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the absolute best bars


1 Swift Hibernian Lounge

34 E. 4th St., nr. Bowery; 212-260-3600

It’s a favorite of bartenders, in part thanks to its reliable 4 a.m. close time, even on Christmas. And invariably, when you take a place at the bar, you’ll be seated next to a group like a trio of young Irish men discussing how they can’t remember when they left the bar the night before. The beer list is long and varied, but what you want is a Guinness; those

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