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Where to Find the Best Negronis in NYC

By Swingers

Embark on a Negroni adventure in NYC! Discover the best spots, from classic recipes to unique twists, to satisfy your Negroni cravings.

Where to Find the Best Negronis in NYC

Grab the Campari – Negroni Season Has Arrived! To help you on your quest for the perfect Negroni, we’ve hunted down seven of the finest watering holes that offer the best Negronis in NYC. From perfect takes on the classic recipe to quirky updates that introduce bold flavors, there’s something here that’ll suit all sorts of tastes. We’ll meet you at the bar!

Temple Bar

temple bar

If you’re in the cozy fall spirit, then head to Temple Bar for your first Negroni of the season. This little Manhattan-based bar is dark and intimate, with wood-paneled walls and art deco details. A pretty good setting for a date if you ask us. Temple Bar also offers Negronis with a unique spin. Their ‘Blue Negroni’ features gin, Blue Kampari, and blanc vermouth. The Blue Kampari has been developed in-house, and the recipe is a closely guarded secret. And the best news is that it tastes just as good as it looks. Refreshing, sharp, with a touch of fruitiness. Just be prepared for a potential blue tongue afterwards.


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Now, which of the six bars at Swingers NoMad do you want to grab your Negroni? Our bars not only offer this cocktail classic, but also an extensive range of golf-inspired drinks, craft beers, and other refreshing beverages – all perfect to accompany you and your friends on a golfing adventure. Booze-and-putt, it’s a combo we recommend for fun, but necessarily for winning. Our luscious, botanical-themed bars are ideal for kicking back, socializing, and off course – enjoying a delectable Negroni.

Dante Bar

Dante West Village bar

For the Negroni super-fan, make your way to Caffe Dante. Here you’ll find daily Negroni sessions between 3-5pm. Try multiple different variations of this popular tipple, at only $10 per drink. What more could you want? Willy Wonka-style concoctions include the Chocolate Negroni, made with Creme de Caca and chocolate bitters, and the Unlikely Negroni that includes banana and pineapple vinegar. We’re as intrigued as you are! This Italian bar opened over 100 years ago in 1915, and has really stood the test of time. Today, as well as serving playful Negronis, it also serves other scrumptious cocktails and trendy small plates. With all that’s on offer, it’s the perfect spot for a midweek catchup with friends.


baar baar

In a city with a diverse culinary culture, you’re going to find some really special takes on classic cocktails. BAAR BAAR is no expectation. This gastro bar is known for their contemporary Indian cuisine, but also their fantastic cocktail menu. For Negroni-lovers, we recommend the Chai Negroni. This spicy take on the cocktail couldn’t be better for fall. It combines ginger, cardamom, and tea powder into the recipe, creating something that’s warm and comforting. If you’re after somewhere cozy to unwind after work with a drink, this is the place for you.



Looking for somewhere sophisticated-yet-relaxing to celebrate Negroni week? Wildair is a natural wine bar who are well known for their delicious bar food and donuts. But it’s not only wine and snacks on the menu. Be sure to try the White Mezcal Negroni, which uses espadin mezcal instead of floral gin for a darker, smokier version. Think of this as the classic Negroni’s older, worldly cousin. Get comfortable at one of the elegant, high tables as you enjoy your drink and watch the world go by.

Panorama Room

panorama bar nyc

Negroni with a view, anyone? The Panorama Room is a rooftop lounge, located on the 18th floor of Graduate Roosevelt Island Hotel. For all you Negroni-heads, there are two specialist Negronis to enjoy as you take in the stunning skyline vistas.Option one is the White Negroni. Made with London dry gin, Salers aperitif, dry vermouth, and blanc quinquina, this is a notably dry take on the popular drink. Super grown-up and very classy. Then there’s the Red Negroni, which combines London dry gin, bitters, Seedlip grove, and sweet vermouth. This balances sweet with bitter for a unique flavor combo you won’t forget in a hurry.

Musket Room

Musket Room NYC

Let’s get really fancy. This Michelin-starred, neighborhood restaurant Musket Room is as luxurious as it is friendly. Everyone is made to feel welcome here. For those after a Negroni, the Musket Room offers a rich, delectable version that borders on dessert. The Negroni Con Caffeina is made with cold brew, Campari, Cocchi di Torino Sweet Vermouth, Crème de Cacao, and Madagascar vanilla bean. It’s your daily latte and boozy-tipple all in one, putting a creamy, caffeinated twist on this popular drink.

Swingers ~ The crazy golf club

We believe that life is more fun when there is an element of competition, and that competition is best enjoyed with friends.

Swingers, the crazy golf club takes the holy trinity that is crazy golf, street food and amazing cocktails and combines them all into one incredible social experience