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Best Bars in New York

Whether you're looking to mingle with your best friends or total strangers, we've listed the top bars in NY where you're guaranteed to have a total blast!  Explore the best bars New York has to offer, where you can order affordable brews until closing time.

Bar 13

New York's Premier Party Destination!

A three-level bar/lounge/nightclub in New York's historic Union Square, Bar 13 is one of the go-to party destinations in the big city.  The wildly popular venue is known for its great rooftop bar and one of the best Happy Hours you'll ever find!  Order 2-for-1 drink specials every night!


Pull up a seat at the fancy, James Bond style martini lounge or show off your dancing skills on one of two awesome dance floors, while the internationally known DJ's mix up the latest in house and techno music.  Plus, the sound systems are top-of-the-line!  If you're interested in planning a party at one of the top New York bars, Bar 13 accommodates all types of events, of all sizes.

Blind Tiger

One of the Best Beer Bars in New York!

One of New York's best beer bars, the Blind Tiger is one of the go-to destinations in the Big Apple.  Choose from an extensive beer selection, with a tap that focuses on classic American brews.  You'll even find a nice selection of wines.


Food is served every day from 11:30 A.M. to 2 A.M., so Blind Tiger is the perfect place to grab some late night munchies.  Brunch is served every Sunday from 11:30 A.M. to 3 P.M.  Happy Hour is every Monday through Friday, from 11:30 A.M. to 8 P.M.  Get $1.00 off draught beer, cask ale, wine, prosecco, and mead!


Enjoy Authentic Southern BBQ in NY!

Choose from 70 different beers (including 12 drafts) at Bobbique in New York!  The Zagat-rated restaurant/bar was inspired by the sumptuous cuisine of Memphis, Tennessee.  Straying away from your typical bar foods like nachos and quesadillas, the menu focuses on authentic Southern barbecue, prepared by an award-winning chef.  Feast on such mouth-watering items as St. Louis-style ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and barbecued salmon and shrimp.


While you enjoy your top-quality food and beverages, you can indulge the sounds of talented blues artists.  Check out the website for the upcoming concert schedule.  If you're planning a birthday, communion, graduation, bridal shower, bar mitzvah, or any other fun special event; Bobbique also offers great catering services.

Bronx Ale House

Order Some of the Best Microbrews in NY!

Boasting an eclectic beer collection and wonderful rotating cast of American microbrews, the Bronx Ale House is one of the best bars NY has to offer.  Snack on free popcorn as you enjoy one of the delicious brews.  Or try one of the delicious menu items, including home-made brisket and mouth-watering Ale House Burgers.


Stop by Monday evening for "Can Night," when you'll get to taste some of the finest artisan brews.  On weekends, the bar offers a prix fixe beer brunch, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.  The bartenders are very friendly and will always provide you with exceptional service.  A bar crawl through New York is not complete without a trip to this celebrated NY watering hole!

Domaine Wine Bar

Great Wines and Live Jazz Music!

Nominated for "Best Wine Bar" in Time Out New York, the Domaine Wine Bar is conveniently located only a stop away from Grand Central Station.  The bar is a frequent stop for local residents looking to grab a premium glass of wine on the way home.  It's also a popular destination for people to enjoy wine after browsing through one of the great local art galleries.


On the menu you'll find a list of 40 wines by the glass from many different countries; accompanied by a cheese selection from Artisanal, fresh local oysters, and charcuterie.  The decor possesses an authentic Parisian style, carried out in its antique fixtures and furniture.  On most nights, you can stop by and listen to live jazz music from talented local musicians.  Domaine is open 7 days a week after 5:30 P.M.

Dugout Pub and Grill

Good Food, Good Friends, and Good Times!

Enjoy good times every day of the week at the Dugout Pub and Grill in NY!  Open 11 A.M. to 4 A.M. everyday, the bar is a go-to spot for sports fans and lovers of great food and affordable drinks.


Happy Hour is every weekday, from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.--offering half-priced drinks, as well as 25-cent wings and shrimp from 4-7 P.M.  Stop by for Beer Pong every Wednesday at 9 P.M., and compete for prizes of up to $200.00!  The bar's live entertainment includes talented local bands from Staten Island and around the Jersey Shore.  Throw your next party or gathering at one of the best bars in NY by choosing one of the Dugout's awesome party packages!

Gleeson's Sports Bar & Grill

One of the Coolest NY Sports Bars!

As one of New York's premium hot spots; Gleeson's Sports Bar & Grill is perfect for enjoying good brews and good food, while rooting for your favorite sports teams on one of the eight flat screen televisions.  The menu contains pub favorites like buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, potato skins, chicken fingers, jalapeno poppers, and popcorn shrimp.  If you're in the mood for something healthier, you can also choose from a selection of salads. 


On certain nights you'll be treated to pulse-pounding tunes from the bar's live DJ's.  Check the website regularly for weekly specials, including Happy Hour specials and ladies' nights.

Joyce's Tavern

One of the Great Irish Pubs in New York!

Established in 1966, Joyce's Tavern is a family owned and operated bar in NY that serves as a popular meeting spot for many neighborhood locals.  Within the traditional Irish pub you can order such specialties as Irish nachos, cottage pie, corned beef platters, burgers, beef stew, and prime rib. 


The outdoor patio is open for lunch, dinner, and drinks.  A private party room is available for special events of all types.  On Tuesday nights, you can enjoy performances from some of the finest bands in the area.  If you need any more information, call 718-948-9699 or shoot an e-mail to

Last Exit Bar and Lounge

A Casual, Laid Back Bar with a Great Trivia Night!

An old school New York bar with a casual, laid-back atmosphere; Last Exit Bar and Lounge is the perfect place to kick back and have a blast on a Saturday night... or any night.  The diverse crowd consists of old-school locals, 20-30-somethings, intellectuals, artists, party people, and others.  Plus, the bartenders are some of the friendliest people you'll ever find!


Happy Hour is every Monday through Friday, from 4-7 P.M.  On the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month, you can test your wits during Last Exit's fun-filled Pub Quiz--one of the longest running trivia nights in all of NYC!  The bar is open everyday from 4 P.M. to 4 A.M.

McSorley's Old Ale House

The Oldest Continuously Operating Bar in the U.S.!

As America's oldest, continuously operating bar; McSorley's Old Ale House carries a long and textured history.  Established in 1854, the bar began as an Irish working man's saloon.  With its sawdust-strewn floor, the owners do very little to hide the fact that the place has been in operation for over 150 years.  The walls are decorated with all sorts of awesome and entertaining knickknacks.


McSorley's doesn't attempt to be a super-trendy NY hangout.  As a matter of fact, the drink selection consists of two choices:  light or dark beer.  Both beers are brewed in-house.  McSorley's is a must-see place to for anyone looking to explore the best bars in NY.  No matter what happens, you are guaranteed to leave with a story to tell!

Saints & Sinners

Some of the Best Irish Food in NY!

A much-visited Irish bar and grill in NY, Saints & Sinners is the quintessential place to enjoy delicious Irish food, accompanied by the perfect pint of Guinness.  Sit at the bar or by a roaring fireplace as you order such delicious items as burgers, baby back ribs, Mac and Cheese, fried pickles, and black pudding.  Also available are excellent cocktails and a nice array of seasonal beers.  Plus, the drinks are not outrageously priced!


Offering a wide variety of live entertainment, the bar showcases live bands almost every weekend.  Other cool events include Quiz Nights and Ladies' Nights.  For a rip-roaring good time on a Saturday night, do not pass up a chance to visit one of the top NY bars!

Scotland Yard Pub

Delicious Food and a Friendly Atmosphere!

One of the best bars in New York, Scotland Yard boasts a special ambiance and charm, where customers can feel free to relax and enjoy themselves.  The traditional English pub is staffed with friendly, welcoming bartenders who are guaranteed to make you feel right at home.


Scrumptious menu items include wood burning oven pizzas, delicious sandwiches, and the famous "dragon wings" (a unique spin on the traditional Buffalo wings)!  Food is served every weekday, from 5 to 10:30 P.M., and from 6-11 P.M. on Saturdays.  On certain evenings you can live music, karaoke, or trivia nights!  If you're planning on hosting a party; Scotland Yard is a perfect venue for birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, or other fun special events.


An Old-Fashioned NY Pub with 16 Beers on Tap!

A fun, old-fashioned neighborhood pub with 16 of the world's finest beers on tap, Susie's offers a taste for every palate.  The bar is not fancy, yet it's not a dive.  It simply stands on its own two feet as one of the coolest bars in New York!


The bar is open from 6 P.M. to 4 A.M. daily, and you can enjoy a drink on the outdoor patio during the warmer months.  Order $3.00 and $4.00 pints during Happy Hour, everyday from 6-9 P.M.  Test your knowledge of random subjects and earn cool prizes during Trivia Nights on Tuesdays at 9 P.M.  Susie's is conveniently located near many of Albany's great shopping and dining attractions.

Sweet Afton

A Bar for All Seasons!

Serving superior beverages and locally sourced food, Sweet Afton is a bar for all seasons.  With its exposed brick and reclaimed wooden interior, the bar perfectly shields you from the cold during the winter months.  And with a back garden and open front windows, it's also great during the spring and summer months.


Sweet Afton has received rave reviews from New York Magazine and Time Out New York.  Food is served until 1 A.M. each day, and brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  If you're taking the subway, the bar is conveniently located only three blocks away from the 30th Avenue Station in Astoria.

The Irish Times Pub

One of the Most Fun Bars in NY!

A classic Irish pub in New York, Irish Times has been serving some of the finest food and beverages since 2000.  Enjoy one of many delicious items off the menu, as you watch the game on one of the 20 large screen TV's!  If you need to grab some fresh air, there's even an outdoor heated patio bar!


Every Wednesday is Wing Night!  Enjoy all-you-can-eat wings for $15.00!  On Fridays during Happy Hour (3-7 P.M.), you'll be treated to live music.  Later that night, you can tear up the dance floor as the late night DJ cranks up some happening tunes.  If you're visiting Long Island, the bar is conveniently located only minutes from Islip MacArthur Airport and several hotels in the area.

Union Hall

A Great Bar, Restaurant, and Live Music Venue in NY!

A 5,000-square-foot bar, restaurant, and live music venue in New York; Union Hall is one of the most raved-about nightlife spots in the state.  The unique venue was converted from a warehouse and now includes cozy firesides, a library, two indoor bocce courts, outdoor garden seating, and a downstairs bar/music venue.


Check the website regularly to keep updated on the live music schedule.  Advanced online ticket purchasing is available.  Since Union Hall is a perfect place to host a large group gathering, you can book a private party in the main bar.  The space accommodates 25-30 people and you'll be able to rent the space for up to 3 hours.