THE 50 NYC BARS YOU NEED TO DRINK IN BEFORE YOU DIE

New York is rife with bars of all kinds -- walk a few blocks and you’ll run into a grungy dive, a pricey cocktail spot, or a crowded neighborhood favorite. Having so many different options means picking one can be a daunting task, which is why we’ve made things easy for you by rounding up the 50 bars you absolutely need to drink in before you die (or leave New York, whichever comes first).


DEAD RABBIT

In 2016, this 19th century-styled cocktail destination was named the “World’s Best Bar” for the second year in a row. It’s got two floors offering two slightly different updates on the old-school Irish pub: Downstairs is a more casual homage to some grungy institution, with sawdust on the floor, photos tacked to the ceiling, and a great beer program. Upstairs is the more upscale cocktail parlor, where you’ll find a menu written like a graphic novel and some of the city’s best mixology on display. Between the two, this place made drinking in the FiDi a much better proposition.

Ryan CrownThrillist