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Best bars in Manhattan

New American Restaurant
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“Always full, very buzzy spot. Although the burgers are good, we feel this spot is pretty touristy. So if you're trying to avoid those kinds of places, best to know that. Otherwise, if you're down for the wait, you'll likely have a good or decent meal here. ”
516local recommendations
Bowling Alley
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“Fun day 🎳! Check the age requirement for children after hours. There is a bar here and adults drinking. ”
544local recommendations
Beer Garden
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“One of the largest weekly open-air food markets in the U.S., Smorgasburg attracts thousands of people each weekend to try exciting new offering from more than 100 local vendors. In the summers only. ”
447local recommendations
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Sylvia's is a must-visit for an authentic Harlem experience. They offer delicious soul food (American southern comfort food), for which the neighborhood is known globally. The restaurant has been open since 1962. The restaurant attracts a clientele that ranges from Harlem locals to visiting celebrities. Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Caroline Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Magic Johnson, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and Bruno Mars are among those who have dined here. ”
200local recommendations
Bar
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“Fun, quirky spot, with a few different spaces where DJs play mostly vinyl records, live music, and an outdoor area with a food truck. Great place to dance, meet someone new, check out the local music scene, and get some affordable (for Brooklyn) drinks in your system. ”
360local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“Happy hour one dollar oysters curated by region with a dazzling selection. Happy hour is 4pm-6pm. Show up at 330 and expect to wait 45m to 1h but it is well worth the wait.”
352local recommendations
Nightclub
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“Best spot to dance in Bushwick. Buy your tickets in advance to avoid a long line at the door. Incredible shows every night, themed party, the best party crowed of Bushwick, the most beautiful makeup and outfits... ”
241local recommendations
Seasonal menus served in a retro, repurposed dining car
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“Very upscale food in a retro rail car. (not an actual greasy classic Diner).”
326local recommendations
Restaurant
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“This place is so cool and so much fun! They have an awesome bar and the atmosphere is especially in the warmer weather since they have outdoor seating. Harlem Tavern is a local sports bar and restaurant that offers tons of delicious local beer and tasty American food. If you are looking for a night out of fun, or just want to have a few drinks with friends, this place is a good option. ”
259local recommendations
Moroccan Restaurant
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“Founded in 1983 in the East Village, Cafe Mogador was both an early pioneer in the NYC restaurant world and a downtown cultural hub. Serving up her signature Moroccan-inspired cuisine, founder Rivka embraced and celebrated the creative neighborhood she called home while pushing culinary boundaries. Throughout three decades and the addition of a second location in Williamsburg, Cafe Mogador gained tremendous recognition and solidified its place as a neighborhood institution and culinary destination. From expertly braised tagines and house-made bread, to an award-winning brunch served alongside some of the best people-watching in the city, the restaurant continues to proudly grow with the neighborhoods it's helped create. ”
274local recommendations
BBQ Joint
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“Popular dry-rub BBQ, beer & bourbon purveyor with an industrial, cafeteria-style decor & wall mural. ”
270local recommendations
Brewery
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“A true classic New York brewery offering classic and seasonal brews in a lovely setting ”
239local recommendations
American Restaurant
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“Delicious restaurant with a seasonal menu and dark, romantic atmosphere at night. All ingredients are sourced locally. The "brick chicken" is especially good.”
265local recommendations
Beer Garden
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“Sprawling, boisterous beer hall offering brews, grilled wursts & regularly scheduled live music”
243local recommendations
Bar
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“A bar and old school arcade with vintage video game machines, pinball, cheap drinks and local atmosphere.”
248local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
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“Great cocktails in a narrow space. The patio is great on warm summer nights! No credit cards. Bring cash!!”
195local recommendations