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Best Bars in NYC | Rooftop bars, speakeasies, pool bars, and more


NYC’s bar scene is complex. There is a something for every type of visitor. In this video, I’ll cover rooftop bars, bars that give you free food with every drink, pool bars, speakeasies, and more.

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  1. Seth Elledge says

    Seth here Sarah! I have just started to watch this! You are just incredible in your videos! So effervescent !

  2. Larry Walker says

    always love these , super interested in the crocodile lounge especially . but they all seem really cool .

  3. Sarah Funk says

    More NYC videos and full bar list (click "read more" to see):
    Watch my NYC video series and subscribe!
    Best Bars in NYC:
    Best Restaurants in NYC:
    12 Best Things to do in NYC –
    Secret Spots of NYC –
    Worst Tourist Traps of NYC –
    16 Things to Know Before Visiting NYC –

    For a list of NYC tips visit –

    1. The Skylark
    2. Apotheke
    3. Crocodile Lounge
    4. Gallow Green
    5. Rudy's
    6. Jimmy at The James
    7. The Lately
    8. Please Don't Tell
    9. The Garret

  4. Francesco Zappacosta says

    Sarah if I will start to follow all your suggestions I have to extend my holiday in NYC but I cannot😔 i ll be just for 5 nights at the end of August

  5. Brenda Barrera says

    I love your videos!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Lange Makki says

    Cheers Sarah, love your video. Come To Rotterdam in The Netherlands 😉

  7. Sam Leslie says

    Hi Sarah. Excellent video again! Are most bars OK with taking cameras in? I'm keen to get some cool photos. Thanks!

  8. Jennifer O'Brien says

    Love this video including some of my favorites and a few I can't believe I haven't tried like Rudy's which looks great! Awesome job!

  9. Joachim says

    Hello Sarah
    Nice Video
    If i visit all the bars in my vacation i will be drunk
    I am in New York early September for one week
    Rgds Joachim

  10. Ravenclaw Geek says

    Hi. I love your videos because they are so helpful. I was wondering what are fun things to do in New York that young teens can go to. We have one underage boy and cannot go to bars or anything like that. What would you suggest. Thanks again for these videos!!

  11. Emmanuel Yanes says

    I miss you Sarah I hope you come next week you're coming next week right

  12. preppychrisbou says

    As a New Yorker I really recommend you to go to the Empire State at least once in your lifetime or you’ll not be a true New Yorker. Those are awesome rooftops and I also recommend the rooftop at the Knickerbocker hotel and the rooftop at the Peninsula hotel. They are really breathtaking.

  13. LeEcHeR 1 says

    What’s your opinion on a rooftop bar tour Sarah?

  14. George Clooney says

    Great video thanks Sarah  you are the best

  15. 11Nuggetsfan says

    Great video! Do any of these places have a cover charge?

  16. sijil o says

    rooftop view are cool

  17. William vR says

    Another incredible episode, just in time for my arrival this afternoon! 🗽🇺🇸🎉👍🏼

  18. Anthony Suarez says

    Apotheke is german for pharmacy.

  19. Timothy Travel PL says

    Wonder video!

  20. Jonathan Gilroy says

    I visited NYC for the first time this year and did all the tourist stuff, but want to go back soon, take things at a more relaxed pace and explore the food and drink scene. Your videos are incredibly insightful and beautifully filmed , and you are so enthusiastic, fresh and fashionable. Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Bpk Suhadi says

    Some people work in air travel business

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