We're often asked where the oldest bar in America is found. Those that are into bars might remark that it's one of a handful around the country, like the Bell in Hand in Boston, or Laffite's Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans. Both are wrong.
We all know the New York tourist trap New Year's Eve: Times Square, freezing your pants off, waiting for the ball to drop. If you are sane and a New Yorker, you won't be getting anywhere midtown on December 31st. But where to go?