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Best bars in New York

Bowling Alley
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“Fun day 🎳! Check the age requirement for children after hours. There is a bar here and adults drinking. ”
  • 517 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Open seasonally. Vendors take over this huge lot and you can walk around getting all types of food . Right on the water. Super touristy/crowded. ”
  • 434 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Crowded spot thats best for brunch. Get there early unless you want to wait (no resys) . Order the ricotta pancakes!”
  • 495 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great to enjoy NYC views while having fresh guac made in front of you and some great Mexican food.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food and ambiance. The ideal spot to casually mingle with locals in the area. ”
  • 276 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of my favorite pizza places with fine cocktails and a great environment as well as jazz selections”
  • 315 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great rooftop in the middle of downtown JC. Crispy thin brick oven pizza paired with flirty cocktails. Good place to meet locals to mingle.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fancy bar with 20's vibes. Can be hard to get into, and drinks are expensive, but fun if you're open to splurging! ”
  • 331 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 349 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“The best alternative night-spot. It can get crowded. They have burlesque, comedy, spiritual, music, dance, theater, events. Check out their website for details.”
  • 229 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 188 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Popular dry-rub BBQ, beer & bourbon purveyor with an industrial, cafeteria-style decor & wall mural. ”
  • 262 locals recommend
Bar
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“Nice Bar and Outdoor Area. Food is from DutchBoy burger. They are connected.”
  • 257 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 253 locals recommend
Seasonal menus served in a retro, repurposed dining car
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“Popular spot, so can be hard to get into. Good food though! We got the burger. ”
  • 311 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great option if you want some food late. Yummy wings, and other selections beyond just a typical bar menu.”
  • 289 locals recommend