The 8 Best Bars in Chinatown Right Now

Which bar in Chinatown is the best?

Are you looking for the best bars in Chinatown New York? Then check out my best list here! Because I’ll show you the hottest speakeasy bars, pubs, wine bars and small places where New Yorkers hang out. The selection of bars in New York’s Chinatown is quite large – so there will definitely be something for you!

To help you quickly and easily see which spot is near you, you can find all of Chinatown’s bars on an interactive map. And if you love rooftop bars as much as I do, check out the best rooftop bars in Chinatown.

By the way: you’ll find many more New York City spots in our Loving New York travel guides!

My Favorite Bars in Chinatown

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    169 Bar

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    The bar is very popular with New Yorkers, the prices are sensational and the audience is mixed. Colourful is also the bar and for this reason alone worth a visit.

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    If you know, you know. Apotheke in Chinatown is one of those speakeasy types of bars that are still super trendy to go to. It still maintains the classic look and almost speakeasy vibe from back in the days.

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    Bowery Beer Garden

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    If you’re close to Chinatown, be sure to check out the Bowery Beer Garden. This open-air space is located at 93 Bowery and is more pandemic-friendly than other venues. Offering over 50 big-screen televisions and 40 different brews of beer, Bowery is NYC’s most extensive sports beer garden, so watching March Madness at this spot is a no-brainer! If you get hungry, be sure to opt for house specialties such as loaded garlic shrimp fries or beer garden wings. 

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    Rooftop93 Bar & Lounge

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    You will find the bar on the 18th and 19th floors of the Wyndham Garden Hotel. On the roof terrace you can have cocktails and enjoy the view of the One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building.

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    The Crown

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    The Crown Rooftop Bar in Chinatown is one of my newest highlights of the city and made it directly into our list of the best rooftop bars in New York. It offers probably the most beautiful view of Manhattan AND Brooklyn.

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    Whiskey Tavern

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    If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere and very good drinks, the Whiskey Tavern is your destination in Chinatown.

The Best Bars in Chinatown on the map

A map with all bars in Chinatown can be found here – just click on “FULL MAP” if you want to see more. You can click on each restaurant on the map to find out everything you need to know

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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 25 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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