Author(s): John Tebeau
For cocktail enthusiasts and those seeking the most real New York watering holes, this is a comprehensive guide to the city's legendary bars, taverns, and dives across all five boroughs, featuring stories, insider tips, and delicious cocktail recipes. From McSorley's in the East Village and the West Village's Ear Inn, to Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens, and Fort Defiance in Red Hook, Brooklyn, this book spans New York's five boroughs, each entry combining an intoxicating mix of history, local colour, and city lore. It includes tips like the best times of day to visit, or whether to choose bar or table, along with signature cocktail recipes, and witty sidebars on topics such as day drinking versus night drinking. Painting an intimate picture of each featured place accompanied by charming illustrations, this book stands out from typical New York City guidebooks on the market and will interest New York City tourists and natives alike, as well as cocktail enthusiasts and general bons vivants.
John Tebeau is a Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator. His art has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. He began his Great Good Places series of bar illustrations in 2014 out of an appreciation of architecture and community gathering places. In addition to making and selling art, Tebeau works as a bartender at one of New York's great good places, Fort Defiance in Red Hook, Brooklyn.