Raines Law Room

NYC’s sexiest cocktail bar is named for the 1896 NY State law prohibiting the sale of liquor on Sundays except in hotels, thereby producing  a sudden spate of bars with beds upstairs. Raines Law Room in Chelsea is a swank, new-era speakeasy with old style touches starting with its unmarked black door at the bottom…

Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern is the oldest bar in the oldest building in New York City. It was built as a residence in 1719 by Stephen DeLancey, using imported Dutch bricks, and subsequently converted into a tavern in 1762 by Samuel Fraunces. The place has been humming (and sometimes blasting) with activity ever since — and boy,…