The negroni has quickly established itself as one of the most popular Italian cocktails. If you like gin, chances are you will love Negronis! As a gin connoisseur, Steffen lauds the Negroni as one of his favorite cocktails.
First things first: What is in a Negroni?
Negronis are made with gin, Vermouth Rosso, and Campari. The drink is served on the rocks and garnished with orange peel.
The 7 best Negroni Bars in New York
1. Dante NYC (Greenwich Village)
If you’re serious about finding the best Negroni in New York, there’s no way around Dante. They have been serving and perfecting their Negronis for more than a century. It’s a small, Italian restaurant with an in-house bar.
Dante is among the top 10 bars in the world!
In June 2019, Forbes magazine selected Dante as one of the best bars in the world. Needless to say, we would be remiss to not give Dante a top spot in the list of the best Negronis in NYC.
Address: 79-81 Macdougal St
2. Amor y Amargo (East Village)
From the outside, Amor y Amargo looks inconspicuous. Once you step foot into the bar though, you’ll quickly encounter a watering hole that’s full of charm. That’s exactly what we love about so many places in New York.
Address: 443 E 6th S
3. Attaboy (Lower East Side)
Attaboy is one of those bars where you can order anything off the menu and you will not be disappointed! When we first ordered a Negroni here, we quickly concluded that it is one of the best drinks in New York. This Speakeasy bar is comparatively small and you may not immediately find a table or spot at the bar.
Address: 134 Eldridge St
4. Subject (Lower East Side)
Drinking a Negroni here is like being transported to the Italian countryside! One of their most famous signature cocktails is called “Thyme Lasts Forever” and is made with gin, thyme, and kiwi. You can’t go wrong with it. The reason why Subject made it onto this list, however, is their superb Negroni. We would describe the atmosphere at Subject as quite intimate. I sometimes even forget that I am in a public bar in the middle of one of the largest cities in the world. That’s what we love about this cozy spot!
Address: 188 Suffolk St
5. Winslow Gin House and Eatery (Gramercy Park)
Winslow has already secured a spot in our list of the best gin bars in New York. Considering that gin is a significant ingredient of a Negroni, it only makes sense to also add them to the best negronis in NYC. Every time we visit, we discover yet another favorite concoction. That’s mostly because we prefer our bartender to prepare our Negroni according to his or her preferred style.
Be sure to catch a drink during happy hour!
You can enjoy happy hour on any weekday from 12 to 7 pm. On Thursdays, it even extends until 8 pm.
Address: 243 E 14th St
6. The Campbell (Midtown)
Campbell is one of the most beautiful bars in NYC we have seen. Lucky for all of us, it’s not only the gorgeous scenery we can marvel at. The drinks are just as good! It’s located on the Western side of Grand Central Station, hidden from all but the most discerning of patrons. Make sure to take your time when you sit down here. It’s easy to lose yourself in this idyllic venue.
Address: 15 Vanderbilt Ave
7. The Lovelace (Lower Manhattan)
Together with the Dead Rabbit, a great whiskey bar, the Lovelace is one of our preferred bars on the Southern tip of Manhattan. Major attractions like Battery Park and the Brooklyn Bridge are in close proximity to the bar. What we particularly enjoy about this tavern is the live jazz music. It transforms the entire atmosphere in the bar. Check their official website to discover the up-to-date performance calendar to help schedule your perfect visit.
Address: 66 Pearl St