NYC Bars by Type

Covid-19 Update

Since the pandemic of 2020 wreaked havoc on the bars of NYC, the thousands of facts included on’s Guide to NYC bars must be reviewed. As you can imagine, that will take countless hours. We will do our best going forward to keep this site updated, but please forgive us if a venue has closed and we still have it listed. It is always a good idea to call the venue. And if you know of any venues that have closed that we are still listing, please drop us a note. Cheers!

NYC Bars by Type and by Neighborhood

Since 1997, MurphGuide has been an avid student of NYC nightlife. In our continuous efforts to “connect the fun to the fun people”, we are proud to present our directories of the top NYC bars by category:

1,900 NYC Bars on Instagram

Including Dive Bar, Jack Doyle’s, The Churchill, The Playwright, Eastpoint, All-Stars, Overlook and more…

sportsbars-300271 Sports Bars in NYC
including All-Stars Bar & Grill, Overlook, The Ainsworth, Dive Bar and more.

223 Bars in The East Village

Including Slainte, Eastpoint, McSorley’s, Cooper’s, Doc Holliday’s, The Gray Mare & more…

199 Bars in Greenwich VillageGreenwich Village Bars

Including The Village Lantern, Amity Hall, The Half Pint, Bar 13, Cafe Wha?, Wicked Willy’s, The Bitter End, Peculier Pub, The Red Lion, and more

Irish Pubs in NYC187 Irish Pubs in Manhattan

Including Slainte, Swift, Ulysses, The Playwright Pubs, The Long Hall,  Slattery’s, Trinity Pub, John Sullivan’s & more

Wine Bars in NYC176 Wine Bars in NYC

Including Osteria Cotta, Terroir, Il Buco, Morrel, Blue Fin, and more

Craft beer bars in NYC160 Craft Beer Bars in NYC
Including Tap Room No. 307, Fraunces Tavern, Dive Bar, Merrion Square, Amity Hall and more.

140 Bars in Hell’s Kitchen
Including The Playwright, All-Stars Bar & Grill, Social, The Gaf, Scruffy Duffy’s, Tito Murphy’s, and more…

128 Bars on the Upper East Side
Including Merrion Square, Dorrian’s, The East End, Murphy’s Law, Trinity Pub, Heidelburg, The Penrose, The Gaf, The Stumble Inn and more

rockwood-pat-mcguire121 Live Music Venues in NYC
Including City Winery, Rockwood Music Hall, Sony Hall, Mercury Lounge and more…

108 Bars on the Lower East Side
Including Mercury Lounge, Local 138, Arlene’s Grocery, Parkside Lounge, The Skinny, Rockwood Music Hall, The Delancey, Lucky Jack’s, The Slipper Room, Rochelle’s and more

Bars in Chelsea104 Bars in Chelsea
Including Crompton Ale House, Barcade, Marquee, The Chelsea Bell, The Copper Still, Sid Gold’s and more

mexico_flag104 Mexican Bars in NYC
including Mad Dog & Beans, Rosa Mexicano, Eastpoint, Dos Caminos, & more.

Classic_martini_by_Ken30684102 Cocktail Bars in NYC
Including The Dead Rabbit, Hudson Malone, Porchlight, Handcraft, The Lovelace and more.

houndstooth-barroom102 Gastropubs in NYC
Including Carroll Place, Wilfie & Nell, The Gray Mare, Boulton & Watt, The Wren, Handcraft, The Penrose, The Bedford, Katch and more

hurleys_rooftop96 Rooftop Bars in NYC
Including Refinery Rooftop, 230 Fifth, Spyglass, Monarch, Hurley’s, Hotel Chantelle, PHD Rooftop, Overlook, Playwright, and more.

Bars of Lower Manhattan93 Bars in Lower Manhattan
Including Fraunces Tavern, Pier A, Mad Dog & Beans, The Dead Rabbit, Ulysses’, Porterhouse Brewing Co., The Lovelace, Underdog, Jeremy’s Ale House,  and more.

French Bistros NYC92 French Bistros & Bars in NYC
Including Tout Va Bien, Le Cirque, Le Coucou, Papillon, Luciene, Chez Napoleon, Le Bernardin, Brasserie 8 1/2, Jacques Brasserie, Vin Sur Vingt, Boucherie,  La Grenouille, and more

82 NYC Bars with a Fireplace
Including Dorrian’s, Amity Hall, Union Hall, Fine & Rare and more.

81 Bars on the Upper West Side

Including Dive Bar, The Parlour, Broadway Dive, Amity Hall, Dive 75, Dive 106 and more

81 Soccer Bars in NYC
Including Slainte, The Football Factory at Legends, Smithfield, The Playwright Irish Pub, The Brewery Bar & Kitchen, Jack Doyle’s and more.

East Sid Bars NYC80 Bars in the E. 50s
Including PJ Clarke’s, The Horny Ram, Papillon, Cornerstone, Dos Caminos, Bloom’s Tavern, Hudson Malone, The Smith, Draught 55, Stag’s Head, Redemption, and more

glenrothes-whisky73 Whiskey Bars in NYC
Including Fraunces Tavern, The Brazen Head, The Flatiron Room, Stout & more.

bars near MSG
72 Bars Near Madison Square Garden

Including Tracks, Jack Doyle’s, Stout, The Playwright, John Sullivan’s, Hudson Station & more

newbars300 69 New Bars in 2019
Including Eastpoint, All-Stars Bar & Grill, Scruffy Duffy, Tracks and more.

68 Irish Pubs in Queens
Including Donovan’s, Maguire’s, Saints & Sinners, Sean Og’s, Woodhaven House and more.

60 Bars in Tribeca
Including Mudville 9, Tribeca Grill, Macao Trading Co., Walkers & more.

Tequila Bars in NYC60 Tequila Bars
including Mad Dog & Beans, Eastpoint, Agave, El Parador and more

tracks_oysters-guinness57 Raw Bars & Oyster Bars in NYC
Including The Liberty, Tracks, Pier A and more.

51 Gay Bars in NYCgay-bars-nyc
Including Stonewall, Therapy, Phoenix, Nowhere, Flaming Saddles, and more.

35 Breweries in NYC
including Brooklyn Brewery, Alewife, Bronx Brewery, and more

32 Bars in Murray Hill
including The Black Sheep, The Long Hall, Slattery’s, El Rio Grande and more

Bars of Kips Bay31 Bars in Kips Bay
including Tap Room No. 307, Banc Cafe, Paddy Reilly’s, Raise and more

31 Tiki Bars in NYC
including The Polynesian, Otto’s Shrunken Head, Dromedary Bar, Mother of Pearl and more

comedy30 Comedy Clubs in NYC
Including Comic Strip, Comedy Cellar, The Stand, Stand-Up NY and more.

rambling-house-exterior29 Irish Pubs in The Bronx
Including Keane’s, Rambling House, An Beal Bocht, Fireside, Kelly Ryan’s and more.

burlesque in NYC26 venues for Burlesque in NYC
including The Slipper Room, Duane Park, Drom, Bierhaus and more…

Meat Packing District bars26 Bars in the Meat Packing District
including Brass Monkey, Bill’s Bar, Cielo & more….

oktoberfest-fraulein25 German Bars in NYC
including Hofbrau Bierhaus, Heidelburg, Reichenbach Hall & more.

24 Irish Pubs in Brooklynpaddys-of-park-slope_exterior
Including Farrell’s, The Wicked Monk, Hartley’s, Kitty Kiernan’s and more.

Bars Near theBarclays Center24 Bars Near the Barclays Center
including Fulton Hall, The Montrose, McMahon’s & more

Bars with Shuffleboard NYC23 Bars with Shuffleboard in NYC
including Fulton Hall, Nancy Whiskey, Plug Uglies, Route 66, and more…

English pubs in NYC22 English Pubs in NYC
including The Churchill, GMT Tavern & more.

20 Brazilian Restaurants & Bars in NYC
including Ipanema, Via Brasil, Churrascaria Plataforma and more…

Bowling Alley NYC19 Bowling Allies in NYC
including Bowlmor, Brooklyn Bowl, Lucky Strike, Frames & more.

14 Bars on Historic Stone Street
Including Ulysses’, Mad Dog & Beans, The Growler, The Underdog, Stone Street Tavern & more

billiards-nyc14 Billiard Halls in NYC
including The Cue at Frames, Amsterdam Billiards & more.

12 Bars Near Yankee Stadium

including Stan’s, The Dugout, The Yankee Tavern, Bronx Draft House & more

Coney Island Bars9 Bars in Coney Island
including Ruby’s, Freak Bar and more

8 Scottish Bars in NYCscottish-banner
including Caledonia, Iona, The Rookery & more.

Australia as a flag6 Australian Bars in NYC
including Sonnyboy, The Thirsty Koala, Dudley’s & more.

6 Irish pubs on Staten Island
including O’Neill’s, Joyce’s Tavern, West Cork Union Hall

5 Belgian Bars in NYCbelgianflag
including Burp Castle, Vol de Nuit & more

Axe Throwing in NYC4 Axe Throwing Venues in NYC
Bury the Hatchet, Axes & Arrows, Kick Axe Throwing

Canadian Bars in NYC4 Canadian Bars in NYC
including The Canuck, Ontario Bar, & more.

1 Welsh Pubs in NYC

0 Bar with a Mechanical Bull in NYC
including Johnny Utah’s in Rockefeller Center

More to come. Feel free to suggest a category or a venue.  Cheers, Murph. comments below.

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