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Burgers and Cocktails: A Match Made in Heaven

Belly up to the bar for these great beef and booze combos.

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Sometimes you want a burger to go with your cocktail, and sometimes you want a cocktail to go with your burger. This map has you covered on both fronts. In this guide, Eater Drinks editor Kat Odell and Eater NY senior editor/burger reviewer Nick Solares recommend some of their favorite burger and cocktail combos around town.

All Photos by Nick Solares.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Black Market

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110 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(212) 614-9798
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The Burger: The cheeseburger. It's made with Pat LaFrieda beef, American cheese, and a potato bun. $13
What to Drink: Who Loves The Sun (Blood orange infused bourbon, lemon, honey, Angostura bitters.

2. B & B Winepub (Burger & Barrel)

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25 W Houston St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-7320
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The Burger The BMC Burger, which is made with 30 day dry-aged beef, tomato aioli, griddled onions, and raclette cheese. $22
What to Drink: Rye Fix (rye, cassis, lemon)

3. Gotham Bar and Grill

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12 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 620-4020
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The Burger: The Gotham Burger is made with Plymouth Tomme cheddar, Vermont bacon-onion jam, and lemon aioli. It's served with kennebec French fries for $19. Full review
What to Drink: Gotham Fizz (rosemary-infused Bombay gin, egg whites, cranberry bitters)

4. Gramercy Tavern

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42 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-0777
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The Burger: the Tavern Room's famed off-the-menu burger is made with grass-fed beef, Cabot cheddar, and bacon. Check out our full review.
What to Drink:Man About Town (Rittenhouse Rye, Cynar, Dolin Sweet Vermouth)

5. Ai Fiori

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400 5th Ave
New York, NY 10018
(212) 695-4005
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The Burger:The White Label Burger features a custom dry-aged blend from Pat LaFrieda. It's topped with Nueske's bacon and white American cheese, with pickles and pommel dauphines on the side. $22.
What to Drink: Thanks Hemingway (Michter's rye, grapefruit, maraschino, lime)

6. Porter House

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4/F, 10 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019
(212) 823-9500
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The Burger: It's made with a "Lomonaco blend" patty, and it comes with a toasted bun, lettuce, tomato, and fries for $18.
What to Drink: Kings Old Fashioned (Bulleit Bourbon, Kingston sugar cubes, Harvest Song walnut)

7. 21 Club

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21 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-7200
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The Burger: America's first gourmet burger was the one served at this former speakeasy. It has changed over the years, but the current burger uses a dry-aged blend from Master Purveyors, and a challah bun. $34.
What to Drink: Either the Autumn in New York (Bourbon, Campari, cinnamon caraway Syrup), or '21' Perfect Manhattan (Maker’s Mark or Bulleit Rye, sweet and dry vermouth, bitters).

8. Cherche Midi

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282 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-3055
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The Burger: The dry aged prime rib burger, which is topped with bacon marmalade, roasted mushrooms, and aged gruyere cheese. It comes with pommes frites for $21.
What to Drink: Dead Cousin (Clement select, aperol, lemon juice, green Chartreuse, mescal).

9. Clover Club

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210 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-7939
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The Burger: Lamb patty is served on a toasted roll with sliced onion, chevre goat cheese, and a side of crisps or a green salad for $14.
What to Drink: Gold Coast (aged rum, pineapple, lime, allspice, Champagne).

10. Miller's Near & Far

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65 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002
(646) 559-1210
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The Burger:N&F Burger, which is two all-beef four-ounce patties with special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions, on a sesame seed bun with fries. $14. Full review.
What to Drink:Kentucky Rose (dark maple syrup, lemon juice, rosemary infused Four Roses Bourbon)

11. Minetta Tavern

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113 Macdougal St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 475-3850
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The Burger:The Black Label burger, which is made with dry-aged ribsteak and caramelized onions. This classic burger is served with pommes frites for $30.
What to drink:Ginger in the Rye (Michter’s Rye, Angostura bitters, La Fée Absinthe, ginger beer, limes)

12. The Happiest Hour

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121 W 10th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-2827
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The Burger: The Happiest Burger is two all-beef patties with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, confit onions, and special sauce. $12. Read the full review .
What to Drink: Ol'Wisco (brandy beer syrup, orange, maraschino cherry, bitters)

13. The NoMad Bar

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10 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 796-1500
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The Burger: It's made with bone marrow, suet, and dry-aged beef, and it's topped with cheddar and red onions. $17.
What to Drink: Start Me Up ( Bourbon, rum, Strega, honey, ginger, lemon, orange bitters)

14. Wollensky's Grill

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The Burger: The patty is a mix of dry-aged ribsteak, brisket, and filet mignon. It's topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onion. This burger comes with fries for $18.
What to Drink: Dirty vodka martini, super cold, straight up.

15. The Commodore

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366 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 218-7632
The Burger: This classic-style cheeseburger is topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and mayo. $7.
What to Drink: Perfect Manhattan.

16. Daddy-O

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44 Bedford St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-8884
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The Burger: This burger is made with a dry-aged brisket blend. It's topped with lettuce, tomato, and onion, and it's served with tater tots. $15.
What to Drink:Daddy-O (Wild Turkey rare breed bourbon, Wild Turkey American honey liqueur, orange bitters, drunken Cherry)

17. Slowly Shirley

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121 W 10th St
New York, NY 10011
The Burger: A single version of The Happiest Hour burger (if you ask nicely they'll give you a double) Check out our full review here .
What to Drink: Rosa Left The Window Open (Malbec, ruby port, Angostura, cinnamon, mint, nutmeg)

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1. Black Market

110 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
The Burger: The cheeseburger. It's made with Pat LaFrieda beef, American cheese, and a potato bun. $13
What to Drink: Who Loves The Sun (Blood orange infused bourbon, lemon, honey, Angostura bitters.
110 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

2. B & B Winepub (Burger & Barrel)

25 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
The Burger The BMC Burger, which is made with 30 day dry-aged beef, tomato aioli, griddled onions, and raclette cheese. $22
What to Drink: Rye Fix (rye, cassis, lemon)
25 W Houston St
New York, NY 10012

3. Gotham Bar and Grill

12 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
The Burger: The Gotham Burger is made with Plymouth Tomme cheddar, Vermont bacon-onion jam, and lemon aioli. It's served with kennebec French fries for $19. Full review
What to Drink: Gotham Fizz (rosemary-infused Bombay gin, egg whites, cranberry bitters)
12 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003

4. Gramercy Tavern

42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
The Burger: the Tavern Room's famed off-the-menu burger is made with grass-fed beef, Cabot cheddar, and bacon. Check out our full review.
What to Drink:Man About Town (Rittenhouse Rye, Cynar, Dolin Sweet Vermouth)
42 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003

5. Ai Fiori

400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
The Burger:The White Label Burger features a custom dry-aged blend from Pat LaFrieda. It's topped with Nueske's bacon and white American cheese, with pickles and pommel dauphines on the side. $22.
What to Drink: Thanks Hemingway (Michter's rye, grapefruit, maraschino, lime)
400 5th Ave
New York, NY 10018

6. Porter House

4/F, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019
The Burger: It's made with a "Lomonaco blend" patty, and it comes with a toasted bun, lettuce, tomato, and fries for $18.
What to Drink: Kings Old Fashioned (Bulleit Bourbon, Kingston sugar cubes, Harvest Song walnut)
4/F, 10 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019

7. 21 Club

21 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
The Burger: America's first gourmet burger was the one served at this former speakeasy. It has changed over the years, but the current burger uses a dry-aged blend from Master Purveyors, and a challah bun. $34.
What to Drink: Either the Autumn in New York (Bourbon, Campari, cinnamon caraway Syrup), or '21' Perfect Manhattan (Maker’s Mark or Bulleit Rye, sweet and dry vermouth, bitters).
21 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

8. Cherche Midi

282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Read Review |
The Burger: The dry aged prime rib burger, which is topped with bacon marmalade, roasted mushrooms, and aged gruyere cheese. It comes with pommes frites for $21.
What to Drink: Dead Cousin (Clement select, aperol, lemon juice, green Chartreuse, mescal).
282 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

9. Clover Club

210 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Burger: Lamb patty is served on a toasted roll with sliced onion, chevre goat cheese, and a side of crisps or a green salad for $14.
What to Drink: Gold Coast (aged rum, pineapple, lime, allspice, Champagne).
210 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

10. Miller's Near & Far

65 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
The Burger:N&F Burger, which is two all-beef four-ounce patties with special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions, on a sesame seed bun with fries. $14. Full review.
What to Drink:Kentucky Rose (dark maple syrup, lemon juice, rosemary infused Four Roses Bourbon)
65 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002

11. Minetta Tavern

113 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012
The Burger:The Black Label burger, which is made with dry-aged ribsteak and caramelized onions. This classic burger is served with pommes frites for $30.
What to drink:Ginger in the Rye (Michter’s Rye, Angostura bitters, La Fée Absinthe, ginger beer, limes)
113 Macdougal St
New York, NY 10012

12. The Happiest Hour

121 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011
The Burger: The Happiest Burger is two all-beef patties with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, confit onions, and special sauce. $12. Read the full review .
What to Drink: Ol'Wisco (brandy beer syrup, orange, maraschino cherry, bitters)
121 W 10th St
New York, NY 10011

13. The NoMad Bar

10 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001
The Burger: It's made with bone marrow, suet, and dry-aged beef, and it's topped with cheddar and red onions. $17.
What to Drink: Start Me Up ( Bourbon, rum, Strega, honey, ginger, lemon, orange bitters)
10 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001

14. Wollensky's Grill

New York, NY
The Burger: The patty is a mix of dry-aged ribsteak, brisket, and filet mignon. It's topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onion. This burger comes with fries for $18.
What to Drink: Dirty vodka martini, super cold, straight up.

15. The Commodore

366 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The Burger: This classic-style cheeseburger is topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and mayo. $7.
What to Drink: Perfect Manhattan.
366 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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16. Daddy-O

44 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014
The Burger: This burger is made with a dry-aged brisket blend. It's topped with lettuce, tomato, and onion, and it's served with tater tots. $15.
What to Drink:Daddy-O (Wild Turkey rare breed bourbon, Wild Turkey American honey liqueur, orange bitters, drunken Cherry)
44 Bedford St
New York, NY 10014

17. Slowly Shirley

121 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011
The Burger: A single version of The Happiest Hour burger (if you ask nicely they'll give you a double) Check out our full review here .
What to Drink: Rosa Left The Window Open (Malbec, ruby port, Angostura, cinnamon, mint, nutmeg)
121 W 10th St
New York, NY 10011

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