McSorley's is a New York institution with authentic Irish roots and a must-go on any tour of the city. Enjoy countless mugs of house-brewed light and dark ale with saltine crackers and cheese as sawdust crunches beneath your feet on floor boards that are over 150 years old.
Two words: absinthe and oysters. This Williamsburg oyster bar is styled after a turn-of-the-century French brasserie and boasts a menu of 25 different types of absinthe. Do as the Parisians and enjoy un petite absinthe taken straight from the tap.