FOOD + DRINK: Where to Drink Below Canal Street Part 1 - Tribeca (6.22.17)
Here at LBC we take our drinks seriously. Wine, beer or speciality cocktails, we enjoy them all and want to share some of our favorite spots to imbibe. From dive bars to fancy cocktail lounges we don't discriminate when it comes to grabbing a drink. So this is the kick off and Part 1 of a three part series on where to drink below canal. Stay tuned for Battery Park & FiDi. Cheers!
Smith & Mills (71 North Moore St)
An old carriage house made out of repurposed wood, it’s easy to miss and largely a “hole in the wall” type feel. Cozy in the winter and big open doors in the summer make this a year round spot for great cocktails, intimate conversation and food if you’re hungry.
Warren 77 (77 Warren St)
Opened by the same owners as the crew behind Tribeca’s Smith + Mills, Warren 77 is a sports bar where you can enjoy watching a game or video games or simply a drink surrounded by some fun sports memorabilia/decor.
Puffy’s Tavern (81 Hudson St)
A beloved neighborhood spot, Puffy’s is the place for an unpretentious drink in a true bar/pub atmosphere, a rarity nowadays.
Nancy Whiskey Pub (1 Lispenard)
After turning 50 this year, this classic pub shows no signs of slowing down. Featuring shuffleboard, this is one of downtown New York’s most classic (and oldest!) bars.
Distilled (211 West Broadway)
This “New American Public House” features indoor and outdoor seasonal seating, a full dining menu, a slew of beers, and great bar popcorn. It’s a great place when you need an indoor Happy Hour spot for a group. We recommend any of the shrub drinks, as well as the ode to our area, the Tribecan.
Weather UP (159 Duane St)
The sister location to the popular Brooklyn Heights spot, we love the strange (but delicious) cocktail concoctions and the excellent bar bites (hello hand-cut chips). The drinks can get pricey but those who considering themselves cocktail connoisseurs will enjoy it.
B Flat (277 Church St)
Jazz and drinks? Yes please. Live Jazz on Monday and Wednesday nights this spot is well known for it’s happy hour specials this is a unique place to get great cocktails and listen to great music. Its subterranean space makes it perfect for a date. They also have late-night ramen after 11PM. It’s worth hanging around for.
Brandy Library (25 N Moore St)
A classic old-school Tribeca spot, this cozy date-night or dude’s night out spot features 115 classic and house cocktails. They also host a slew of cocktail classes for the avid learners. They also offer cigars if you ask nicely.
Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs (135 W Broadway)
While Tiny’s is a great restaurant (we love pairing the kale salad with their french fries), the actual bar upstairs offers strong cocktails but limited seating, so get there early!
Terrior Tribeca (24 Harrison St)
The perfect place for an unpretentious glass of wine, this bar features heavy snacking food (you can easily make a meal) and a low-key wine list that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Ward III (111 Reade St)
While many know it as a go-to birthday celebrations bar, it’s actually a brandy bar with 33+ types or rye whiskey alone. Get there early to grab a leather couch and enjoy surprising solid cocktails and friendly waitstaff.
Evening Bar (The Smyth 85 W. Broadway)
Don’t be turned off by the fact that it’s in a hotel. This comfortable, classic hotel bar serves seasonal cocktails in a cozy, dark setting. We love it for after dinner drinks.
The Django (The Roxy 2 Ave Of The Americas)
So good we almost don’t want to share it, this favorite “secret” cellar bar at The Roxy features live jazz music Wednesday through Saturday 7:30PM till close to accompany their craft cocktails and great bites.
Shigure (277 Church St)
Tribeca’s answer to the popular East Village sake bars, Shigure features 40+ types of rice wine, 16+ types of sochu, as well as sake and Japanese beer. We love working our way through the small plates and letting the knowledgeable staff guide the experience.
Manhattan Proper (6 Murray St)
The epitome of a go-to happy hour spot for those who have offices nearby, this dive-inspired sports bar features massive TV screens to catch the latest games, classic bar fare, and plenty of room to host your friends.
Patriot Saloon (110 Chambers St)
You want an All-American dive bar, complete with darks and honky tonk on a jukebox? Look no further. Be nice to the waitresses and you’re destined for free whiskey shots.
The Bennett (134 West Broadway)
A great option for celebrating a special occasion, we love to snack on the spiced fries and grilled cheddar toasties at the bar along with their well-made drinks. With specials like $10 Bulleit cocktails with any burger on Mondays, this is a solid after work spot you can stay for dinner at.