Greenwich Village
  • High end but low key vibe make this place anyone’s go to spot 



Drink up and enjoy!


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