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Explore the fabled past and vibrant present of New Yorks literary bar scenewant to know what its like to pull up a stool with the likes of Hemingway, Updike, or Capote? Curious how Jay Mcinerney takes his martini, or where to find Colson Whiteheads favorite neighborhood bar? For well-read drinkers and boozy bookworms everywhere 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 complete with photographs, a laundry list of the writerly clientele, a recipe for the establishments 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, as demonstrated by quotes from authors and excerpts from magazine reviews.in a city where there is almost too much to explore, this guide will make finding your favorite erudite-cool drinking spot that much easier.
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