One of the original New Wave of high-end cocktail bars. Hard to go wrong on the menu, but Whiskey Smash -- go light on the simple syrup -- is perhaps the best mint julep in town. [BlackBook] Read more.
Insane cocktails at mad Austrian scientist's lair in Chinatown. Ridiculous showmanship, jaw-dropping presentation. Look for the crowd begging entry under the "Gold Flower Restaurant" sign. [BlackBook] Read more.
If you can tear yourself away from the Asian-Portuguese fusion, mixology at the bar is among the most precise and inspired in town -- seriously underrated. [BlackBook] Read more.
It's no Soho House, but still ranks high among the private club power set. Little more intimate, little more exclusive, just enough shabby on the art-chic to look natural. [BlackBook] Read more.
You'd best dress up -- way, way up -- to the lofty Standard of room-runner Kamil Parchomienko if you want past the curtain. Drop Kamil's name with caution, cause he's no dummy. [BlackBook] Read more.