Chinatown / Little Italy

Chinatown / Little Italy


East to West:  Essex/Rutgers;  Ludlow;  Orchard;  Allen; Eldridge;  Forsyth;  Bowery;  Elizabeth;  Mott;  Mulberry;  Baxter;  Centre;  Lafayette;  B-Way.

North-South:  1) Canal (to Mott) then up to Grand (Mott to Bowery) then Hester;  2) Canal;  Then:  Walker; White; Bayard; Leonard; Division; E B-Way


East to West:  Mott;  Mulberry;  Baxter;  Centre; Lafayette.

North-South:   Broome;  Grand;  Hester;  Canal


Epistrophy: Wine Bar. 200 Mott St @ Kenmore-Spring;  Decent selection of affordable wines; Nice menu; More of an afternoon/ early evening café;  Perfect pit stop; Hang with friends, a date, or chill alone. Modeled after a Roman café. Cash only. HH is M-F 4-7pm. Normal prices: wine/beer $12/$7.

Milano’s Bar: Dive Bar. 51 E Houston @ Mulberry; Super friendly bartenders; Great jukebox; Narrow & wackily decorated Dive; Hard to place a finger on why, but this place has charm.  Grab a seat at the bar if you can.  Opens super early. All day happy hour.  Similar to Holland Bar in Hell’s Kitchen.

Spring Lounge: Neighborhood Tavern. 48 Spring St. @ Mulberry;  Opens at 8am- dive feel; Cozy welcoming bar;  Great for after Work or taking a break from Soho shopping. Superior beer list; Seating and decent food. Unpretentious. Not a huge place and usually popular. HH is M-F, 5-7pm, $1 off drafts (normal $5-$8)

Vig Bar: Lounge. 12 Spring @ Elizabeth; Low key elegance; Upscale looking décor; Front and a back room; Ideal for a party for a more tasteful group of friends; Sophisticated yet still fun; DJ plays at night; Good looking crowd; Date scene. HH daily until 8pm with $5 well, beer; $7 wine; Opens 2pm weekends, 5pm weekdays.

La Compagnie des Vin Surnaturels: French Wine Bar.  249 Centre St @ Broome; Opens weekends at 3pm, weekdays 5pm. HH is the first hour of opening with 15% off bottles and $5 off glasses – normally $15.  Highest reviews. Has wine classes and tastings.

Onieal’s: Lounge/Bar. 174 Grand @ Baxter-Mulberry; Wonderful spot for dinner and drinks; Attractive setting and architecture; Known for special cocktails; Part of Sex and the City tour; More crowded on weekends; Perfect for a private party. Opens 11:30am daily. HH is M-F, 4-7pm with $8 well/wine. Food stands out here.

Whiskey Tavern: Tavern/ Whiskey Bar. 79 Baxter @ White; Some of the highest reviews on Yelp for a bar;  Opens 11am; Everyone loves Alex the server; HH is M-F 4-7pm with $3 Miller; $4 Bed/Coors Light; $7 well/cosmos;  Normal pricing – beer is $4-$6, wine $9. Whiskey flights.

Apotheke: Lounge. 9 Doyers St @ Chathan Sq. Chinatown near Financial; Staffers in white lab coats serve unbelievable ‘cool’, fancy mixed drinks; Drinks rumored to have magical powers; That being said – ultra cool décor and worth a trip; High quality drinks; Basically a speakeasy. Opens 6:30pm. Very expensive…

169 Bar: Dive Jazz.  169 East BWay @ Essex; Opens 11:30am daily;  Cheap drinks, great vibes, good food. Calls itself the ‘soul, jazz oyster’ bar.  HH is daily open to 7pm;  Oysters are New Orleans style – grilled. Drinks are dirt cheap any time and HH even has a $3 beer and shot special.