Bars in NYC | NYC Bars

Bars in NYC | NYC Bars
Whatever your taste, you're sure to find a bar that appeals to you!

Whatever your taste, you're sure to find a bar that appeals to you!

Bars in NYC - NYC Bars

Are you looking for the best NYC bars? Well, look no further! Here at NYCTourist you'll learn everything you need to know about the trendiest, quirkiest, and coolest bars in NYC. You'll have the chance to preview everything from hip piano bars in Brooklyn to eccentric hole-in-the-wall bars in Manhattan. You'll get to check out NYC bars with live music and NYC bars with specialty cocktails. You might narrow your search to NYC bars with good atmosphere or NYC bars with cheap drinks. Whatever your taste, you're sure to find a bar that appeals to you!

So: where to begin? How about with The Rum House, an upscale bar in NYC that features live music, high-end drinks, and eclectic nautical decor! This cool NYC bar is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail before or after a Broadway show.

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Glass Bar NYC, offers signature NY cocktails, a cool contemporary setting.

Glass Bar NYC, offers signature NY cocktails, a cool contemporary setting.

NYC Hotels with Bar On Site - Best NYC Hotel Bars

Many of the best hotels in NYC feature bars on site. Why deal with the hassle of catching a cab when you can enjoy great drinks and a lively bar atmosphere right at your own hotel? Don't go to the bar; bring the bar to you!

  • Hotel Indigo NYC: Hotel Indigo NYC is the perfect choice for those looking to enjoy NYC nightlife. The on-site bar, Glass Bar NYC, offers signature NY cocktails, a cool contemporary setting, and breathtaking Manhattan views, while the hotel itself boasts an on-site restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and easy access to Manhattan's best bars and attractions.
  • The Surrey NYC: One of the best luxury hotels in NYC, The Surrey NYC boasts 4.5-star luxury accommodations, an excellent on-site restaurant, and a world-renowned spa, as well as a private roof garden with breathtaking views of Central Park. The on-site bar, Bar Pleiades, features a quiet, subdued atmosphere with French doors, quilted walls, and a chic black-and-white lounge interior inspired by fashion icon Coco Chanel.
Terra Blues NYC is a popular NYC bar that features live jazz, blues, and acoustic music

Terra Blues NYC is a popular NYC bar that features live jazz, blues, and acoustic music

NYC Bars with Live Music

Are you a music lover? Are you looking for the best music venues in NYC? If you are, check out these cool NYC bars with live music:

  • Le Poisson Rouge NYC: One of the best places to see live music in NYC, Le Poisson Rouge was founded by musicians on the former site of the Village Gate in Greenwich Village. Since opening, this cool NYC bar has featured performances by artists as diverse as Andrew WK, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Mos Def, Norah Jones, Paul Simon, and They Might Be Giants.
  • Terra Blues NYC: Located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, Terra Blues NYC is a popular NYC bar that features live jazz, blues, and acoustic music from 7pm until the late hours of morning. Many famous performers have graced the stage at Terra Blues, including Little Milton and Edgar Winter. If you arrive before 10pm, the cover charge is only $10.
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1. Barcade Brooklyn

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2. 4th Ave Pub

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3. Bembe NYC

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4. Stonewall Inn

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5. Julius Bar

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6. Carolines on Broadway

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7. Pieces Bar NYC

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8. Rush NYC

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9. Grassroots Tavern

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10. Sapphire Lounge

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11. Sing Sing Karaoke

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McSorleys NYC is the oldest bar in New York City.

McSorleys NYC is the oldest bar in New York City.

Quirky Bars in NYC

There's no shortage of cool, kooky bars in NYC. Two of our favorites are Manhattan Inn Piano Bar NYC and McSorleys NYC.

  • Manhattan Inn Piano Bar: Located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, the brand-new Manhattan Inn Piano Bar features great food, an energetic atmosphere, and live ragtime, boogie-woogie, and rhythm n' blues music. At this kooky bar in NYC, school desks serve as tables, re-purposed doorknobs serve as tap handles, and sugar jars serve as lighting fixtures.
  • McSorleys NYC: Founded in 1854, McSorleys NYC is the oldest bar in New York City. This no-frills, no-nonsense bar features sawdust floors, long wooden communal tables, and antique bar fixtures. Only two varieties of beer are available, McSorleys Dark and McSorleys Light, and you must order two beers at one time (two beers costs a mere $5). This cool bar in NYC must be seen to be believed.
Bar Henry NYC is one of the best wine bars in NYC.

Bar Henry NYC is one of the best wine bars in NYC.

More Cool Bars in NYC - NYC Best Bars

Two more of our favorite NYC bars are Smith & Mills and Bar Henry NYC. The first bar, Smith & Mills, is a trendy, pocket-sized bar in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood where food is served on antique flatware and beer in Mason jars. Occupying a mere 450 square feet, this NY bar is one of the most exclusive in NYC - even more so now that celebrities such as John Cusack have claimed it as a haunt.

If you're looking for a more sophisticated bar experience, try the second bar, Bar Henry NYC. This swanky NY bar is one of the best wine bars in NYC. Unsurpassed in decor, Bar Henry features red velour seating, mahogony tables, Italian marble floors, and shiny copper ceilings. It has received awards from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine Magazine, and Zagat, among others. It's a great place for a first date!

Want more NYC nightlife options? Check out our Entertainment and Nightlife page, which features information on all the best clubs, bars, and cocktail lounges in NY!