Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Address: 49 Essex St.
Not just another NYC tiki bar, PKNY defies cheesiness with the sole fact that they have bartenders who actually know what they're doing. The pina coladas, daiquiris, and mai tais are all made with fresh juice, and are slightly transportive, in that they can make you forget how cold the East Coast is with just one sip, or just make you forget where you are with a few rounds. -Soo-Young Kim