Social Vibes

Description

This second-floor bar above Five Guys creates a handsome setting with original exposed brick and other old-fashioned touches that take a cue from its 1908 building. Guests can kick back in the bar area or a loungey nook by the retired fireplace, sipping cocktails and even ordering up some burgers from downstairs. --Zagat

Address

296 Bleeker St

2nd Floor

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Lively Speakeasy Social

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

Primo “people-watching” abounds at this “fun”, all-day Bowery Hotel Italian that lures “scenesters” with a “romantic”, “country-chic” setting festooned with “hundreds of candles”, plus a sidewalk patio; “tasty” fare, “attentive service” and “fair prices” make the “no-rez” policy (except for hotel guests) less of a drag. --Zagat

Address

335 Bowery

Neighborhood

East Village

Vibes

Chill Classy Social Romantic

Establishment Type

Bar Restaurant

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

Bringing Brooklyn-worthy dimensions to the South Village, this massive, 5,000-sq.-ft.beer hall follows through with a distressed, neo-industrial design that’s a mix of exposed brick, communal tables and steel beams galore (it was carved out of a former parking garage); the suds come courtesy of Greenpoint Beer Works, while the crowds – and you should expect crowds – come from all over the place. --Zagat

Address

222 W Houston St

Neighborhood

West Village

Vibes

Lively Social Sports

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

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

“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

Miami vibe cocktail bar and restaurant with chill vibes, and great rooftop views. Social and young scene with fantastic drinks.

Address

23 Lexington Ave

Neighborhood

Kips Bay

Vibes

Classy Fancy Lively Social

Establishment Type

Restaurant Bar