Awesomely pretentious cocktails

1. Kingswood

121 W 10th St (btwn Greenwich Ave. & Patchin Pl.), New York City, NY
Australisches Restaurant · West Village · 82 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The five spice old fashioned -- Elijah Craig 12 yr, Oolong spice syrup, plum bitters -- is delicious, and sweeter and milder than your everyday neighborhood old fashion.

2. Whitehall

19 Greenwich Ave (at W 10th St), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · West Village · 94 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The sloe gin fizz -- Plymouth sloe gin, Plymouth gin, egg white, lemon, lime, soda -- tastes like an estranged cousin of the egg cream.

3. John Dory Oyster Bar

1196 Broadway (at W 29th St), New York City, NY
Fischrestaurant · NoMad · 273 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The raw bar is open during odd hours, which is nice. For cocktails, I like the De La Sol: lime, honey, hot sauce, tequila and soda. Kinda strange there's no Sol beer in there, no?

4. Death & Co.

8.8
433 E 6th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York City, NY
Underground Bar · East Village · 394 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: Huge list of delicious cocktails, but if you don't see what you want (like something from an older menu), just ask; they'll make anything.

5. Tavern29

7.2
47 E 29th St (Park Ave), New York City, NY
Bar · NoMad · 103 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: Whiskey lovers should try the Delancy: Glenlivet 12, maple syrup, amaretto and Bitterman's orange bitters.

6. Allswell

8.6
124 Bedford Ave (at N 10th St), Brooklyn, NY
Amerikanisches Restaurant · Williamsburg · 247 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The cure-all is amazing: Breukelen gin, green chartreuse, egg white, lime and chamomile syrup.

7. The Campbell

7.8
15 Vanderbilt Ave (Grand Central Terminal), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · Midtown East · 269 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: Don't be fooled by the Prohibition Punch. Sweet, but deadly.

8. The Hurricane Club

360 Park Ave S (at E 26th St), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · NoMad · 152 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Bangkok Julep is good if you're not in the mood for rum.

9. Booker and Dax at Ssäm

207 2nd Ave (at E 13th St), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · East Village · 150 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The rotary evaporator is reminiscent of a science lab. Ask to try the liquid horseradish that it makes.

10. Saxon + Parole

316 Bowery (at Bleecker St), New York City, NY
Amerikanisches Restaurant · NoHo · 282 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Bowery Fix is dangerously smooth. The chili oil is more of a garnish than anything.

11. Saxon + Parole

316 Bowery (at Bleecker St), New York City, NY
Amerikanisches Restaurant · NoHo · 282 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Yankee Mule is refreshing without being too fruity.

12. Whitehall

19 Greenwich Ave (at W 10th St), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · West Village · 94 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: Bloody Marys are made with gin and taste delicious.

13. The Wren

8.2
344 Bowery (at Great Jones St), New York City, NY
Gaststätte · NoHo · 219 Tipps und Bewertungen

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: A standout cocktail is the Great Jones, a blend of Famous Grouse Scotch, Fee's Black Walnut Bitters and maple syrup served neat. Mehr erfahren.

14. Northern Spy Food Co.

511 E 12th St (btwn Avenue A & B), New York City, NY
Neuamerikanisches Restaurant · Alphabet City · 316 Tipps und Bewertungen

nymagnymag: It's official - housemade artisanal sodas are having a moment. Try one of our favorites here: cucumber mint, which you can also get as a fizzy wine cooler mixed with Grüner Veltliner ($8). Mehr erfahren.

15. Freemans

8.9
1 Freeman Aly (at Rivington St), New York City, NY
Amerikanisches Restaurant · Lower East Side · 573 Tipps und Bewertungen

Subha M.Subha M: Order the Freeman's Cocktail. Made with rye, pomegranate molasses & bitters (among others), it's completely delicious.

16. Nights and Weekends

1 Bedford Ave (at Manhattan Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktailbar · Greenpoint · 90 Tipps und Bewertungen

Karen B.Karen B: Try the Pancho & Lefty - Tequila with spicy honey, fresh squeezed lime juice, and orange bitters!

17. The Lion

62 W 9th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York City, NY
Amerikanisches Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 100 Tipps und Bewertungen

Chris H.Chris Hall: Enjoy the Long Meadow Ranch, EJ CHURCH Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. Delicious, and only 150cs made! The best!

18. Fatty Crab

2170 Broadway, New York City, NY
Asiatisches Restaurant · Upper West Side · 54 Tipps und Bewertungen

Naomi S.Naomi Shibles: Get the rum and coconut water cocktail in a fresh coconut!

19. The Wren

8.2
344 Bowery (at Great Jones St), New York City, NY
Gaststätte · NoHo · 219 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Fools Gold (Powers Gold whiskey, Canton ginger liqueur fresh, fresh ginger syrup, honey, lemon) is refreshing. And I love how the menu tells you what type of glass the drinks come in.

20. Crosby Street Hotel

9.1
79 Crosby St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York City, NY
Hotel · SoHo · 136 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Honolulu's Mule: ginger, raspberry, mint, lime, raspberry liqueur, cinnamon simple, Sailor Jerry and ginger beer.

21. The Red Cat

227 10th Ave (btwn W 23rd & W 24th St), New York City, NY
Neuamerikanisches Restaurant · Chelsea · 130 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: Instead of peanuts or party mix, they put out bowls of radishes at the bar. Oh, and the spicy watermelon habanero margarita is an @$$-kicker.

Zombie Hut is one of Awesomely pretentious cocktails.

22. Zombie Hut

7.1
273 Smith St (btwn Degraw St & Sackett St), Brooklyn, NY
Tiki-Bar · Carroll Gardens · 146 Tipps und Bewertungen

Erin L.Erin Lane: Fellow hipsters, beware: the Frozen Zombie is one of the booziest cocktails I've ever enjoyed. Snag a table in the backyard and sip slowly.

23. Boqueria

8.9
171 Spring St (at Thompson St), New York City, NY
Tapas-Restaurant · SoHo · 258 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: Interesting: sparkling tomatina sangria (cava, tomato water, gin, black pepper). Tomato water is exactly what the name suggests: water extracted from squeezing tomatoes, then filtered through cloth.

24. Pulino's

282 Bowery (at E Houston St.), New York City, NY
Pizzeria · NoLita · 210 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Summer Smash is more smash than summer: Mitchers rye, Aperol, with muddled mint & lemon

25. Prime Meats

465 Court St (at Luquer St), Brooklyn, NY
Neuamerikanisches Restaurant · Carroll Gardens · 236 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Brown Derby (rye, honey, grapefruit, lemon) is amazing.

26. Tutto Il Giorno

8.2
6 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY
Italienisches Restaurant · 31 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Spicy Cucumber Margarita has twice as many ingredients as are listed on the menu (love the picketed jalapeño) and is the best cocktail on the menu.

27. Phao Thai Kitchen

29 Main St (at Nassau St.), Sag Harbor, NY
Thailändisches Restaurant · 13 Tipps und Bewertungen

ThrillistThrillist: Hit this casually upscale Thai spot sat/sun for 2 weekend-only "pearl cocktails": The Shinju Pearl (glass of champagne w/ pearls of orange liqueur) and a similar version of their pomegranate martini. Mehr erfahren.

28. Parm

8.6
248 Mulberry St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York City, NY
Italienisches Restaurant · NoLita · 494 Tipps und Bewertungen

Rafi S.Rafi Syed: If you're drinking, skip the wines and go for an "our root" -- a homemade root beer and ginger drink served in a frosty mug. Like a beer but not as sadly filling.

29. Rye House

11 W 17th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York City, NY
Whisky Bar · Union Square · 231 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: If you like a smoky Manhattan, try the Hog Wild: bacon-infused bourbon, maraschino, sweet vermouth, bitters

30. The Raines Law Room

9.2
48 W 17th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York City, NY
Underground Bar · Union Square · 336 Tipps und Bewertungen

Noah W.Noah Weiss: There is no better scotch cocktail than the Philadelphia Story, which is mixed with amaro averna, st. germain, grapefruit, and bitters. It's smoky, spicy, with a strong hint of citrus.

31. Black Market

110 Avenue A (E 7th St), New York City, NY
Amerikanisches Restaurant · East Village · 102 Tipps und Bewertungen

MadhoMadho: Old-fashioned is smoking hot

32. Pravda

281 Lafayette St (btwn Prince & E Houston St), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · NoLita · 155 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: If you're feeling really adventurous, the Gogol is very different: horseradish vodka and a pickled quail egg.

33. Pravda

281 Lafayette St (btwn Prince & E Houston St), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · NoLita · 155 Tipps und Bewertungen

Jason T.Jason Tucker: The Moscow Mule is delicious. Ginger vodka and ginger beer.

34. Jbird Cocktails

339 E 75th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · Upper East Side · 71 Tipps und Bewertungen

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Standout drinks are the unusual Honey-Nut Old Fashioned and the Hudson Breeze Fizz, a gin and brandy drink balanced with baked apple foam. Mehr erfahren.

Highlands is one of Awesomely pretentious cocktails.

35. Highlands

150 W 10th St (at Waverly Pl), New York City, NY
Whisky Bar · West Village · 161 Tipps und Bewertungen

36. Experimental Cocktail Club

191 Chrystie St (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · Lower East Side · 102 Tipps und Bewertungen

John W.John Wiseman: Go off-menu with The Ragtime: Rye, two Amari, peychaud's, grapefruit slice.

37. Experimental Cocktail Club

191 Chrystie St (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · Lower East Side · 102 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Kota Ternate is genius. The ingredients imply "Caribbean, umbrella-style", but it's not sweet. Instead, balanced and delicious.

38. Highlands

150 W 10th St (at Waverly Pl), New York City, NY
Whisky Bar · West Village · 161 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The 1588 pairs two of my fave types of booze: Macallan 15 and Brugal 1888.

Staple & Fancy Mercantile is one of Awesomely pretentious cocktails.

39. Staple & Fancy Mercantile

8.8
4739 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA
Neuamerikanisches Restaurant · Ballard · 54 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Vieux Carre is a French twist on a Manhattan.

40. The Summit Bar & Cafe

8.4
133 Avenue C (btwn E 8th & E 9th St), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · Alphabet City · 204 Tipps und Bewertungen

Anna F.Anna Frenkel: As a native Russian, I give you my word that Russian Standard vodka is the best. If you like cucumbers and lime juice, get the Charmaine Star. You're welcome.

Evelyn Drinkery is one of Awesomely pretentious cocktails.

41. Evelyn Drinkery

171 Avenue C (at E 10th St), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · Alphabet City · 75 Tipps und Bewertungen

42. ABC Kitchen

9.2
35 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), New York City, NY
Neuamerikanisches Restaurant · Flatiron District · 722 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The McKenzie Manhattan, which is dangerously smooth, is named after my dog because his breath smells like brandied cherries.

The Library at The Public is one of Awesomely pretentious cocktails.

43. The Library at The Public

8.4
425 Lafayette St (at Astor Pl), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · NoHo · 52 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Capitulation is like a floral gin martini.

Freemans is one of Awesomely pretentious cocktails.

44. Freemans

8.9
1 Freeman Aly (at Rivington St), New York City, NY
Amerikanisches Restaurant · Lower East Side · 573 Tipps und Bewertungen

Mike S.Mike Singleton: Wide variety of bloody marys, but stick to the traditional here.

45. Freemans

8.9
1 Freeman Aly (at Rivington St), New York City, NY
Amerikanisches Restaurant · Lower East Side · 573 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: If you enjoy Sweet Tarts like I do, go for the Freeman's Cocktail. It's nearly perfect.

46. The Rose Bar

New York (Lexington Ave Between 21st and 22nd St), New York City, NY
Nachtclub · Gramercy Park · 127 Tipps und Bewertungen

Danny S.Danny Sauter: the pineapple cinnamon mojito is one that's worth the $19 price tag

47. Angel’s Share

8 Stuyvesant St (at E 9th St & 3rd Ave), New York City, NY
Underground Bar · East Village · 493 Tipps und Bewertungen

DensDens: If you're here for drinks, Storny Weather. The whiskey / strawberry thing sounds exotic but it's super girly.

48. Lambert's Downtown BBQ

8.5
401 W 2nd St (at Guadalupe St), Austin, TX
Grill-Imbiss · Downtown Austin · 302 Tipps und Bewertungen

Anna H.Anna Hanks: The Tinto de Verando --with red wine and Mexican coke--is an excellent variation on Sangria.

49. Kinfolk 90

90 Wythe Ave (at N 11th St.), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktailbar · Williamsburg · 80 Tipps und Bewertungen

Michelle L.Michelle L: The 90 Wyeth cocktail is delicious and refreshing without being too sweet.

Fatty Cue is one of Awesomely pretentious cocktails.

50. Fatty Cue

50 Carmine St (btwn Bleecker & Bedford), New York City, NY
Grill-Imbiss · West Village · 99 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Fatty Manhattan is served with a ball of ice the size of a "cue" ball. Cute.

51. Little Branch

8.8
20 7th Ave S (at Leroy St), New York City, NY
Underground Bar · West Village · 336 Tipps und Bewertungen

Charles D.Charles Dan: Go to Little Branch and order the Sazerac. Then order another. Be wary of the third.

52. Little Branch

8.8
20 7th Ave S (at Leroy St), New York City, NY
Underground Bar · West Village · 336 Tipps und Bewertungen

Nina Y.Nina Yiamsamatha: If you have trouble deciding what to order, let them decide for you. Ask for the Bartender's Choice and tell them what flavors/liquors you like.

53. Peels

325 Bowery (at E 2nd St), New York City, NY
Frühstücksplatz · East Village · 381 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: Two nice tequila-based cocktails, the Mexican Firing Squad and the Old Palamino. The former is spicier than the latter.

Cole's Greenwich Village is one of Awesomely pretentious cocktails.

54. Cole's Greenwich Village

118 Greenwich Ave (W 13th Street), New York City, NY
Amerikanisches Restaurant · West Village · 14 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: When it's is in season, the Spring Negroni is server with a lavender flower. When it's not, it's served with a lavender oil-infused ice ball.

55. Cookshop

8.9
156 10th Ave (btwn W 19th St & W 20th St), New York City, NY
Amerikanisches Restaurant · Chelsea · 520 Tipps und Bewertungen

naveennaveen: drink the rolando rosso

56. The Dead Rabbit

9.3
30 Water St (btwn Broad St & Coenties Slip), New York City, NY
Cocktailbar · Financial District · 487 Tipps und Bewertungen

Henry V.Henry Villadiego: If whiskey is your thing, go for a Battle Annie (Whiskey Buck) in the Tap Room

57. Alder

157 2nd Ave (btwn 9th & 10th St), New York City, NY
Neuamerikanisches Restaurant · East Village · 155 Tipps und Bewertungen

Emily C.Emily Currin: "Love oolong time" cocktail is great.

58. Allegria Hotel

6.3
80 W Broadway, Long Beach, NY
Hotel · 50 Tipps und Bewertungen

Julie O.Julie Orbach: Try the elderflower lychee martinis

59. Attaboy

9.3
134 Eldridge St (btwn Delancey & Broome St), New York City, NY
Underground Bar · Lower East Side · 239 Tipps und Bewertungen

Steven G.Steven Goldbach: These are the best bartenders in the world. Let them pick your drink and prove it.

60. The Lion

62 W 9th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York City, NY
Amerikanisches Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 100 Tipps und Bewertungen

Matt H.Matt Hantz: The Old Fashioned is described as "rusty" because it has Drambuie in it, making it similar to a Rusty Nail.