Drinks on the Upper West Side

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Bottoms up, UWS! A new study found bars on the Upper West Side ranked among the top 10 citywide for beer selection, with a handful of pubs earning high marks for styles of beer offered, largest menu and rarest brews.

 An analytics company, DataScope, surveyed 270 brewpubs, bars, restaurants, beer stores and breweries across the city that have posted their suds selections on www.Beermenus.com. Upper West Side spots ranked among the top 10 on a bunch of lists, with Broadway Dive at 2662 Broadway and West 101st Street landing in the top four on each list.

 Beer isn’t all the UWS is getting high remarks for though. If you’re looking for some great places for a fantastic cocktail, take a shot at any of these Upper West Side hangouts listed below:

 Manhattan Cricket Club – 226 W 79th St (btwn Broadway & Amsterdam)

This Speakeasy has a great atmosphere, with happy hour 2 for 1 deals, some dollar oysters, and a fantastic Old Fashioned.

Jacob’s Pickles – 509 Amsterdam Ave (btwn 84th & 85th St.)

This place has a more southern/soul food vibe, with great cocktails and…pickles!

Shalel Lounge –  65 W 70th St (Columbus Ave)

A fun lounge to try some inventive cocktails and tasty Moroccan meals.

 The Mermaid Inn 568 Amsterdam Ave (btwn W 87th & W 88th St)

This seafood restaurant has one of the best Bloody Mary’s – give it a try!