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Best of New York 2014 • Fun

Best Bronx Bar

  • Charlie’s Bar & Kitchen

    112 Lincoln Ave., nr. Bruckner Blvd., the Bronx; 718-684-2338

    Late last year in this bar-deprived stretch of Mott Haven, Clock Bar closed and was reborn as Charlie’s Bar & Kitchen. The place is now decked out with portraits of famous Charlies (Parker, Lindbergh, the Tuna), soft lighting, and redbrick walls. It’s one of the few bars where you’ll find fancy Cocktail Kingdom Japanese jiggers next to Kahlúa. Seemingly every guest is friends with the kind and eager staff; the out-there location means the bar is able to maintain a real sense of community. Another way they keep ’em coming: $10 for four cocktails at brunch and a daily happy hour that includes $1 oysters and half off the entire bar, meaning $2 pulls of Bronx Pale Ale and $5 drinks like the So Bro Mule, with Brooklyn Republic vodka and Maine Root ginger beer.

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