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The 10 Best Bars In Manhattan's South Street Seaport, New York

Bar| © Patrick Fisher
Bar| © Patrick Fisher
Charming and historic, Manhattan’s South Street Seaport is an ideal summertime stop for drinks. Its variety of bars, from upscale oyster bars to dive bars with bras on the wall, means that there’s something for just about everyone, and it even includes a river view. We profile the ten best bars in the South Street Seaport.

The Iron Horse

Bar, Pub Grub
Welcoming a wilder bunch, The Iron Horse is known for allowing its patrons to dance on the bar, but you can dance anywhere you want inside. On the border of the Financial District and the Seaport, you’ll find inexpensive drinks and an unforgettable experience. The casual ambience is excellent for spectators and dancers alike, and it is certainly worth the short walk up Fulton Street.
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Jeremy’s Ale House

Bar, American
While it’s a little hard to find, this dive bar is well worth the hunt. Characterized by bras hanging from the ceiling and cheap beer in giant Styrofoam cups, Jeremy’s Ale House is well known for some incredible fried bar food, from fries to tater tots, and fried calamari. Its open front is great for sunny Seaport days and breezy evenings, and the ample space inside is perfect for large groups.
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Keg No. 229

Bar, American
Just across the way from Jeremy’s is Keg No. 229, a more upscale bar and dining establishment complete with a pressed tin ceiling. Although their menu is fairly standard, featuring wings, tater tots, and burgers, Keg No. 229’s most unique feature is its pour-your-own-beer station. You get a bracelet that measures how much you pour, and you pay at the end of the night by the ounce.
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BIN No. 220

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
BIN No. 220, New York
BIN No. 220, New York | Image Courtesy of Bin No. 220
For a more romantic ambiance, Keg No. 229’s sister restaurant, BIN No. 220, offers a full bar, but it is known for its wine flights. The intimate space is ideal for a date but can work equally well for a laid-back happy hour with friends. The menu manily features panini, but for an after-work snack, their bruschetta or cheese fondue are excellent aperitifs to complement a flight of rosé.
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The Hideaway Seaport

Bar, Gastropub, Restaurant, American, $$$
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The Hideaway Seaport is an intimate gastropub with a cozy bar and dim lighting, although it has event space for up to 100 guests. Quiet and romantic with a full but seasonal lunch, dinner, and brunch menu, guests can choose from charred octopus and deviled eggs to a hanger steak entrée, with something for just about everyone. With a unique and changing cocktail menu, the Hideaway Seaport is a great spot for drinks or a dinner out.
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Nelson Blue

Pub, American
Nelson Blue sits on the corner of Front Street and Peck Slip with outdoor seating and an open layout to let in the Seaport breeze. This New Zealand pub has both traditional New Zealand fare, such as the N.Z. Lollipop and American standards like wings and mac and cheese. The casual ambiance and great beer selection make it a perfect pub in which to spend the afternoon.
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