Late Night Vibes

Description

“Straight-up delicioso” describes both the food and the scene at this ever-“trendy” SoHo Mexican comprising a “dive”-like taqueria, casual indoor/outdoor cafe and “ultracool”, hard-to-access underground grotto; the Williamsburg spin-off set in a “futuristic retro diner” comes equipped with a moody back room and “huge outdoor patio.” --Zagat

Address

114 Kenmare St

Neighborhood

SoHo

Vibes

Classy Late Night Pickup Lively

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

A “semi-speakeasy” behind a semi-hidden entrance, this “sceney” but “relaxed” West Villager ranks among the “all-time favorites” for “phenomenal cocktails” via “bartenders who treat their craft as an art”; since it “tends to get packed”, those in the know employ it as a “late-night alternative.” --Zagat

Address

510 Hudson St

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Chill Classy Fancy Late Night Lively

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

“Mixology at its finest” is the draw at this “edgy” East Village speakeasy, a “super-dark”, no-standing hideaway offering “memorable” drinks served by a “pleasant” crew; even though it can be “a pain to get in” and it's “not cheap”, the payoff is “unique”, only-in-NY drinking. --Zagat

Address

433 E 6th St

Neighborhood

East Village

Vibes

Classy Fancy Late Night Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

This “dark, secretive” Village basement “cocktails oasis” with a speakeasy vibe, serves “bespoke cocktails” that are “conversation pieces in and of themselves”; despite being “crazy expensive” (and cash-only) it's so “killer” that it's always busy – expect “a bit of a hassle to get a seat.” --Zagat

Address

22 7th Ave S

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Chill Classy Fancy Late Night Romantic Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

This “transformed” NoHo bistro’s latest iteration is a “pleasant surprise” offering “tasty” upmarket French-Italian dishes and “sophisticated” cocktails, downed by a “lively”, “trendy” crowd; with its downstairs lounge and “party” vibe, it “fits the neighborhood to a T.” --Zagat

Address

9 Great Jones St

Neighborhood

NoHo

Vibes

Classy Club Fancy Social Late Night Lively Pickup Romantic

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

Weekends are lively at this neighborhood tavern offering Irish-accented pub food alongside the beer.

Address

56 Greenwich Ave

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Social Late Night Lively Pickup

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

“Barber by day, bar by night” sums up this “unique” East Villager, a men's haircutter proffering a flat-rate trim-and-a-drink deal till 9 PM, when snipping yields to “speakeasy-ness” as a “secret bar” in the back room starts pouring “creative” cocktails; since word's out and it gets “overcrowded”, insiders let their hair down on “off nights.” --Zagat

Address

339 E 10th St

Neighborhood

East Village

Vibes

Chill Social Late Night Lively Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Creative Mexican fare with Eastern flavors in hip surrounds with a retro vibe, booths & funky lamps.

Address

151 Essex Street

Neighborhood

Lower East Side

Vibes

Classy Club Social Late Night Lively Pickup

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

Funky hangout with vinyl-record & disco-ball decor serving upscale American & Thai comfort food. --Zagat

Address

100 3rd Ave

Neighborhood

East Village

Vibes

Club Fancy Late Night Lively Social

Establishment Type

Restaurant

Description

“In-the-know” types like this Little Italy “mixology paradise”, an unmarked cellar speakeasy where “professional” barkeeps whip up “spectacular” bespoke cocktails “tailored to your taste”; it's a “nothing-fancy” space outdone by its “awesome back patio”, but that doesn't preclude occasional “door drama.” --Zagat

Address

149 Mulberry St

Neighborhood

Little Italy

Vibes

Classy Late Night Pickup Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Hip, rustic bar serving cocktails & Luzzo's pizza in a brick-lined space with Edison bulbs & TVs.

Address

310 Bowery

Neighborhood

East Village

Vibes

Classy Late Night Lively Pickup Social

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

A “neat find” down a “dark alley”, this atmospheric LES lounge “feels like a real speakeasy” with cocktails served in teacups and “beers covered in paper bags” -- “in case the Prohibition agents bust through the door”; though hardly hush-hush at this point, it maintains its “underground vibe” if you're “willing to play the game.” --Zagat

Address

102 Norfolk St

Neighborhood

Lower East Side

Vibes

Chill Classy Late Night Romantic Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

A “secret gem” on a “random” Chinatown side street, this “fancy” lounge tricked out like an “old pharmacy” features “talented mixologists” in “cool lab coats” showing off “mad scientist” skills as they “serve up your medicine” via “serious” designer cocktails; if you can swallow the “premium cost”, it's a “really sweet spot” to “drop the dollars.” --Zagat

Address

9 Doyers St

#1

Neighborhood

Chinatown

Vibes

Classy Fancy Late Night Lively Pickup Speakeasy Chill

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

An Acme vet is behind this retro West Village lounge evoking midcentury cocktail culture in distinct spaces: a horseshoe bar and tiki-inspired dining area on the main floor and a jazzy intimate bar down below. Small bites and burgers accompany classic or signature cocktails, the latter of which can be made with any spirit. P.S. there's also a retro cocktail bar downstairs called Slowly Shirley. --Zagat

Address

121 W 10th St

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Classy Fancy Late Night Lively Romantic Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Cavernous-like bar with Moroccan setting accompanied by upbeat vibes, great music and dancing.

Address

305 Spring St

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Club Late Night Lively Pickup Social

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Behind an “extra-cool” hidden entrance in a pawn shop, this “vibrant” LES resto-lounge draws a “glam crowd” to “splurge” on “imaginative” New American bites in a bi-level space that “truly is a beauty”; if you “don’t mind a bit of shameless trendiness” (free champagne in the ladies’ room is a “nice touch”), it “does impress.” --Zagat

Address

146 Essex Street

Neighborhood

Lower East Side

Vibes

Classy Club Fancy Late Night Lively Pickup Social Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

“Go with a group” and “order everything” say fans at this LES New American that puts a “creative spin on classic dishes” via “delicious” share plates; the sleek duplex space may “no longer be a place to be seen”, but it remains “lively”, with an “especially good brunch” and many who “still love the vibe.” --Zagat

Address

99 Stanton Street

Neighborhood

Lower East Side

Vibes

Chill Classy Fancy Late Night Lively Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

Description

“Dimly lit”, exposed-brick quarters with a cool “catacombs vibe” set the scene for “tantalizing” specialty drinks via a “solicitous” staff at this subterranean Chelsea Market bar; the “ample space” can get “crowded” and “frenetic” come the weekend, though school nights are “surprisingly chill” and “conversation-friendly.”

Address

425 West 15th Street

Neighborhood

Chelsea

Vibes

Chill Classy Late Night Social

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Classic martinis & bar snacks in a dimly lit, underground cocktail bar with Art Deco decor.

Address

121 W 10th St

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Chill Classy Late Night Speakeasy

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Funky venue showcasing dance, circus, theatre & cabaret performances in a former ice warehouse.

Address

2 Wyckoff Ave

Neighborhood

Bushwick

Vibes

Fancy Late Night Lively Pickup

Establishment Type

Bar

Description

Like a “garden party” nested atop Chelsea’s guestless McKittrick Hotel (actually a stage set for the interactive theater piece Sleep No More), this “stellar” roof bar delivers “a dash of the unusual” thanks to a rustic setting lush with greenery combined with “delicious” cocktails, notably punch by the bowlful; sure, it’s “pricey”, but its show-going crowd calls it “a lovely place for a splurge.”

Address

542 W 27th St

Neighborhood

Chelsea

Vibes

Chill Classy Fancy Late Night

Establishment Type

Restaurant Bar