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Explore the fabled past and vibrant present of New York’s literary bars.
If you want to know what it’s like to pull up a stool with the likes of Hemingway, Updike or Capote, are curious how Jay McInerney takes his martini or where to find Colson Whitehead’s favourite local bar, this is the guide for you. For well-read drinkers and boozy bookworms comes Storied Bars of New York, a photographic and historical celebration of the best literary pubs, cocktail bars and taverns of New York City. Every chapter profiles an influential bar and comes with photographs, a list of the writerly clientele, a recipe for the establishment’s signature cocktail (as well as which authors were likely to order it) and a snapshot of its place in New York culture at the time of its eminence.
Storied Bars of New York will make finding your favourite erudite-cool drinking spot easy.