Lower Manhattan’s Tribeca is quickly becoming Manhattan’s most desired neighborhood due to its influence in the film and events industry. Best known for its yearly film festival (TriBeCa Film Festival), its prime shopping, dining and central location within the lower Manhattan communities–this makes it a must-visit for anyone traveling through the city. Aside from its influence in film and its prime apartment living for young creatives it has its fair share of bars worth having a drink in too. Below is a list of bars we recommend checking out if you’re in the area.
–1. Brandy Library
Where: 25 North Moore Street, New York, New York
Brandy Library is the place to go for a selection of Japanese whiskey and rare Cognacs most other bars don’t stock. One of the most unique aspects of this bar is that it offers free classes to the public. Everyone from casual drinkers to Connoisseurs can benefit from classes covering all things alcohol. Official Website
–2. Tribeca Tavern
Where: 247 West Broadway, New York, New York
Tribeca Tavern boasts a selection of 18 beers on tap and 75 bottled beers. With many choices in Single malts and wine, the bar attracts a regular crowd made up of locals and tourists. Menu items include thin-crust pizza for one and huge, juicy burgers. The bar’s pool table attracts a large after-work crowd. Official Website
–3. Macao Trading Co.
Where: 311 Church Street, New York, New York
Macao Trading Co. is a high end bar with a cozy interior that includes a catwalk balcony and rotating fans on the ceiling. A separate lounge boasts a Chinese erotica décor. Both Portuguese and Chinese dishes make up the food menu. Official Website
–4. Mudville 9
Where: 126 Chambers Street, New York, New York
Mudville 9 is a tap house known for having more than 150 craft beers on their drinks menu along with an extensive list of bottled beers. Every week they switch up their tap beers, making it a hotspot with locals. The bar even sells growlers of their tap beers for patrons to take home. Happy hour boasts its own food menu and the bar also has a pre-fix menu. Though they have an adequate food menu they are best known for their selection of chicken wings. Its Wing Ding special lets patrons pay a fixed price for as many wings and fries as they can eat in two hours. Beers are also included in the Wing Ding special.
–5. Terroir Tribeca
Where: 24 Harrison Street, New York, New York
Terroir Tribeca attracts young, hip locals who come in for a fresh glass of wine and small plate of snacks that pair perfectly with the wine. Unlike some wine bars, this one has a daily happy hour where all glasses are half price. Official Website
–6. Manhattan Proper
Where: 6 Murray Street, New York, New York
Manhattan Proper is one of the few upscale sports bars in the city. Its black and white décor lends to it an air of sophistication not often seen in sports bars. The only colorful spots in the bar are its many big screen TVs where locals gather to watch major league sports games. Open for lunch and dinner, weekends also bring a brunch session which includes appropriate cocktails. Official Website
–7. Smith and Mills
Where: 71 North Moore Street, New York, New York
Smith and Mills is an upscale establishment serving high end cocktails and small plates of food. Every day the bar serves brunch, lunch and dinner. It also attracts a late night crowd that wants to end their day with a fresh drink and some quick bites. Official Website
–8. Tiny’s And The Bar Upstairs
Where: 135 West Broadway, New York, New York
Tiny’s And The Bar Upstairs is as unique as its name. It has two bars, one on the bottom floor and one above it. With bar tops made of marble, it is a charming place for a drink. The wide selection of cocktails, wine and beer pairs well with the lunch and dinner menu choices. Brunch, and a special Sunday night menu, round out this eclectic bar’s offerings. Official Website
Where: 249 West Broadway, New York, New York
Anotheroom is the sister bar of the city’s The Room and Otheroom. The drink menu includes seasonal and domestic beers as well as Eurobrews. Its velvet covered benches make it a relaxing place for a beer or wine.
–10. Nancy Whiskey Pub
Where: 1 Lispenard Street at West Broadway, New York, New York
Nancy Whiskey Pub mainly attracts the after-work crowd, though the bar opens for business at 9am. Though happy hour is only Monday through Thursday the bar can get rather crowded on the weekends too. Official Website