We recently came across this map of NYC bars that bills itself as “The Distinguished Drinkeries of New York City” via Mental Floss and thought we’d put it to the test. The people over at Pop Chart Lab in Brooklyn created this “carefully crafted and curated map” which “features over 200 artisanal cocktail lounges, wine bars, biergartens, tequila bars, whiskey joints, and other first-rate drinking institutions.”
The map is color-coded: wine bars in red, biergartens/beer bars in brown, cocktail lounges in blue, tequila bars in green, and whiskey bars in yellow. Let’s take a closer look. This cross-section features bars in the East & West Village, Lower East Side and Williamsburg.
Zooming in you can see 124 Old Rabbit Club, The Back Room, Beauty & Essex, Pearl & Ash, La Esquina, Mulberry Project, Amor y Amargo, Cienfuegos, The Whiskey Ward, Please Don’t Tell, Pouring Ribbons, Death & Company, and Jadis in Manhattan, to name a few. Across the river, the map pinpoints Radegast Hall & Biergarten, Brooklyn Winery, Isle of Skye, Hotel Delmano, The Counting Room, Berry Park, Tørst, Spritzenhaus, The Diamond, Brouwerj Lane, and Black Rabbit. We’ve profiled several of these bars in roundups, like Manhattan’s Best Underground Bars & Lounges and our list of the Best Hidden Bars in NYC.
We have to admit, they’ve compiled a pretty good list. So what do you think? Which bars would you add to the map? Which ones would you remove?