May 24, 2013
New York’s Top Bars
New York City is a nightlife capital, with some of the bars in the country clustered around bustling neighborhoods. So we decided to make a selection with the best New York Bar’s. In this list we can find Bar’s which make difference with their offer, their design or simply their ambiance.
PDT (Please Don’t Tell), New York
Walk down a set of stairs into the Crif Dogs restaurant on St. Marks Place. Look for an old-fashioned phone booth. Step inside, pick up the phone and press the buzzer…once. Not twice. A voice answers and, after approval, the wall of the phone booth opens to let you into a small room with a bar at its center.
PDT is not just a great place for having a few delicious cocktails, and for that the PDT was recognize like the best Bar in the World, in 2011.
Find a storefront on East Sixth Street with wooden panels in place of windows. The name Death & Co. is printed in metal on the sidewalk in front of the bar’s main entrance. Give your number to the bouncer at the door and he’ll call you when you and you group can come inside.
Great time and attention is paid to drinks at Death & Co. Each specialty drink is stirred about 40 times and taste tested by the bartender before serving to ensure perfection.
Audrey Saunders, bartending’s grand dame, first opened Pegu Club in 2005. The understated East Asian furnishings and sexy low tables are a posh reprieve from the loud, elbow room-only bars that dominate our evenings and the Gin-Gin Mule—one of Saunders’ signature drinks that marry from-scratch ginger beer with gin, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and mint—quenches just as satisfyingly as it did so many years before. No surprise, then, that the Pegu has become something of a Mecca for cocktail connoisseurs.
This great 1920s-style cocktail bar is off the beaten path but well worth the effort. If you searching for great cocktails and ambience, this bar won’t disappoint. The space is relatively small which favors the ambience of the Bar and the relation with the staff and the bartenders who are always improvising. A great finish to a day in Queens.