The 8 Best Bars in Chelsea Right Now

Are you looking for the best bars in Chelsea New York? Then you’ve come to the right place – 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 Chelsea is large – so there will definitely be something for you!

To help you quickly and easily see which spot is near you, find all of Chelsea’s bars on an interactive map. And if you love rooftop bars as much as I do, check out the best rooftop bars and terraces for Chelsea.

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

My Favorite Bars in Chelsea

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    Smithfield Hall NYC

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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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    Gallow Green Rooftop Garden

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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

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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

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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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    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

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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 Tippler

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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.

The Best Bars in Chelsea on the map

A map with all bars in Chelsea 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

Profilbild Steffen Kneist
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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