SOHO: *Bars listed West to East* **UNDER CONSTRUCTION** Bars without descriptions have reviews coming. They are still in geographic order.
>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: Bar. 326 Spring @ Greenwich; 23/15/M; www.earinn.com; 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.
City Winery: Wine Bar. 155 Varick @ Vandam; 25/23/E; www.citywinery.com; 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.
Artifakt Bar & Lounge:
Handy Liquor Bar:
Grand Bar & Lounge:
Kenn’s Broome St Bar:
Rogue & Canon:
Madame X: Lounge. 94 W. Houston @ LaGuardia–Thompson; 21/16/M; www.madamex.com; 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; 25/24/E; www.peguclub.com; Romantic; Great drinks; Well known for exotic cocktails- one of the best in NYC for specialty drinks; Cool new place. Slightly pricey. “Drinks here are liquid art”. Bottom line – gorgeous spot that’s not too pretentious; Anniversary stopping place.
Fanelli’s: Irish Pub. 94 Prince @ Mercer; 22/20/M; 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.
Pravda: Lounge. 281 Layfayette @ Prince-Houston; 22/21/E; www.pravdany.com; Cool lounge. Russian theme. Vodka and Martini Bar; Russian themed food- amazing quality; Trendy and pricy; More of a restaurant than bar. Flavored vodkas. Caviar selection is substantial; Infused vodkas will kick you in the arse!
TRIBeCa 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:
Terroir: Wine Bar. 24 Harrison @ Greenwich; 26/22/E; www.wineisterroir.com; 3 locations and expanding; 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.
Reade Street Pub:
Ward III: Lounge. 111 Reade @ Church-W-BWay; 24/22/E; www.ward3tribeca.com; 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: $11-$15; See the excellent website for drink list – fun to read.
Nancy Whiskey Pub: Dive Bar. 1 Lispenard St @ W B-Way; 20/15/M; www.nancywhiskeypub.com/; Big time drunks here; Opens at 9am; Has shuffleboard; Happy hour 4-7pm with $2.50 Bud/ Bud Lt pints; Dirt cheap bar menu; Pitchers of Bud/ Bud Lite $10 Mon-Thurs. Good website – check out.