In New York, things happen fast. One thing that roars by faster than a Chris Krieder slapshot is the seasons. With the leaves blowing up streets and the temp dropping daily, it makes finding a new winter haunt even more essential to the New York way of life. The following list is our absolute favorite new openings for bars to post up and get lost at in New York City. Each season brings a new list, consider the following your lucky seven for these holidays. Of course, you can always stroll over to our Manhattan City Guide to find our classic favorites, but we all need something new every now and then, don’t we? Cheers to holiday cocktails and a bountiful of moments from any of these outstanding bar tops.
Eaves Drop – Trendy watering hole with specialty cocktails, wood accents, creative bar bites, and a sophisticated sound system.
Holywater – Conceived over years of wild nights – in bars and on boats – Holywater celebrates the indulgences New Orleans and the spirit of New York.
Pebble Bar – New bar housed in a legendary and historic four-floor townhouse on the corner of 6th Ave. and 49th St.
Bar Calico – An inclusive east-side lounge simultaneously inspired by both New Mexico and New York landscapes, revitalizing the building’s original 1930s architecture.
El Pingüino – A sexy Spanish seafood bar, serving cocktails, wine, sherry, raw bar, and conservas.
Martinys – Stylish destination with exposed-brick walls dispensing fancy mixed drinks & refined light bites. *Just added to our City Guide
Lobby Bar – A classic European-style Lobby Bar with a focus on cocktails and small plates, a hell of a spot for the holidays.