The 12 Best Bars in Greenwich Village Right Now

Which bar in Greenwich Village is the best?

Are you looking for the best bars in Greenwich Village New York? Then check out my best list here! I’ll show you the hottest speakeasy bars, rooftop bars, pubs, wine bars, and small venues where New Yorkers hang out. The selection of bars in Greenwich Village is large – so there is guaranteed to be the right place for you!

So that you can quickly and easily see which spot is near you, you can find all Greenwich Village bars on an interactive map.

By the way: The West Village is part of Greenwich Village – and is affectionately called “The Village” by New Yorkers!

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

My Favorite Bars in Greenwich Village NYC

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    Dante NYC

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    When it comes to the best Negroni in town, there is hardly a way around Dante NYC. They are an institution in New York and have been serving their Negroni since 1915 (it’s an Italian restaurant with a small bar). You find it at the corner of Greenwich Village, SoHo and Hudson Square – here we are super-often when we are on the road in New York.

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    55 Bar

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    The 55 Bar is a Prohibition-era dive bar that offers nightly funk, blues, and jazz performances in Greenwich Village. Essentially considered the gem of Greenwich, it’s been in business for over 100 years, but don’t let their tagline fool you – it’s not a place for swing or retro jazz. In fact, in recent years, this homey downstairs club has hosted some of the top innovative names from modern jazz. 

    The 55 Bar charges a modest cover, but they book major talents, so the experience is well worth the cost. Some patrons even claim that this bar is among the best jazz venues in all of New York City. It’s been a longtime home for acts like Wayne Krantz, Mike Stern, and Sweet Georgia Brown. They offer live music every night of the year, and you can expect to hear something ranging from the blues or jazz to avant-garde varieties. 

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    Amelie Wine Bar

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    When Paris meets New York, such wonderful places like the Amelie wine bar in Washington Square Park are born. Fantastic wines and little treats are available here at affordable prices. Definitely one of our favorites in the city.

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    Amity Hall

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    Especially when the Carolina Panthers play, the atmosphere in Amity Hall is boiling! The bar is huge and the game is broadcast here on a 6 meter flatscreen and many other screens. Besides the classic Chicken Wings you can also get great burgers here.

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    Analogue

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    In the bar in the heart of Greenwich Village you can enjoy your drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Live music is also played here from time to time.

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    Cafe Wha?

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    A classic spot in Greenwich Village is Cafe Wha?.  Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, The Velvet Underground, Cat Mother & All Night Newsboys, Kool and the Gang, Peter, Paul & Mary, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Joan Rivers and Bill Cosby are just some of the greats that were frequent visitors when they were just starting out their careers. 

    Today, you can listen to live music here and you should definitely have an evening at Cafe Wha?

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    Corkbuzz

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    The Corkbuzz is a kind of modern interpretation of a wine bar: fresh, clean and super relaxed. It is in direct neighbourhood of Union Square and therefore easy to reach. The choice is huge and the crew really knows what they are doing and what they are serving.

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    Kettle of Fish

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    The small bar is inconspicuous from the outside and cosy inside. What you will immediately notice is the love for the Green Bay Packers, the American football team from Wisconsin.

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    Loreley Beer Garden

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    Here the Rhine metropolis Cologne meets New York. The owner, Michael Momm, a real “Kölscher Jung”, opened this piece of Germany in the middle of New York in 2003. Here you will find a large selection of German beers (including Kölsch, of course) and good German wines at fair prices, as well as a delicious selection of German dishes.

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    Off the Wagon

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    For those who like variety, Off the Wagon is a great choice. Every day there is a different special on the calendar. Beer for $2, a pitcher for $10 or just pay half price? You pick the day!

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    Peculier Pub

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    The Peculier Pub calls itself “The Home of the Beer” and I can confirm: it does that for a reason! There is hardly a pub or bar in New York that has such a wide selection of beer in bottles (350+) and on draught (27!). 

    Peculier Pub on Bleecker Street has been around for more than 20 years. How the bar got its name? The favorite beer of one of the founders at the time was the “Old Peculier” from a small brewery in England. By the way, the current location was first mentioned 100 years ago, so it looks back on a long history. Until today,  you still feel the “old New York”. 

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    The Blind Tiger

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    The Blind Tiger is a bar right on Bleecker Street in NYC. They have a huge selection of beers, especially my favorite Indian Pale Ales (IPA). They offer outdoor seating and the prices are reasonable. This makes The Blind Tiger one of the most popular bars in this part of New York.

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    The Red Lion

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    If you are looking for a cosy pub in Greenwich Village, The Red Lion is your place to go! A pleasant, uncomplicated atmosphere and live music awaits you here. We were here for three relaxed hours and really enjoyed it!

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    Wicked Willy's

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    What a great bar on Bleecker Street! If you are looking for a really cool location with live bands, beer pong tables and student flair, this is the place for you.

    It’s colorful, always something going on and the decor is unique, because here the Caribbean meets palm trees and pirates. The food is really good: we had Avocado Chicken Sliders, Wicked Quesadillas with Chilli BBQ Salsa (amazing!) and the Cajun Fries.

    If you’re really hungry, be sure to try Willy’s Burger with Truffle Fries. It doesn’t get any better than that!

    Wicked Willy’s is especially popular as a brunch location. You should reserve the Bottomless Brunch in advance via their website or by phone.

The Best Bars in Greenwich Village on the map

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

About the author
Steffen

I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 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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