West Village

West Village

WEST VILLAGE    

(Washington St to 6th Av; Houston to 13th)
East-West:  6th Av;  7th Av;  8th Av;  Hudson;  Greenwich;  Washington)

Brass Monkey: Bar / Lounge. 55 Little W 12th @ Wash; Like a trendy pub. Singles scene. Great pub grub & best for after work & happy hour. Intimate back room.  3 levels including rooftop. Packed on weekend nights. Gigantic place and a meat market at night but fun. Prices: $7/$11/$14 for beer, wine, cocktails. https://brassmonkeynyc.com/

Standard Biergarten: Standard Hotel. 848 Washington @ Little W 12th– 13th; Touristy hotspot; Great German beer and food; You purchase tickets for food and beer then choose what you want; In the summer – gets packed and long lines. Fun, unique experience though beer gardens in Brooklyn better. Associated hotel has a rooftop too from 4pm on. https://www.standardhotels.com/new-york/features/biergarten-nyc

Entwine: Wine Bar. 765 Washington @ W 12th; Duplex setting that’s small overall but they have two bars and fun mismatched furniture; Garden as well;  The wine selection is decent and the food solid; Known for their grilled cheese; 3-7pm Happy Hour M-F with $7 drinks is way to go.  https://www.entwinenyc.com/

Anfora: Wine Bar. 34 8th Ave @ Jane-12th St;  Opens daily at 5pm;  Stylish, slightly older crowd;  Wines by the glass are $13-$18 so fairly expensive.  However, charming location and great service. Date friendly. Order today’s board for Charcuterie and cheese to share for $28. http://www.anforanyc.com/

Orient Express: Cocktail Bar. 325 West 11th St @ Washington;  Modeled after the old famous railroad car;  Opens daily by 8am;  Uniquely made cocktails;  Beer/Wine $8/$14.  Really tasty food options. You come here for the amazing décor and to enjoy a cocktail at the bar.    https://orientexpressnyc.com/

Otheroom: Wine Bar. 143 Perry @ Wash – Greenwich; Great date spot –  romantic with nooks in the back; Wine and beer specialist; More crowded and packed, with music, on weekend nights; Best suited for a date or glass of wine before/after dinner. Opens 5pm.  Pinot Grigio $11, Beer $8.  http://www.theotheroomnyc.com/

Spotted Pig: British Pub. 314 W 11th St @ Greenwich-Hudson; Upscale pub- pricy; Beer of all kinds on draft including cask conditioned; Gourmet level food tight seating; High-end wine; Incredible burger. Sit down meal of grab a drink. Truly unique menu. 1 Michelin star from 2005-2016. 3 levels all with great decor.   https://www.thespottedpig.com/#home

Aria Wine Bar: Wine Bar. 117 Perry @ Greenwich-Hudson. Near W 11th; Cozy atmosphere; Wood-tile décor; Warmly lit; Large selection of wine and cocktails; Small plates and tapas are available; Wine listed on huge chalkboard. Really cool looking inside. More of a restaurant that bar.  Opens 11:30am.  http://www.ariawinebar.nyc/home-wv.html

Hudson Hound: Irish Pub. 575 Hudson St @ 11th-Bank;  Modern Irish Pub that looks old school – like a living room. Open 11am weekends;  Brunch served:  Oysters, Smoked Salmon, Burrata.  Cocktails $14, Beer $7. Wine $10.  http://www.hudsonhoundnyc.com/

Employees Only: Lounge. 510 Hudson @ Christopher-10th; Known for amazing mixologists; Cocktails are epic; Feel is that of the 1920s and 30s; They have lots of tables so you can sit and enjoy their seafood-centric menu as well. Cool experience. Well reviewed. Opens 6pm daily.  Food awesome. Fancy Cocktails: $18+.  http://www.employeesonlynyc.com/

Lelabar: Wine Bar/ Lounge. 422 Hudson @ LeRoy; Very fine wine bar; Delicious cheese & meat plates; Extensive wine list; Dim lighting and romantic; Sexy décor that is warm and friendly. $1.50 oysters; Go for HH, 5-7:30pm as it is $$. Give it credit – perfect romantic yet ‘cool’ environment. Has wine tastings. Oval bar set-up. http://www.lelabar.com/

The Brooklyneer: Gastropub. 220 W Houston @ Bedford-Varick;  Idea is to bring the best of Brooklyn to Manhattan;  Food and drinks from various vendors;  HH is 4-7pm M-F and 11:30am-7 weekends with $7 wine and well and $3 mugs of Brooklyn Pils;  Cocktails $13.  Eclectic food menu. http://www.brooklyneer.com/home

Village Tavern: Dive Bar. 46 Bedford St @ Carmine;  Great jukebox; Nothing fancy but you’ll get reliable drinks and have a good time. HH is M-F 4-7pm and Sat/Sun 12-4pm. No food menu listed on website.    https://www.thevillagetavernnyc.com/

Art Bar: Lounge/Bar. 52 8th Av @ Jane; East Village Feel; Restaurant as well; Good locals bar. Don’t miss the back room. Great lounge area. Full of vintage couches; Solid after work spot.  2 for 1 happy hour 4-7pm daily with $4 drafts and house wine.  Very cool place to hang. Digital Juke; Lots of food. https://www.artbar.com/

Little Branch: Lounge/ Jazz. 22 7th Ave @ Carmine-Leroy;  $18 cocktails- expensive, but Amazing; Wine for $13. Jazz infused ambiance; Sexy, relaxing vibe; Basically it is similar to a speakeasy; Professional bartenders mix top drinks. Setting reminds one of the 1920s; You’re here for the mixologists. Opens 7pm. Food delicious – get the grilled cheese.  https://www.yelp.com/biz/little-branch-new-york

Blind Tiger Ale House: Beer Pub. 281 Bleecker St @ 7th Av S; One of the Best beer selections in city;  Highly suggested by multiple sites. Great food; Ideal after work or to warm up for a long night out.  Incredible selection of rare and vintage beers. NYC Institution. Open daily 11:30am;   http://www.blindtigeralehouse.com/

Marie’s Crisis: Dive Bar. 59 Grove St @ 7th Ave; Happy hour 4-9pm -$3-$5 drinks; Been around forever; Amazingly cheap; Piano/ Showtunes played all the time; Gay-friendly but welcoming to all; Fun times- almost burlesque in style.  Just a happy scene.  Wildly popular, great energy. https://www.yelp.com/biz/maries-crisis-new-york

Galway Hooker: Irish Pub. 133 7th Av S @ 10th St-Charles;  Relocated from Murray Hill; Large place – 2 levels and a few smaller rooms in back;  HH is M-F 3-8pm with $6 beer and well and $7 wine;  Has a large draft and bottle list.  Younger crowd – gets crowded late on weekends. Very cool looking inside.  http://www.galwayhookerbar.com/

Duplex (The): Piano Bar/ Cabaret. 61 Christopher @ 7th Av; Piano bar with open mic every night; Upstairs bar and an intimate cabaret theatre all in one venue; Friendly staff;  See website for details; Sing-along crowd; Let loose. HH is M-F 4-8pm;  Live music daily. Oldest cabaret in NYC. https://www.theduplex.com/site/

Fat Cat: Billiards / Jazz. 75 Christopher @ Bleecker – 7th Av;  Lower level has crazy cool pool hall area for $5 an hour; Live Jazz every night; After work hang-out;  Private party space;  Has Ping-Pong, Pool, Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, Backgammon tournaments and games in their gameroom; Perfect for anything you want to do. Ping Pong Tourney – 2nd Sunday every month at 1:30pm – just show up!  http://www.fatcatmusic.org/

55 Bar: Jazz Bar. 55 Christopher @ 6th-7th Av; Super cool Jazz club; Dive feel to it; Around since 1919; Cheap covers for the genre; Cozy underground space. Really old feel to it – old school; Nothing fancy – just jazz and blues; Opens 2pm daily;  Prohibition era dive bar.  Shows at 7 and 10pm.  http://www.55bar.com/

Kettle of Fish: Dive Bar. 59 Christopher @ 7th Av – Waverly;  Down home, regular-friendly neighborhood bar; Green Bay Packers bar; Darts, pinball, Ms Pacman & a great Juke; Huge beer selection. The bar has a literary feel to it; Welcoming and friendly.  Last I checked $5 beers. https://www.kettleoffishnyc.com/

Stonewall Inn: Gay Bar. 53 Christopher @ Waverly;  Ultra famous Gay bar the subject of movies and documentaries;  Opens noon Thurs-Sun and 2pm M-W;  Drag shows and Karaoke depending on the night. Downstairs level. During the day you’ll meet some colorful characters. Drinks mid-priced.  https://thestonewallinnnyc.com/

Barrow Street Ale House: Dive Bar/ Sports Bar. 15 Barrow @ 7th Av; Darts, Pool, Video Games; Dirt cheap beer specials during day; NYU crowd; Casual and cool. Happy Hour 11am-8pm daily, $5 drafts and well, $6 wine; Downstairs has pool. Wings half price on Mondays. Tavern feel. https://barrowstreetalehouse.com/

Down The Hatch: Dive Bar. 179 W 4th @ 6th-7th; Dive Bar Classic. Can be packed. Basement bar. Amazing Wings. Cheap Beer;  Singles/ Drunks! College age crowd; Dirt cheap beer specials; Perfect to watch a game. Foosball. HH is 11:30am – 8pm, half price.  8pm-close, daily special.  Tons of food. Great sports bar.  http://www.nycbestbar.com/downthehatch/

Village Vanguard: Jazz Bar. 178 7th Av @ 11th St; Considered by many reviewers the best Jazz bar in the city; Around since 1935; All the greats have played here; Amazing vibe though not a huge place; See website for the upcoming schedule of acts. Sets are at 8:30pm and 10:30pm nightly.  $35 +1 drink min for a set. Wine $11, beer $8.   https://villagevanguard.com/

Vin Sur Vingt: French Wine Bar.  201 West 11th St @ 7th Av;  Mini chain of wine bars- 6 locations (see website). Rotating 250 wine selection; Wine is $10/glass until 6pm. Nice intimate space that’s great for a date.  Food/cheese menu as well.    http://vsvwinebars.com/

Johnny’s Bar: Dive Bar. 90 Greenwich Ave @ 12th St- Jane; Nothing fancy, just a small, ultra friendly bar that keeps the regulars returning; Great jukebox; Cheap Coors Light; Shot of the Day; Cute bartenders. Drinking man’s establishment. Rare dive bar in area. Open at noon. HH is M-F Well and other drinks $5:50 3-7pm. https://www.johnnysbarnyc.com/

Fiddlesticks: Irish Pub. 54 Greenwich @ 6th-7th; Excellent, large Irish Pub. Classy place. Good beer. Attractive crowd. Singles scene that gets packed; 20s crowd;  Living room like décor; Sort of an Upper East Side vibe.  Brunch includes bottomless for $15. HH is M-F, 3-8pm, $7 beer, well.  http://www.fiddlesticksbar.com/

Greenwich Treehouse: Pub. 46 Greenwich Av @ Charles-Perry; Star Wars motif; Upstairs bar with very cool, different décor. Room in the back. HH is M-F 5-8pm and Sun 3-8 with $1 off. Open air seating looking over the street. Certainly worth your time for a couple. https://www.greenwichtreehouse.com/

Highlands: Scottish Gastropub. 150 W 10th @ Greenwich; Bartenders are fantastic; Mixologists with single malt whiskey specialty; Amazing Gastropub atmosphere; Brick walls, well decorated; More of a sit-down place for a meal then a pure bar though plenty of room to drink. HH is daily 5-7pm.  Beef Wellington on menu!  http://www.highlands-nyc.com/

Slaughtered Lamb Pub: British Pub. 182 W. 4th @ Jones;  Spacious for a pub;  Friendly, welcoming spot;  Fireplace; Excellent Bar food- true British selections.  Huge assortment of wings.  After work spot.  Huge bottled beer selection featuring everything British.  https://www.slaughteredlambpub.com/

CENTRAL VILLAGE
North-South:  Houston to 13th   *Includes Cooper Sq & as east as Bowery (NOHO)
East-West:  Lafayette/4th Av;  B-Way;  Mercer;  Wooster/N University Pl; LaGuardia;  Thompson/ 5th Av;  Sullivan;  MacDougal;  6th Av

3 Sheets Saloon: Sports Bar. 134 W 3rd St @ 6th Av-MacDougal;  Two levels with full bars; More of a college scene; Tons of daily specials on website;  HH is M-F 2-8pm; Weekend features ½ price beer and $5 shots. Hard to spend a lot here. Just stools to sit on – not terribly cumfy. Tons of usual bar food.    http://www.nycbestbar.com/3SheetsSaloon/

Vol de Nuit: Belgian Beer Lounge. 148 W 4th @ 5th-6th; Dark setting; Multiple rooms; Sexy scene; Opens daily at 4pm;  Has a back courtyard; Delicious Belgian fries;  Mussels are house specialty; You come here for the beer.  http://www.voldenuitbar.com/

Fat Black Pussycat: Lounge. 130 W. 3rd @ McDougal; It’s a bar, lounge, dance club in one. 3 rooms; Large, great spot! Dance venue w/in called: “Village Underground” Very cool. Must discover the side room on the left– very cool! Singles, 20s-30s; Happy Hour Sun-Thurs 4-8pm;  Gets very crowded. Opens 1pm. $10 martinis. http://thefatblackpussycat.com/

Dante: Cocktail/Wine Bar.  79 MacDougal @ Bleecker.  Highly rated on Zagats. Amazing quality, décor and service. Date friendly to the max.  Italian small plates.  On world’s best bars list; Celeb hot spot to a degree; Expensive – try it for brunch. Opened in 1915.  https://www.dante-nyc.com/

Off the Wagon: College Bar. 109 MacDougal @ Bleecker; Whole bar ½ price daily 11:30-8pm.  Darts, Foosball, Games, Pool; Two levels- nice balcony; Singles, pick-up scene; Decent food; Spacious place. Monday 8pm to close = $1 drafts; Sat/ Sun- 12-8pm, half price, $5 pitchers; See Website- regain your youth! Insane daily specials listed clearly. http://www.nycbestbar.com/off/

124 Old Rabbit Club: Dive Bar. 124 MacDougal @ W 3rd;  Dimly lit, smaller date-friendly pub; Lower level entrance; Ambiance has a dungeon appeal. Tons of craft beers – 100+.  Beers $8+ and wine $9. Cash only. Almost a dive speakeasy.    https://rabbitclubnyc.com/

Amelie Wine Bar: French Wine Bar. 22 W 8th St @ 5th Av-MacDougal;  Maybe the best liked wine bar in Manhattan; Endless positive reviews. Opens at 11:30 Tues-Sun;  Food is to die for as well. Glasses around $11-12; Gorgeous décor; Comfortable seating; Wine flights available. HH daily 4-7pm.   https://www.ameliewinebar.com/west-village

Lantern Comedy Club: College/ Neighborhood bar. 167 Bleecker @ Thompson; Two levels-Downstairs lounge;   It’s a bar, comedy club and they serve food; Lots of great stand-up; HH is M-F 11am-7pm;  GO early, drink up then see a show;  Daily food & drink specials; Shows are FREE.  6-7:30; 8-9:30; 10-11:30pm.  https://www.lanterncomedy.com/

Shade: Bar / Creperie. 241 Sullivan @ W 3rd; Perfect for a first date or a date in general. Delicious Crepes; Ideal to nurse a glass of wine; People watching and relaxation; Bartenders are friendly and helpful; Great idea/concept for a bar in NYU-dominated area. Cocktails $14; Large crepes list.  https://www.yelp.com/biz/shade-new-york

Triona’s: Irish Pub. 237 Sullivan @ W 3rd; NYU Law students flock to this Irish sports bar; HH is 1pm -8pm daily; Also other daily specials; Dirt cheap for the Village. TVs keep people entertained; Lots of activities including darts, pool and other games;  Tons of drafts;  Daily specials. https://west.trionasnyc.com/

Amity Hall: Beer Bar. 80 W 3rd @ Thompson; Daily specials; From owners of Stout and Half Pint; 40 craft beers available; HH is M-F noon-7pm; Manchester City fans here;  Frat feel but lots of fun and in a great location; Great for a private party; 2 levels; Excellent website. Bottomless Brunch;  https://downtown.amityhallnyc.com/

Half Pint: Irish Pub. 76 W 3rd @ Thompson; Extensive, ever-changing beer list; 25 beers on tap, 100 in bottles; Less pretentious then other bars in area; Pub food excellent; Brick wall, wood mahogany interior; Part of a great ownership group; Brunch served; Guinness poured perfectly. Bottomless Brunch; Patio. HH is M-F 4-7pm.  https://thehalfpint.com/

Malt House: Gastropub. 206 Thompson @ 3rd– Bleecker;  Opens daily at 11am; HH is M-F 4-7pm with $5 beer, $6 wine//well;  Attractive wood stained tables with brick walls; Very comfortable place; Serve bottomless brunch $20 or $30 for wine/beer/sangria too.  https://www.themalthousevillage.com/

Red Lion: Dive Bar/ Music. 151 Bleecker @ Thompson; Have live music nightly at 7pm on until close. HH is M-F 3-8pm;  Bands are often metal; Mainly a sports bar during the day; Food served; Smaller place with lots of regulars. Usually a cover after 7pm. http://redlionnyc.com/

Bitter End: Rock Music. 147 Bleecker @ LaGuardia; City’s oldest Rock venue; Small in size- intimate; Not as popular as it once was; Website has their schedule; Pre-game next door at the Peculiar Pub.  Open daily. Music starts at 7pm.  Has daily $5 drink specials. http://www.bitterend.com/

Peculiar Pub: College Bar. 145 Bleecker @ LaGuardia; 350 bottled beers;  27 beers on draft; Large space. One of the better Bleecker St bars. College crowd;  Popular place to drink heavily. Friendly service and truly a beer drinker’s heaven. Most bottles $5-$7 with some specials.  Opens 2pm weekends.  http://www.peculierpub.com/#/

GMT Tavern: British Pub. 145 Bleecker @ LaGuardia; Opens 11am daily; 30s+ crowd;  HH is M-F 4-7pm with beer/wine $6/$7. They feature a full English breakfast; Also a Sunday Roast; Large brunch menu; Amazing beer list including Carlsberg (my fav) on tap for $8. Beautiful interior.   http://www.gmtnyc.com/

Josie Woods Pub: Pub/ Dive Bar. 11 Waverly Pl @ Mercer; Quieter place with lots of space and a couple pool tables; Lots of bar food options and solid service; HH is M-F 4-8pm with beer in the $4 range!  Normal pricing is just $7 a pint or pinot grigio;  Fish & Chips their specialty.  https://josiewoodsnyc.com/

Bleecker Street Bar: Sports Dive Bar. 56 Bleecker @ Crosby; 11:30-8pm Happy Hour everyday – $5.00 22 ounce drafts and well for $5 too; Wine $6.  Tons of TVs; Lots of pool tables; 3 Dart boards; Clean and cool setting; Excellent bar to relax or party hard at night. Good Juke. Mid 20s-30s.   http://www.bleeckerstreetbarnyc.com/

Swift Hibernian: Irish Pub. 34 E 4th @ Layfayette-3rd; Cooper Square; Puck Fair group. Awesome Irish pub. Fun place. Top After work place; Large space with good singles scene & huge beer selection. Friendly staff.  20 OZ pints – $7-$8. This bar is just cool. Great whiskey selection; Bartender – top notch. Massive drink menu. Opens at noon. Smoked Salmon. https://www.swiftnycbar.com/

Von: Wine/ Beer Bar. 3 Bleecker @ Bowery; High end yet affordable wine and beers from Europe; Village crowd; Not pretentious; Ideal date spot or starter bar; Happy hour has great deals M-F 5-7pm;  Two levels;  DJ on weekends. Opens 4pm daily. Can book private rooms – great choice. https://www.vonbar.com/

310 Bowery Bar: Lounge. 310 Bowery @ Houston-2nd St; Hip, rustic ‘scene’ that’s more upscale than most in the area. After class/ after work crowd. Cocktails $14, wine $12, Beer $8. M-F, ½ price select items. They do have good pizza and a good Bloody. http://www.310bowery.nyc/

Slainte: Irish Pub / Sports Bar. 304 Bowery @ Bleecker-Houston; Party and watch game; Laid back for the area; Tradition pub feel; Great Grub; HH is $5 wine, select beers 4-7pm M-F.  Normal: wine $10, beer $7. Excellent beer selection; Known for sweet potato fries.  They pour a great Guinness. Draft beers are excellent. Open noon daily. http://slaintenyc.com/

Tom & Jerry’s:  Bar. 288 Elizabeth St @ Houston-Bleecker; GB Packers Bar;  Not too divey, not too fancy; Cool vibes and good service. Opens noon daily. There are drink specials but no website to check. Formally the 288 bar.  https://www.yelp.com/biz/tom-and-jerrys-new-york