The 11 Best Bars in the Meatpacking District Right Now

Which bar in the Meatpacking District is the best?

Are you looking for the best bars in the Meatpacking District 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 Meatpacking District is quite large – so there will definitely be something for you!

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

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

My Favorite Bars in the Meatpacking District

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    Employees Only

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    A bar where you can dive into the 20s and 30s of New York. The Speakeasy Bar was voted into the TOP 20 of the best bars in the world – the drinks are of the finest. Attention, the entrance is a bit hidden: you’ll find it next to the neon “Psychic” sign.

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    B. On Top

    Rooftop Bar in Meatpacking District
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    B. On Top is a small rooftop bar in the Meatpacking District, where you can end the day in a very relaxed way.

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    Brass Monkey NYC

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    The Meatpacking District is known for its chic clubs, expensive cocktails and bars such as the Brass Monkey NYC.  Many of these locations are very exclusive and are unfortunately closed to tourists and visitors alike. If you want to get a taste of the Meatpacking District’s nightlife, Brass Monkey is definitely a spot to try.

    The Brass Monkey NYC, which is very popular with locals, opened in the summer of 2004 in the Meatpacking District and is considered as one of the hotspots in the area. The bar welcomes you to a relaxed atmosphere decorated with wood, copper and long tables where you can simply chat with others. Spread over 2 floors, there are 3 bars and a huge selection of beer. On the rooftop, there is a beer garden with amazing views of the Hudson River and New Jersey.

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    Catch Roof

    Rooftop Bar in Meatpacking District
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    The Catch Roof is the destination of many real locals to eat or drink cocktails here. The rooftop bar offers a sensational view of the old new Manhattan and has a great lounge. The restaurant is very stylish and there are areas that are great for a romantic dinner.

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    Plunge Rooftop Bar & Lounge

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    One of the top addresses is the ultra-stylish Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District. And the highlight is the “Plunge Rooftop Bar & Lounge”, which is located on the roof of the hotel. Lots of glass, typical lounge look, relaxed music and lots of pretty people: the location is easily in New York’s top 3 when it comes to high celebrity density and designer photo shoots.

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    The Top of the Standard

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    The Top of the Standard is the rooftop bar of the hotel The Standard High Line – here you can sit relaxed outside and look at the Hudson River and also towards Uptown. If the door keepers don’t let you in: just go to the Boom Boom Room located IN the hotel.

The Best Bars in the Meatpacking District on the Map

A map with all bars in the Meatpacking District 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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