The 12 Best Bars in the Lower East Side Right Now

Which bar on the Lower East Side is the best?

Are you looking for the best bars on the Lower East Side 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 the Lower East Side is large – also one of my absolute favorite bars in all of New York can be found here: the Fools Gold NYC.

To help you quickly and easily see which spot is near you, find all Lower East Side bars on an interactive map.

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

My Favorite Bars in the Lower East Side

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    cloudM New York Bowery

    Rooftop Bar in Lower East Side
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    For me, the cloudM Rooftop Bar is one of the most beautiful rooftop bars not only in the Lower East Side, but in all of New York. It is located on the roof of the citizenM New York Bowery Hotel and offers everything that makes a good rooftop bar: a great view, beautiful design and relaxed atmosphere.

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    Fools Gold NYC

    Bar in Lower East Side
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    One of the best bars in New York, also known for good burgers. The bar is an absolute MUST-SEE! The burgers are really sensational and they offer really good local beers.

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    Copper & Oak

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    Ui, this is where we as whiskey fans lost our hearts – the operators behind the bar are the same as from the Brandy Library in Tribeca. Like there, the bar is always well attended. No wonder, the bar is not very big and beautiful. Shelves filled with whiskeys, rum and co instead of books, an illuminated bar and super delicious bar food make it one of the bars that is one of the most beautiful for us!

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    Mr. Purple

    Rooftop Bar in Lower East Side
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    Mr. Purple is a rooftop bar in the Lower East Side, located on the roof of the Hotel Indigo. The view of the city from here is magnificent – and it is one of the most relaxed rooftops in the whole city!

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    Speakeasy-Bar Attaboy

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    One of the bar’s specialties is the bartenders: since there is no cocktail menu, you just say what you feel like and in which direction you want the cocktail to go and your personal cocktail will be mixed. The bar is not cheap, but worth every cent – otherwise it wouldn’t have made it into the TOP 20 of the best bars in the world.

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    Subject

    Bar in Lower East Side
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    The subject has become famous for their “Thyme Lasts Forever” cocktail with gin, thyme and kiwi (very tasty) – but the Negroni is the reason why they are on my best list (it wasn’t on the menu). If you want to make a trip to Italy in the form of a drink, you should try it here. Simply sensational!

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    The Back Room

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    The Back Room Bar is a really special bar and one of a kind. If you think about speakeasy bars in the 1920s, that’s what the Back Room has to offer.

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    The DL (Delancey & Ludlow)

    Rooftop Bar in Lower East Side
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    Rooftopbar The DL is a wonderful destination at any time of the year: if the weather is not so good, there is a lounge with windows down to the floor, so you can enjoy the view of the Lower East Side skyline. It’s just the roof of the third floor, but it feels much higher.

The Best Bars in the Lower East Side on the map

A map with all cafes in the Lower East Side 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.

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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