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  • Bars That Serve Great Barrel-Aged Cocktails

    Bars That Serve Great Barrel-Aged Cocktails

    This barrel-aged cocktail trend looks like it’s here to stay. Here’s where you can go to taste a mature tipple.

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    PKNY: A Skeptic Discovers Tiki

    Don’t judge a tiki bar by its garnishes, that is unless those garnishes are orchids and plastic flamingos.

  • Drinking at the Maison Premiere

    Absinthe Challenge at Brooklyn’s Maison Premiere

    Known affectionately in the neighborhood as Bar Oysters, on account of their less-than-comprehensive signage, Maison Premiere is a Cajun oasis right in the middle of Brooklyn with an unhurried cadence true to its Southern roots. And if nothing else, the place is gorgeous, reminiscent of a bayou-bred mad scientist’s laboratory. They’ve got more bottles of…

  • New York's Best Bars: Employees Only

    Employees Only: Cocktail Mecca in NYC

    Plenty of bars tell you they make the best cocktails in the world, but few of them live up to the hype. However, Employees Only was actually named “World’s Best Cocktail Bar” for 2011 and does its best to live up to its now legendary reputation. Having ravaged our tongues on absinthe at Maison Premiere earlier in…

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