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Bar Recommendations From the City's Top Drink Makers

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New York will never be lacking in jam-packed new hotspots or in storied taverns, but the city is also full of under-the-radar bars that serve awesome cocktails. Everyone has their good old standby, their go-to spot for that middle of the week, post-work drink. With that in mind, Eater asked some of the city's top bartenders and bar operators for their favorite hidden gems. Here's a map of their picks, which range from Julie Reiner's neighborhood haunt to the restaurant whose cocktail program Jim Meehan thinks is vastly underrated. Take a look:


Some of the bartenders couldn't pick just one hidden gem. Here's an honorable mentions list of some of their other go-to spots:

JakeWalk (Julie Reiner)
Sophie's (Eben Freeman)
Mona's (Eben Freeman)
Mug's Ale House (Eben Freeman)
Fanelli's (Eben Freeman)
Amor y Amargo (Brandon Duff)
Blue Ribbon Bar (Brandon Duff)
Wallflower (Leo Robitschek)
Gwynett Street (Leo Robitschek)
Lantern's Keep (Leo Robitschek)
Aska (Leo Robitschek)
Estela (Leo Robitschek)
ZZ's Clam Bar (Leo Robitschek)
wd-50 (Jim Meehan)
The Cecil (Benjamin Wood)

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Blueprint

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196 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 622-6644
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2. Cienfuegos

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443 E 6th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 614-6818
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[Horine]

3. Lexington Bar & Books

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1020 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10021
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4. Momofuku Ssäm Bar

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207 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-3500
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5. Evelyn Drinkery

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171 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009
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6. Lone Wolf

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1089 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11221
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7. Fedora

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239 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014
(646) 449-9336
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[Krieger]

8. Apt 13

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115 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009

Benjamin Wood of Distilled NY picks the relatively new APT 13: "When you visit, do yourself a favor and let the team course and pair cocktails, wine and beer with dishes from the talented chef John Keller."

9. Louis 649

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649 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 673-1190
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10. Bearded Lady

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686A Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(469) 232-7333
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11. Ba'sik

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323 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 889-7597
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1. Blueprint

196 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
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196 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

2. Cienfuegos

443 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009
[Horine]
443 E 6th St
New York, NY 10009

3. Lexington Bar & Books

1020 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10021
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1020 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10021

4. Momofuku Ssäm Bar

207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
[Kalina]
207 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

5. Evelyn Drinkery

171 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
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171 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009

6. Lone Wolf

1089 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221
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1089 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11221

7. Fedora

239 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
[Krieger]
239 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014

8. Apt 13

115 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

Benjamin Wood of Distilled NY picks the relatively new APT 13: "When you visit, do yourself a favor and let the team course and pair cocktails, wine and beer with dishes from the talented chef John Keller."

115 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009

9. Louis 649

649 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
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649 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009

10. Bearded Lady

686A Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238
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686A Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

11. Ba'sik

323 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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323 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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