The 5 Best New NYC Cocktails Bars, Part II

September 20, 2011 1:33 PM

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A new crop of bars and restaurants has sprouted in NYC, giving imbibers new bar stools to warm and fresh libations to sip. Impress your friends with your knowledge of what’s hot at these brand-new cocktail destinations. By Selena Ricks-Good.

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Frankies 570 Spuntino

570 Hudson St.
New York, NY
(212) 924-0818

The new West Village restaurant from Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli features a cocktail program of drinks by the pitcher created by bartender Cabell Tomlinson. To match the Italian cuisine, the menu offers pitchers of seasonal aperitvo-style drinks such as the Basilico Spritzer (basil-infused extra-dry vermouth, St. Germain and prosecco) or the Aperol Cooler (Aperol, Limoncello, lime juice, orange juice and soda), serving six for $36.

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Fatty Cue West Village

50 Carmine St.
New York, NY
(212) 929-5050

The Fatty Crew recently re-worked the space it occupied as pop-up Fatty Johnsons with the West Village incarnation of its Williamsburg Southeast Asian BBQ joint, Fatty Cue. Cocktails include the Chupacabra (tequila, chili-infused Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, fresh watermelon and lime juice) and the Smokin’ Bone (bourbon, smoked pineapple, lime juice, chocolate bitters and Tabasco). Or if you’re more of the do-it-yourself type, try the Thai-Style Cocktail Service, where diners buy a bottle of liquor ($60 – $110) which is brought to the table and served with soda and other mixers.

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The Tippler

425 W. 15th St.
New York, NY
(212) 206-0000

A 3,000-square-foot brick-interior lounge below Chelsea Market, The Tippler features a 40-foot marble bar and a drink menu by cocktail consultants Tad Carducci and Paul Tanguay. Tip back libations such as the Dizzy Oaxacan (mezcal, Averna, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, ginger beer and chiles) or The Crippler (bonded rye, overproof Martinique rhum, Stroh Jagertee, mezcal, Yellow Chartreuse and BBQ Bitters). “Lushies” (frozen cocktails, “fast and furious” shots, 12 beers on tap, 20 bottled beers and 20 wines by the glass round out the menu. Hungry barflies can munch on small dishes such as oysters, pickles, panini and artisan cheeses.

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Bar 21

21 W. 52nd St.
New York, NY
(212) 582-7200

The 81-year-old 21 Club, a speakeasy during Prohibition, is changing with the times with the addition of a new casual lounge. The formerly standing-only bar has added bar stools and will offer lunch plates, bar snacks, cocktails and beer on tap (a first for the restaurant).  No jackets are required, but sneakers and jeans are not allowed.

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285-289 Kent Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
(347) 227-7324

This Williamsburg movie theater just added a bar and restaurant to its complex, open from 6 to 10 p.m. every day. Start your night with cocktails such as the Apricot Almond Cosmo (Zyr Vodka, apricot puree and Disaronno liqueur) or the Gingerito (rum, lime juice, mint, cane sugar and fresh ginger) before catching an indie flick.

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Selena Ricks-Good writes about drinks and produces events as The Dizzy Fizz.

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