Between the five boroughs of New York City
and the plethora of neighborhoods amongst them, ask not where can you get a drink, but where you can’t. We take an inside look at New York City’s trendy Meatpacking District, known as one the most glamorous neighborhoods in Manhattan. You can find a bar to suit every occasion: here are our 10 favorite finds.
Bar, American, Pub Grub, $$$
If you’re looking for a classic New York cocktail lounge, look no further than The Tippler. Found in the cellar of the famous Chelsea Market, this underground bar is one of the coolest in the city. Antique ambiance is their game, and the decor includes repurposed wood from an old water tower and train rails. Their beverage selection includes hand-crafted cocktails and local beers.
Chelsea Market, 425 West 15th Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 652 2110
Troy Liquor Bar
Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Hudson Bar and Books
The original cigar bar to grace the New York City scene, Hudson Bar and Books is a fun getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. The classic library atmosphere exudes a sense of haughtiness: enjoy a a drink and watch as the storyline of your favorite classic novel unfolds in front of you.
Hudson Bar and Books, 636 Hudson Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 229 2642
Bar, Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
One of the best gay and lesbian bars in New York City, Cubbyhole is true to its name. Generally crowded, this is a great place to hang out with friends or meet someone new. With awesome Happy Hour specials and dirt cheap Margarita Tuesdays, you really can’t beat it.
Cubbyhole, 281 West 12th Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 243 9041
Bar, Cocktail Bar, American, Pub Grub, $$$
Bar, Restaurant, American, Pub Grub, $$$
The Raven is an amazing find for the waxing poetic in you. Based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven has all the allure of the dark and romantic mind of an artist. Inside, you will find decorations reminiscent of old-world New York. Simply put, it’s one of the coolest hangouts in Manhattan.
The Raven, 55 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 646 561 3931
Throw it way back to the Gilded Age of the 19th century and make your way to Griffin. Enjoy a little bit of time travel with your drink at this cocktail lounge as they pay tribute to the Industrial Revolution.
Griffin, 50 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 255 6676
It’s chic, it’s hip, it’s everything you could want of a Meatpacking District bar. Gilded Lily is the definition of a sleek bar. It’s posh and a little bit pricier, but it’s perfect if that’s what you’re into.
Gilded Lily, 408 W 15th Street, New York, NY, USA, +1 646 790 7050