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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.