The 20 Best Bars at Hudson Yards Right Now

Are you looking for the best bars in Hudson Yards 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 Hudson Yards is not too big, because the district is one of the smallest in the city. That’s why I’ve included the bars in the neighboring neighborhoods of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen.

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

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

My Favorite Bars at Hudson Yards

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    Ardesia Wine Bar

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    Ardesia Wine Bar is one of my favorite spots in Hells Kitchen: not only do you have a great selection of wines (aha), but also a stylish ambiance and really good food at the same time. Be sure to try the Garlic Shrimp Skewers and the Mozzarella & Bacon Sandwich!  

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    Dear Irving on Hudson

    Bar in Hell's Kitchen
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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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    Electric Lemon

    Rooftop Bar in Hudson Yards
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    On the 24th floor of the Equinox Hotel in the Hudson Yards you will find the rooftop bar Electric Lemon – I myself have been here several times and am thrilled every time. The atmosphere here is very special and the view over the Hudson River at sunset is amazing.

    The first area of the Electric Lemon Rooftop Bar consists of several lounge furniture and tables, then you will immediately notice the stylish outdoor bar and glass fireplace (and the view of The Vessel), which really comes into its own in the evening. Add to that a huge wire sculpture and a water basin – really nice!

    The larger area with lots of comfy lounge chairs is the part where you probably spend the most time. Especially if you’ve been out on the High Line, the Electric Lemon Rooftop Bar is a really nice spot to relax. They make you pay for it, too: Cocktails cost $19.

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    Equinox Hotel

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    5 Stars | The Equinox Hotel at Hudson Yards is one of the newest and most trendy hotels in New York, and we were lucky enough to stay there for two days. The highlight (apart from the hotel itself) is the rooftop bar and lounge overlooking the Hudson River. Spectacular. 

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    Smithfield Hall NYC

    Bar in Chelsea
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    Smithfield Hall is one of the best and most famous sports bars in New York. Here you can watch the Bundesliga and all other major soccer leagues on various large screens. Smithfield Hall has several bars, but also an outdoor area. 

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    American Whiskey

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    In the Chelsea district of New York you can find the American Whiskey Bar. Unlike other sports bars, this bar offers not one, but three floors where you can have a good time. The main bar is especially popular, with leather and oak wood furnishings. The 36 flat screen TVs are perfect for watching the next basketball game. Perfect for all sports fans.

    In the American Whiskey there are over 100 different types of whiskey! So there is something for every whiskey fan here.

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    Bathtub Gin

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    A great bar with a great selection of cocktails and gins. On the menu you will find small dishes like crispy calamari, grilled chicken or burrata.

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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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    Gallow Green Rooftop Garden

    Rooftop Bar in Chelsea
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    Gallow Green is a unique rooftop bar located above McKittrick Hotel. What makes it so special is its quaint and green atmosphere. The whole bar is overgrown with foliage and certainly does its name justice: It looks like a garden! Not to be forgotten are the delicious drinks that are served there. It’s even listed in our Rooftop Bar Guide as one of the 43 Best Rooftop Bars in New York.

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    Le Bain Rooftop Bar

    Rooftop Bar in Chelsea
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    Le Bain Rooftop Bar ranks high among the best clubs and rooftop bars in NYC. A good cocktail will cost you around 12 dollars and entry is free, meaning that prices are not as outlandish as in some other popular NYC nightclubs. Defintiely worth a visit, especially if you are looking for an awesome view over Manhattan!

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    Mustang Harry's

    Bar in Chelsea
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    If you’re in search of a classic sports bar experience while watching the Super Bowl in New York City, Mustang Harry’s might be the perfect spot for you. This no-frills bar is known for its great big-screen TVs and classic bar food, including hot dogs. 

    It’s a great place for large groups and has a lively atmosphere filled with die-hard sports fans. In addition to fantastic beers, Mustang Harry’s is a top pick for watching the Super Bowl in NYC, making a great place to catch all the action and enjoy all the traditional elements of the big game.

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    On the Rocks

    Bar in Hell's Kitchen
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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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    Peak Lounge Bar

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    Above the observation deck Edge, in addition to the restaurant, there is an elegant and very stylish bar, which not only prepares first-class cocktails and drinks, but the view is also sensational.

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    Scallywag's Irish Pub

    Bar in Hell's Kitchen
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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 Copper Still

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    Are you in the mood for a laid-back brunch with the backdrop of a classic Irish pub? Let me introduce you to The Copper Still! This restaurant is the perfect place after a stroll around Chelsea Waterside Park and serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 4 pm. 

    So, if you are craving some classic American fare with an Irish twist, head over to The Copper Still and try their Blueberry Pancakes or Brioche French Toast. Add in 90 minutes’ worth of unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys, and you’ve got yourself one of the best brunches in Chelsea!

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    The Frying Pan

    American Restaurant in Chelsea
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    The Frying Pan is a ship that’s open during the summer months in NYC. In here as an absolutely awesome bar scene with the view of the Manhattan sky line.

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    The Landmark Tavern

    Irish Restaurant in Hell's Kitchen
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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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    The Tippler

    Bar in Chelsea
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    The classic New York cocktail bar is located at Chelsea Market. Here you can get very innovative drinks – try the Monkey Business with whiskey, walnut and banana. For the small hunger there are sandwiches and salads.

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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 at Hudson Yards on the map

A map with all bars at Hudson Yards 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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