Recommended Bars in NYC

NYC Bars Overview

Third Floor Café - Bar | Lounge | Korean Restaurant in NYC

Everyone knows that the bars in New York are second to none, and anyone who can’t find a bar to suit their personality probably doesn’t love bars all that much. Whether people are in the mood for cutting edge cocktails, tourist-laden chain bars, authentic Irish joints, or the chicest rooftop bars on the planet, NYC has it all – with new drinking dens popping up every day.

Over in Chinatown and the East Village, hip, alternative trendsetters head to hole-in-the-wall bars, dirty dives, and DIY upstarts to down cheap beer, while the city’s sports culture is well represented by hundreds of New York bars all over where fun-loving, more mainstream crowds show up to watch the Yankees, Jets, Knicks, and countless other teams over a few friendly brews.

The fashion set and hipsters with money make the Meatpacking District the place to be for late-night drinking, Hell’s Kitchen is a flourishing artist’s community packed with cozy bars and warm hangouts, and the stunning rooftop bars in Chelsea cater to A-list celebrities and A-list wannabes with money to burn.

Of course, it’s not just New York proper where the bar scene is the stuff of legend, as Brooklyn has long been a vibrant area that still stands apart as a less expensive alternative to exorbitantly priced Manhattan. But even though the price of beer is cheaper in BK, the party isn’t any less intense, with DIY bars, choice wine bars, student dives, and classic old speakeasies all over town.

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Lower East Side

Cake Shop - Bar | Live Music Venue | Pastry Shop in New York. more bars in Lower East Side

East Village

Otto's Shrunken Head - Live Music Venue | Lounge | Tiki Bar in New York. more bars in East Village

Chelsea / Flatiron

Birreria - Beer Garden | Gastropub | Italian Restaurant | Rooftop Bar in New York. more bars in Chelsea / Flatiron


Noorman's Kil - Restaurant | Whiskey Bar in New York. more bars in Williamsburg

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