- In the city that never sleeps, a.k.a New York, you’ll find a staggering number of bars, pubs and drinking emporia of all shapes and sizes. To help find some of the best ones, we asked for your help over on our Hostelworld.com Facebook page, with the best answers winning a free Hostelworld.com Gold Card worth $10. Here’s what you told us...
The Slaughtered Lamb
Randy Stift says:
The Slaughtered Lamb.... got to experience the bar inspired by the classic "An American Werewolf in London" complete with life size statue of a girl getting bit by a werewolf and a dungeon!
This quirky bar was inspired by the pub featured in the movie ‘An American Werewolf in London’ and has the creepy decor to prove it. Here you’ll find ‘The Dungeon’ but instead of manacles and cells, it holds a pool table and a dart board. There’s also the ‘Werewolf Lounge’, a cosy drinking area complete with a fire. Lots of beer features on the menu here, including Guinness, Newcastle Brown Ale, Becks and much more.
Location: 182 West 4th Street, Between 6th & 7th Aves, Greenwich Village.
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm-1am, Fri-Sat 12pm-4am.
Russian Vodka Room
Jessica Baron says:
The Russian Vodka Room. Homemade apple ginger vodka by the carafe!
Open since 1997, the Russian Vodka Room is well-known for its selection of - you guessed it - vodkas. 53 different varieties of vodka can be sample here, along with a colourful array of cocktails including martinis and many others. A great selection of Russian foods is also offered here, great for soaking up all that vodka!
Location: 265 W 52 Street, Between 7th & 8th Aves, Midtown.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-12am, Fri-Sun 4pm-4am.
Rafael Rech says:
CHEAP SHOTS, 140 1st avenue @ 9th st (East Village) The name says everything, doesn’t it?
Cheap Shots offers, as its name suggests, a wide variety of cheap shots. The bargains don’t end with the shots though, as during the daily Happy Hour you’ll find great drinks offers on beer and pitchers too. With its rough and ready graffitied walls, this dive bar is well-loved and often packed full of drinkers. And if you’re lucky enough to be there on your birthday, you get to drink for free!
Location: 140 1st Ave, Between 9th Street & St. Mark’s Place, East Village.
Opening hours: Daily 12pm-4am.
Emily Perry says:
Definetely Connolly's! Dancing with an Irishman :)
Wendy Grayson says:
Connolly's w45th St
This popular spot is one of 4 different Connolly’s locations in Midtown. A family-owned and run affair, it’s an Irish bar and restaurant. Lots of food is served at Connolly’s, alongside a great selection of different drinks. Live music can often be enjoyed here too.
Location: 121 West 45th Street, Between 6th & 7th Aves, Midtown.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-4am, Sun 12pm-4am.
Diana Troncoso says:
Mamajuana's cafe, it's located in Washington Heights and their drinks are dangerously good!
MamaJuana’s is a both a restaurant and wine bar serving up top-notch Latino cuisine and offering a huge variety of drinks. Not only will you find a large number of red, white and sparkling wines here, you’ll also get the chance to try out the house sangria along with other exotic cocktails. On Monday to Friday from 5pm to 10pm, you can take advantage of the 2 for 1 drinks offer, with other specials also available. Live Flamenco, jazz, Hookah nights, DJs and more are some of the entertainment you can enjoy at MamaJuana’s two plush bar areas.
Location: 247 Dyckman Street, Between Seaman & Payson Street, Washington Heights.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-12am, Sun 11am-3pm & 5pm-12am..
Joel Silver says:
Deacon Brodies- 46th and 9th Ave
This homey pub sees an eclectic crowd and is located near Port Authority on 46th Street’s ‘Restaurant Row’. Beers on tap here include Guinness, Smithwicks and more and thanks to the Guest Bartending programme, punters can have a go at pulling their own pints. A selection of tasty cocktails are also available.
Location: 370 W 46th Street, Between 8th & 9th Aves, Midtown.
Opening hours: Daily 5pm-4am.
Scott Wilsher says:
Tao on E 58th!
Tao is probably most well-known as one of the city’s most popular Asian restaurants, and it’s often visited by well-known faces. However, Tao also has 2 full-service bar areas where you can enjoy a wide variety of different drinks.
Location: 42 E 58th Street, Between Park Ave & Madison Ave, Midtown.
Opening hours: Mon-Tues 11.30am-12am, Wed-Fri 11.30am-1am, Sat 5pm-1am, Sun 5pm-12am.
Andrea Harris says:
Funnily enough, Bar 89 is probably most well-known for its unusual bathrooms – they’re unisex and the stall doors are transparent until they’re locked when they turn opaque. That’s not all that’s interesting about this popular spot though, what with its chic interior and the great selection of drinks and snacks offered. One of the favourite drinks here is the bar’s chocolate martini.
Location: 89 Mercer Street, Between Spring and Broome, NoLita/SoHo.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm & 6pm-11.30pm, Sat 6pm-11.30pm, Sun 12pm-3pm & 6.30pm-11pm.
David Baguet says:
With around 12 beers on tap, 8 flatscreen TVs and lots of food, this bar is popular with a youngish crowd. Along with the beers, you’ll also find numerous cocktails and a great selection of wines on the well-stocked drinks menu. DJs provide the music here on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Happy Hour at the Rogue lasts from 5pm to 8pm on Monday to Friday.
Location: 757 6th Ave, 6th Ave & 25th Street, Chelsea.
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 11am-2am, Thurs-Sat 11am-4am, Sun 11am-2am.