The 10 Best Bars in Tribeca, New York City

The 10 Best Bars in Tribeca, New York City
Tribeca is one of New York’s trendiest neighborhoods. It’s a great place to window-shop, stroll through art galleries, or camp outside of Taylor Swift’s apartment. But why spend your time walking and shopping when you could be sitting and boozing? While not necessarily known for its drinking destinations, Tribeca features an assortment of establishments perfect for wetting your whistle. Here’s our list of the 10 best bars in Tribeca.
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Ward III

Ward III is a slick brandy bar, located at 111 Reade Street. They stay open late and offer a comprehensive collection of bespoke cocktails. In fact, their list of liquor is nothing short of impressive. It features 33 different brands of rye whiskey alone, not to mention scores more of American, single malt. This is a place that takes making drinks seriously, so it’s perfect for those who seriously drink. The dark leather and brick atmosphere will help to facilitate the imbibing.

Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, American, British, $$$
Smith and Mills
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With a name straight from the title of a British bedtime story, Tiny’s is equally cute and cozy. This bar and restaurant is squeezed into two stories of an enchanting townhouse on West Broadway. It’s not the most spacious locale (hence the name), but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm with an atmosphere akin to Alice-in-Wonderland. Tiny’s is a terrific spot for an intimate date or some flirtatious fun over creative cocktails. The meatball appetizer and kale salad are great to split.
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Smith and Mills

Smith and Mills gives new meaning to the word quaint. In fact, this picturesque restaurant and bar used to be an old carriage house and the bar itself is made from centuries-old repurposed wood. Even the bathroom is adorable. And, as far as matching the trendiness of Tribeca, Smith and Mills is up to standard as the perfect place to impress a sophisticated date. While the menu is on the pricier side, these drinks won’t disappoint. The Dark and Stormy is an excellent showcase of liquid ratio expertise and the chic ambience is also factored in to the cost. Well worth it to indulge like a bourgeoisies on a rustic holiday.

Manhattan Proper

Manhattan Proper is Tribeca’s preeminent sports bar. If you prefer a dive, then this isn’t your spot. Rather, this is a proper bar: clean, comfortable and ideal for watching the game or grabbing a quick bite and beer after work. Manhattan Proper offers great television accessibility, which is crucial for sports viewing, but maintains a stylish atmosphere for the more sophisticated sports fan. As for the food, the menu offers some solid bar staples at some solid prices. The main attraction is the Proper Burger, but don’t sleep on getting a side of the Parmesan Truffle fries.

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Patriot Saloon

Some things you’ll find at this All American dive: cheap beer, darts, nachos, whiskey shots, and some good old-fashioned honky-tonk on the jukebox. You’ll also see a healthy amount of midriff from the waitresses, whether you want to or not. It’s a fun loving atmosphere for an easy-going crowd. The ladies behind the bar are a friendly bunch and are known to give out some of those whiskey shots for free. Just don’t try to order any champagne.

Terroir Tribeca

Terroir is a fun and funky west side wine bar. With an extensive menu of shareable plates, this is a great spot to chat over a glass of red or a bottle of white. It caters to a younger crowd and has a drinks list of over 30 pages. If you can’t tell the difference between grigio and noir, do not fret. The friendly and attentive staff will help you pick your perfect pinot.

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Raccoon Lodge

All walks of life are welcome here. The Raccoon Lodge is a haven for anybody who can appreciate $3 dollar PBRs. And if you can appreciate $7 for a PBR and a shot of whiskey, then this may be your new favorite spot. This dive is located in the heart of TriBeCa and features cheap booze, billiards, and Big Buck Hunter. You’ll know this joint from the neon sign buzzing above the door.

Church Street Tavern

The Church Street Tavern is a warm, cozy pub that’s perfect for a rainy day or a winter night. Tones of brick and bronze come together to set the mood of old fashioned comfort in this relatively new bar. The faire is what you would expect from a tavern, albeit a slightly expensive tavern (this is Tribeca, after all.) The menu boasts New York’s best new burger and Happy Hour, features oysters at $1 a pop and cheap pints.

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Whole Foods

It’s not technically a bar, but it is just a short five-minute walk from Rockefeller Park on the Hudson River. It’s also one of the finest grocery stores around, and features a diverse beer selection. Enjoy a warm day like the Europeans would: have a picnic. Buy yourself a six-pack of German beer, a French baguette, maybe even some Spanish cheese, then head to the park to catch a sunset over the water. Just remember to be discreet with those bottles.

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B Flat

There’s not much better than a good stiff drink at the end of the day. Add some live music and it’s a recipe for success. B Flat on Church Street is a swanky Jazz lounge with an extensive cocktail menu. Happy hour lasts all week, and there’s live jazz every Monday and Wednesday night. For Miles Davis fans, the ‘Lush Life’ is a must try, surprisingly strong and refreshing scotch concoction.