|NYC's 11 Hottest New Bars.|
By Kelly Dobkin
Wednesday, 26th March 2014
Say what you want about NYC's dwindling club scene, but fact remains: the Big Apple is still the nightlife epicenter of America and frankly, the world.
In our quarterly update, check out 11 new bars, lounges and brewpubs that are currently burning things up with killer cocktails, craft beers and more. Did we miss your favorite trendy watering hole? Tell us in the comments.
1 / 11 - Nitecap
Why it's hot: Alex Day and David Kaplan of cocktail den Death & Co. and Maison Premiere's Natasha David have opened this new hot spot in the basement of the Lower East Side restaurant Schapiro's. An epic 14-page drink menu offers up a series of signature cocktail creations for both early evening and late-night, and everything in-between. Also, the spot is walk-in friendly and serves noshes from Schapiro's upstairs.
Must drink: Peach Boy: Krogstad Aquavit, Orgeat syrup, Mathilde peach, lemon juice and mint ($12); Tartan Swizzle: Famous Grouse Scotch, Laphroaig 10-yr single malt, passion mix, and pineapple and lime juices ($13).
Insider tip: The "honor bar" menu lets you grab a bottle from the list and "pay for what you drink." Plus there's a whole menu of "Shortys" - short pours of beer paired with harder booze.
The details: 120 Rivington St., 212-466-3361