The Best Places to Drink That Aren’t Bars

Bye bye, overpriced cocktail lounge; hello, barber shop where they give you free whiskey.

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If you think that drinking can only be done in bars and chichi restaurants, you're hustling backwards. Sometimes, you have to think outside the box to enjoy the most transcendent drunken experiences—like running around some bizarre contemporary art exhibition with a few cocktails to get you in the mood, or letting the wind flow through your mane as you hoist a Coors Light tallboy on the Staten Island Ferry.

Here, we present the best places to booze this summer without going to a bar (and no, your couch doesn't count—there's a fine line between irreverent and depressing).

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