12 "Drinking Good Cocktails" restaurants in New York.
Shuko, an unmarked Japanese spot near Union Square, is our favorite omakase experience in NYC.
Calaca is a little cash-only Mexican spot in Bed-Stuy where you should drink flights of tequila while eating some great tacos and tostadas.
The Lower East Side location of Mission Chinese used to be a party. Now it feels like one that ended a while ago.
Blacktail is a cocktail bar on the water in FiDi that’s a great spot for a date.
There’s a semi-hidden bar downstairs at Au Cheval in Tribeca, and it’s a great place to wait for your table.
Bar Stanley is a cocktail bar inside Neiman Marcus in Hudson Yards where you can drink a $19 Gibson a few feet from racks of designer jeans.
Crown Shy serves really good new American food in an upscale space in the Financial District.
Parish is a bar on the Lower East Side that’s a good spot for Happy Hour and New Orleans-inspired food.
Mister Paradise is an East Village bar where you can get a casual cocktail made with buckwheat or fermented habanero. Try it for a first date.
Ponyboy is a restaurant/bar in Greenpoint, and it’s where you go when it’s after 10pm and you’re looking for a place to dance.
The Long Island Bar looks kind of like an old-school diner, and it’s where you go for great cocktails and a top-notch burger in Cobble Hill.