**UNDER CONSTRUCTION** Bars without descriptions have reviews coming. They are still in geographic order.
East-West: South; Front; Water/Pearl; Gold; William; Nassau; B-Way; Church/Trinity; Greenwich; West; South End; North End
North-South: Chambers; Brooklyn Bridge; Warren; Murray; Park/Beekman; Barclay; Vesey/Ann; Fulton; Dey/John; Courtland; Liberty/Maiden; Cedar; Albany/Thames/Pine; Carlisle/Wall; Rector; Thames/Exchange; Morris; Beaver; William; Pearl; Water; South
Raccoon Lodge: Dive Bar. 59 Warren @ W-Bway; 19/13/I; http://raccoonlodgenyc.com/; On the southern edge of TriBeCa, this dive features very cool, friendly bartenders and dirt cheap drinks in a dive setting; Crazy décor; Pool tables; Actually attracts a mixed crowd. Been around for years – solid.
PJ Clarke’s: Pub. 4 World Financial Center; 21/20/M; www.pjclarkes.com/; Owned by actor Timothy Hutton; Absolutely outstanding burgers, large seafood raw bar menu; Newly renovated; Classy pub with great after work crowd- massive outdoor seating area in summer; Comfortable and cool vibe. Old New York feel; NYC Institution.
Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar:
Patriot Saloon: Dive Bar. 110 Chambers @ Church; 17/11/I; They hire bartenders with a sign reading “drunk sluts wanted”. Two levels; Darts and pool; $6 pitcher of Pabst; Dancing on the bar welcomed; Basically – like Red Rock West downtown. Dirt cheap madness. Pinball machines, Pool tables, good jukebox.
121 Fulton St:
John St Bar:
Open Door Gastropub:
Irish American Pub:
Murphy’s Tavern Bar:
Killarney Rose: Irish Pub. 127 Pearl St @ Hanover Sq; 23/20/M; www.killarneyrose.com/; Awesome Place; Dirt cheap house draft; Great food- especially the wings; 2 levels; Happy Hour/ After work bar. Welcoming feel with friendly bartenders; Wed = live music. Non-corporate scene refreshing for area. Buy-backs.
Iron Horse NYC: Dive Bar.32 Cliff Street @ Fulton-John; 22/15/M; www.ironhorsenyc.com; Happy Hour 12-8pm ½ price drinks; $2 Rolling Rock all day; Opened summer of 2009; Projection TV and pool table in back. Operated by former dive bar personnel, so they know what you want. A SWING hangs over the bar – used early and often by the ladies behind the bar…and with customers. The bartenders are the real show–they breathe fireballs and entertain all night.
Jeremy’s Ale House: Dive Bar. 228 Front St @ Peck Slip; 19/11/I; www.jeremysalehouse.com; Total Dive spot; Drink huge selection of beers in massive Styrofoam cups or bottles; Great, cheap food; Very popular; Cheap wings; TVs; Hours- 8am-midnight. Outdoor area; Donkey Kong.
Nelson Blue: Pub. 233 Front St @ Peck Slip; 22/20/M; www.nelsonblue.com/; NYC’s first New Zealand Bar and Grill; Very cool décor, trendy appeal; Excellent full menu – including brunch; Bar scene and after work spot in addition to dining. Splurge on lamb chops; People watching ideal on nice days.
Keg No 229: Beer Bar. 229 Front St @ Peck Slip; 23/20/M; www.keg229.com; Besides a very attracting setting and stylish
décor, the draw here is the self-service taps (4 of them) where you pay by the ounce. Wonderful area in the summer so this is just an idea spot to take a break and enjoy a beer. Brunch served with a free drink.
Ulysses: Irish Pub. 95 Pearl St @ Hanover Sq; 22/19/M; http://www.ulyssesnyc.com/home; Owners of Puck Fair; Huge after work crowd; Easily the best happy hour bar in Lower Manhattan; Singles scene; Yuppy scene; Good pub food. Private parties. Nice pints of Guinness and other beers. Good food. Lots of office parties here.
Stone Street Tavern: Irish Pub. 52 Stone St @ Hanover Sq; 18/18/M; http://www.stonestreettavernnyc.com/; Small tavern – very clean and comfortable; Nice pit stop on way to the Seaport; Popular for lunch and weekend brunch; Near Ulysses in case you need another option. Solid service.
Full Shilling: Irish Pub. 160 Pearl St @ Wall-Pine; 17/15/M; www.thefullshilling.com; Happening after work spot for Wall St crowd; Very good food- burgers & Cobb salad; Large number of beers on tap; Happy Hour scene. Nothing special late at night or weekends.
Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog Shop: Cocktail Bar. 30 Water Street @ Broad; 26/23/E; www.deadrabbitnyc.com; Gorgeous new speakeasy cocktail bar; Sit-down parlor level and a taproom in the lower level; 75+ mixed drinks to choose from in their drink menu ($14 each or so); Excellent nibbles and bar food; Expert bartenders; Highly rated even nationally; Perfect date spot; No Rez; Beautiful inside; Ideal after fun at the Seaport.
Pound & Pence: English Pub. 55 Liberty @ Maiden Ln20/18/M; www.poundandpence.com/; Authentic feel; Darts Mondays; Ladies Night Wednesdays; Classic wood décor; Stylish; Happy Hour; Great after work spot. Separate dining room to eat; Pool table; Private parties. Wall street regulars. English style comes through. 5-8pm Happy hour.
Apotheke: Lounge. 9 Doyers St @ Chathan Sq. Chinatown near Financial; 25/24/VE; www.apothekenyc.com; 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.