In the city that never sleeps, you can be sure that you’ll never run out of nightlife activities. That includes bar hopping. But because there are just too many for you to visit in the Big Apple, we’ve narrowed it down to several cocktail bars in Manhattan that you absolutely need to visit.

The cocktail bar scene in New York is a colourful and independent one. Its mixologists have successfully made its bars one of the most exciting in the world, although some may argue that their creativity is seeing a slump. Nonetheless, Manhattan remains one of the best places to get craft and unique cocktails.

For the more adventurous at heart, we have assembled several interesting cocktail bars like Amor y Amargo, which can only seat five people and fit another 10 standing. More importantly, their speciality lies in bitters which adds a deeper dimension and an extra aroma to your cocktails. We hear that they sell their bitters too if you want to bring that craft cocktail experience home.

But wait, there are more cocktail bars in Manhattan to check out. Read on for our list.

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