Wintry NYC Cocktails & the Cozy Manhattan Bars to Find ThemWarm-Up with NYC Cocktails at These Cozy Bars
Few things compare to sipping drinks by a crackling fire with your closest friends - especially if you're cozied up at one of the hottest bars in NYC. Cocktails and fireplaces go hand in hand, warming discerning New Yorkersas the icy crux of winter bears down upon the city. Here are a few of the best:
The Flatiron Room
37 West 26th Street
With more than 750 varieties of toasty brown liquor, their classic Sazerac is a great everyday tipple, especially when it's cold out. Beyond cocktails, their menu of rustic starters and inspired main courses are sure to satisfy - as is the nightly live jazz.
197 Second Avenue
The epitome of cozy, this East Village pub has tasteful vintage touches, intimate lighting, and a welcoming fireplace to warm beside. Wintry highlights include the Hot Toddy (Scotch, green tea, cinnamon, honey, and orange), and the Applejack Brandy Mulled Cider.
287 Third Avenue
Often considered "the most authentic Irish bar in the city," Molly's serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, with a roaring fireplace at its heart. Their burgers are famous, but the Corned Beef is also great. For drinks, just tell the bartender what you like!
52 Eighth Avenue
This West Village mainstay marries local art with craft cocktails and a menu of elevated pub fare. The Cajun Popcorn Shrimp and Vegetable Curry Samosas are great to share, while the Pumpkin Pie Martini is a must-try if it's still on the seasonal menu when you visit.
25 North Moore Street
Venture down to Tribeca for this impressive catalog of all things boozy, where the foisgras and sushi are almost as tasty as winter cocktails like the Russian Caravan, crafted with pine-smoked tea and bourbon.