The Full Shilling

A wood, glass and bronze interior, imported from Belfast, is the homey setting for drinks and pub fare. Mon-Fri 11a.m.-midnight, Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

The Ginger Man

The Irish pub quenches the thirst of serious beer lovers with 150-plus bottles and 70 ales and lagers on tap, plus pub grub that includes shepherd’s pie. Mon-Thurs 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Fri 11:30 a.m.-4 a.m., Sat 12:30 p.m.-4 a.m., Sun 12:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

The Griffin

Habitues sip old-fashioned cocktails while relaxing on over-sized velvet couches. Tues-Sat 7:30 p.m.-4 a.m.

The Half King

The thinking man’s Irish pub draws a varied and intellectual crowd with book readings, rotating photography exhibits and pub grub served from opening until 2 a.m. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-4 a.m., Sat & Sun 9 a.m.-4 a.m.

The Happiest Hour

Palm trees dot the wallpaper, blue velvet lines the U-shaped booths and rock and soul sounds on the radio upstairs, while jazz standards serenade in the smaller downstairs lounge at this casual and upbeat cocktail spot. Plus, snacks and small plates. Nightly 5 p.m.-2 to 4 a.m. 

The Heights Bar & Grill

This cozy bar and grill caters to the Columbia University crowd and boasts an amazing roof deck for summer sunning and an unbeatable margarita happy hour. Sun-Wed 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Thurs-Sat 11:30 a.m.-4 a.m.

The Landmark Tavern

A quintessential woody and warm Irish pub (circa 1868) serves comfort food with élan and a fine selection of single-malt scotches. Daily 11:30 a.m.-4 a.m.

The Lively

Live bands take to the stage and DJs spin in the 3,000-square-foot vaulted and brick-walled underground club, accessorized with murals and curated photos by father-son New York artists, Futura and 13th Witness. This is a no-velvet-ropes club, and dancing is encouraged to house, hip-hop, punk/rock and electronic.

Hours: W-Sa 5 pm-4 am (live music 5-10 pm, DJ sets 10 pm-4 am)

Happy hour: Daily 5-9 pm


The Living Room

This bustling hotel bar and lounge sits on the seventh floor of the W Hotel and offers inventive housemade cocktails named after New York City neighborhoods, such as the Kew Gardens Gin & Tonic (Hendrick's gin, Aperol, housemade herb simple syrup, cucumber, Peychaud's bitters, Fever-Tree tonic). M-Th 3 pm-1 am, F-Sa noon-4 am, Su noon-1 am. $$$

The Mixing Room

With its Art Deco ambience, the jazz-inspired cocktail lounge and bar offers a contemporary take on the 1920s; mixologist Yusef Austin, aka the “Cocktail Architect,” favors seasonal libations imbued with fresh juices and garnishes.


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