Food & Drink: Foodie Files

Rachel Harrison’s Top 10 NYC Bars

The Lion and Lamb founder shares her favourite haunts

Welcome to the Foodie Files – where industry insiders give you the lowdown on where to eat and drink in cities across the globe.

Dante

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I’m a big fan of Dante, and they just got awarded U.S.’s best restaurant bar by Tales of the Cocktail.

Dante

Slowly Shirley

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Slowly Shirley was listed as one of Esquire’s top 24 bars in the U.S. – and I couldn’t agree more.

Slowly Shirley Photo: © Bess Adler

LoverBoy

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TJ Lynch and Richard Knapp of Mother’s Ruin have just opened LoverBoy and it’s SO great. Worth checking out.

LoverBoy

Ghost Donkey

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Ghost Donkey (and Saxon + Parole – they’re connected) is one of my FAVOURITES. Fantastic cocktails, but the bartenders are what make it pure sunshine. So. Much. Fun. Always.

Ghost Donkey

Pouring Ribbons

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This place is owned by Tales of the Cocktail’s 2012 Bartender of the Year – and they continue to wow people with their unique cocktail menus.

Pouring Ribbons

The Happiest Hour

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Located in the West Village, The Happiest Hour is always fun. Beautiful people, good cocktails fast and perfect for late nights.

The Happiest Hour

BlackTail

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BlackTail is still kicking butt. They’ve won more awards than I can count and the cocktails are out of this world. The servers are some of the most knowledgable I’ve ever come across.

BlackTail

Oiji

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Oiji serves incredibly unique cocktails that are very low ABV – with many being made with Soju. It’s simple and elegant.

Oiji

Attaboy and Bar Goto
These are both are on Eldridge Street. These always make my top 10 in the world. So different, but so amazing. I’m not even going to say anything about them. You just need to try them out.

Attaboy Photo: © Jessica Lin
Bar Goto Photo: © Paul Wagtouicz
Rachel Harrison

Rachel Harrison

When it comes to bar-hopping around NYC, there aren’t many people who can do it better than Lion & Lamb co-founder Rachel Harrison. She’s got over 15 years PR experience under her belt (specialising in hospitality and spirits, no less), and even though she’s a Boston native – she’s lived in the city long enough for UJ to trust her as a local.

Instagram | Website

Rachel Harrison

Rachel Harrison

When it comes to bar-hopping around NYC, there aren’t many people who can do it better than Lion & Lamb co-founder Rachel Harrison. She’s got over 15 years PR experience under her belt (specialising in hospitality and spirits, no less), and even though she’s a Boston native – she’s lived in the city long enough for UJ to trust her as a local.

Instagram | Website

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