Are you looking for the best bars in Upper West Side New York? Then check out my best list here! I’ll show you the hottest speakeasy bars, rooftop bars, pubs, wine bars and small venues where New Yorkers hang out. The selection of bars on the Upper West Side is large – so there is guaranteed to be the right place for you!
To help you quickly and easily see which spot is near you, find all the bars on New York’s Upper West Side on an interactive map.
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The Best Bars on the Upper West Side
The Empire Hotel has a great rooftop bar with a view to Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side. Many of you will know the red lettering that is mounted on the hotel roof. We were there last time to test it and take a closer look. Compared to other rooftop bars in New York these cocktails were among the good ones – also the price-performance ratio is really ok.
In this Tex-Mex-Bar the frozen margarita is a specialty. During the two Happy Hours you can get a lot of things for only $5 and on Wednesdays you get a draft beer with every ordered burger.
fresh oyster and wine glass
Here you can enjoy beers, wines and cocktails during happy hours, as well as delicious oysters for just over $1. Due to its popularity, The Mermaid now has three locations in New York. You can find them under the names The Mermaid Inn and The Mermaid Oyster Bar.
The Best Bars on the Upper West Side on the map
A map with all restaurants in Chinatown 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.