Nightlife

Back Room

One of two NYC speakeasies that operated during Prohibition and is still open today. Accessible via a hidden entrance, cocktails are served in teacups just like they were in the 1920s. Su 7:30 pm-2:00 am, M-W 7:30 pm-2:30am, Th 7:30 pm-3:00 am, F & Sa 7:30 pm-4:00 am. $$

Baker Street

This Irish sports bar is the same one Tom Cruise manned in the movie Cocktail (1988) and is named after Sherlock Holmes' place of residence. Menu items include Irish food like Bangers n' Mash and Shepherds Pie, in addition to traditional American bar fare such as burgers, sandwiches and finger-licking appetizers. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$

Banzarbar

This hidden, elegant, 20-seat Bowery cocktail bar is hidden behind a blue door in Freemans Alley and is perched on the second floor of the space housing Freemans Restaurant. 

Bar '21'

A new addition to one of New York’s most legendary restaurants, the ’21’ Club, this retro-glam watering hole serves signature cocktails (Lavender-Lime Rickey, Gin and Cyn) and pulls artisanal draft beers from Brooklyn, Dublin, San Francisco and Munich. Bar bites include mini versions of the restaurant’s famed burger. M-F noon-close, Sa 5 pm-close. $$$

Bar 54

Located 54 floors above street level, this indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge is the city’s highest, mixing craft cocktails with impeccable skyline views. Su-W 4 pm-1 am, Th-Sa 4 pm-2 am. $$$

Bar Gonzo

An eclectic food menu—chicken livers with black pepper mayo; fried green bananas; Carolina white shrimp on a stick—in a 70's-themed lounge with a raw bar, a list of housemade specialty cocktails and burlesque performances. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 

Bar Moga

This cheeky Greenwich Village cocktail lounge offers a wide variety of Japanese spirits and specialty plates, in a space designed to model a 1920's, Taisho-era jazz bar. 

Bar Next Door at La Lanterna di Vittorio

A romantic spot offering a private bar, a lengthy menu of Italian food specialties and live jazz nightly. 

Bar Pleiades

Coco Chanel is this luxe 40-seat lounge’s muse, where seasonal cocktails complement the bar food taken from the seasonal menu of the adjacent Café Boulud. Su-Th noon-midnight, F & Sa noon-1:00 am. $$

Bar Sardine

A corner bar with a casual air that serves up creative, modern cocktails (black pepper grasshopper: Kringle Cream liqueur, cacao, Wondermint, almond milk, black pepper) alongside fresh oysters and seasonal small plates (cod fritters with lemon-mayo; Arctic char tartare with avocado and "everything" pretzels) amid a vaguely vintage decor. Wed-Sat noon-2 a.m., Sun-Tues noon-midnight; $

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