Looking for the coolest bars to hit in downtown New York City? We’ve got you covered! Check out some of our favorites below:
Located in trendy NoHo, this sophisticated cocktail den from partners David Rabin (JIMMY, American Bar, SONA, Veranda, The Lamb’s Club, Lotus, Double 7), Maneesh Goyal (SONA, Pineapple Co.), Michael McIlroy (Attaboy), and Sam Ross (Attaboy) has a guest list that includes names like Cara Delevingne, Anna Taylor-Joy, Sienna Miller, Nicky Hilton, Emily Ratajkowski, Mark Ronson, Kid Cudi, Heather Graham, Sophie Turner, among others.
With no surprise, the bar features a martini menu including Martinis with a caviar bump, Blue Negronis, and champagne cocktails. For snacks, don’t miss out on the caviar service or raw bar.
This dog-friendly, unpretentious Lower East Side bar is known for its casual meets country atmosphere, good looking staff, and chill downtown New York City vibes. This is the place to be to grab a beer and admire the wood-paneled walls while chilling on the vintage red vinyl bar stools. If you are a famous person who just wants to feel normal, this is the place for you.
New West Village hotspot Saint Theo’s opened this summer and transports guests to Venice’s annual Festa del Redentore. The whimsical idea was brought to life by restauranteurs Robert Goldman and Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, who focus on a menu inspired by Italian coastal cities. Dine on fresh seafood, house-made pasta, and small plates like Polpette, Tramezzino, and Baccalà Mantecato. Head behind the velvet curtain to get a taste of Venice Bar, 20 seats decked out in crimson, mirror, and Italian touches. The menu spans from wines, amaros, and vermouths to classics like Negronis and Spritzes.
Founded by Harrison Snow and Jake Hodas, Lullaby is an inclusive cocktail bar with creative, quality drinks that focuses on service and hospitality. Snow and Hodas partnered with Boston bartending legend Brother Cleve to create a space that people are drawn to. The straightforward cocktails (The Whiskey Drink, The Vodka Drink, or The Rum Drink) are delightful, and Lullaby has partnered with Grain de Sail Wines, becoming the first and only bar in New York City to exclusively carry organic and biodynamic wines that were transported via cargo sailboat.
The second outpost of well-loved cocktail bar Apotheke, the NoMad location boosts a rooftop terrace and penthouse lounge on the 11th floor, as well as a stunning speakeasy complete with low lighting, plush seating and a beautiful marble bar. Cocktails are “Farm to Glass”, created by Mixology and Culinary Arts Director, Nicolas O’Connor.
With seasonal events like the immersive Coctelería de los Muertos experience in partnership with up-and-coming set designer, Michael Harbeck, The Garret Coctelería is known for its chill vibes and great drinks. Don’t miss the annual Pan Latin inspired pop-up celebrating the holiday season with mezcal cabins, speciality cocktails including boozy hot chocolate and holiday vibes.
The Standard Grill
The Standard Grill at The Standard, High Line in Chelsea has always been a classic Meatpacking District hangout, and now you can hit The Bloody Mary Bar, garnishing your own Bloody Mary with a variety of fun garnishes: horseradish, candied bacon, celery, fresh shrimp, and more. The Bloody Mary Bar is available Mondays, from 11 am-4 pm at the Grill Café & Outdoor Café.
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