THRILLIST


 
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Looking back on Death and Co., NYC’s Most Influential Cocktail Bar
“Alex Day’s first drink at the East Village's Death & Co. was an Aviation, the classic gin cocktail made with maraschino, lemon juice, and crème de violette. It was unlike any drink he’d had anywhere else. “My first visit changed my perception of what a drink could be, and made me so excited about learning more,” says Day, who was fresh out of college at the time and working at another bar in the city. “Eventually,” he says, “I tricked [Death & Co. co-owner David Kaplan] into giving me a job.”

 
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The Definitive East Village Drinking Guide
“While it may not be the grungy, art-driven neighborhood it once was, the East Village has still managed to maintain much of its character. St. Marks Place continues to house a handful of all-night tattoo parlors; hole-in-the-wall dives still crack open cans of PBR for under $5 a pop; and despite the influx of $17 cocktails in the neighborhood, a wide range of pubs, lounges, cafés, historic hangouts, and speakeasies offer a diverse range of drinking options. From St. Marks Place to Alphabet City, here are the best places to drink in the East Village.”

 
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The 50 NYC Bars You Need to Drink in Before You Die
“It's one of the best cocktail bars in the whole damn country but it’s tiny, so it can be tough to grab one of the coveted seats. Do it though and you'll be downing an expertly made cocktail that explores the world of bitters like, say, the Amaris, which is loaded with Fernet Branca, Gran Classico, Strega, dry vermouth, and Burlesque Bitters.”

 

 
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NYC’s Best Restaurant and Bar Openings this Summer
“Before you start removing your AC unit, loading up on space heaters, and sobbing uncontrollably beneath 24 blankets, embrace the last bit of summer with the lingering above-average temperatures and these: the best bar and restaurant openings of summer.”

 
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The 33 Best Cocktail Bars in America
“If we can only pick one OG New York cocktail bar to include on our “best” list, it has to be Death & Company. The storied speakeasy that accelerated the city’s re-emerging cocktail scene in the mid-2000s is still inspiring drink-makers around the country, and countless D&C alums have gone on to launch future-OG cocktaileries of their own (see: Pouring Ribbons, Mayahuel, and so many more).”

 
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The Death & Co. Guys Tackle Tequila in the EV
“The guys behind Death & Co know a thing or two (or three or four, if you count Gin Palace and Cienfuegos) about cocktails -- so it’s no surprise that their East Village tequila temple is pure, unadulterated Mexi-class.”