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Bars and nightlife in Chinatown, Manhattan

Top bars

Mexican Restaurant
“Cozy Mexican eatery with hip, Asian-accented decor serving rustic fare & a long list of tequilas.”
  • 159 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“SEE ALL SLIDES 3 OF 55 Dudleys This Australian hotspot owned by Steve Aioki serves up all-day breakfast, already making it one of our favorite LES spots. Yes, there's the requisite avocado toast and burgers, but also Brussels sprouts that might convert even the biggest veggie hater. Plus, it's filled with Instagram-worthy neon signs you can snap even if you're swinging by the new take-out counter. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Locals tip: there is live jazz on Tuesday night The door is somewhat hidden, but there is always a bouncer waiting outside and is friendly. Suggest going early before it fills up as it is small. ”
  • 138 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“You don't have to fight about where to eat: The Fat Radish is great for the vegetarians but placates the carnivores with a killer bacon cheeseburger and pork chop. Your group will also agree on the gorgeously bright, all-white space, which perfectly complements the delicious food.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“Bar with palm trees, a leopard-print pool table & a small menu of oysters, borscht & dumplings. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Forgtmenot is a fun, casual bar with ample bar food on the Lower Lower East Side”
  • 110 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“It has two screens, both a state-of-the-art digital projector and an old 35mm reel-to-reel. The expertly curated films often form series on subjects such Japanese animation studio Ghibli or provocateur Gasper Noé”
  • 70 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Dark, narrow space has a cocktail and raw bar up front, along with a bunch of small tables past the live music in the back. Besides oysters, which are $1 during Happy Hour, they also serve good small plates like lamb meatballs and octopus.”
  • 59 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Cocktail Bar
“Locals tip: there is live jazz on Tuesday night The door is somewhat hidden, but there is always a bouncer waiting outside and is friendly. Suggest going early before it fills up as it is small. ”
  • 138 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Good italian food upstairs, a nice intimate electronic music club downstairs + a mixology bar.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Nightclub
“This sultry lounge, outfitted with jewel-toned velvet couches and antique mirror columns, has a DJ spinning on weekend nights filled with pretty people partying until the wee hours of the night at the 11 Howard hotel. If you don't want to reserve bottle service, be sure to show up when it opens to have a chance of getting into the Soho spot. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Cinema and restaurant. What a Sophisticated place. Ideal for brunch or a drink before a movie.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Located near Chinatown on top of a hotel. It's not too posh, but nice enough to impress. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lounge
“best happy hour between 5-8pm during the week $3 well drinks and beers. eclectic bar. now they have live music too! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lounge
“The spacious Fontana's, where guests can view movies projected on a large screen, line up for a game of billiards, play classic rock on the jukebox or just sprawl out in the giant red booths.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar

Music venues

Nightclub
“Taxidermy-themed Home Sweet Home welcomes midnight revelers for late nights of bouncy DJ tracks. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Auditorium
  • 1 local recommends