The 8 Best Bars in Hell’s Kitchen Right Now

Which bar in Hell's Kitchen is the best?

Are you looking for the best bars in Hell’s Kitchen New York? Then check out my best list here! Because I’ll show you the hottest speakeasy bars, pubs, wine bars and small venues where New Yorkers hang out. The selection of bars in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen 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 Hell’s Kitchen’s bars on an interactive map. And if you love rooftop bars as much as I do, check out the best rooftop bars in Hell’s Kitchen.

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

My Favorite Bars in Hell’s Kitchen

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    Dear Irving on Hudson

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    The bar Dear Irving on Hudson is a real insider tip. Located very close to Times Square, you can look down on Manhattan’s “urban canyons” from here and be relatively undisturbed. The bar is small and cozy and not yet as crowded as many others in the neighborhood. The cocktail menu is not that big, but the cocktails are really good. 

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    Cantina Rooftop

    Rooftop Bar in Hell's Kitchen
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    In the Cantina Rooftop Bar you feel like in the Caribbean, surrounded by tropical plants you eat delicious guacamole and drink very well made cocktails with classical Mexican music. Besides tequila in every variation, there is a large selection of other delicious drinks: Try the Cantina Margarita.

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    On the Rocks

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    You can choose your favourite from over 300 whiskeys. The barkeepers know their way around sensationally well and can mix really good cocktails with them. Beer lovers will not be left out either: over 125 beers are on the menu.

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    Scallywag's Irish Pub

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    Bright red on the outside, Irish on the inside! Also Scallywag’s definitely belongs on our best list. It’s a classic pub as it is written in the book: nice and friendly bartenders, a good selection of beers and great bar food – and all this at a fair price. There’s a reason why locals love it!

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    The Landmark Tavern

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    The Landmark Tavern is a historic NYC pub that first opened in 1868. This Irish pub was once a favorite of many famous writers, actors, and politicians, at one time even serving as a speakeasy. The current owner has kept the original charm of the building while also adding some of his own touches, like the large mahogany bar and stained glass windows. Make sure to stop in and enjoy its historic charm with local favorites like the chicken rollatelli.

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    The Press Lounge

    Rooftop Bar in Hell's Kitchen
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    When it comes to the best rooftop bars in NYC, The Press Lounge is a place you have to visit to enjoy a drink. On top of the Ink48 Hotel, this gorgeous bar offers stunning views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

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    YOTEL Times Square

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    3 Stars | This hotel gives you incredibly good value for your money. Also, it offers a fantastic views over the city, located right in New York’s legendary area Hell’s Kitchen. What else is close to the YOTEL Times Square? Not only Broadway, where you can see the most popular musicals in New York, but also Rockefeller Center with its “Top of the Rock” observation deck, Bryant Park, the Flatiron and much, much more. This hotel really puts you in the middle of New York and you will have so many attractions close by! And it even has a rooftop bar on the roof of the hotel. 


    • Free WiFi
    • Rooftop Bar
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Breakfast
    • Family rooms
    • Fitness centre
    • Air conditioning

The Best Bars in Hell’s Kitchen on the Map

A map with all bars in Hell’s Kitchen 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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About the author

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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