20 Fun Bars to Check Out In the SoHo Area

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20 Fun Bars to Check Out In the SoHo Area
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!

Railway NYC

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. 

The Ship

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.

Baby Grand

Where: 161 Lafayette St

What: If you’re going out with a group and want to do some karaoke, this is your spot.

The Randolph

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. 

Houston Hall

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.

Pegu Club

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. 

The Brooklyneer

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. 

Mother’s Ruin

Where: 18 Spring St

What: A chill bar with delicious alcoholic slushies and wine on tap. 

The Blond

Where: 11 Howard St

What: a SoHo hot spot, this one can be hard to get into if you don’t show up early. 

Botanica Bar

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.

Spring Lounge

Where: 48 Spring St

What: Dive bar that offers free hots after 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Ear Inn

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. 

City Winery

Where: 155 Varick St

What: It’s a concert space and winery all in one!


[featured image source: The Ship / Facebook]

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