The 10 Best Bars In Little Italy, New York

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Strawberry Martini | ©daspunkt/flickr
Photo of Taylor Haacke
9 February 2017

Little Italy is a cultural icon that New York City is proud to call its own. It’s a place where you can transport yourself culturally and culinarily, without ever leaving Manhattan. After you’ve finished stuffing yourself with delicious Italian fare, be sure to check out one of these 10 neighborhood bars.

Mulberry Project

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Mulberry Project, New York
Mulberry Project, New York | © Marcus Hansson/Flikr
This Little Italy-based speakeasy is one-of-a-kind, offering your favorite drinks and hand-crafted cocktails. Hungry? Mulberry Project also has easy-to-share plates that are great for groups of friends!


Onieals is a reformed speakeasy with an old-school vibe. They have happy hour from 4pm until 7pm, with $1 oysters. All of their cocktail syrups are house-made, so you know they’re fresh and delicious.

Golden Dawn Cocktail | ©Adrian Scottow/flickr

Randolph Beer

Gastropub, American, $$$
Get your beer fix at Randolph Beer! They have seasonal and reserve brews for every palate. They also have coffee, in case you’re in need of a little pick-me-up. It’s the best of both worlds!


It’s hard not to like Epistrophy’s vibe. Their brick walls and bookshelves are great places to mingle around as you indulge in one of their global wine options. It is cash only, so be sure to come prepared.

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Sophia's of Little Italy

Restaurant, Italian
Sophia’s of Little Italy not only serves an abundance of wines and other drinks, but they have a delicious food menu as well. All of their pastas and sauces are homemade. This is a one of the more traditional restaurant-bars in Little Italy. Perfect for a date night.

Mother’s Ruin

One of the best parts of New York City is the unique assortment of bars and restaurants to choose from. Mother’s Ruin is a one-of-a-kind lounge. They have unique cocktails, a laid-back atmosphere, and booze-filled slushies.

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The Ship

Cocktail Bar, Bar, Contemporary, $$$

If you’re feeling a little high-brow, check out the seated cocktail lounge at The Ship. They have everything from classic drinks to unique concoctions. Be sure to try some of their small plates to nibble on as you socialize.


Bar, Nightclub, Pub Grub, $$$
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If you want to live like a celebrity, you should definitely give Goldbar a try. Not only does this place have a live DJ spinning tracks all night, the entire bar is decked out in – you guessed it – gold, and there’s even a velvet rope out front. The drinks are handmade and hot, but the crowd is hotter!

Baby Grand

Bar, American, $$$

The name is a dead give-away, but Baby Grand lives up to it. This cute bar features a crowd favorite – karaoke! It’s actually New York City’s first boutique karaoke bar. It’s intimate but remains a great place to let loose. You’ll even find an art gallery inside.

Tropical 128

Who doesn’t love a tiki bar in the middle of Manhattan? Escape the city streets for a night at Tropical 128. The lighting will make you feel like you’re at a luau, the fish are as tropical as they are adorable, and your drinks come with little cocktail umbrellas. What more could you ask for?

Seating in the Tonga Hut | ©Sam Howzit/flickr

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