Manhattan’s Financial District often conjures images of polished men and women toiling in the nation’s busiest financial center all day, only to disappear from this Lower Manhattan enclave before the sun sets. However, this neighborhood surprisingly exhibits vibrancy and energy at any hour. In addition to dining hotspots and cultural and historical destinations, the Financial District can provide a memorable evening out sampling brews, wine, and ingeniously devised cocktails in an unexpectedly charming area. Here’s a list of the 10 best bars in the area.
Not every Financial District bar has notable historic origins or airs of sophistication. Some bars simply want to give their guests a fun night out and excuse to let loose. The Iron Horse remains a popular dive bar in the Financial District and never fails to entertain regulars or impress first-time customers. Come for an affordable beer and stay for good old-fashioned bar entertainment like billiards, pyrotechnic tricks and line dancing from the bartenders, and consistently fascinating New York people-watching.