Tribeca Bars & Nightlife
185 Duane St., Tribeca
At first glance, this looks like a laid-back bar with a good cocktail list; but the major appeal, here, is that on Sundays, they bring in Maryland Blue Crabs. These are served alongside nicer bar food than you'd expect, like truffled fries and a homemade burger. There are two locations downtown—one in Tribeca, one in the South Street Seaport.
16 N. Moore St., Tribeca
This is one of Tribeca’s most history-laden taverns, with the pressed tin ceilings and sagging floors to prove it. The menu is a bit random—hummus, cowboy chili, chicken tenders—but most people really come for a cocktail and a seat at the wonderfully worn-in bar.
159 Duane St., Tribeca
This is the second outpost of the Prospect Heights bar, loved for its great music and relaxed vibe.
24 Harrison St., Tribeca
Terroir is the kind of bar where even wine connoisseurs might learn something new. And on the flip side, if you've always found wine intimidating, the incredibly knowledgeable staff are more than happy to make recommendations and teach you everything they know. Their wine menu is vast, as as is the meat-heavy small bites menu. During the summers, they set up shop on The Highline, too.
Smith & Mills
71 N. Moore St., Tribeca
This cool little hole-in-the-wall bar in Tribeca is delightful for a quick, quiet drink (or two), and a delicious seafood dinner if you can nab a seat. There are oysters and mussels on the menu, as well as an excellent brioche bun burger.
81 Hudson St., Tribeca
This long, dark bar on a lonesome corner in Tribeca is handsome, yet non-descript, which is kind of what you want when the sole intent of the night is to grab some drinks with friends. You can generally always get a small table or seat at the bar, and well, there are darts in the back. This isn't fancy (no craft cocktails in sight), so swing by when you want something basic or a beer.
Pier 25, Hudson River Park, Tribeca
From June through October, this oyster bar aboard the historic Sherman Zwicker schooner docks at Pier 25 in Tribeca. Under yellow and white stripe canopies, servers in appropriately nautical outfits distribute casual sea-side fare and cocktails from the built-in bar. During weekend days, it’s a fun lobster roll destination with kids, and in the evenings, thanks to a solid list of schooner-themed cocktails and oysters and small plates, it’s a pretty great night out. While the location is a bit remote, it’s still conveniently close to downtown—plus, how cool is it to eat on the water?
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