The Best Truly Local Bars in New York

If you were a drink, what kind of drink would you be? A modest but honest after-work beer? A mustache-twirlingly innovative craft IPA? A delicate artisanal wine? Perhaps a flashy cocktail with a memorable name? New York has a local, hand-picked bar for you no matter what glass you come in. Our locals have your back, so buckle up, for the night is long and full of wonders.

Bistro Cassis – French bistro, UWS

Bistro Cassis – French bistro, UWS

Image by Geoffrey Dunbar

“Bistro Cassis” is a French bistro in my neighborhood in New York. Susan & I prefer to sit at the bar, which makes us belong & contribute to the scene…

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Bitter End – Live music standby

Bitter End – Live music standby

Image by Craig Nelson

“Bitter End” is a nostalgic New York Greenwich venue that’s been going strong for decades with roots in the folk community. I’m always won over by…

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Blue & Gold Tavern – Cheap drinks, pool & a jukebox

Blue & Gold Tavern – Cheap drinks, pool & a jukebox

Image by Katya Barannik

“Blue & Gold Tavern” is one of my favorite bars in the East Village. It’s the vibe, cheap drinks, pool table and the juke box that does it for me!

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Coney Island Brewery – Boardwalk beer

Coney Island Brewery – Boardwalk beer

Image by Paula Ryszkiewicz

“Coney Island Brewery” is the perfect spot to get a beer with friends in New York, just beside the famous boardwalk!

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Ear Inn – Drinking at the water line

Ear Inn – Drinking at the water line

Image by Craig Nelson

“Ear Inn” fits nicely into my idea of the perfect New York bar. It’s in an old building with a story; it’s affordable; it’s social; it’s very… New York.

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