**UNDER CONSTRUCTION** Bars without descriptions have reviews coming. They are still in geographic order.
CHINATOWN: 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
LITTLE ITALY: East to West: Mott; Mulberry; Baxter; Centre; Lafayette. North-South: Broome; Grand; Hester; Canal
Epistrophy: Wine Bar. 200 Mott St @ Kenmore-Spring; 23/21/M; www.epistrophycafe.com/; 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.
Milano’s Bar: Dive Bar. 51 E Houston @ Mulberry; 20/14/M; 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.
Spring Lounge: Neighborhood Tavern. 48 Spring St. @ Mulberry; 19/16/M; http://thespringlounge.com/; 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.
Vig Bar: Lounge. 12 Spring @ Elizabeth; 23/16/M; 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; Not terribly cheap; DJ plays at night; Good looking crowd; Date scene.
La Compagnie des Vin Surnaturels:
Onieal’s: Lounge/Bar. 174 Grand @ Baxter-Mulberry; 24/22/M; www.onieals.com; 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.
Apotheke the Bar:
Clandestino: Wine Bar. 35 Canal @ Essex-Ludlow; 21/20/E; www.clandestinonyc.com/; Chill scene; Cool cats here; Gorgeous, well maintained neighborhood pub/ wine bar. Friendly staff. Extremely popular and it always delivers great food & service and wine. Sexy vibe – date friendly. Suggest before dinner. Lots of beers on tap as well.
Old Man Hustle: 39 Essex @ Grand-Hester
169 Bar: 169 East BWay @ Essex