Toast to Fall at One of These 8 Swanky Bars in NYC This September

Ooooo, did someone say FALL?

~Cue fall montage with blanket scarf-clad, PSL-hoarding women everywhere collectively losing their sh*t.~

We don't need to remind all you basics out there what time it is, 'kay. We're sure you've already started stockpiling your yoga pants, and rearranged all the Insta-worthy coffee mugs in your apartment. 

Trust us, we're not judging. 

This fall, up your game with these amazing new bars in NYC that are sure to revitalize your PSL-loving soul.


1. Dutch Kills (27-24 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City)


Okay, so it's not pumpkin. But with a drink name like "Hot Buttered Rum" how can we possibly resist? 

Dutch Kills Bar in Long Island City features specialty fall drink items and Happy Hours Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. You're sure to fall for $8 cocktails like the "Headless Horseman" and "Whiskey Fix." 

2. Tradesman (222 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn)


This cutesy-bootsy little bar has been open since 2012, but it's kind of a magical unicorn that we've been looking for all our lives (along with our long lost yoga pants circa 2009, R.I.P. wherever you are).

Tradesman is just the seasonal spot we all need and deserve. Sporting a 2,500-sqft glowing patio, upholstery made of blankets, and old re-purposed workshop tables, this is the perfect scene for your next fall Tinder adventure. 

Oh, and did we mention how stinkin' cheap this Happy Hour is?

Every day but Saturday, enjoy $4 Drafts, $5 Wells and $6 Specialty Cocktails. 

We'll take two of everything, please. 

3. The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog (30 Water Street)


Alright, we know it sounds a little morbid. But aren't we all wishing it was Halloween anyway? 

Voted World's Best Bar in 2016 (along with a slew of other awards, you go li'l bunny!), Dead Rabbit goes beyond your typical NYC locale. Featuring two dynamo creators from Belfast, this Irish bar takes a new approach to mixology. They include a menu presented as a graphic novel with a devilish bunny and the bartenders as defenders of evil. 

Um, okay, that's spectacular. 

This place will not disappoint you with spooky drinks like the "Dark Horse," "Cheshire Cat," and "Dead Ringer." 

4. Maison Premiere (298 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn)


Oooh la, laaaaa. 

What's better than a yummy beverage in the fall? An award winning beverage in the fall, under the Eiffel Tower

Okay, so we just made a student loan payment, so we can't exactly budget for a spur of the moment flight to France, but we'll settle for this adorable (and tres chic!) French-inspired bar in Brooklyn.

A quaint combo of New York, Paris, and New Orleans, this place boasts intricate oysters, cozy garden rooms, and Absinthe on tap. We wouldn't expect anything less from the French. 

Maison Premiere (are you working on that French accent, 'cuz you better if you're going to step yourself into this level of classy) offers a wide array of cocktails, with an extensive Happy Hour Monday through Friday (4-7 p.m.), Saturdays and Sundays (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), as well as weekend brunches and fresh oysters served daily.

Oui are definitely checking this out. 

5. The Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall (2919 24th Avenue, Astoria)


If you're into cozying up with a book this September, make this awesome European beer garden your first stop. 

Steeped in history, this hall dates back to 1892, when the Bohemian Citizens' Benevolent Society of Czech and Slovak immigrants formed to create a community space to preserve their culture and get their drink on. 

Spoiler: Prohibition came around shortly after, forcing them to put down their bottles for over a decade! 

But don't you worry, Bohemian is alive and well today, sporting 17 great fall beers on tap, classic goulash, and a killer wine list. 

Nazdravie (that's Slovak for cheers)!

6. The Campbell Bar (15 Vanderbilt Avenue)

If you're ready to snuggle in front of a fire as you imbibe, we got chu. 

Located inside Grand Central Terminal just off 43rd Street, this snuggly spot has been restorated recently to reflect a contemporary and historic feel. We're talkin' 25-foot hand painted ceilings, stain-glass windows, and don't forget that fireplace, boo. 


You're going to have to check out these aptly named drinks; "Aviation," and "John Campbell's Martini."

Worth Noting: The dress code is "relaxed" but it is highly suggested to dress up. So leave your Yankee's caps and bro tanks at home, honey. It's time to get classy!

7. Air's Champagne Parlor (127 MacDougal Street)


Who says bubbly has to be reserved for wedding toasts?

And even if it was (which it isn't), Air's offers up three glasses of bubbly and snacks for $30 which is practically an engagement anyway. 

And we're definitely saying "I do" to this spot. 

Head down to Air's for a different type of champagne every day including Wednesdays reserved for Female Winemakers, "Unique Grape" Saturdays, and "Drops of God" on Sundays.

It sounds like we're making this up, but seriously every day needs to be bubbly day. 

8. The Fat Monk (949 Columbus Avenue)


With famous veterans like Hell's Kitchen's very own Rob McCue and Insta-famous bar manager Cody Goldstein, this casual gastropub will take your fall drinking vibes to the next level. 

Goldstein has been making boozy waves on social media with his timely and amazing drink concoctions like the "Solar Eclipse,"  "My Lisa Frank Notebook," and a cocktail called "Make New Friends," which is topped with Lucky Charms. 


Oh, we're making friends alright. Lots of friends.

So there you have it. 8 fun and flirty bars to kick off your alcohol-induced autumn. 

Wait. Are you still here?


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[Feature Image Courtesy Dead Rabbit NYC] 

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