SoHo is notorious for the high end designer shops and upscale dining spots frequented by celebs (think Cipriani’s). But there are also plenty of watering holes to check out—from low-key dive bars to first-rate experiential cocktail spots, to fun beer halls.
To make finding a spot easier, we’ve put together a list of 20 bars to check out, along with a map at the bottom you can turn to reference at any time!
Where: 90 W Houston St
What: Weeknight happy hours are always the way to go, and Railway offers a buy-one-get-one for wine, beer, and sparkling from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Dante at Genuine
Where: 191 Grand St
What: Their Negroni fountain is the biggest crowd pleaser, but you can choose from other signature cocktails as well.
Where: 15 Thompson St
What: An upscale cocktail lounge in the James Hotel with a rooftop deck and pool.
Where: 158 Lafayette St
What: This is a cool speakeasy in SoHo, with a boat theme (of course), that you may not know about unless you live in the area.
Where: 161 Lafayette St
What: If you’re going out with a group and want to do some karaoke, this is your spot.
Where: 349 Broome St
What: With a long list of beers to choose from (and other delicious cocktails like frozen margaritas), this beer hall is a fun spot for groups or small gatherings alike.
Where: 3 Bleecker St
What: A reasonably priced wine bar with an intimate setting.
Where: 222 W Houston St
What: Serving obnoxiously large one-liter beers to a predominantly male crowd, it’s worth stopping in for a brew.
Where: 77 W Houston St
What: high scale bar with fabulous craft cocktails (like Ear Grey-infused martinis).
Kenn’s Broome Street Bar
Where: 363 W Broadway
What: Tourists and locals alike stop into this corner bar for a solid drink, and burgers served on pita bread.
Where: 220 W Houston St
What: A Brooklyn-themed bar in SoHo that’s perfect for watching soccer games or putting down some cocktails and food.
Where: 18 Spring St
What: A chill bar with delicious alcoholic slushies and wine on tap.
Where: 11 Howard St
What: a SoHo hot spot, this one can be hard to get into if you don’t show up early.
Where: 47 E Houston St
What: Dive bar with a daily happy hour from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (during which drinks are less than 4 bucks!).
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
Where: 249 Centre St
What: Wine bar with lovely small plates.
Where: 48 Spring St
What: Dive bar that offers free hots after 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Where: 329 Spring St
What: NYC’s oldest bar “continually serving alcohol,” with good food and weeknight happy hour.
The Handy Liquor Bar
Where: 527 Broome St
What: Hidden beneath Chalk Point Kitchen, it’s a quaint and cozy bar with awesome cocktails…but if you show up after 11 p.m. you’ll need to know the password to drink.
The Crosby Bar
Where: 79 Crosby St
What: Located inside the Crosby Street Hotel, this bar has a large cocktail and wine menu along with a lovely outdoor terrace.
Where: 155 Varick St
What: It’s a concert space and winery all in one!
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