Welcome to the Cocktail Heatmap, a guide to the hottest drinking dens of the moment across New York City. It’s worth noting that a lot has changed in the last two years: Takeout cocktails made a brief, but beautiful, appearance at the outset of the pandemic before making a semi-permanent comeback, which is welcome news for New Yorkers. One thing is for sure, though: Everyone seems to be ordering an espresso martini these days. There’s a good chance of finding one of these nostalgic drinks at a spot on this list but there’s many more adult beverages to raise a glass to in 2022. Check out this list of the hottest newly opened cocktail bars right now.
Added to the list in June: Holywater (a New Orleans-slash-nautical themed bar in Tribeca), Wiggle Room (a bi-level space in the East Village with serious cocktails upstairs and a dance floor downstairs), and Bar Calico (a candlelit lounge at the Freehand New York in Gramercy).
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More