First, Then: Elevated Beer and Shot Combinations

The pairing doesn't have to be a battle between the poor and the poorer

Dive bars and specials go hand in hand. Yet, even some of the newest, most carefully conceptualized bars offer specials to appease the common drinker’s insatiable desire for the sweet release of liquor and the habitual task of sipping a beer. While most bars offer adjunct lagers and well liquors, the Boilermaker—as the combination is untraceably named—doesn’t have to be a pair of the poor …

NYC’s Best Holiday Cocktails Illustrated

Artist Paul Tuller captures the essence of seasonal mixed drinks from 10 different venues

The holidays provide ample inspiration for those in all fields to test their craft—bartenders included. This season, dozens of our favorite NYC bars and restaurants adorned their cocktail menus with the unexpected. This extends beyond a dash of maple or cinnamon, and frequently defies the traditional palate expectations. Two of NYC’s best mixed drinks venues have both converted to winter wonderlands—Boilermaker adopting the name Sippin’ …