Slowly Shirley Bar

Slowly Shirley

This subterranean speakeasy-style cocktail haven may be found beneath the ever-popular The Happiest Hour on West 10th street, but it has a decidedly more deco bent. With the likes of Jim…

Grand Banks Oddities New York City

Grand Banks

The newest drinks-on-a-boat addition to Manhattan's shores, Grand Banks harkens back to an era during which "oyster barges" circled the island. Launched by a partner in the Brooklyn dining dynasty…


Kettle of Fish

Going strong since the 1950s, Kettle of Fish is a West Village dive as famous for its Beat Generation regulars—Kerouac and Ginsburg, most notably—as well as the 1960s musicians who…


Rusty Knot

Overlooking the Hudson River, the Rusty Knot is a nouveau dive-cum-tiki hut with stylishly outdated linoleum floors, bamboo bars, pleather lounge chairs and a solid menu of tropical drinks guaranteed to…



Wallflower is a tiny dressed-up French bistro fronted by a cocktail bar. The drinks by Xavier Herit, formerly of Daniel, are all miniature works of art, delicately garnished with streaks…


Little Branch

One in a handful of New York City's first classic cocktail bars, Little Branch's aesthetic is deeply rooted in the evocation of 1920s speakeasies—a style that was big back in…