Going to the same neighborhood dive every night is easy, but can get stale after a while. Instead of returning to the same watering hole tonight, grab some friends and try one of these new NYC bars. Each of these bars focuses on craft brews and guarantees tasty bites, making them a perfect destination for a cool Fall night. Let us know which bar you’re going to try in the comments section below and check out our Fall E.S.P Guide for more things to do this autumn in New York City. By Rex Sakamoto
34-21 34th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11106
Take your next date to Mar’s during happy hour for $1 freshly shucked oysters paired with a glass of wine or beer in an intimate speakeasy setting. The bar opened in June 2013 and its new dinner menu features steak frites for two, which comes with a 16 oz New York strip steak, truffle butter, fleur de sel and a side of fries with a house-made mayonnaise dipping sauce. Stop by on the weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a lazy brunch.
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The Jeffrey NYC
311 E 60th St.
New York, NY 10022
Love beer? Then head to Midtown East’s Jeffrey NYC, where you’ll enjoy boutique craft beers as well as fine wines, scotch and bourbon. Having only opened in June 2013, the Jeffrey is new on the bar scene and is still developing an official dinner menu. In the meantime, grab your favorite brew and try their eclectic mix of experimental bites such as pork rillettes on crostini and homemade head cheese.
Dirk The Norseman In Greenpoint, NY
7 North 15th St.
Greenpoint, NY 11222
Ed Raven, owner of the growler shop Brouwerij Lane, now brings a new brew pub to Brooklyn. Opening in late October 2013, The Dirk Norsemen will feature imported European as well as house-crafted beers. Grab your friends and enjoy a night of drinking and American comfort food.
Hudson Malone In Midtown
218 E. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022
Doug Quinn, legendary former bar tender at P.J. Clarke’s, is opening a new old-school bar this November. Upstairs will be home to a sexy cocktail lounge, while downstairs will have a saloon atmosphere. Most importantly, the bar will place an emphasis on top-quality hospitality, a hallmark of Dough Quinn.
Rex Sakamoto is a student at Fordham University and enjoys writing about all things food and New York. Be sure to also check out his food blog Crazy Dorm Chef.