Neighborhood: Spanish Harlem
Address: 1259 Park Ave.
Website: n/a

The Upper East Side used to be no-man’s land for fun, but that’s all changed thanks to a group of new bars that have conspired to bring quality boozing uptown. Earl’s Beer & Cheese kicked off the movement last year, blessing the neighborhood with craft beer and the most ingenious bar food we’ve had in years (like Killa Season, an Eggo waffle with seared foie gras, aged cheddar and bacon is so weird it’s good). Next came ABV, serving smartly-curated wines, European brews, and more of the off-the-wall comfort grub from chef Corey Cova. Now, the final piece of the triumvirate is in place: Guthrie Inn, a friendly, shoebox-size cocktail bar slinging drinks as good as you’re used to below 14th Street. While there are some solid house concoctions, the best stuff comes from the canonical part of the menu, which ranges from a 19th-century Martinez to new classics like the Oaxacan old-fashioned, a blend of mescal, reposado tequila, and mole bitters invented at Death & Co. in 2007.