Soho / TriBeCa

Soho / TriBeCa

SOHO:  *Bars listed West to East*
>East-West:  Layfayette;  Crosby;  B-way;  Mercer;  Greene;  Wooster;  W B-way;  Thompson;  Sullivan;  McDoug;  6th;  Varick;  Hudson;  Greenwich;  Washington.            
>North-South:  Houston;  Prince;  Spring;  Broome;  Grand;  Canal

Ear Inn: American Bar. 326 Spring @ Greenwich; Been around since 1817; Decorated with historic items including antiques; Very mixed crowd here; Like going to a museum; Not fancy, and bordering on a dive bar, but worth a look at classic New York. Opens daily at 11:30am;  Live music some nights. Beer $8, Wine $9-11.

Bar Hugo: Rooftop Bar. 525 Greenwich @ Spring; At Hotel Hugo.  Daily Happy hour from 5-8pm with $10 cocktails; $6 beer and $8 wine. Amazing views and lots of places to sit usually.  Gets packed later at night. No cover. Opens at 5pm daily.

City Winery: Wine Bar. 155 Varick @ Vandam; Large space – rare for genre; Wine bar, music venue and working winery; Music starts 8pm nightly; 11 wines in “Barrel Room” featured and poured by the tap; Very unique feel here; Great food.  One of the cooler places in the city. Renovated early 2020.

Broome St Bar:  American Bar. 363 W Broadway @ Watts-Broome;  Opens daily at 11am;  Drafts around $8. Bottles $6-7; Good, inexpensive food menu;  Wine $9;  Basically, ideal for lunch or a pit stop while enjoying a nice walk in the area. Wouldn’t promote it as a nightlife destination.

Madame X: Dive Lounge. 94 W. Houston @ LaGuardia–Thompson; 2 levels. Singles and a very sleek, fun, hip Soho hotspot; No attitude – laid back; Extremely classy and comfortable; Ideal lounge.  Has a garden. One of the best bars in Soho; Friendly for dates, groups and after work or late night.

Pegu Club: Lounge. 77 W Houston St @ Wooster;  Romantic; Great drinks; Well known for exotic cocktails- one of the best in NYC for specialty drinks; Cool place. Slightly pricey. “Drinks here are liquid art”. Bottom line – gorgeous spot that’s not too pretentious; Anniversary stopping place. HH is 5-7pm weekdays with $10 cocktails.

Fanelli’s: Irish Pub. 94 Prince @ Mercer; Good food; Laid back; Very inexpensive for area; Friendly bartenders – uptown feel in Soho; Relaxing and trustworthy. Ideal place to take break from shopping.  Late night pit stop as well. Try one of their burgers – excellent. Inexpensive drinks.

Crosby Bar: Hotel Bar. 79 Crosby @ Spring-Prince;  London based hotel;  Afternoon ‘tea’ served; Has a garden patio; They serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and Tea ($55/person). Cocktails are about $18.

The Ship: Lounge. 158 Lafayette @ Grand; Opens 5pm daily; Primarily a cocktail bar; Huge place;  HH is daily from 5-7pm;  HH is best time to go as otherwise very pricy.  Lower level – cool ultra modern décor you’ll love. Really fun looking set up.

East to West:  B-Way;  Church;  West B-Way;  Varick;  Hudson;  Greenwich;  Washington
North-South: Canal;  Watts;  Desbrosses;  Vestry;  Laight;  Hubert;  Lispenard; Beach/Walker;  Moore/White;  Franklin;  Leonard;  Harrison;  Worth;  Thomas;  Duane; Reade;  Chambers;

Greenwich Street Tavern:  American Pub. 399 Greenwich St @ Hubert; Opens daily at 11am;  HH is M-F 5-8pm with $4 bottles, $8 well;  Brunch served with 2 for 1 drinks;  TVs for sports;  Cozy interior and large dinner menu.

Terroir: Wine Bar. 24 Harrison @ Greenwich; See website for what is one of the largest wines lists you’ll ever see- with wines described in a more hip, cool, and colorful way; Offer tasty delights as well; Cozy, small setting; TriBeCa location is bigger; Free sherry at Happy Hour. HH is daily 4-6pm with $1.25 oysters.  Amazing food in addition to that.

Hideaway Tribeca: American Bar. 185 Duane @ Greenwich. Opens noon daily. Location at seaport as well. Gastropub – really good food. Hot wings, Fish Tacos, Grilled Cheese, Lobster Roll. Chesapeake Bloody Mary. Gorgeous brick wall interior. Never too crowded.

Reade Street Pub:  American Pub.  135 Reade @ Greenwich-Hudson. Opens daily 11am; Quieter spot ideal for lunch. Fireplace in winter. Nothing stands out but if you want a chill beer or two at reasonable process, come here.

Ward III: Cocktail Lounge. 111 Reade @ Church-W-BWay; Mixology at its best; Huge list of drinks – cocktails and beers including big Belgian selection; Cozy atmosphere, friendly staff; Can get crowded and it isn’t huge; Cocktails: $15; See the excellent website for drink list – fun to read. Opens after 4pm. Rum House affiliates.

Brandy Library: Brandy/ Wine Bar. 25 N Moore St @ Hudson-Varick; Opens 5pm daily.  Try a tasting flight of brandys. Tasting chocolates to pair with it.  Gorgeous bar area with bottles layering the sides of the walls.  Flights of Scotch are $48-200+ for 6 ½ OZ pours. Brandy/ American whisky $38 range.

Terra: Wine Bar. 222 W B-Way @ White-Franklin. Outdoor seating in summer.  Incredible high ceiling interior – amazing. Opens daily at 11am. Great location near a small park and subway. Huge mouthwatering menu. Mostly Italian food offerings. Wine: $9-$12 by glass.

Tribeca Tavern: Dive Bar. 247 W B-Way @ Walker-Beach;  Opens daily at 11am. Has 16 beers on draft; 75 whiskeys; Outdoor seating; Pool; HH is daily, 4-7pm with $5 specials; Great wings. I believe they have wine on Draft! Can be fun.

Nancy Whiskey Pub: Dive Bar. 1 Lispenard St @ W B-Way; Big time drunks here; Opens at 9am; Has shuffleboard; Happy hour 4-7pm M-Th with $3.50 Bud/ Bud Lt pints; Dirt cheap bar menu; Pitchers of Bud/ Bud Lite $12 Mon-Thurs. Good website – check out. Bathrooms a disaster lol.;

B Flat: Jazz Bar. 277 Church @ 6th Av; Japanese influenced Jazz bar…. Interesting concept. Opens 5pm daily. Vibe in Tokyo. Service nearly impeccable.  HH is M-Sat 5-7pm; Closed Sunday. Beer $5, Sake $10, Wine $7. Sushi and Sashimi available.  Music is usually Mon/Wed/Sat but check website.

Belle Reve: American Bar. 305 Church @ Walker; Opens daily at noon; Really fun energy created by owners and staff. Comedy/Karaoke Wed night; DJ Friday. Trivia Sunday. Every Sunday – they open a fire hydrant and BBQ outside – for real. Oysters.  Bottomless Brunch $20. HH is daily 4-8pm $1 off plus $1 oysters. Love the idea here.