The 13 Best Bars in Soho NYC Right Now

Which Bar in and around Soho NYC is the best?

Are you looking for the best bars in Soho 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 Soho is large – one of my favorite bars in all of New York can be found here: the Ear Inn, which has been around since 1817.

To help you quickly and easily see which spot is near you, find all the bars in Soho New York 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 Soho NYC

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    142 Sullivan Bar

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    142 Sullivan Bar is a very popular little bar, especially with New Yorkers, in the Soho neighborhood, just two blocks from Bleecker Street and one block from W Houston Street.

    We love this place because of the welcoming atmosphere, and: the cocktails and the wines are really good. 

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    Bar Moga

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    Bar Moga is a 1920s-era Japanese cocktail bar with jazz music, specializing in Craft Cocktails, Shochu, Japanese whiskey-based libations, and Yoshoku comfort food. Embracing the best this era of Japan had to offer. Yōshoku (洋食), or “western” dishes, are comfort food in Japan that boomed during the Taisho period, lending itself perfectly to the Bar Moga concept. Their signature cocktails incorporate traditional Japanese spirits into recipes inspired by the American prohibition era.

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    Botanica Bar

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    Located in Manhattan, Botanica Bar offers a vibrant atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. This neighborhood gem features a lively Happy Hour, where patrons can unwind with discounted drinks and specials. From classic cocktails to creative concoctions such as the Bikini Bottom and Tequila Rockingbird, there’s something to tantalize every palate. Whether you’re looking for a casual evening out or a lively gathering with friends, Botanica Bar provides a welcoming space to enjoy great drinks and good company in the heart of the city.

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    Fanelli Cafe

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    Located in the historic SoHo district of New York City, Fanelli Cafe is one of the city’s oldest bars, situated opposite The Mercer hotel.

    The property at 94 Prince Street, where Fanelli Cafe currently resides, first appeared in the city’s tax assessment records in 1846. In 1847, Herman Gerken leased the wooden building on the site and opened a grocery store. By 1857, Gerken replaced it with a five-story brick building that still exists. 

    The SoHo area underwent significant changes in the mid-19th century, transitioning from a residential neighborhood to a district lined with fashionable hotels, upscale stores, and brothels. Post-1870, the district became a hub for wholesale trade, featuring cast iron warehouses characteristic of today’s SoHo, an acronym for “south of Houston Street.”

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    Jimmy at the James Hotel

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    Here you have a 360° view of the skyline of Manhattan. At the pool you can enjoy classically inspired cocktails with herbs from the in-house roof garden.

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    Joe & The Juice

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    If you want to charge your batteries with fresh juices for a short time, we recommend “Joe & The Juice”. There are different areas to sit and the juices are really awesome!

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    Joe & The Juice

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    If you want to charge your batteries with fresh juices for a short time, we recommend “Joe & The Juice”. There are different areas to sit and the juices are really awesome!

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    Mother's Ruin

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    At Mother’s Ruin we drank one of the best Gin Tonics EVER when we walked the whole of Spring Street from start to finish last time. Clean, sparkling and fresh and that’s totally relaxed atmosphere. Be sure to go there!

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    Pegu Club

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    A recommendable bar in the heart of SoHo. The entrance is a bit hidden – you will find it at the level of the bus stop.

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    SoHo Cigar Bar

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    A great little bar with an excellent selection of drinks and cigars. The atmosphere is quiet and wonderfully relaxed.

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    Soho Room

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    In the Soho Room you can watch the New Yorkers cheering for the Super Bowl! Huge flatscreens give you a great view of the game and the $50 flat rate for beer and snacks means you’ll be well looked after.

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    Spring Lounge

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    The Spring Lounge has been around since the 1920s, you can sit both inside and outside and have quite a large beer selection. I love this place!

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    Toad Hall

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    Nestled in the vibrant neighborhood of SoHo in Manhattan, Toad Hall beckons with its eclectic ambiance and welcoming atmosphere. As the sun begins to set, locals and tourists alike flock to enjoy Toad Hall’s renowned Happy Hour, offering an array of enticing drink specials. Sip on refreshing cocktails like the SoHo Spritz or the Toad Mule, or opt for a classic favorite such as the Manhattan or Mojito. With its cozy interior and friendly staff, Toad Hall provides the perfect setting to unwind after a long day of exploring the city or to kickstart a night out on the town with friends.

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Steffen

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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