The best bars in the Upper West Side

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The best bars in the Upper West Side

Home to the American Museum of Natural History, The Juilliard School and the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, the Upper West Side of Manhattan is a cacophony of cultural institutions, grand park-side buildings and prestigious colleges.

Known primarily as a residential area, this prosperous neighbourhood also boasts a decent number of well-loved watering holes.

If you’re looking to tick a few of the Upper West Side’s best bars off your list, a great place to start is at The Dead Poet, a quiet drinking den with a literary theme. Whether you’re there to drink enough Guinness to feature on their wall of fame or to claim your free drink for sharing the same birthday as a famous author, there’s a fun time to be had by all.

Another gem is the Manhattan Cricket Club, a vintage-styled drinkery adorned with cricket paraphernalia and famous for its sophisticated and inventive cocktail menu. Sip on a hibiscus-infused bourbon blend or opt for champagne and caviar service – the choice is entirely yours.

Fancy a no-nonsense burger and an ice cold beer after a long day? Head straight for E’s Bar, the ultimate hangout complete with a generous happy hour, trivia nights and a fine selection of beloved board games, all designed to help you unwind.

If you’re after something more upscale, head to Prohibition. One of New York City’s longest-running venues, this elegant bar and lounge will transport you straight to the jazz age, with excellent cocktails accompanied by nightly live music performances. The swanky bar and lounge also offers some delicious bar food and dinner options. All of this at very friendly prices, considering the neighborhood.

Finally, if you find yourself craving some good old Southern hospitality, Jacob’s Pickles is famous for its delicious comfort food, with an array of excellent Southern-inspired cocktails and regional beers to wash it down. Perfect to wind down after a long day around Central Park.

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