With the help of the Eater 38 and the Eater Heatmap, it's a breeze to find out where to eat right now, whether it's a hot newcomer or an old neighborhood standby. Now it's just as easy to find out where to get a good, stiff drink in this town.
Welcome back to Eater's Cocktail Heatmap, a guide to the hot bars of the moment. Rather than feature the perennial favorites—we will assume the readership already knows how to get their PDT and Little Branch on—this guide focuses on operations that have opened in the last year or two or recently underwent a revamp. Happy drinking, and as always, feel free to write in with new suggestions.
Added 1/16/12: Le Bernardin, One Stop Beer Shop, The Wren, Prima, The Wayland
Added 2/9/12: The Shanty, Booker & Dax, Super Linda
Added 3/7/12: Amor & Amargo, JBird Cocktails, Oak & Iron
Added 8/4/12: The Nomad, Nougatine, Mother's Ruin, Demi Monde
Added 11/12/12: Pouring Ribbons, Experimental Cocktail Club, Gin Palace