Top Bars to Visit in New York City

Posted November 27, 2015 NYC-BAR

The Shakespeare

At the Shakespeare, British classics are not shy, terrine laced with liver and bacon, luxury scotch eggs and well salted pork are all things that can be expected to be seen on the tapas menu. Alongside gourmet bar snacks, the array of ales and beers is exceptional. With pints of cask ale clinking at the humming bar, in the dining room and across the hall, this venue is a perfect place to enjoy a drink.


This hip bar specialises in pairing decadent chocolate desserts with fine wines. With the perfect balance between fragrant wines coupled with a variety of chocolate desserts, it makes a great alternative bar to enjoy an evening of sweet treats and a drink.

The Half Pint

A collegiate crowd bellies up to the antique pine bar to drink from a vast beer list & some pub grub. The Half Pint is situated on the corner of Thompson Street, it proudly offers over 200 types of beer including 24 choices on tap. Alongside the incredible range of beers, the impressive array of wines and single malt whiskies offer you a great amount of choice.

Ten Degrees Bar

With an amazing exposed brickwall interior this bar is an atmospheric hang out perfect for lounging and enjoying a great range of drinks over candlelight. This Petite St. Marks Place wine bar offer a variety of vinos paired with small plates. At the central U-shaped bar, taps dispense Six Point Sweet Action and Brooklyn Lager whilst on the dark wood shelves, bottles of top shelf liquor share space with Spanish and domestic wines.

The Press Lounge

This bar is the type of place where you can lounge hours of the afternoon away, enjoying the incredible sunset bordered around the skyline of New York City. On the roof of the Ink48 Hotel, this swanky bar features 360 degree city views, which create the perfect backdrop to a perfect evening.

Gallow Green

This rooftop bar is placed on top of the McKittrick Hotel, and is absolutely breathtaking. The wooden tables, fairy lights and fire pit help create a beautiful scenic evening. Most of the cocktails are inspired by the show ‘Sleep No More,’ which is held throughout the hotel underneath. It is a perfect oasis for a preshow drink or something to calm your adrenaline pumped experience.


The Goldbar is an uber-exclusive bar that is lavished with all things gold; gold curtains, gold skulls, gold ceilings, gold, gold, gold! Without stopping there, the Goldbar has even made sure that the crystal chandeliers add more of the wow factor. The Gatsby-esque atmosphere is there to make you feel like royalty, with unique drinks and outstanding service; this truly makes a special evening.

Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

Part art gallery, part living room, this vino-focused space is decked out with high ceilings and cosy sofas perfect for lounging. Its wines have been handpicked by world class sommeliers, so it’s not just about the interior, but more importantly the wine!

The Bonnie

Two bars (in the front and back) mean twice the fun! With hanging plants and exposed brick on the inside, the bar spills into a relaxed outdoor garden. The fun does not stop there, the cocktails on offer are taste tingling and cleverly created to ensure the drinks cater to your needs whether it is sweet or sour, spicy or mild, they have it all.

The Upsider

With a large quartz bar, bright-blue accents, leather bar stools and plenty of light, this 60s inspired bar is drinking venue gold. Bartenders serve up creative cocktails like the Hanky Panky (gin, Carpano Antica and Fernet Branca) to an after-work crowd. This truly is a unique place and has the cocktails to match.

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