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The Great Grant Achatz Officially Opens The Office in NYC

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 in Cocktails

While the city waits with baited breath for $195 cocktail tasting progressions at the Aviary, Chicago’s Grant Achatz and team has made his long-awaited Big Apple debut with an adjunct speakeasy in Columbus Circle called The Office…

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Drink and Dash at The Campbell, Grand Central’s Swanky Rebooted Bar

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Best Of, Cocktails, Drink Spotting

Grand Central has recently become a de facto dining destination. Not only that, but it’s turning into quite the bar scene as well, owing to renovations of the landmarked space that formerly housed the Campbell Apartment (and everything from an office to a storage closet to a jail before that).

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Spotlight on Spring Cocktails in New York

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Best Of, Cocktails

When it comes to blink-and-you’ll miss it spring, you’ll want to consume its endowment of transcendent produce as often as you can, and in as many permutations as possible. So be sure to visit bars and restaurants intent funneling the garden to your glass, from Olmsted’s sweet pea and sake tipple, to Motel Morris’ strawberry-balsamic drink…

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An Anti Trump Bar? We’ll Drink to That!


Posted on Jun 16, 2014 in Best Of

Many people think of frozen cocktails as being silly or girly, topped with paper umbrellas and maraschino cherries, and chock full of syrupy fruit juices, cordials and rum. And so what if they are? When it’s 70+ degrees outside, nothing hits the spot like a highly alcoholic, yet seriously icy libation. So leave those staid, buttoned-up Manhattans and Negronis until the fall, and get frosty this summer with a series of Tequila Snow Cones from Zengo, an amaretto-slicked Pina Colada from The Commodore, or a refreshing Beer Slushie from Uncle Boons!

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The Most Warming Winter Cocktails in NYC

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 in Best Of, Cocktails, Winter Eats

Hot chocolate and cider aren’t the only means of getting warm during winter. At New York bars and restaurants, you’ll discover cocktails calibrated to snuggle you from the inside out; from Tavo’s activated charcoal and smoked maple “Black Widow,” to Nishi’s scotch, honey and ginger-based “Penicillin.”

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Chill Out With NYC’s Best Summer Cocktails

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 in Best Of, Cocktails, Summer

Summer is all about ice cream and seafood, but cocktail culture is just as important. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the city’s most celebratory seasonal drinks! From Suffolk Arms to Betony, Llama Inn & more…

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New York’s Tastiest Spring Cocktails

Posted on May 16, 2016 in Best Of, Cocktails

Now that we’ve abandoned cloistered, fireplace-warmed saloons for breezy rooftop bars, it’s time freshen up our go-drink orders as well. So think beyond rose this spring, by sipping your way through NYC’s newest spate of creative, highly seasonal cocktails, from Amada and its customizable Gin & Tonics, to Brooklyn’s Grand Army, and it’s all-pink tipple menu.

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New York’s Coziest Cold Weather Cocktails

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in Best Of, Cocktails

Now that the winter tundra has officially set in, you’ll want to hole up at the following bars and restaurants, fortified with all manner of toasty, cuddly cocktails; like the sake-spiked nog at Piora, and Porchlight’s Fireside Chat dosed with amaretto. Check out eight of our favorite libations this season…

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Our Favorite Fall Cocktails

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 in Best Of, Cocktails, Fall

It’s definitely in-between season as far as cocktails are concerned — it seems a bit silly to sip on citrusy mojitos and other sugary, thirst-quenching libations, and yet, Irish coffees, hot toddies, and dark, smoky negronis don’t quite make sense either. Which is why we’re bridging the gap with all manner of apple, maple and yes, even truffle-topped tipples, at autumn-ready places like A Voce, Pouring Ribbons, and Saxon + Parole…

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Lumos NYC is America’s Very First Baijiu Bar

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 in Drink Spotting, Ethnic Eats

New York may be experiencing a Chinese food renaissance — with modern spots like Tuome & Decoy — but that hasn’t done much for the stagnant state of their drinks and desserts. Until now. Lumos NYC is America’s first “Baijiu Bar,” showcasing the traditional, 5000 year-old celebratory liquor of China…

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