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4 Brand New NYC Bars Not to Miss

4 Brand New NYC Bars Not to Miss


With 24,000 bars and restaurants in NYC, and new ones opening everyday, it can be hard to choose where to go. We found four brand new places that are not to be missed:


SugarMonk Lounge



Part sexy speakeasy, part work of art, this Harlem bar is making waves in the NYC cocktail culture. Luxuriate under the imported tropical wallpaper, sip from a delicate crystal glass and try one of the many eclectic cocktails made with only the highest quality imaginative ingredients (think absinthe foam, foraged herbs and frozen flowers in the ice). 



Pepper Jelly Julep



Alberto Miranda (Rouge Tomate, Belle Shoals, Seamstress) teams up with Chef Nick Pfannerstill (Dovetail, Cafe Boulud)  at this lively Upper West Side gem, creating easy, drinkable cocktails like the Carbonated Lemon Drop, Pepper Jelly Julep and Sidecar Killer to go with upscale light bites. Don’t miss out on the bacon dates, cured yellowtail or the most beautiful spicy chicken sandwich.






This elegant 38-seat lounge about Le Jardinier is brought to you by Alain Verzeroli, with a bar menu from famed Employees Only founder Dushan Zaric. The beautifully done aesthetics include high ceilings, velvet banquettes and plenty of mirrors. Creative cocktails include a Japanese Highball and Zen Garden Martini. Small bites include Shrimp Gaufrette flavored with curry and Codfish Brandade Croquettes.


My Friend Duke



Grab a cocktail at this late night, neighborhood Eastside joint by Attaboy alum Zachary Pease. High ceilings, skylights and a mezzanine give the space a light and airy feel, and the well-stocked bar is heavily on all of the trending spirits- mezcal, gin and whiskey.