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Best cocktails/bartenders in Manhattan?

thew Jan 15, 2008 08:18 PM

Where do you think they mix the best cocktails in Manhattan? I'm on the Upper East side but will happily travel for the right cocktail.

I can do trendy, classy, trashy, quirky, known, or hidden....

just let me know which your recommendation is ......

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    cimui Jan 15, 2008 08:27 PM

    Cafe Gray, Grayz, Little Branch and Pegu all make some mean cocktails!

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    Cafe Gray
    10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023

    Little Branch
    22 Seventh Ave South, New York, NY 10014

    Grayz
    13 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

    Pegu Club
    77 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

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      LusciousJ Jan 16, 2008 04:28 AM

      Some of the best cocktails I have had are at Public (lemon basil martini, and a ginger martini - amazing); and at Rose Bar they come up with some gorgeous and creative drinks as well.

      1. doona Jan 16, 2008 06:26 AM

        Stanton Social and WD50 have really creative, great ones.

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          Lucia Jan 16, 2008 07:05 AM

          Flatiron Lounge is great

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            erikka Jan 16, 2008 07:39 AM

            Brandy Library, Death & Co, PDT

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              KTinNYC Jan 16, 2008 07:41 AM

              Not yet mentioned; PDT, Milk and Honey, Little Branch, and Tailor.

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                kenito799 Jan 16, 2008 11:02 AM

                Not yet mentioned: Angel's Share, upstairs inside a resturant at 8 Stuyvesant St.
                parties of 4 or fewer, no standing.

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                  cricri7 Jan 16, 2008 03:21 PM

                  I went to NY at the beginning of January and stayed at the new hotel 6 Columbus circle which is located just behind the Time Warner center. I had a margarita at the Blue ribbon restaurant located in the hotel 6 Columbus circle. It was made by Keith and it was the best margarita I have ever drank and one of the best cocktails ever! It was 11$, which is cheap nowadays in NY, and it was excellent.

                  I went to MObar at the Mandarin Oriental hotel because people talk about it a lot and they are not worth the 19$. I had a cosmo, it was good but not as good as the margarita!

                  Bar 89 in soho makes the best cocktails also. I was dissapointed a couple of weeks ago when I had a mojito there but they usually are incredible.

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                    captkenjeroo Jan 16, 2008 07:04 PM

                    The Temple Bar (on Lafayette right above Houston) is a great place to get a well-mixed cocktail. It's casual, yet mature, without being stuffy.

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