**UNDER CONSTRUCTION** Bars without descriptions have reviews coming. They are still in geographic order.
(Houston- 14th; East of 3rd Ave)
>FIRST & SECOND & THIRD AVE *If ON 1st Av, it is listed here.
The Winslow: 243 E 14th @ 2nd Av;
Blind Pig: 233 14th St @ 2nd-3rd Av;
The Belfry: 222 E 14th @ 2nd-3rd Av;
Crocodile Lounge: Dive bar. 325 E 14th @ 1st-2nd; 19/13/I; Signature Croc ale; Worth a try; NYC crowd; 4pm-4am drink specials daily- see website. $2 Tuesdays. Sexy and friendly staff – fun vibe. Buffalo Bills bar. Free cheese pizza with every beer! http://www.crocodileloungenyc.com/
Professor Thom’s: Bar, Lounge, Sports Bar. 219 2nd Av @ 13th-14th; 20/15/M; http://www.professorthoms.com/; 41 foot bar; Great brew on tap; Cool décor; Singles scene or for groups and dates; 12+ TVs; Red Sox bar; Good grub; Game nights- Bingo Wednesdays; 2nd floor lounge; 20s, 30s crowd; See website. Happy hour 11am-7pm.
Finnerty’s: Irish Pub. 221 2nd Av @ 13th– 14th; 21/18/I; www.finnertysnyc.com; Fans rave about the incredible service here; Excellent bartenders who can pour a Guinness; San Francisco fans hang here- all sports; Happy hour is 4-8pm $3 drafts and $4 well; Own personal Keg at your table available. Very popular, fun spot.
Penny Farthing: Irish Pub. 103 3rd Av @ 13th; 19/20/E; www.thepennyfarthingnyc.com; Crowd is mostly post-grad and yuppies/ preppies; Great Irish pub food; Happy hour 4-7pm is best time to come; Have Brunch and Lunch available; Usual great service but pricier than most Irish pubs.
Durden: 213 2nd Av @ 13th; Fight Club inspired
Bar None: 98 3rd Av @ 12th-13th St;
Shoolbred’s Pub. Lounge. 197 2nd Av @ 12th-13th; 20/18/M; www.schoolbreds.com; Love the dark, mysterious décor; Offer a cocktail menu together with drafts and wine; Happy hour 4-8pm with 2 for 1 drinks; Super friendly bartenders; Good food for a bar. Fireplace; Outside seating in summer. Scottish.
12th St Ale House: 192 2nd Av @ 12th St;
Bar Veloce: 175 2nd Av @ 11th-12th St;
Village Pourhouse: Beer bar. 64 3rd Av @ 11th St; 18/15/M; http://www.villagepourhouse.com/ Endless homebrews; If you love exotic beer and sports and a wild, fun crowd, come here; 4 different themed rooms; Private parties; Happy hours; 50 bottles, 24 draughts; Very large space and ideal to meet a group. See website for beer list and specials.
Thirsty Scholar: Irish Pub; 155 2nd Av @ 9-10th St; 17/14/M; http://thethirstyscholar.com/; Owners of Bull McCabes; Happy Hour daily until 8pm; Cheap, stiff drinks; Good jukebox; Very small place- cozy; Great ‘pit-stop’ bar; 20 Oz Imperial pints; Chat up the bartenders over Guinness. LINK
13th Step: 149 2nd Av @ 9-10th St;
Central Bar: Irish Pub / Sports Bar. 109 E 9th @ 3rd-4th Av; 22/19/M; www.centralbarnyc.com/ 2 story huge place. Irish like Puck Fair. Tables, bar, dance floor. Upstairs is lounge. Mixed crowd. Singles & NYC Biz School crowd; Drink specials- 3-7pm Happy Hour ($4 drafts, well); $10 Bud pitchers daily til 9pm. Really good food too. Great spot.
Solas: Lounge. 232 E 9th @ 2nd & 3rd; 20/17/M; 3 levels- upstairs is a DJ infused dance lounge; House party feel. Pool tables; Monday Karaoke; Main floor has an Irish pub feel so place cool for all types. 10 huge TVs for sports. Happy Hour is 4-8pm, $3 beers, $4 sangria. Great for a large group.
The Immigrant: Wine Bar. 341 9th St @ 1st-2nd Av; 25/21/E; www.theimmigrantnyc.com; Under the radar wine bar; Extremely well reviewed; Intimate setting; Fairly small and dark – great date setting; Only about 40 wines available but outstanding quality; Tasty snacks. Wonderful new wine bar.
Coyote Ugly Saloon: Dive Bar. 153 1st Av @ 9th; 15/12/M; www.coyoteuglysaloon.com/newyork/; NYC Institution. Fun rowdy time; Sarcastic, usually hot bartenders dance on bar and demand you drink; Fun times always. Check website;More of a tourist trap these days. Fun for 1-2 hours.
William Barnacle Tavern: 80 St. Mark’s @ 1st-2nd Av;
Continental: Sports Bar/ Pub. 25 3rd Av @ St. Mark’s; 17/9/I; www.continentalnyc.com/; Absolutely dirt cheap drinks; Every mixed drink $5 or under; 4-8pm, every drink in bar $2-$3; Dive feel; Former alternative rock spot; Five total shots of Anything is $10 all day long. One of the best jukes in the city. Laid back and cool.
Grassroots Tavern: Dive Bar. 20 St. Mark’s @ 2nd-3rd; 18/12/I; Underground; Friendly neighborhood spot; Unpretentious crowd; Classic Dive; Good Jukebox, Darts; Cheap pitchers/ drinks. Popcorn available; Large space. Good beers.
Sing Sing Karaoke: Karaoke Bar. 9 St Mark Pl @ 2-3rd; 19/12/M; www.karaokesingsing.com/index.html; 15 rooms; Special deals; $5 per person per hour; 80,000 songs- see website for deals and song list; Pricy on drinks – $18 pitchers; Can sing at bar too. Nothing fancy but fun and affordable.
Holiday Cocktail Lounge: 75 St. Mark’s Pl @ 1st-2nd Av
Vbar St Marks: 132 1st Av @ St. Mark’s
Lunasa: Irish Pub. 126 1st Av @ 7th-St Mark’s; 22/17/M; www.lunasabar.com/; Top Irish Pub; Beer garden; Celtic Pub. Large dinner and brunch menu; HDTVs for the game; Ultra friendly crowd/ staff; Pure Irish pub. Well priced pints; Friendly Irish staff; Loyal regulars; Rave reviews for overall appeal. **Now called The Grafton
McSorley’s: Saloon. 15 E. 7th @ 2nd & 3rd; 23/17/M; www.mcsorleysnewyork.com/; Oldest bar in Manhattan; Classic NY institution; 2 for 1 always- light or dark beer – only thing they serve; Good bar food; Always crowded; History on the walls; Pure drinking bar. Founded 1854. NY nostalgia; You must come here at least once. Tourist central.
Standings: Sports Bar. 43 E 7th @ 2nd & 3rd;; 22/17/M; www.standingsbar.com/; Microbrewer; New drinking selection & drink specials every day; Great for Sports w/ 15 large TVs; Can bring food from next door; Dark, cool setting. Red Sox bar. Beers $5 or $6. Happy hour 5-7pm; Home to about a dozen university alumni groups.
Burp Castle: Lounge / Dive Bar. 41 E. 7th @ 2nd & 3rd;; 21/17/M; www.burpcastlenyc.wordpress.com; Monk-themed- bartenders dressed as them; Pretty much a beer only place w/ beers from around the world. Theme bar w/ outdoor seating; Free pomme frites; Belgium, German beers.
Big Bar: Bar. 75 E 7th @ 1st Av-2nd Av; 25/17/M; Actually – studio apartment sized small; All red lighting and décor; Super friendly and talented bartenders; Happy Hour 5-8:30pm, $3 well and draft; $4 Margaritas; Has the ‘it’ factor.
Blue & Gold Tavern: Dive Bar. 79 E. 7th @ 1st Av – 2nd; 16/13/I; Can’t get kicked out here. Saloon feel. Dirt cheap drinks. Fairly Young crowd. Juke has songs from 60s-80s; Pool table; Booth seating; All beer & drinks $3-$4 or so. Beloved by regulars. Have beer and shot combos.
Coal Yard Bar: 102 1st Av @ 6th St
B Bar & Grill: 40 E 4th St @ Bowery;
Queen Vic: British Pub. 69 2nd Av @ 4th; 23/20/M; www.queenvicnyc.com; Relatively inexpensive; Great pub food – try the fish and chips; Sangria $3 and well and pints $4; Old pub feel and charm- Victorian décor; Large windows letting in light; Beatles décor on walls; Fun, friendly bartenders.
Karma: Eastern lounge. 51 1st Av @ 3rd-4th; 23/20/M; www.karmanyc.com/; Sexy feel; Two levels – downstairs with sofas & room to dance; Booths & couches upstairs for Hooka smoking; Happy Hour; Artsy crowd. $4 drink specials most days. Nice date spot if you are looking for that Moroccan theme.
Whiskey Town: Pub. 29 E 3rd St @ 2nd Av; 17/12/M; www.whiskeytownbar.com/; Owned by George & Justin Ruotolo- they personalize service; 6-9pm Happy hour daily with $2 off everything; Very inexpensive and friendly; Great DJ- 80s/ 90s; More of a real/ service first American Pub. Huge choice of whiskey.
Edge Bar: 95 E 3rd St @ 1st Av-2nd;
dba: Beer Pub. 41 1st Av @ 2nd & 3rd; 22/15/M; www.drinkgoodstuff.com/ny/default.asp; 150+ kinds of beer here; Beer drinkers heaven; 130+ Scotches; Bourbons, Whiskeys; Oh yes, drink your butt off here; Large outdoor patio. Early night starter bar. Beer warehouse. Singles scene; Drafts are all $6 1-7:30pm & $7 after. See website for drink list.
Grayson: 16 1st Av @ 1st-2nd St
FIRST AV & AVENUE’s A-C
Otto’s Shrunken Head: Dive Bar. 538 E 14th @ Av A-B; 20/14/I; www.ottosshrunkenhead.com/; Tiki alternative bar; Frozen drinks; Volcanos; Absolutely zany place; Live music sometimes; $3 Bloody Marys 4-8pm Sunday; $3 PBR pints all the time; Other specials; People singing; All sorts of fun drinks. Great for groups. Photo booth.
The Horse Box: Sports Bar. 218 Av A @ 13th – 14th; 17/16/I; http://www.yelp.ca/biz/the-horse-box-new-york; Very highly regarded bartenders – super friendly – who double as the owners; Small bar, with lots of TVs; $1 ladies night on Wednesdays; $25 open bar; Have darts and bar games;
Planet Rose: 219 Av A @ 13th -14th;
Drop Off Service: Pub. Beer Bar. 211 Av A @ 13-14th St; 19/18/I; Formerly a Laundromat, now a pub that focuses on excellent draughts and bottled beer; Also a great European wine list; Happy hour- opening until 8pm; Dog friendly bar. Have $3 pints until 8pm. Lots of seating.
Destination: 211 Av A @ 13th -14th;
Mona’s: 224 Av B @ 13th – 14th;
KeyBar: Lounge. 432 E 13th @ 1st-Av A; 21/16/M; www.keybar.com/; This is a must for the East Village. Chelsea meets Village. Large place with singles galore; Great signature drinks – shots, martinis; Happy Hour 4-10pm, 2 for 1 on all. Attentive staff/ friendly. Has a fireplace; Not a huge place.
The Garret: 206 Av A @ 12th– 13th;
B-side: Watering Hole. 204 Av B @ 12-13th; 22/17/M; Extremely small neighborhood spot; Two small dimly lit rooms; $5 PBR with Whiskey; Happy Hour 3-8pm; No pretension – just booze. Eclectic juke; Foosball; Friendly staff.
Cork N Fork: 186 Av A @ 11th-12th;
11th Street Bar: Irish Pub. 510 11th St @ Av A-B; 20/16/M; www.11thstbar.com; Liverpool soccer fans congregate here; Exposed brick décor; Nice back room; Great happy hour with $2 off all drinks until 9pm. Great pour of Guinness and a variety of events and occasional live music.
Hi-Fi: College/ Neighborhood Bar. 169 Av A @ 10th – 11th; 20/13/M; www.hifi169.com/; Large space; Good bar scene; Popular with 20s crowd; Not a dive bar, but a bar. Great singles scene. Classic Rock music & Amazing Jukebox; Daily drink Specials- $4 smth; 4-8pm happy hour w/ 2 for 1 drinks. DJ later at night.
Evelyn: 171 Av C @ 10th-11th;
East Village Tavern: 158 Av C @ 10th St
The Wayland: 700 E 9th St @ Av C
Doc Holliday’s: Dive Bar. 141 Av A @ 8th-9th; 18/13/I; Red Neck saloon feel. Ultra Dive Bar; Dirt cheap beer; Scantily clad female bar staff with Coyote –like attitudes; Frequented by locals; Country Juke; Buck Hunter; Cheapo PBR. Juke is mostly country.
Lucy’s: 135 Av A @ 8th-9th;
Summit Bar: 133 Av C @ 8th-9th St;
St. Dymphna’s: Irish Pub. 118 St. Mark’s @ Av A-1st Av; 22/16/M; Welcoming atmosphere; One of the better bars in the area; Female friendly; Lots of great draft pints to choose from; Patio in the back; Happy hour noon-7pm daily with $3-$4 pints; Serve Irish Breakfast as well. http://www.stdymphnasnyc.com/
Ten Degrees Bar: 121 St. Mark’s @ 1st Av – Av A;
Bua: 122 St. Mark’s @ 1st Av – Av A;
Third Man: 116 Av C @ 7th-8th St;
International Bar: Dive Bar. 120 1st Av @ 7th-St Mark’s; 19/12/I; http://www.yelp.ca/biz/international-bar-new-york; Complete sh*thole that rewards its customers with dirt cheap drinks that are super strong; Buy backs; Laid back East Village crowd; Has a small backyard patio; Dark, narrow bar. New ownership.
Niagara: Tiki Bar/ Lounge. 112 Av A @ 7th; 19/18/M; Bar upstairs, Lounge- downstairs. Tiki bar gone; Private nooks; Has great music. Fun place that gets packed; Singles scene; DJ or live music; 20s-early 30s; Private Parties; 4-8pm Happy Hour. Photo Booth. Big Buck Hunter.
7B / Horseshoe Bar: Dive Bar. 108 Av B @ 7th; 19/12/I; Reliable Dump. Cheap thrills. Jukebox is awesome- metal, alternative. U shaped Bar; Surprisingly good singles scene & upbeat feel; Great mix of all types of people. Noon-7pm happy hour. Photo Booth. Can be a sketchy crowd but that’s what happens with ultra cheap drinks.
Zum Schneider: German Bar. 107 Av C @ 7th: 22/21/M; www.zumschneider.com/; Large Beer Garden. Huge Steins. Great German food- massive selection. German beer at its best; Outdoors seating. Theme parties & a great Oktoberfest bash; $12 for 1 liter stein; Very authentic atmosphere; Excellent, friendly bartenders and staff.
Manitoba’s: Dive Bar. 99 Av B @ 6-7th St; 25/20/I; www.manitobas.com/index.php; Happy Hour- Daily 2-8pm, $3 well, draft, wine; Cool owner- former punk band front man, and a great, laid back after work scene; Great Juke; Absolutely dirt cheap; Hang and chill place. Tribute to Punk Music scene. Endless memorabilia on wall.
Death & Co: Lounge. 433 E 6th @ Av A-1st Av; 26/24/E; www.deathandcompany.com; Expertly crafted cocktails; Amazingly tasty; Superb bartenders; Have a ‘no standing’ rule so often a wait; Speakeasy vibe; Food is great including truffle mac n cheese; Come for an amazing cocktail pre-dinner! See website.
Cherry Tavern: 441 E 6th @ Av A-1st Av;
Mother of Pearl: 95 Av A; Cocktails
Josie’s Bar: 520 E 6th St @ Av A-B;
Grape & Grain and Against the Grain: Bar. 620 E 6th St @ Av B-C; 28/26/E; www.grapeandgrain.net; Date-friendly, cool scene; Extremely friendly service; Against the Grain (beer bar) is the annex to Grape and Grain (a wine bar); This bar features an amazing beer selection and 25+ wines by the glass; Classy and stylish; Ideal pre-dinner; Location keeps it uncrowded. Worth a look for sure.
Arrow Bar: 85 Av A @ 5th-6th; Now called Elvis Guesthouse
Ace Bar: Dive Bar. 531 E 5th St @ Av A-B; 21/15/M; http://www.acebar.com/; No pretense, no fuss – just fun is their motto; 12 beers on tap; Nostalgic feel; Opened in 1992; Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday 3-7pm with $3-$4 draughts and $5 large Bloody Marys. Pool & dart leagues play here; $2 Pabst 3-10pm on Thursdays. Opens at 3pm daily. Skee ball. Really a beautiful interior – old wood floors;
Sophie’s: 507 E 5th @ Av A-B
Bibi Wine Bar: 211 E 4th @ Av A-B;
Lovecraft: 50 Av B @ 4th St;
No Malice Palace: Dive Lounge. 197 E 3rd @ Av A-B; 21/14/M; www.nomalice.com/; Cavernous interior; Good social scene; DJ spins Hip Hop later; Earlier, great for couples; Good beer selection; Great furniture; Outdoor space. Private Parties. Mobbed on weekends late; Pick-up scene. Dancing at night.
Corlear’s: 217 E 3rd St @ Av B-C;
Croxley Ales: Sports Bar. 28 Av B @ 2nd-3rd St; 18/15/I; www.croxley.com/; Mostly microbrews on tap; Tons of bottled beer; 10 cent wings Mon-Wed; Happy Hour 11am-7pm; Lots of TVs; Great for European Soccer games; Fun, down to earth pub. Also popular for football Sundays.
Il Posto Accanto: 190 E 2nd St @ Av A-B;
2A: 25 Av A @ 2nd St;
Kelly’s Sports Bar: Hockey. 12 Av A @ 1st-2nd St;
Drexler’s: 9 Av A @ 1st-2nd St;
The Library: Dive Bar. 7 Av A @ Houston; 21/19/M; Very laid back with amazing cheap drinks and friendly staff; PacMan, 80s-90s Juke; Buy backs; True Village feel; Mixed crowd; Classic dive been around for years; Very cool scene…eclectic. Truly a Dive Bar that gets it. Happy Hour: 5-8pm.
Parkside Lounge: Dive Bar. 317 E Houston @ Av B; 16/14/I; Happy Hour 2-8pm, $3 beers; Back room with Live bands most nights; Front room has pool, Ms. Pacman; friendly bartenders; Buy backs frequent; Great Juke; Foosball. PBR on tap; Really cheap way to get drunk. http://www.parksidelounge.net/parkside09.swf