John Tebeau Art

The first-ever comprehensive guide to New York’s favorite watering holes across all five boroughs, Bars, Taverns, and Dives New Yorkers Love stands out from typical NYC guidebooks on the market thanks to its inspired illustrations, insider tips, local lore, and signature drink recipes. This book will interest NYC tourists and natives alike, as well as cocktail enthusiasts and bon vivants in general.


This book is not only a guide to the city’s best neighborhood watering holes all over the five boroughs, it’s the perfect snapshot of what it’s like to physically be there.

– Amanda Schuster, Editor in Chief of the online magazine “Alcohol Professor” and author of “New York Cocktails

I've never been able to look at one of John's fine, jaunty bar drawings without wanting to walk right in and order a drink. But it turns out he writes about bars just as lovingly, and amusingly, as he draws them.

– David Wondrich, author of “Imbibe”

I’m for anything that brings people together and a good bar beats them all. Let this book be your guide and always remember - the best place in a bar is AT the bar.

– Ray Oldenburg, author of “The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community”

A field guide for sinners — I plan to visit every single one of them!

– Jill DeGroff, Saloon Artist and author of “Lush Life: Portraits from Behind the Bar”

The drinks world enjoys the attentions of a handful of artists who have made it their business to chronicle the bar scene in images. John Tebeau is one of the best of these. His illustrations simultaneously capture the soul of a saloon and make you want to go there—tonight, if possible. Moreover, his taste in taverns is sound. Many of the bars profiled here, drawn from all five boroughs, are not just New York treasures, but national ones. This book will remind you why you live, and drink, in Gotham.

– Robert Simonson, New York Times drinks writer and author of “A Proper Drink.”

Here is a supremely useful guide to New York's most beloved bars: what to drink and eat, where to sit, when to go. But beyond practicality, John Tebeau has created a detailed, insightful, tremendously entertaining account of where the city goes to unwind and/or gas up. The knowledge in this book will make anyone who reads it feel like a savvy insider.

– Michael Stern, co-author of “Roadfood” and creator of