The 12 Best Bars in West Village Right Now

Which bar in the West Village is the best?

Are you looking for the best bars in the West Village 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 West Village 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 West Village’s bars on an interactive map. And if you love rooftop bars as much as I do, check out the best rooftop bars in West Village.

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

My Favorite Bars in West Village

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    Drift In

    Sea Food Restaurant in West Village
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    The Drift In is one of my latest new discoveries in New York: it’s located right on the Hudson River promenade in the West Village. They serve oysters and the best lobster roll in town – no wonder, the team behind the Drift In is the same as at my beloved PILOT Brooklyn and GRAND BANKs. Just great!

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    Blu 33 Rooftop

    Rooftop Bar in West Village
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    The Blu 33 Rooftop on top of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York hotel is one of the few rooftop bars in the West Village. It’s just one block from Macy’s and two blocks from Hudson Yards, and the view from here is really special!

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    Hudson Bar and Books

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    There are several Bar and Books locations in New York – but the one near the Hudson is the best whiskey bar of all. It has its very own charm and offers a huge selection of whiskey, scotch and co. If you’re looking for a whiskey bar where you can also relax and smoke a cigar, you’ve come to the right place.

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    Wine Bars in West Village
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    The wine bar LELABAR is one of our absolute highlights, you can find it in a small street in the West Village. It’s small, cozy, straightforward and definitely one of the best in the city. That’s exactly how we imagine a wine bar where locals go for a good wine in the evening.

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    STK Downtown & Rooftop

    Rooftop Bar in West Village
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    The Rooftop Bar can be found above the STK Downtown Steakhouse. With a delicious cocktail you can enjoy the fantastic view of the Hudson River and the New York skyline.

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    The Stonewall Inn

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    The Stonewall Inn located in the West Village/Greenwich Village neighborhood in NYC is a gay bar and recreational tavern. But, it’s just not an ordinary bar. The place is a National Historic Landmark and was the site of the 1969 riots that focused on the relationship between the police and the LGBTQ community. This jump-started the gay rights movement that we see today and has made a lasting impact. 

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    White Horse Tavern

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    Built in 1880 and still operating today is the White Horse Tavern which became popular because writers, poets and artists such as Dylan Thomas made this bar their go-to spot. It is said that Dylan Thomas had his last drink at White Horse Tavern before dying at the Chelsea Hotel. 

    Even today, portraits of Thomas hang in the restaurant and reminds everyone of their famous guest. This bar is one of the 10 oldest in New York and has physically survived the changing times over the years.

The Best Bars in West Village on the map

A map with all Bars in West Village 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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