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Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Dead Rabbit

Named in honor of a dreaded Irish-American gang, this most-wanted rabbit is regularly voted one of the world's best bars. Hit the sawdust-sprinkled Taproom for specialty beers, historic punches and pop-inns (lightly…
Top Choice Coffee in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Bluestone Lane

While the NYSE busies itself with stocks, its Aussie neighbor does a roaring trade in killer coffee. The second location of Bluestone Lane's expanding empire of coffee shops, this tiny outpost is littered with retro…
Cocktail Bar in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Brandy Library

When sipping means serious business, settle in at this uber-luxe 'library', its handsome club chairs facing floor-to-ceiling, bottle-lined shelves. Go for top-shelf cognac, malt Scotch or vintage brandies, expertly …
Bar in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Pier A Harbor House

Looking dashing after a major restoration, Pier A is a super-spacious, casual eating and drinking house right on New York Harbor. If the weather's fine, try for a seat on the waterside deck – picnic benches, sun umb…
Coffee in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

La Colombe

Coffee and a few baked treats is all you'll get at this roaster but, man, are they good. Join cool kids and clued-in Continentals for dark, intense espresso and signature offerings like draft latte, a naturally swee…
Cocktail Bar in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Weather Up

Simultaneously cool and classy: softly lit subway tiles, amiable and attractive barkeeps and seductive cocktails make for a bewitching trio at Weather Up. Sweet-talk the staff over a Fancy Free (bourbon, maraschino,…
Wine Bar in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Terroir Tribeca

Award-winning Terroir gratifies oenophiles with its well-versed, well-priced wine list (the offbeat, entertaining menu book is a must-read). Drops span the Old World and the New, among them natural wines and inspire…
Cocktail Bar in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Smith & Mills

Petite Smith & Mills ticks all the cool boxes: unmarked exterior, design conscious industrial interior, and expertly crafted cocktails with a penchant for the classics. Space is limited so head in early if you f…
Cocktail Bar in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Macao Trading Co

Though we love the 1940s-style 'gambling parlor' bar/restaurant, it's the downstairs 'opium den' (open Thursday to Saturday) that gets our hearts racing. A Chinese-Portuguese fusion of grub and liquor, both floors a…
Bar in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Cowgirl SeaHorse

In a sea of very serious bars and restaurants, Cowgirl SeaHorse is a party ship. Its nautical theme and perfect bar fare – giant plates of nachos piled with steaming meat, and frozen margaritas so sweet and tangy yo…