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Looking for the best bars in Tribeca? This local has you covered! Now I’m not claiming to be an expert on drinking (because frankly that’s frowned upon and you’ll be labeled an alcoholic quickly) but I’ve been known to dabble.
I enjoy letting my hair down and exploring trendy neighborhoods in New York City, like Tribeca. If I happen to explore with a cocktail in hand and slight buzz… so be it.
Before we begin, I wanted to give a little run down on the popular neighborhood. For starters, the name Tribeca stands for Triangle Below Canal Street. Oh and did I forget to mention its New York City’s most expensive zip code? I’m talking an average income of almost $900,000.
So unless you’re secretly a billionaire, I’m assuming you’re like the rest of us and can only dream of owning property in Tribeca. But I’ve learned that dreaming comes a lot easier when I have a martini to catch my tears.
Which is why I’ve created a list of the best bars in Tribeca, full of everything from trendy and modern spots to tried and true dive bars where you can save some coin. But enough small talk, let’s get into the real reason you’re here.
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Best Tribeca Cocktail Bars
#15. Roxy Bar
Boy oh boy do I love a good hotel restaurant. The Roxy Bar is in the Roxy Hotel but it’d be a successful standalone restaurant too, especially when you consider they’re one of the best bars in Tribeca.
The restaurant has plenty of comfortable seating in a beautiful setting, and after 1PM there’s even a live jazz band. Featuring an industrial but modern decor, to call the Roxy Bar charming would be an understatement.
Plopping down in the comfortable lounge seating ambience you’ll enjoy one of the best bars in Tribeca. It’s easy to sink into the couches and after a few drinks think, I don’t want to get up.
You’ll find a wide array of cocktails, beer and wine as well as a decent food menu. If you get hungry you’ll have the option of seafood, salads or sandwiches as well as upscale bar food like burgers and mac and cheese.
Since this is one of the best bars in Tribeca I encourage making a reservation. The place swells with locals, especially on the weekends and you don’t want to have to wait for a table.
Address: 2 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013
#14. The Hideaway
The Hideaway is one of the best bars in Tribeca if you’re looking to let your hair down after a long day. I don’t know about you, but if I’m looking to unwind the last thing I want is to visit a fancy establishment just to be insecure the whole time.
The Hideaway takes any and all concerns away the instant you walk in the door. You immediately feel like you belong and you can take off the mask and enjoy a drink with a friend.
Crowds are typically at a minimum and the bartenders are helpful and kind without being overbearing. There is a generous menu of quick bites along with a beer and wine list.
The laid back atmosphere along with the dim lights and black and white photos of legends like Jimi Hendrix plastered on the walls makes this unfussy spot one of the best bars in Tribeca.
Address: 185 Duane St A, New York, NY 10013
Shocker shocker, Añejo, a tequila bar makes the list of the best bars in Tribeca, who would’ve guessed?
It’s especially a can’t miss spot if you’re looking for a bottomless brunch in Tribeca. For $55 the table gets 90 minutes of unlimited margaritas, bloody marys, sangrias or mimosas (whole table must participate).
The table also gets unlimited chips and guac and an order of coconut french toast. Everyone in your party can order their own entree and you’re practically guaranteed to leave in a food coma.
And if you’re not a morning person that’s okay too because as one of the best bars in Tribeca the real party at Añejo starts when the sun goes down. Since it’s a tequila bar you know they make a mean margarita, plus there’s a wide array of other Mexican-inspired cocktails.
If you’re looking for the best bars in Tribeca for flights and tastings Añejo delivers. There are a nearly a dozen flights that you can order to expand your palette including mezcal, agave and añejo tequila.
Address: 301 Church St, New York, NY 10013
#12. Belle Reve
For those searching for a fun and easy time consider grabbing drinks at Belle Reve, one of the best bars in Tribeca.
The beautiful interior and lively atmosphere makes for a memorable night, not to mention the music puts the whole crowd in high spirits. A simple glance around the bar will provide ample head bobbing lip-syncing.
Serving delicious cocktails and classic American fare (with modern twists) Belle Reve is one of the best bars in Tribeca. The nachos, tacos and birria sliders are all especially noteworthy.
Since Belle Reve is one of the most popular bars in Tribeca it can get pretty packed and noisy inside. The bar hosts open mic nights, live music and occasionally a burlesque night, so entertainment is never an issue at this Tribeca gem!
And if at any point you get overwhelmed just move to a seat outside. You’ll have plenty of people-watching opportunities and the drinks only stop when you do.
Address: 305 Church St, New York, NY 10013
#11. Greenwich Street Tavern (GST)
If you’re looking for a good time but you’re on a budget I suggest swinging by Greenwich Street Tavern (also known as GST), one of the best bars in Tribeca.
Serving American/Mexican pub food in a sports bar setting the menu is impressive and has something for everyone.
But the real reason I consider this one of the best bars in Tribeca is the generous happy hour they offer! I’m talking Monday through Saturday, most drinks are $2 off. Regardless if you’re looking to unwind with an ice cold beer or a fancy glass of sangria, the happy hour offer is too good to pass up.
My wife is a fan of the white peach sangria and I tend to go with the house beer. Together we end up paying less than $20 for a round of drinks, which is a steal in New York City.
And I have to admit, there is no better feeling than leaving the bar with a buzz and not breaking the bank.
Speaking from experience, GST is one of the best bars in Tribeca to take your wife on a date. And if the big game just so happens to be playing in the background…well let’s just call that luck. 😉
Address: 399 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
#10. Weather Up
Not all bars in Tribeca were created equal and spots like Weather Up serve as a reminder that craft cocktails are a true art form.
This Prohibition-style cocktail lounge is elegant, sleek and downright tasty. The mixologists here have a talent and the proof is in the
The original location in Prospect Heights opened in 2008, but just two short years later the success allowed a second spot to open up. Today New Yorkers can enjoy a well-curated drink at one of the best bars in Tribeca.
Weather Up is one of the best Tribeca bars for those looking for a quality drink and not just a quick buzz. Drinks range around the $20 mark (which unfortunately is standard in NYC) so this is a great spot to start the night before your buzz makes them all start tasting the same.
Address: 159 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
#9. The Odeon
Although the Odeon isn’t technically a bar, I still consider it a great spot for dinner and drinks. Opened in 1980, The Odeon is a longtime neighborhood staple that still attracts consistent crowds.
Their famous red neon sign draws folks in like a magnet, and the tantalizing plates keep them coming back.
Serving French-American fare the restaurant is also responsible for some flavorsome cocktails. The martini at The Odeon is heaven sent and rivals what you’ll find at the best bars in Tribeca.
There’s also a few sophisticated meals perfect for a date, like duck leg confit, a yellowfin tuna burger and steak. All this to say the Odeon is one of the best bars in Tribeca for a dinner date and you’re not going to want to miss out.
Address: 145 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
#8. Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs
Arguably the most adorable bars in Tribeca, Tiny’s is located inside a quaint 1800’s townhouse that’s painted a stark pink. The restaurant is aptly named, considering the place is, well… tiny.
The shoebox size is all part of the charm. The cozy restaurant is warm and inviting, perfect for a first date. Serving a small but diverse menu you can expect items like pan roasted duck, oysters and shrimp fried rice.
You’ll also find a small array of amazing cocktails as well as beer and wine. As one of my favorite bars in Tribeca Tiny’s makes a truffle martini that I crave at least once a month.
I’ll admit the biggest reason Tiny’s is one of the best bars in Tribeca is thanks to its charm. Sometimes all you need is a decent meal, a strong drink and a romantic place to hang out – and it’s safe to say Tiny’s checks all the boxes.
Address: 135 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
I’ve never been to the New Orleans, but that’s okay because I visit 1803 enough to feel like I have. The Cajun-Creole restaurant does not miss its mark, I always leave stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey.
With items like honey chili brussel sprouts, crawfish cakes benedict and buttermilk brine fried chicken (hold on, picking my jaw up off the floor) it’s no wonder 1803 is one of the best bars in Tribeca.
On occasion there’s a live band that gives the spot a French-Quarter vibe, especially if you’re with a lively group of friends and a few drinks in.
There’s a variety of Louisiana inspired cocktails to choose from, my favorite of which is the Gator Bait. Made with Malibu rum, Absolut, blue curacao, lemon and pineapple it’s a bright shade of green and alone gives 1803 a spot as one of the best bars in Tribeca.
Address: 82 Reade St, New York, NY 10007
#6. Smith & Mills
Smith & Mills is not only one of the best bars in Tribeca, it’s one of the most charming. Designed out of an old carriage house the tiny spot is intimate and cozy, perfect for a romantic date night.
Whoever designed the bar should get an award, especially thanks to the bathroom (a weird thing to compliment, but you have to check it out!). The quaint allure is further complimented by the ingenious cocktails.
You’ll find a simple and straightforward drink menu featuring variety of spirits that will leave you wanting to try more. My favorite is the Sancho, which is made with mezcal, cinnamon syrup and fresh lemon juice (yum!).
Reservations are only available for those looking to have dinner and drinks, so if you’re just looking for drinks you’ll have to walk in. Although it’s one of the smallest bars in Tribeca, I’d still say Smith & Mills is a bit of a hidden gem so odds are you’ll be able to get a spot at the bar.
Address: 71 N Moore St, New York, NY 10013
#5. Nancy Whiskey Pub
In a neighborhood full of upscale, posh establishments Nancy Whiskey Pub has a simple old-school charm. True to a neighborhood dive bar you won’t have to worry about impressing anyone, just kick-back and have a good time.
Opened in 1967 Nancy Whiskey Pub has been one of the best bars in Tribeca for a long, long time. You’ll find the place littered with locals who have been visiting for years and befriended the easygoing staff.
In my personal opinion adding Whiskey Pub to the name is a bit of a misnomer since the whiskey selection is average and there aren’t any flights or tasting – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit!
The bartenders make strong drinks and the beer selection ranges from IPA’s to lagers both on draft and in cans. As one of the best bars in Tribeca one thing is for certain, you won’t have a hard time finding something to drink.
Nancy Whiskey Pub also provides entertainment by way of shuffleboard. If you’re hanging with a friend that has a competitive spirit why not visit for a friendly game while enjoying one of the best bars in Tribeca?
Address: 1 Lispenard St, New York, NY 10013
Mudville9 is one of the best bars in Tribeca largely thanks to the food! The bar has some of the best buffalo wings you’ll find in New York City and if you order a side of onion rings you’ll be back within the week for more.
Of course you can’t be considered one of the best bars in Tribeca without having great booze and Mudville9 checks that box too. There’s a generous amount of beer on tap and even more in bottles, as well as a plethora of wine.
The specialty cocktails are simple but tasty (the passion fruit martini is scrumptious) and you can order your favorite classic drinks too. If you have a hard time deciding what to order just ask your bartender – they’re some of the friendliest I’ve found and always wiling to help.
And if there’s a game you want to watch odds are you’ll find it on one of Mudville9’s TVs. Best for casual afterwork viewing Mudville9 is one of the best bars in Tribeca for sportsfans.
Address: 126 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007
#3. Monk McGinns
Monk McGinns feels like the kind of bar you’d find a small town – friendly, straightforward and warm. The warm atmosphere is fueled by the wood tones, friendly service and cold drinks.
There isn’t any one thing that makes me say Monk McGinns is one of the best bars in Tribeca, it just simply delivers. The pub has some of the best bar food in the neighborhood (like a juicy, mouthwatering burger) and an impressive 24 beers on tap.
There’s also a solid offering of cocktails, both classics and originals and the namesake Monk cocktail knocks it out of the park. Made with bourbon, chai, cinnamon agave, amaro and walnut bitters it’s one of the most flavorful drinks I’ve ever had!
Plus, if you’re looking for the best bars in Tribeca for a boozy brunch Monk McGinns checks that box too. For $24 you’ll get to enjoy bottomless mimosas, bellinis, bloody marys and more for 90 minutes!
Address: 57 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007
#2. Brandy Library
Specializing in brown spirits the Brandy Library is non-negotiable pit stop for any lover of whiskey and cognac.
Opened in 2004, the bar and lounge has become an institution of fine drinking and a go-to spot for New Yorkers looking for a good (strong) drink.
What started out as single floor of about 1200 spirits rapidly grew and now spans over two floors with 1800 spirits. Brandy Library is one of the best bars in Tribeca for those looking to expand their pallettes and try something new.
And if the sheer amount of spirits overwhelms you just chat with your sommelier, the folks are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge. Want to take it a step further? Sign up for Spirit School – a tasting and educational course where you can learn about the science behind your drink.
You can expect one of the classiest and coziest bars in Tribeca, serving great drinks and a menu of small plates. Brandy Library is also large enough for anyone looking for an event space or has a large party they want to impress.
Address: 25 N Moore St Frnt 1, New York, NY 10013
#1. Five & Dime
Coffee and cocktails? I volunteer as tribute! Who would’ve guessed that Five & Dime, the cute coffee shop you spent the morning at transforms into one of the best bars in Tribeca come nightfall?
You’re free to order any drink you’d like when visiting, void of judgement. Whether you want a coffee or a cocktail you’ll enjoy a flavorsome beverage at one of the best bars in Tribeca.
And if the drinks weren’t enough, Five & Dime is one of the best bars in Tribeca thanks to its charming 1920’s decor that transports you to old New York.
Located inside the Woolworth Building the vintage vibe is both authentic and enchanting. The Woolworth is one of the most iconic buildings in New York City because it was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1920!
There’s plenty of seating, so if you arrive in the morning you’re welcome to work or study. If you stay into the afternoon though your coffee can turn to alcohol, and at that point who knows how productive you’ll be.
Address: 8 Park Pl, Tribeca, NY 10007
Best Tribeca Bars (Post Summary)
- Five & Dime
- Brandy Library
- Monk McGinns
- Nancy Whiskey Pub
- Smith & Mills
- Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs
- The Odeon
- Weather Up
- Greenwich Street Tavern (GST)
- Belle Reve
- The Hideaway
- Roxy Bar
Best Bars in Tribeca (Map)
And there you have it my friends, my list of the best bars in Tribeca. I hope you found the post helpful.
Cheers & and don’t forget to tip your bartender!
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