Angel’s Share is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

1. Angel’s Share

9.3
8 Stuyvesant St (at E 9th St & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 462 tips and reviews

Senator John B.Senator John Blutarski: The menu's featured drink is a "Speak Low"; a blend of two rums, sherry, and an amazing macha green tea as an homage to Japanese tea ceremony in cocktail form. Don't leave without one. Drink!

citichik c.citichik chickpea: In a most unexpected place, busy, but we had no problem getting a great corner spot to get cozy in. Friendly staff knowledgable about their cocktails & happy to recommend some. Try the Dark & Stormy!

GothamistGothamist: With its dark, soft-yellow lighting, intimate space and creative cocktails, this speakeasy's got all the makings for a romantic East Village evening. Try the Quintessence cocktail. Read more.

The Dead Rabbit is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

2. The Dead Rabbit

9.4
30 Water St (btwn Broad St & Coenties Slip), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Financial District · 417 tips and reviews

Heather N.Heather Noonan-Hargroves: Everything about this place is wonderful. Food, drinks, history, decor, atmosphere, staff.... Best cocktail bar I've ever had the pleasure of being in. I loved it!

Alejandro H.Alejandro Hoyo: Cocktails, whiskey selection, beef tartare!

Aaron B.Aaron Batchelder: I wouldn't say the best bar in America, but it's a great spot. Solid beer selection and the cocktails are on point. Check out $15 meat pie and an ale on Tuesdays.

Apothéke is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

3. Apothéke

9.2
9 Doyers St (btwn Pell St & Bowery), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Chinatown · 424 tips and reviews

angelo w.angelo w: This is my favorite speakeasy!!!! I encourage everyone to go here atleast once. Nice ambiance and the decor is like an old school apothecary hence the name. Drinks are awesome and the scene is mellow.

Judy M.Judy Mam: The La Diosa cocktail with mezcal is awesome.

Marco V.Marco Voormolen: Excellent cocktails, cool people and great 20s ambiance. Make sure not to come underdressed. And make sure not to miss the jazz band on Monday evenings and the brassband on Tuesdays.

Employees Only is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

4. Employees Only

9.2
510 Hudson St (at Christopher St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · West Village · 460 tips and reviews

Jess S.Jess S: Beef tartare rank high on NYC's must try: bone marrow poppers come a close second. Great mixologists! fan of weekday nights; wknds are a serious shitshow

Rachna K.Rachna Kapur: Love their Ginger Smash cocktail!

Edlin C.Edlin Choi: Great cocktails. Real cocktails. And some nice appetizers. Get the bone marrow poppers. Kind of sceney still. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more.

The Raines Law Room is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

5. The Raines Law Room

9.3
48 W 17th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Union Square · 319 tips and reviews

MariMari: Go with a friend or two and stand by the bar/kitchen in the back. Cute atmosphere and great cocktails! And, you gotta love that wallpaper... ;)

Andrew L.Andrew Litvak: Their whole cocktail menu is delicious, and the ambience is unique. If it's warm enough, check out the backyard.

Jacob R.Jacob Rosenberg: Fantastic cocktails in a great speakeasy space.

Dear Irving is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

6. Dear Irving

9.4
55 Irving Pl (at E 17th St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Union Square · 213 tips and reviews

Moises E.Moises Eskinazi: One of the best speakeasies. Great drinks. Good alone or in a group. As a couple you might have to sit across another couple

Village VoiceVillage Voice: You should sip cocktails here, like the Girl Scout cookie-inspired Samoa - which blends genever, bourbon, and crème de coconut or Hero of Little Venice, an excellent flip featuring rum and root beer. Read more.

Heather R.Heather Repinski: My favorite cocktail bar in the city!! It's classy with perfectly handcrafted cocktails. You would expect the staff to be snooty, but they are anything but!

Attaboy is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

7. Attaboy

9.3
134 Eldridge St (btwn Delancey & Broome St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Lower East Side · 208 tips and reviews

Andrew L.Andrew Litvak: One of the best speakeasies around. Just tell them what takes your fancy, and they'll promptly conjure it up!

Melissa R.Melissa Rosenthal: Killer speakeasy with top notch cocktails

Lauren Evelyn AnneLauren Evelyn Anne: Amazing cocktails with bartenders that know their stuff. Think outside the box here for your perfect drink since there's no formal menu. Ask for a white negroni- the best I've ever had.

The Wayland is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

8. The Wayland

9.2
700 E 9th St (at Avenue C), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Alphabet City · 272 tips and reviews

Anna F.Anna Frenkel: Great weekday spot. Live jazz! All the signature cocktails are delicious (I especially love the garden variety marg) and the food is good too. Packed beyond belief and stoopid on the weekends.

Andrew D.Andrew Doll: Fun bar that's always open late! Has a semi-divey (a good thing!) atmosphere with lively attitude. Best part is a well-executed and delicious craft cocktail menu from talented bartenders!

Bobby N.Bobby Nooromid: The Garden Variety Margarita is one of the best cocktails I've ever had. And their bartenders are cool, too!

The NoMad Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

9. The NoMad Bar

9.4
10 W 28th St (at Broadway), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · NoMad · 213 tips and reviews

Julie X.Julie Xu: Amazing cocktails, the chicken pot pie with truffle and foie gras is to die for, but don't expect a huge portion. Scotch olives also good. Cocktails are awesome too, start me up is my go-to.

CJCJ: The dark spirited cocktails and the hamburger are excellent!

travelFREAKtravelFREAK: Delicious cocktails in a trendy atmosphere.

The Up & Up is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

10. The Up & Up

9.3
116 Macdougal St (btwn W 3rd & Bleecker St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Greenwich Village · 99 tips and reviews

Ronak D.Ronak Daya: Great new cocktail option in the west village. Super friendly staff and interesting menu. Also, you can get halvsies!

Abigail A.Abigail Argersinger: New bar with excellent cocktails with unique presentation. The bartenders are fantastic as well. Highly recommend.

Angela D.Angela DeAngelis: The cocktails are beautiful & delicious…The service is fantastic (feel free to let your friendly bartender guide you)…And well, chicken liver mousse…Everything you wouldn't expect from the location!

Amor y Amargo is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

11. Amor y Amargo

9.1
443 E 6th St (at Avenue A), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · East Village · 184 tips and reviews

Amanda S.Amanda Schuster: One of the best bars in town, but it's not just for things that go dark & stirry in the night! Weekend Double Buzz brunch (coffee & Amaro cocktails!) is the most delightful hangover cure ever.

Ranu R.Ranu Rajkarnikar: My favorite cocktail bar in NYC. Cozy, strong and delicious drinks, and friendly staff who know how to mix bitters. Love the floor tile in here too. Get the Sharpie Mustache or My Old Piano.

Breeze S.Breeze Skrrt: My favorite EV cocktail spot. Unassuming but packs a punch. Great date spot if you go at the right time.

Freemans is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

12. Freemans

9.2
1 Freeman Aly (at Rivington St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Lower East Side · 531 tips and reviews

Gansevoort Hotel GroupGansevoort Hotel Group: A NYC brunch must! Finding and walking into this restaurant is half of the experience. Order the artichoke dip, the poached eggs with cheese grits and any of the delicious cocktails! You're welcome!

Brian M.Brian Moore: Artichoke Dip is pretty killer, as is the egg, cheese, and bacon skillet. Take a look at the brunch cocktail menu, too—you can't go wrong with any of it.

Sarah C.Sarah Colvin: Always lovely. Try their cocktails! They are some of the best artisan cocktails I've every had! Love love love!

Macao Trading Co. is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

13. Macao Trading Co.

9.2
311 Church St (btwn Lispenard & Walker St), New York, NY
Asian Restaurant · Tribeca · 209 tips and reviews

Nikki 🌺Nikki 🌺: Dr. Funk is the best cocktail! We went as a group of 4 and shared the sirloin, chicken dumplings, Portuguese meatballs, and duck salad. All amazing!

Camille L.Camille L: The veggie dumplings are to die for! Also the cocktail menu is very exquisite and delicious; mixology at its finest!

Ernesto G.Ernesto Gutierrez: A perfect 3 in 1 date spot: food, cocktails and lounge to dance. Cuisine is very tasty, pricy but worth it. You will score points with your gal on the decor alone. Cocktails on point as well.

Bemelmans Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

14. Bemelmans Bar

9.3
35 E 76th St (at Madison Ave), New York, NY
Hotel Bar · Upper East Side · 120 tips and reviews

Michael P.Michael Perelman: one of the great UPE bars with old school tunes, piano and cocktails

PatrickPatrick: love the whiskey smash, a near perfect version of an old fashioned

LaurenLauren: Sure, a martini is $21. But it comes with a side of extra martini, so it's really 2-for-1 and therefore one of the cheapest martinis in town.

Joseph Leonard is one of The 15 Best Places for Cocktails in New York City.

15. Joseph Leonard

9.4
170 Waverly Pl (btwn Christopher & W 10th St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · West Village · 365 tips and reviews

Erin H.Erin Hauswirth: They have great cocktails, adventurous small plates, serve baby gherkins as bar snacks and 1.50 oysters on Sundays - what's not to love?

Siyun F.Siyun Fan: Siracha (hot sauce ) Brussels sprouts, double spicy bloody mary, plus goat cheese omelet - perfect hangover remedy.

JenMarieJenMarie: This is now top on my NYC list! Delicious. Avocado toast, roasted cauliflower, peach panzanella salad, and interesting, fresh cocktails.