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Best bars in New York

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. ”
494 locals recommend
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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“Great food along the Williamsburg waterfront. You must go if you love to taste all diverse New York food in one place. Every Saturday 11am to 6pm, April through November.”
432 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food and ambiance. The ideal spot to casually mingle with locals in the area. ”
275 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
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
Pizza Place
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“One of my favorite pizza places with fine cocktails and a great environment as well as jazz selections”
314 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
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.”
329 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
BBQ Joint
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“Popular dry-rub BBQ, beer & bourbon purveyor with an industrial, cafeteria-style decor & wall mural. ”
262 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Landmark nightclub, queer favorite spot. Make sure you check out their calendar beforehand and RSVP bc lines in weekends can get crazy”
227 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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“Great Moroccan restaurant! Super good food and atmosphere. Opens until very late. Also great for lunch as entrees are cheaper and it gets less crowded.”
270 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.”
288 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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“An outstanding restaurant inside a converted old train car. Great for dinner, brunch, or date night. Excellent natural wine selection as well. ”
310 locals recommend