Say what you want about NYC's dwindling club scene, but the fact remains: The Big Apple is still the nightlife epicenter of America and possibly the world. In our quarterly update, check out 10 new bars that are currently burning things up with killer cocktails, craft beers and more. Did we miss your favorite new watering hole? Tell us in the comments.
Must-drink: Slushie Penichillin
Insider tip: Check out the daily happy hour.
Must-drink: Daiquiri, Rattlesnake, Mississippi mule
Insider tip: Live music is offered twice a week.
Must-drink: Boogie Nights — Fernet Branca, Angostura di Amari, ginger syrup, honey, Cherry Heering, Bittermen's Habanero Shrub and lime juice
Insider tip: A weekday happy hour from 4:30–7:00 PM offers deals on drinks and light bites.
Must-drink: The Commodore, The Orange Julio
Insider tip: Many of the drinks are carry-overs from The Commodore.
Must-drink: Whatever you can afford, as drinks are quite pricey
Insider tip: After dinner at Le Coucou, head upstairs for an early after-dinner drink. The spot also has a small food menu if you're still hungry.
Must-drink: Frozen tiki White Russian, Galangal daiquiri
Insider tip: Drinks are $10 so it's a budget-friendly option for cocktail lovers.
Must-drink: Basement of Themes: Cutty Sark Prohibition, violette, lemon, blackberry, egg white, soda or any of the scotch and sodas
Insider tip: While the revamp turned the spot into more of a restaurant (closing at 11 PM most nights), the bar area is a great place for drinks and snacks.
Must-drink: El Burro Fantasma (pictured) with mezcal, Aperol, agave, lime, pink grapefruit and chile; or any of the mezcals
Insider tip: There's a large-format drink called El Burro that will run you $26 for every two people.
Must-drink: Riding Tigers with Armagnac Castarede, Pineau de Charente and Peach Capurro
Insider tip: Check out its take-out window open during the day for coffee and pastries.
Must-drink: Beer options rotate regularly so ask the bartender for a recommendation.
Insider tip: The food menu includes gourmet bar food like lobster rolls, banh mi and grilled cheese.