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  • 1. Employees Only

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    The dapper white-coated bartenders at this cocktail bar mix delicious, well-thought-out tipples with debonair aplomb and freshly squeezed mixers...Read More

  • 2. Katana Kitten

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    This two-floor Japanese cocktail bar hits the mark on all notes. Perch yourself at the bar on the second floor and watch the bartenders shake...Read More

  • 3. Little Branch

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    Top-quality cocktails, dim lighting, and snug booths make this the ideal spot for a conversation with friends (that you can actually hear) or...Read More

  • 4. Village Vanguard

    West Village | Music Clubs

    This prototypical jazz club, tucked into a cellar in the Village since the 1940s, has been the haunt of legends like Thelonious Monk and Barbra...Read More

  • 5. Corner Bistro

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    Opened in 1961, this lovable neighborhood saloon serves what many think are some of the best (and most affordable) burgers in town. Once you...Read More

  • 6. Henrietta Hudson

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    The nightly parties at this laid-back West Village HQ for the Sapphic set attract young professional women, out-of-towners, and longtime regulars...Read More

  • 7. Hudson Bar and Books

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    Along with its sister branch (Lexington Bar and Books) uptown, the Hudson reflects a literary bent with handsome cigar-bar flair. It's hardly...Read More

  • 8. Marie's Crisis

    West Village | Piano Bars/Lounges

    Regardless of whatever "Marie's crisis" was or is (each employee seems to have a different story), all the customers here know all the words...Read More

  • 9. SOB's

    West Village | Music Clubs

    The initials stand for "Sounds of Brazil" (no, not what you—and everybody else—might think), and this is the place for reggae, African, and...Read More

  • 10. The Duplex

    West Village | Cabaret

    No matter who's performing, the big, gay audience hoots and hollers in support of the often kitschy performers at this music-scene staple on...Read More

  • 11. The Monster

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    This "Monster" is a friendly one. This local-favorite gay bar has anchored its prime corner spot since 1970 and still serves as a lively piano...Read More

  • 12. The Otheroom

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    Head to the far west Otheroom for a flight of fancy drinking in good company. The menu is reliable and creative, with dozens of microbrews and...Read More

  • 13. White Horse Tavern

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    According to New York legend, writer Dylan Thomas drank himself to death in this historic West Village tavern founded in 1880. When the weather...Read More

  • 14. Wilfie & Nell

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    Combine the cozy atmosphere and frothy pints standard at Irish pubs with a well-heeled West Village crowd and you get Wilfie & Nell, a candlelit...Read More

  • 15. Tortilla Flats

    West Village | Bars/Pubs

    The back room of this Mexican eatery is a tribute to the stars of Las Vegas, from Martin and Lewis to Siegfried and Roy, but the real action...Read More

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