If you’re wondering how you’ll weather the storm of St. Patty’s Day this year, you’ve come to the right place! We hand selected eight bars that not only have some pretty dope drinks but are low key enough for you to have a good time and dodge the drunken madness. Cheers!
(Photo Cred: Nick Solares)
Located in the West Village is an updated and revived legendary speakeasy with upscale American cuisine ranging from fried chicken to steak tartare and comfy leather banquettes. This hideaway bar is super classy and has a 1920’s feel to it with a cocktail menu that mainly focuses on the brown (aka whiskey).
Bar Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 5:30 PM – 12 AM
Location: 86 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014
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Red light special, anyone? This Mexican-themed cocktail bar is a perfect getaway with its chill vibe and red lit decor for the St. Patty’s Day weekend. This gin-based cocktail bar is perfect for a quirky yet chill night out, plus who doesn’t want their tequila served in a ceramic donkey? We do!
Bar Hours: Monday through Sunday 5 Pm – 2 Am
Location: 4 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
(Photo Cred: Rusty Knot)
If you’re into tiki drinks, electric lanterns and sailor pin-up art then this Hudson shore Saloon is totally for you. The camp and nautically-infused decor pairs perfectly with its Hudson River waterfront view, which makes it ideal for day-drinking. So head over to the Meatpacking District for some shipwrecked karaoke every Tuesday at 9 Pm and two for one Busch Pints and well cocktails all night!
Bar Hours: Monday through Friday 4 PM – 2 AM and Saturday & Sunday 2 PM to 2 AM
Location: 425 West St, New York, NY 10014
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With two locations in Brooklyn and TriBeCa, Weather Up bar screams cozy with its mood lighting and booth-sitting area, not to mention the Rueben Sliders! P.S. food is only served at the TriBeCa location only so if you’re looking for a cocktail only night-out, Brooklyn is your go-to for avoiding the St. Patty’s craziness and also has an outdoor terrace lattice with greenery.
Brooklyn Hours: Everyday 5:30 PM-2 AM
Brooklyn Location: 589 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
TriBeCa Hours: Mon-Wed 5 PM – 1 AM Thurs-Sat 5 PM- 2 AM SUN 5 PM – 10 PM
TriBeCa Location: 159 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
(Photo Cred: Nick Solares)
Recently opened in January, this tropical, high-ceiling bar with a Miami feel due to its palm tree decor is truly an NYC oasis that also includes a large backyard space that’s open late! So if you’re into grilled veggies and seafood-thick, this backyard-vibe bar is great and has a variety of drinks.
Bar Hours: Monday through Sunday 5 pm- 3 AM
Location: 1057 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238
Located in the heart of Harlem, this supper club in the basement of Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster, not only serves soul food & craft cocktails but has live entertainment. What better way to chill than having someone serenade you while you drink?
Bar Hours: Thurs 7 PM- 1 AM, Fri 6 PM- 3 AM, Sat 6 PM- 3 AM, Sun 10:30 AM- 2 PM
Location: Red Rooster, 310 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
For the art-conscious and fashion-forward, this bar has a secret art gallery entrance and is Sia chandelier-approved. With its cool crowd, and candle-lit atmosphere, the one and only Fig. 19 on the LES, is certified “good vibes only”. Need we say more?
Bar Hours: Tuesday through Saturday8 PM- 4 AM and Sunday 6 PM – 2 AM
Location: 131 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002
Beerfest officially came to NYC thanks to this Danish wood-clad bar in Brooklyn. Featuring 21 draft lines from around the world from light to dark, is perfect for a laid-back weekend outing. Plus, they have an all-day/ all-night happy hour with $5 cans. Cheers to that!
Bar Hours: Sunday through Thursday 12 PM- 12 AM, Friday & Saturday 12 PM – 2 AM
Location: 615 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
By: Caela Collins
Featured Image: Ghost Donkey