Top 10 Bars Near the Empire State Building in New York City

Top 10 Bars Near the Empire State Building in New York City

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The Empire State Building is one of the most iconic structures to have been constructed in America. Standing at close to 1500 feet tall it can be seen from nearly anywhere in the city as it flashes its ever-changing nightly light colors. Attracting tourists from all over the world, it’s no wonder why many bars and clubs have positioned their venue nearby. We’ve created this list of recommended bars within walking distance of the Empire State Building to solve any trivial “where to drink” questions that might arise after your ride to the top.

1. Legends

Sports Bar

6 W 33rd St
New York, NY 10001

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Legends features all iconic figures that have added to NYC’s legendary status. Primarily a sports hub for international soccer, this bar also turns on its screens for football, basketball and any other major sports games worth watching.

2. Monarch Rooftop

Cocktail Rooftop Lounge

71 W 35th St
New York, NY 10018

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With a direct view of the Empire State Building you can reflect on your recent visit while sipping on a craft cocktail. Lounge indoors or outdoors as you take in breath-taking urban views in a comfortable, upscale setting.

3. Rattle N Hum

Irish Bar

14 E 33rd St
New York, NY 10016

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$10 beer flights and a rotating draft list keep patrons coming back to this Irish pub. If you like your beer selection large in a vibrant setting, this is your go-to post(or pre)-ESB bar.

4. Vu Rooftop Bar

Rooftop Bar

17 W 32nd St
New York, NY 10001

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Unpretentious, relaxed yet sophisticated is how we’d describe this rooftop bar located within the La Quinta Inn. Heated year-round, you’ll find yourself comfortable as you take in rooftop views of the Empire State Building.

5. The Archive

Cocktail Bar

12 E 36th St
New York, NY 10016

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Live music Wednesday & drink specials every night make this short walk from the Empire State worth it. This small, yet cozy bar is tucked away across the street from The Ginger Man and is known for their speciality cocktails.

6. The Ginger Man

Brewery, Pub

11 E 36th St
New York, NY 10016

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This national chain has a reputation for their vast and ever-changing draft/bottle beer selection. Walk to the back and you’ll find a library-like lounge area perfect for small talk and sipping on craft beer.

7. 5 Bar Karaoke Lounge

Karaoke Bar

38 W 32nd St
New York, NY 10001

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It wouldn’t be a trip to NYC without a group Karaoke outing. Prepare yourself for a high-tech, energetic experience with crazy-good customer service; this location is great for larger groups.

8. Jack Demsey’s

Sports Bar

36 W 33rd St
New York, NY 10001

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Relaxed bar in front with flat screens, restaurant in back and the added bonus of a basement pool room creates multiple environments to sit back and enjoy your favorite game.

9. The Liberty

Cocktail Bar

29 W 35th St
New York, NY 10001

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The Liberty is a great post-Empire State Building cocktail lounge to check out if you’re looking to extend the iconic American experience. The theme of this bar is old-New York inspired, influenced by their decor and cocktail selection.

10. Arabesque

Moroccan Restaurant & Bar

4 E 36th St
New York, NY 10016

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Spice things up with authentic Mediterranean food and drinks in this comfortable, culturally decorated restaurant & bar.

 

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