It’s no surprise that NYC carried the rankings on North America’s 50 best bars for 2023 with the #1 spot (two years in a row) and sweeping over 1/5 of the list, because as we all know, New Yorkers love a good cocktail!
And with summer weather here, it’s nearly a crime not to enjoy the gorgeous temperatures while sipping drinks at one of NYC’s many bars. So be it after work jaunts, midday meetups, hell, even morning mimosas, maybe you’ll want to try one of NYC’s many bars that ended up on North America’s top 50 next!
Coming in at the #1 bar in North America is Lower East Side’s Double Chicken Please. This coveted establishment from GN Chan and Faye Chen also currently holds the #6 spot on ‘The World’s 50 Best Bars.’
The Lower East Side locale is celebrated for its unorthodox cocktail menu, featuring shocking drinks such as their Japanese Cold Noodle, Mango Sticky Rice and Cold Pizza—yes, those are all cocktails!
“We commend Double Chicken Please and its visionary founders, GN Chan and Faye Chen, for reaching the peak of cocktail excellence on the North American continent,” said Mark Sansom, Content Director for 50 Best. “Double Chicken Please is truly pushing the boundaries of flavor in cocktails and doing so with staggering creativity and precision, not to mention a wonderful sense of humor, humility and always flawless hospitality.”
This year marked the second annual North America’s 50 Best Bar list. Beyond ranking at the #1 spot, other NYC favorites made their way onto the list including: Katana Kitten (#3), Dante (#6), Overstory (#7), Employees Only (#14), Mace (#18), Martiny’s (#29), Maison Premiere (#39), The Dead Rabbit (#44), Clover Club (#46) and Milady’s (#50).