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New cocktail bars in NYC

Something about summer screams a refreshing libation on a rooftop bar or cool off-the-grid spot.

If you’re in the mood for a new haunt, here are five new cocktail bars to try this season, from tiki bars to date-night destinations.

Dromedary Bar

This tiki-style cocktail bar opened in April, serving
Photo Credit: Dromedary Bar via Facebook

This tiki-style cocktail bar opened in April, serving up eye-catching drinks, like a Scorpion Bowl for two, alongside a small food menu. Don't miss happy hour from 5-7 p.m. for $8 tiki cocktails. 266 Irving Ave., Bushwick, 347-715-4255

Sauvage

From the team behind the acclaimed Williamsburg bar
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From the team behind the acclaimed Williamsburg bar Maison Premiere, this restaurant features a vegetable- and seafood-focused menu, as well as a selection of cocktails made with hand-chiseled ice and more than 200 spirits behind the bar. 905 Lorimer St., Greenpoint, 718-486-6816, sauvageny.com

Le Boudoir

Enter through the French restaurant Chez Moi and
Photo Credit: Le Boudoir via Facebook

Enter through the French restaurant Chez Moi and head down below for this dimly-lit, romantic lounge, inspired by Marie Antoinette. Further setting the mood, the craft cocktails are impressively served in silver-plated goblets and crystal d'arcques. 135 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Heights, 347-227-8337,

Fresh Kills

Cocktails are the name of the game at
Photo Credit: Fresh Kills via Instagram

Cocktails are the name of the game at this new Williamsburg bar from mixologist Richard Boccato (of Long Island City's Dutch Kills). Drinks feature housemade syrups and hand-cut ice, and there's also a small menu of low-ABV cocktails. 161 Grand St., Williamsburg, 718-599-7888, freshkillsbar.com

Social Drink & Food

There's a new rooftop bar in town. At
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There's a new rooftop bar in town. At this giant space atop Yotel, the drinks in question include shareable cocktails such as the tiki-inspired, rum-based Tropical Triple, served in a hollowed-out pineapple, while the food menu skews Mediterranean. 570 10th Ave., 646-449-7790, socialdrinkandfood.com

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