Chelsea / Meatpacking

Chelsea / Meatpacking

(13th-38th; West of 6th Av)     

Plunge – Gansevoort Hotel Bar: Lounge. 18 9th Av @ 13th; Rooftop 15th floor bar. Endless hot people but very pricy. Dress well; Singles scene; Incredible views of the Hudson; Romantic when not packed.  Tends to be B&T and reviews mixed – but the view, wow!   Gets crowded on weekends; Impress a date! www.plunge.nyc/

 

Wood and Ales: Dive Bar. 234 W 14th @ 7th-8th Av; Happy Hour 12-7pm with $4 beer and $5 well;  Bar food features incredible wings;  Great reviews; Friendly locals and staff.  www.woodandales.com/

 

Flannery’s: Irish Pub. 205 W 14th @ 7th-8th Av; Spacious, standard Irish Pub;  HH is 12-3pm and 5-8pm;  Everything fairly inexpensive; Nothing special – just drinks on this popular street. www.yelp.com/biz/flannerys-bar-new-york

 

Tippler: Lounge. 425 W 15th @ 9th-10th Av; Gorgeous wine/cocktail bar; Very popular later at night – gets crowded; Speakeasy feel; The interior and décor is just beautiful and if you go off-hours, you can really take advantage of the comfort here. $15 cocktails; Beer $8-$9 and wine $11-$14;  Open daily at 4pm on. http://www.thetippler.com/

 

Bar B: Wine Bar. 84 7th Av @ 15th-16th; Open daily at 4pm to midnight; Italian wines; Tapas food selections; Very small inside; HH 4-7pm with select $5 wines; Very affordable for a wine bar; Insanely good reviews. http://www.barbnyc.com/

 

The Park: Lounge. 118 10th @ 17th-18th; Gorgeous inside – huge beautiful patio; Tons of different rooms with different music; Celeb spot. Bar area is vast and expansive; Sexy singles and networking; DJ – good music.  Downside as well;  Big scene here. This place is awesome.  www.theparknyc.com/;

 

Peter McManus: Irish Pub. 152 Seventh Av @ 19th: Very friendly locals; Great Juke. Neighborhood pub; Buy Backs- cheap drinks; One of the few laid back typical Pubs in the area.  Great food!  Family run.  Throw back to old school NYC pubs; Never a bad time. Endless whiskeys.  http://petermcmanuscafe.com/

 

Milk & Hops: Craft Beer. 166 9th Av @ 20th-21st; From owners of Astoria Bier & Cheese; Large selection of craft beers on tap;  Also known for incredible cheeses.  Get a flight and enjoy some nibbles. Rave reviews. Just a cool, chill vibe.  Small place – best for a pint or two and moving on.  http://milkandhops.com/

 

Trailer Park Lounge: Dive Bar. 271 W 23rd St @ 7th – 8th Av; Fantastic Margaritas- strong;  Southern menu of great food; Fun, inventive drinks;  Happy Hour 4-6pm daily- $3 drafts, $5 margaritas; Cute, friendly staff; High energy. Wacky setting with bizarre things on the walls; PBR in can. http://www.trailerparklounge.com/

 

Westside Tavern: Irish Pub; 360 W 23rd @ 9th: Large, cool Tavern… great starter place or place to hang out pre-Lounging.; Pool in back; Spacious setting; Buy Backs; Dave Mathew’s fav place. HH: opening til 7pm. Dollar off drinks; Most beer $7.  www.westsidetavern.com/

 

Half King: American Pub; 505 W 23rd @ 10th; More low key; Owned by famous author Sebastian Junger; 2/3 restaurant – 1/3 Bar; Outdoor seating; Very hip spot.  Focus on excellent pub food- fresh ingredients. 4-8pm happy hour daily – $5 drafts & $7 wine.   http://www.thehalfking.com/

 

Barcade: Arcade Games. 148 W 24th @ 6th-7th Av; About 50 retro arcade games; Average bar food; Decent drinks; Fun place for a group; You come here for the games;  www.yelp.com/biz/barcade-new-york-5

 

One Star: Dive Bar. 147 W 24th @ 6th-7th Av; Every day, different 1st name honored- drink for FREE if yours; Pool, Jukebox; This is a fun, laid back bar; Great for after work or a few pre-game.  Mixed drinks in pint glasses. 16 oz can of beer & shot of whiskey for $7.  Never crowded.  www.yelp.com/biz/one-star-new-york

 

Smithfield Hall: Sports Bar. 138 W 25th @ 6th-7th; HH is M-F 5-7pm with $5-$6 drinks of all kinds;  Sat/Sun opening until 4pm with $5 beer, $6 Bloody;  Opens 10am daily; Tons of TVs at bar. http://smithfieldnyc.com/

 

Rogue Bar & Lounge: Sports Bar; 757 6th Av @ 25-6th; Private Parties; Daily Happy Hour specials; Great Drinks; Good food menu; After work spot; 8 Flat screens; Weekend DJs. Cool 20s-30s crowd; Singles; Fun & low key.  http://www.roguenyc.com/

 

Sid Gold’s Request Room: Piano Bar. 165 W 26th @ 7th Av;  Karaoke without the monitors – the pianist takes requests from 300+ songbook;  You can perform with him; So much fun. Front bar as well.  http://sidgolds.com/

 

Frying Pan: Waterfront Bar. W 26th @ West Side Highway; Built on a lightship, it is an outdoor bar on the water; Boats docked to the pier nearby stop for a drink; Perfect daytime space/ pre-evening; Great food as well. Beautiful views of Jersey; Open May-October; Gets packed. http://fryingpan.com/site/

 

Rare View: Rooftop Lounge. 152 W 26th @ 6th-7th; Great after work spot; Private Parties; Amazing views; DJs/ Music; Go early to avoid crowds; Check out Murray Hill sibling. Open 5pm-midnight; Incredibly tasty menu; Go for nibbles and cocktails and enjoy the view. Impress a date.  www.rarebarandgrill.com/location/rare-view-chelsea/

 

Ainsworth: Upscale Sports Bar. 122 26th @ 6th-7th Av; Football heaven; Huge palace of sports watching heaven; TVs on all surfaces; Rustic décor; Female friendly; Great food menu; At night it is more of a lounge feel; Celebs will show here; Happy hour is 4-7pm daily.   http://theainsworth.com/

 

Triple Crown: Irish Pub. 300 7th Av @ 28-9th; Plenty of tables to dine before a game at MSG; Large spacious bar scene as well; Daytime/ lunch/ dinner bar- not a late night spot. TVs; Good food- solid for a pub; Gets crowded before a MSG game; Friendly bartenders. Opens 9am daily.  http://triplecrownnyc.com/

 

Billymark’s West: Dive Bar. 332 9th Av @ 29th; CitySearch’s TOP Dive Bar in area; Great for Pool, Darts; Watch a game; Cheapo Party; Jukebox; Inexpensive; Grunge feel; Locals and mixed crowd. Cheap drinks. Neighborhood bar. Bartenders are the BEST – funny and cool. www.yelp.com/biz/billymarks-west-new-york

 

Ace Hotel Lobby Bar: Hotel Bar; Ace Hotel; 20 W 29th @ B-Way-5th Av; Spacious and hip; Gorgeous décor; Couches, a photo booth; Best lounge in the area; Bar is popular with people wanting to log on-line and chill; At night becomes a trendy scene; Young, hip hotel. http://www.acehotel.com/newyork

 

Mustang Harry: Sports Bar. 352 7th Av @ 29th-30th; MSG Sports bar, hugely popular for HH; 100 foot bar; 16 TVs; Major 2017 renovation; Brunch and growlers available;  Brunch is $25 for unlimited Bloodys, Champagne, Mimosa & Screwdrivers. Open daily 11am-3am. Rave reviews. www.mustangharrys.com/;

 

Flying Puck: Sports Bar. 364 7th Av @ 30th-31st; MSG Sports Bar;  Hockey themed obviously. NY Rangers bar; Great to be around hockey fans. Opens at 10:30am.  Tons of drafts.  http://theflyingpuck.com/

 

Tempest Bar: Irish Pub. 407 8th Av @ 30th-31st; Kind of a dive bar, kind of a sports bar. Watch a game here on Sundays. Another in the long line of 8th Av MSG bars.   www.tempestbarnyc.com/

 

Blarney Stone: Dive Bar. 410 8th Av @ 30-31st; Filled with locals and dirt cheap beer and happy hour specials. True classic. This location the ‘nicest’ of the Blarney chain. Better food than most. www.yelp.com/biz/blarney-stone-new-york-3

 

Brother Jimmy’s: Dive / Sports Bar. 416 8th Av @ 31st; Carolina Bar; Incredible Bar-B-Q food; Dirt Cheap beer specials- Happy Hour 5-8pm; Great for games – especially Tarheels or Yankees; Singles scene at night; Beer lover’s haven; Fish Bowls with Alligators in them; Just a fun place.  www.brotherjimmys.com/;

 

Tir Na Nog: Irish Pub; 254 W 31st @ 8th Av;  Great bar food; Iffy Service; Tons of beer to choose from; Specials; MSG Give-aways & sponsors often there; Classic upscale Irish pub; Large age range.  Good spot for a sit-down pub meal; Packed for happy hour and pre-MSG games.   www.tirnanognyc.com/;

 

Stout: Irish Pub. 133 W 33rd @ 6-7th Av; Gigantic Irish pub; 32 large screens; 130 beers; Sports bar too;  Monday is Pint & Pizza night – $10;  Karaoke Saturdays in the Cellar; 3 levels- multiple bars; Perfect for huge groups or After work fun;  100+ beers to choose from. Gets mobbed during MSG events. http://www.msg.stoutnyc.com/

 

John Sullivan’s Bar: Irish Pub. 210 W 35th @ 7th-8th Av; Opens 8am until 4am;  Beers $5-$8 and wines are $8; Large bar menu; Strong bar with friendly bartenders. Close to Penn Station. After work hot spot.  http://johnsullivansnyc.com/

 

Hudson Station: Sports Bar. 440 9th Av @ 35th; Really great sports bar – two rooms; Clean and fun; Amazing burgers;  HH specials 5-9pm; Wings are delicious; Just a cool vibe here; One of the best sports bars in the city. www.hudsonstation.com/

 

Houndstooth Pub: Irish Pub. 520 8th Av @ 37th; From owners of nearby ultra-popular Stitch; Large place (6,800 sq feet) – square bar in main room; Three distinctive scenes; Popular after work happy hour crowd; Strong drinks; Happy hour 11am until 7pm; Higher end bar food- it’s good. http://www.houndstoothpub.com/

 

Stitch: Bar/ Lounge. 247 W 37th @ 8th Av; Pre MSG event bar. Lots of music and TVs. Great food. Extremely spacious; Singles scene; Massive place- great for parties; Happy Hour 11am-7pm M-F;  Excellent pub food.  See website- lots going on. Numerous huge TVs- perfect for a game. Gets mobbed pre Knicks or NY Rangers;  http://stitchnyc.com/

 

District Tap House:  Sports Bar. 246 W 38th @ 7th-8th Av; The food here is excellent;  Service even better with a staff that cares;  Tons of craft beers; Gorgeous long bar; HH is 4-7pm daily with various specials. Unlimited brunch available.    https://districttaphouse.com