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NYC’s 5 Best New Cocktail Bars

New York City bartenders are known for being on the cutting edge of the cocktail craft. So why are you wearing out the stools at the same old watering holes? From intimate nooks to roaring pubs, visit these bars opened in recent months for a taste of NYC’s freshest drinks and newest liquid trends.

05/22/2013

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Drink Like A Rock Star At Brooklyn’s Great GoogaMooga Festival

Jack Daniels, Cristal and recreational pharmaceuticals? Come on now, you can do better than that. Put down the warm can of PBR and learn how a real rock star drinks, heavy on the whiskey and the tequila.

05/17/2013

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Toni On! New York: The History Of Cocktail Culture

This week WLNY’s Toni Senecal took a trip back in time to the era of prohibition, she sampled cocktails and learned more about the local histories of some of your favorite mixed drinks.

04/20/2013

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The 5 Best Tequila Bars In NYC

Enjoy tequila on the rocks, in a margarita or straight up at these NYC bars, specializing in this dangerously strong booze.

03/01/2013

2.25.13 Beer

The N.J. Craft Beer Boom

Not since before prohibition has the Garden State seen more locally brewed beer. NJ Monthly magazine tapped into the craft beer bonanza in its latest issue. Editor Ken Schlager stopped by The Couch to fill us in on the state’s beer history and the current craft beer boom.

02/25/2013

2.22.13 Margaritas

The Couch Celebrates National Margarita Day

Master mixologist Lynette Marrero returned to The Couch to show us how us some fun takes on the classic cocktail.

02/22/2013

Super Bowl Party

Watch Out, Or Your Super Bowl Party Could Get You Sued

The countdown to the Super Bowl is on, and that means come that Sunday in February a lot of people will be throwing parties – with chips, beer, and maybe lawsuits on the menu, too.

01/22/2013

Divisional Playoffs - Seattle Seahawks v Atlanta Falcons

NYC’s 10 Best Bars To Watch The NFL Playoffs

As Baltimore, New England, San Francisco and Atlanta battle it out for a spot in the Super Bowl, we have your guide on the best spots to catch the action this weekend.

CBS New York–01/18/2013

Champagne

The 5 Best Bars For Champagne Cocktails In NYC

New Year’s celebrations call for popping bottles of champagne with the ones you love. When you’re looking to mix it up from your usual glass of Prosecco or bottle of Brut, visit these New York City bars for the best in champagne cocktails

12/28/2012

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The 6 Best Hot Cocktails For Fall In NYC

Winter is sneaking up on us and New Yorkers are looking to get cozy during the late autumn chill. From old faithfuls like spiked hot chocolates to fancy spiced mulled wines, here are a few warming cocktails.

12/06/2012

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NYC’s 9 Best Holiday Cocktails

From boozy pumpkin milkshakes to spiked ciders, these New York City restaurants and bars are offering the best cocktails to get you into the Thanksgiving spirit.

11/21/2012

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NYC’s 5 Best New Beer Cocktails For Fall

The beer cocktail trend isn’t going anywhere, as NYC bartenders continue to add malted ingredients to their mixology. Here are some of the best cocktails featuring a splash of brew this fall season.

10/11/2012

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The 5 Best Cocktail Bars In The East Village

If you’re looking to do a cocktail crawl, the East Village is the place to be, although it may be more enjoyable to spread these five stops out over a few evenings.

10/09/2012

Blind Date

NYC’s 5 Best Bars For A Blind Date

Mama told you not to talk to strangers, but in this era of online dating, more and more people are willing to risk some awkwardness for a chance at a love connection. Here are some of the best spots in NYC to weed the frogs from the princes (and princesses).

CBS New York–09/24/2012

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The 5 Best Cocktail Bars In Chelsea

Check out Chelsea for a glimpse of glamour as you sneak into secret dens for expertly crafted cocktails.

09/13/2012

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