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No Matter Where You Find Yourself Thirsty




Silver Lining

New, Live Music

Enjoy bespoke cocktails while listening to live jazz among a grown-up crowd. 75 Murray St., nr. Greenwich St.; 212-513-1234

Financial District

Keg No. 229

Sports Bar

Pull your own draft while rooting for your team at this relatively civilized sports bar. 229 Front St., nr. Peck Slip; 212-566-2337

Lower East Side

Fig. 19

Hot Bartenders

A step above, figuratively and literally, downstairs hipster dive Home Sweet Home. 131 Chrystie St., nr. Delancey St.; no phone

West Village

The Rusty Knot

Games, Low-Key Scene

Subdued, compared with its meatpacking neighbors. Plus: 50-cent pool. 374 W. 11th St., nr. West St.; 212-645-5668

East Village

Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter

New, Cheap Eats

The Virginia-native-owned spot serves fried catfish and $12 bottles of wine. 94 Ave. C, nr. 6th St.; 212-228-2972

Midtown West

Má Pêche

Swanky, Low-Key Scene

A mature weekend scene with smart cocktails. Also, cookies! 15 W. 56th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-757-5878

Midtown East

King Cole Bar


The St. Regis’ bar is a dignified spot for starting a night out. 2 E. 55th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-753-4500

Upper East Side

Jones Wood Foundry

Sports Bar, Cheap Eats

Catch Premier League soccer games and nosh on fish-and-chips. 401 E. 76th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-249-2700

Upper West Side

Ding Dong Lounge


D.J.’s spin indie- dance-disco hits, in a nabe starved for downtown cool. 929 Columbus Ave., nr. 106th St.; 212-663-2600


Crown Victoria

Outdoor Area, Games

The former cop-car-repair shop’s palatial outdoor area is ideal for ladderball and day-drinking. 60 S. 2nd St., nr. Wythe Ave.; 917-719-6072


The Diamond

Outdoor Area, Low-Key Scene

Chug (or, if you must, sip) microbrews in the famed backyard gondola. 43 Franklin St., nr. Calyer St.; 718-383-5030

Park Slope

Lucky 13 Saloon


The tattooed and topless barmaids guarantee a rollicking evening. 273 13th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 718-499-7553

Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

Do or Dine

New, Party

Foie gras doughnuts, cheap forties, and a late-night dance party. 1108 Bedford Ave., nr. Quincy St.; 718-684-2290

Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill

Brooklyn Social

Outdoor Area

Wait for your table at Lucali with a spiffy cocktail at Henry Public’s sister spot. 335 Smith St., nr. Carroll St.; 718-858-7758

Long Island City/Astoria

The Shannon Pot

Divey, Low-Key Scene

Watch artists tag at 5Pointz, then stop for a drink at this grungily fun bar. 45-06 Davis St.; 718-786-6992

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