I owe you several drinks but dont expect me to lend you my credit card until you get back!!
Depending on where abouts you are in NY there are good places and not so good places. Where ever you go it is not cheap! A lot of good bars around South Street Sea Port in lower Manahatton, good views and lots of classic boats.
The bar that is best is a place called the Red Rock West jusdt up the river behind Chelsea Piers. Be prepared to be blown away! The movie "Ugly Coyote" was based on this bar and is only a small representaion of the real thing. Open till very late then if you are hungry, go for a burger in the "rail carrage" just down the road.
Have fun, we did (and do)