The Best Bars to Host a Party in New York

For holiday gatherings and genuinely joyful happy hours

As homey as a house party might sound (Coats on the bed! Ice in the tub!), lets be honest: New York apartments that are actually conducive to group cocktailing are few and far between. Throw in unpredictable December weather and even more unpredictable neighbors and you have a recipe for disaster. Upgrade your gathering this year by heading to one of these bars where you and your crew can comfortably imbibe en masse.

Our picks
CasinoLower East Side
Cherry on TopBushwick
Gem WineLower East Side
Bar GotoLower East Side
Jac's On BondNoHo
June Wine BarBoerum Hill
King TaiCrown Heights
Le DiveLower East Side
Lise & VitoGreenpoint
Manero's on MulberryLittle Italy
MargotFort Greene
The NinesNolita
The Piano RoomChelsea
Pebble BarMidtown
Temple BarNoHo