The Upper West Side of New York City is a Manhattan neighborhood that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River goes from W. 59th St. to W. 110th St. Points of interest include Central Park and Riverside Park, Lincoln Center, The Museum of Natural History, The Hayden Planetarium, The Beacon Theatre, Symphony Space.
In our continuous efforts to “connect the fun to the fun people”, we present our MurphGuide Directory of the top bars on the upper west side.
Directory of the Bars of the Upper West Side:
Atlantic Grill: 49 W. 64th St. (between Broadway & CPW) (212) 472-2050
seafood brasserie with nautical décor, featuring a raw bar and sushi
Cafe Fiorello: 1900 Broadway (W. 63rd St.) (212) 595-5330
Italian restaurant & bar across from Lincoln Center
Gabriel’s: 11 W. 60th St. (Broadway & Columbus Ave.) (212) 956-4600
Italian bar & restaurant by Gabriel Aiello
Empire Hotel: 44 W. 63rd St. (between Columbus Ave. & Broadway) (212) 265-7400
Lobby bar and seasonal rooftop bar at the Empire Hotel
Nougatine at Jean Georges Café: 1 Central Park West (Columbus Circle) (212) 299-3900
Naugatine is the more casual sister of Jean‑Georges, with a very lively bar.
P J Clarke’s at Lincoln Center: 40 W. 63rd St. (Columbus Ave.) (212) 957-9700
West side location of the famous NYC institution
Rosa Mexicano: 61 Columbus Ave. (W. 62nd St.) (212) 977-7700
famous Mexican restaurant near Lincoln Center serving authentic Mexican cuisine
The Smith: 1900 Broadway (63rd St.) New York, NY. (212) 496-5700
casual American brasserie & bar in Lincoln Square
Vanguard: 189 Amsterdam Ave. (between 68th & 69th St.) New York, NY (212) 799-WINE 
Wine bar serving small plates of American food with French influence.
Amsterdam Ale House: 340 Amsterdam Ave. (between 76th & 77th St.) New York, NY (212) 362-7260
Craft beer bar featuring 30 drafts, over 40 bottles & cask conditioned ale
Beacon Bar: 2130 Broadway (between 74th & 75th St.) New York, NY (212) 787-1100
Cocktail lounge at Hotel Beacon.
Blondie’s: 212 W. 79th St. (between Amsterdam & Broadway) New York, NY (212) 579-9777
Boat Basin Café: W. 79th St. & Riverside Park. (212) 496-5542
Seasonal outdoor bar & restaurant overlooking the boat basin on the Hudson River.
Bourbon Street: 407 Amsterdam Ave. (between 79th & 80th St.) New York, NY (212) 721-1332
New Orleans themed sports bar and Post-college party bar.
Burke & Wills: 226 W. 79th St. (between Amsterdam & Broadway) New York, NY (646) 823-9251
Australian bistro & bar.
Café Luxembourg: 200 W. 70th St. (between Amsterdam & West End) (212) 873-7411
Neighborhood bistro & bar
Café Tallulah: 240 Columbus Ave. (71st St.) (212) 209-1055
Bi-level French restaurant, cocktail lounge, & bar
Dive 75: 101 W. 75th St. (bet. Amsterdam & Columbus Ave.) New York, NY (212) 362-7518
Neighborhood sports bar.
Dovetail: 103 W. 77th St. (Columbus Ave.) (212) 875-8600
Michelin-starred restaurant & bar near the Museum of Natural History, serving American cuisine from chef/owner John Fraser.
Dublin House: 225 W. 79th St. (between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.) New York, NY. (212) 874-9528
Old-school neighborhood Irish pub.
Ella Kitchen & Bar: 249 Columbus Ave. (between 71st & 72nd St.) (212) 579-9929
Kitchen & bar featuring Mediterranean and Latin inspired shared plates and serving hand crafted cocktails
Emerald Inn: 250 W. 72nd St. (between Broadway & West End) (212) 874-8840
4-generation family owned Irish pub and restaurant (relocated in 2013 after 70 years on Columbus Ave.)
Gebhard’s Beer Culture: 228 W. 72nd St. (between Broadway & West End) (917) 639-3420
Beer bar, bottle shop and kitchen catering to the beer lover, from the novice to the connoisseur.
Isabella’s: 359 Columbus Ave. (77th St.) (212) 579-3076
Restaurant & bar near the Museum of Natural History, featuring Mediterranean & American cuisine
Lincoln Square Steak: 208 W. 70th St. (between Broadway & West End) (212) 875-8600
a classic steakhouse with a piano bar
LOCL Bar: 2178 Broadway (77th St.) (212) 362-1100
Zinc topped bar, inspired by the roaring 20’s, inside the NYLO Hotel
Malachy’s: 103 W. 72nd St. (between Columbus & Amsterdam Ave.) (212) 874-4268
Neighborhood dive bar & Irish pub.
Manhattan Cricket Club: 226 W. 79th St. (between Amsterdam & Broadway) (646) 823-9251
Upscale cocktail lounge hidden behind a green leather door in Burke & Wills
Pier i Café: 500 W. 70th St. (Riverside Park South) (212) 362-4450
Seasonal outdoor bar & grill in Riverside Park on the Hudson River. (enter W. 68th St & Riverside Blvd.)
Playa Betty’s: 320 Amsterdam Ave. (75th St.) (212) 712-0777
California style beach restaurant & bar
Santa Fe: 73 W. 71st St. (Columbus Ave.) (212) 724-0822
Family owned, neighborhood Mexican restaurant known for their margaritas
Shalal: 65 1/2 W. 70th St. (between Columbus & CPW) (212) 799-9030
romantic subterranean Moroccan lounge
Stand-Up NY: 236 W. 78th St. (Broadway) (212) 595-0850
one of New York City’s premiere comedy clubs
Sugar Bar: 254 W. 72nd St. (between Broadway & West End Ave.) (212) 579-0100
Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar
Tessa: 349 Amsterdam Ave. (between 77th & 78th St.) (212) 390-1974
modern Mediterranean tavern blending southern French and Italian cuisines.
B. Café West: 566 Amsterdam Ave. (between 87th & 88th St.) (212) 873-0003
Serving authentic Belgian cuisine and Belgian beer
Barley & Grain: 421 Amsterdam Ave. (80th St.) (646) 360-3231
American Whiskey Bar and Restaurant
Café Lalo: 201 W. 83rd St. (between Amsterdam & Broadway) (212) 496-6031
famous European-style cafe
Calle Ocho: 45 W. 81st St. (between Columbus & Central Park S.) New York, NY (212) 873-5025
Bar & restaurant with pan-Latin menu in the Excelsior Hotel.
Cilantro: 485 Columbus Ave. (W. 83rd St.) New York, NY (212) 712-9090
Neighborhood Tex-Mex restaurant serving southwestern cuisine.
The Dead Poet: 450 Amsterdam Ave. (between 81st & 82nd St.) New York, NY (212) 966-4225
Irish pub with a literary theme
E’s Bar: 511 Amsterdam Ave. (between 84th & 85th St.) New York, NY (212) 877-0961
Neighborhood bar & restaurant with an extensive beer selection
The Firehouse: 522 Columbus Ave. (between 85th & 86th St.) New York, NY (212) 787-FIRE
Firefighter themed sports bar and tavern
Fred’s: 476 Amsterdam Ave. (83rd St.) New York, NY (212) 579-3076
Dog-themed neighborhood bar & restaurant
George Keeley’s: 485 Amsterdam Ave. (bet. 83rd & 84th St.) New York, NY (212) 873-5810
Craft beer bar that has earned the Good Beer Seal
The Gin Mill: 442 Amsterdam Ave. (between 81st & 82nd St.) New York, NY (212) 580-9080
Sports bar & grill with 28 large screen and projector HDTVs, sidewalk seating, and a private party room
Hi Life Bar & Grill: 477 Amsterdam Ave. (83rd St.) New York, NY (212) 787-7199
Retro cocktail bar & restaurant with a raw bar
Jake’s Dilemma: 430 Amsterdam Ave. (between 80th & 81st St.) New York, NY (212) 580-0556
craft beer bar featuring over 50 different beers from across the USA and a private party room
Joe’s Bar: 480 Amsterdam Ave. (83rd St.) New York, NY (212) 579-4299
classic American 70’s retro themed bar featuring burgers, American craft beers & retro cocktails
McAleer’s Pub: 425 Amsterdam Ave. (between 80th & 81st St.) New York, NY (212) 874-8037
Sports bar NYC’s oldest family owned Irish pub (sixty years in same location)
Olma Caviar Boutique & Lounge: 420 Amsterdam Ave. (80th St.) New York, NY (212) 390-0708
Upscale lounge & bar specializing in caviar, champagne and brunch
Osteria Cotta: 513 Columbus Ave. (between 84th & 85th St.) New York, NY (212) 873-8500
Italian wine bar & osteria serving artisanal pizza from a wood burning oven
The Parlour: 250 W. 86th St. (bet. Broadway & West End) New York, NY (212) 580-8923
Neighborhood Irish pub and restaurant
Prohibition: 503 Columbus Ave. (between 84th & 85th St.) New York, NY (212) 579-3100
upscale bar and lounge with live music nightly
St. James Gate: 441 Amsterdam (81st St.) New York, NY (212) 362-6202
The Tangled Vine: 434 Amsterdam Ave. (81st St.) New York, NY (646) 863-3896
Wine bar & kitchen
Bar Thalia: 2537 Broadway (95th St.) New York, NY (646) 597-7340
quality wines, craft beers, and signature cocktails at Symphony Space
Carmine’s 2450 Broadway (between 90th & 91st St.) New York, NY (212) 579-3194
family style restaurant offering Southern Italian cuisine.
Cleopatra’s Needle 2485 Broadway (between 92nd & 93rd St) New York, NY (212) 769-6969
Live jazz club, restaurant & bar named after the famed monument in Central Park
Dive Bar: 732 Amsterdam Ave. (96th St.) New York, NY (212) 749-4358
Neigbhorhood sports bar & grill specializing in whiskey and craft beer
Gabriela’s: 688 Columbus Ave. (between 93rd & 94th St.) New York, NY (212) 961-9600
Mexican restaurant & tequila bar.
Talia’s: 668 Amsterdam Ave. (between 92nd & 93rd St.) New York, NY (212) 580-3770
Glatt kosher steakhouse
2262 Broadway (between 101st & 102nd St.)
New York, NY
The Abbey Pub: 237 W. 105th St. (Broadway) New York, NY (212) 222-8713
cozy neighborhood Irish pub
Amity Hall: 982 Amsterdam Ave. (between 108th & 109th St.) New York, NY (646) 930-2501
modern American craft beer and sports bar
Amsterdam Tavern: 938 Amsterdam Ave. (106th St.) New York, NY (212) 280-8070
gastro-pub with 24 rotating draft beers, and an innovative cocktail list
Bernheim & Schwartz Hall & Restaurant: 2911 Broadway (between 113th & 114th St.) New York, NY (212) 335-2911
Large beer hall and restaurant
Bob’s Your Uncle: 929 Columbus Ave. (between 105th & 106th St.) New York, NY (646) 791-5942
classic neighborhood bar
The ‘dam: 988 Amsterdam Ave. (109th St.) New York, NY (212) 257-4998
Classic American tavern.
The Ellington: 936 Amsterdam Ave. (106th St.) New York, NY (212) 222-4050
Neighborhood restaurant & bar named for the the jazz legend
The Hamilton: 998 Amsterdam Ave. (between 109th & 110th St.) New York, NY (212) 866-7200
American whiskey bar
The Heights: 2867 Broadway (between 110th & 111th St.) (212) 866-7035
Neighborhood bar & grill with a rooftop
Lion’s Head Tavern: 995 Amsterdam Ave. (109th St.) New York, NY (212) 866-1030
neighborhood sports tavern serving wings & burgers.
Manhattan Brew & Vine: 998 Columbus Ave. (110th St.) New York, NY (646) 964-4091
Upscale bar & restaurant specializing in quality wine & craft beer from around the world
Mel’s Burger Bar: 2850 Broadway (between 110th & 111th St.) New York, NY (212) 865-7100
specializing in burgers and beers
Smoke: 2751 Broadway (between 105th & 106th St.) New York, NY (212) 864-6662
Jazz & supper club presenting world-class jazz seven nights a week.
Suite: 992 Amsterdam Ave. (109th St.) New York, NY (212) 222-4600
a gay pub with a local feel
Tap a Keg: 2731 Broadway (between 104th & 105th St.) New York, NY (212) 749-1734
dive bar with a pool table
Tara Hill: 2794 Broadway (108th St.) New York, NY (212) 678-9738
1020 Bar: 1020 Amsterdam Ave. (110th St.) New York, NY (212) 961-9224
No frills neighborhood bar popular with Columbia students.
West End Hall: 2756 Broadway (between 105th & 106th St.) New York, NY (212) 662-7200
upscale craft beer hall with a backyard beer garden
The West End Lounge: 955 West End Ave. (107th St.) New York, NY (212) 531-4759
Lounge and live music venue