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.

Fat Cat – Bar, games, music, more!

Fat Cat – Bar, games, music, more!

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“Fat Cat” in NYC has it all — a bar, a jazz/funk music venue and tons of games ready to play, from pool to shuffleboard to Scrabble to foosball!

Full Article by Erica Sherman

Flute Champagne Bar – Prohibition-era speakeasy

Flute Champagne Bar – Prohibition-era speakeasy

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“Flute Champagne Bar” in New York is a speakeasy that’s the real deal. It has Champagne Happy Hours on Tuesdays and live jazz on Wednesdays.

Full Article by Geoffrey Dunbar

Freemans – Bowery restaurant and bar

Freemans – Bowery restaurant and bar

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“Freemans” New York is not only a charming establishment — getting there is quite interesting. At a restaurant like this, I expect the salmon to be wild.

Full Article by Geoffrey Dunbar

Harlem Dive Bars – Paris Blues

Harlem Dive Bars – Paris Blues

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‘Should a real dive bar get zero stars or five stars?’ Let me take you on a tour of the best, or worst, dive bars in New York City’s Harlem…

Full Article by Geoffrey Dunbar

House of Yes – Uninhibited fun

House of Yes – Uninhibited fun

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“House of Yes” is a colorful, eclectic space in New York that houses everything from roller skating to trapeze artists. Free entry on Fridays before 11pm!

Full Article by Victoria Yang

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