Tribeca is a trendy neighborhood in New York city and is known for a few things, like wealthy people, Robert DeNiro, and strollers. The recently, a rash of bar openings made this neighborhood a heating up spot as a nightlife destination. To rule this cool destination you must fancy yourself to have a drink in the triangle below Canal Street. Take a look at the best bars in Tribeca, here, and enjoy a nice drink in really good company.
159 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013
Designed with the same gleaming white subway tile décor as the Prospect Heights original, the Tribeca edition of Weather Up is an attractive addition to the neighborhood. Cocktail choices include the Quaker (rye whiskey, cognac, housemade grenadine and fresh lemon juice), the Revolver (bourbon, coffee liqueur and orange bitters), as well as bartender’s choice. Bar bites include oysters with green chile and caviar plates—this is, after all, Tribeca.
114 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013
This Old Hollywood style cocktail bar certainly plays up an element of drama. The Theater Bar is decorated like a stage, complete with red velvet curtains and an arch of vintage light bulbs. Bartenders here do double duty as performers, doing flair, magic tricks and sideshow antics such as swallowing needles. If the main room is too crowded, head upstairs to the balcony or go downstairs through the kitchen to get to the VIP area behind the bar.
24 Harrison Street, New York, NY 10013
This spacious sequel to the tiny East Village wine haven Terroir offers more than 150 bottles of wine, all listed in a quirky, 60-page binder. There are also wines by the glass or half-glass. The small plates menu includes gems such as oxtail risotto balls and bone marrow bruschetta. Head over early for happy hour and drink free sherry from 4 to 6 p.m.
111 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013
Ward III features an eclectic drink menu as well as custom cocktails made to order. Just tell the bartenders which spirits and flavors you like to drink, and they will mix a libation to your liking. There’s also a handful of bar snacks to keep you going, like bacon-wrapped dates and meatball sliders. Whiskey fans will want to drop in for free tastings on Monday evenings led by a different brand ambassador or distiller every week.
85 W Broadway, New York, NY 10007
There’s a bit of a dearth of decent nightspots in the Tribeca area, something Toro Lounge, the shiny new basement lounge at the Smyth Tribeca hotel, may well rectify. Located directly beneath the Plein Sud French brasserie in the Smyth, the venue’s name means ‘bull’ in Spanish and the space is decorated with matadors’ capes and splashes of bright red upholstery.
Macao Trading Co.
311 Church Street #1, New York, NY 10013
Romantic and exotic, the Macao Trading Company is a restaurant/bar with a basement-level lounge is perfect for date night as well as group outings. Loosen up with a Drunken Dragon’s Milk (Charbay green tea vodka, young coconut puree, Thai basil and five-spice bitters) or a Bashful Maiden (Hendrick’s gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, velvet falernum, lemon juice and pureed melon). Be sure to end your night downstairs in the opium den-themed lounge where DJs spin to an attractive crowd.
62 Laight Street, New York, NY
Tribeca’s premier steak house and cocktail lounge, Dylan Prime is a favourite of Catherine Zeta Jones we believe. Dark and moody with candle-lit leather-lined booths of the type Sinatra would approve, it’s still more design bar than old school steakhouse. That said, they have everything your neighbourhood carnivore could ask for, from Argentine filet mignon to massive Carpet Baggers served with large portions of mash, greens and sauces. It would hold its own as a design bar alone though.