Our number one spot, the Dead Rabbit, has held steady for the past couple of years. And with its recent expansion nearly doubling its size and expanding its menu, we’re very happy with its long-lasting reign. The list also have some newcomers: Primo’s at number 15 served us the best espresso martini we’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking, and Broken Shaker at 27 is the Caribbean rooftop with bohemian-cool vibes and a rotating menu of inventive cocktails like the Everything Bagel Gin Fizz.
Whether you favor beer bars or serious cocktail bars; a beer-and-shot special or a transporting glass of wine, NYC has a game-changing bar to slake your thirst. To narrow down the endless options, we’ve compiled this list of the 50 best bars in NYC right now. From hot new barrooms to tried-and-true staples in every neighborhood, these are the kind of places that beg you to stick around for another round.