Art Bar

Bars, Lounges West Village
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 (Photograph: Courtesy Merchants Market)
Photograph: Courtesy Merchants Market
Art Bar
 (Photograph: Courtesy Merchants Market)
Photograph: Courtesy Merchants Market
Art Bar

This bar has been around for more than a decade, and it shows. But the well-worn, bohemian look continues to please a casual, mixed-age crowd. Settle into the circular booths up front, or the comfy, date-friendly couches and lounge chairs in the back. Artwork—no big surprise—adorns the walls. A basic pub menu is available, and the digital jukebox is kept at a festive but reasonable volume, making this a suitable place to talk the night away.


Venue name: Art Bar
Address: 52 Eighth Ave
New York
Cross street: between Horatio and Jane Sts
Opening hours: Daily 4pm–4am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: Average drink: $8. AmEx, MC, V
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4.8 / 5

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Christina C

Alexis and staff are so FUN and spunky and they always play great music!! The food is amazing, too! I have been going to this bar for 2's my favorite NYC bar. period.

Denise T

No matter what day of week you may drop in. The atmosphere is always layed back and genuine -- my favorite place to relax and have drinks....


This place has such a fun vibe! It's a great place to go to after work. The best place is their back room. They sometimes feature art and it's great.

lily r

Art Bar is one of my West Village go-to casual bars. The front bar is a perfect place to have a casual weeknight drink or start a weekend night. The back bar is a bit hidden and has a super intimate vibe - really great for a date. It is a pretty unassuming vibe, so the crowd and atmosphere is very relaxed. I will say it isn't a great place to go to meet new people, most people come in groups (or on dates). 

Definitely try their martinis. I love the Hot Tomato... a Bloody Mary Martini.