Nightlife

Top Choice Lounge in Upper West Side & Central Park

Manhattan Cricket Club

Above an Australian bistro (ask its host for access), this elegant drinking lounge is modeled on the classy Anglo-Aussie cricket clubs of the early 1900s. Sepia-toned photos of batsmen adorn the gold brocaded walls,…
Bar in Upper West Side & Central Park

Bob's Your Uncle

This is the kind of friendly, easygoing neighborhood bar you wish was your local. (We do, anyway.) Beverages focus mainly on craft brews (10 rotating selections on tap) and unfussy, inexpensive cocktails – including…
Bar in Upper West Side & Central Park

Dead Poet

This narrow, mahogany-paneled pub is a neighborhood favorite. It takes its Guinness pours seriously, and features cocktails named after deceased masters of verse, including a Walt Whitman Long Island Iced Tea ($13) …
Coffee in Upper West Side & Central Park

Birch Cafe

An uber-hip cafe with dark wood and copper accents – check out the copper 'coffee rings' set into the tables – but its coffee's the real deal, manually roasted in small batches in Long Island City, Queens. There's n…
Cafe in Upper West Side & Central Park

Earth Café

This charming neighborhood cafe beckons you inside with its cheery, sunny interior of whitewashed brick walls and the scent of fresh-roasted coffee beans lingering in the air. Order an expertly poured almond latte, …
Coffee in Upper West Side & Central Park

Irving Farm Roasters

Tucked into a little ground-floor shop, the Upper West Side branch of this popular local coffee chain is bigger on the inside – beyond the coffee counter the space opens up into a backroom with a sunny skylight. Enj…
Beer Garden in Upper West Side & Central Park

West End Hall

Beer drinkers of the Upper West Side have much to celebrate at this large beer hall that showcases craft brews from around Belgium, Germany, the US and beyond. There are about 20 drafts on rotation, along with anoth…
Bar in Upper West Side & Central Park

Prohibition

This buzzing drinking den features a live band every night on the front-room stage, though decibel levels are low enough that your ears won't bleed. The back room is band-free; for those who prefer a little action, …
Pub in Upper West Side & Central Park

Malachy's

Giving new meaning to the word ‘dive,’ this crusty local holdout has a long wooden bar, classic rock on the speakers, a lineup of regulars and a bartender with a sense of humor. In other words: the perfect place for…