Greenwich Village, NYC neighborhood guide

Our city's bohemian capital—Greenwich Village, NYC—has many great restaurants, bars and attractions to explore

Washington Square Park
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Greenwich Village, NYC is home to a bevy of beloved institutions, dives and eateries. The spirit of rock & roll is alive at Cafe Wha?, where Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan used to jam. Laughter from comedy clubs can be heard on popular blocks like MacDougal Street. And folks with a case of the munchies can easily cure their sweet and salty cravings thanks to a bevy of excellent restaurants. Take a stroll down Washington Square Park—one of the best NYC parks—and see where the bohemian capital takes you.

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Greenwich Village, NYC, guide

Subway and street map of the Village
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Subway and street map of the Village

Greenwich Village stretches from Houston Street to 14th Street, and between Fourth Avenue (then the Bowery) and Sixth Avenue

The three best places to visit on MacDougal Street
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The three best places to visit on MacDougal Street

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, MacDougal Street is home to a bevy of beloved institutions, dives and eateries

Restaurants in Greenwich Village, NYC

Carbone
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Carbone

This red-sauce West Village hot spot, from tag-team chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone, is a Godfather hangout on steroids

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
Loring Place
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Loring Place

On paper it may all look very ABC Kitchen, but Loring Place is entirely Kluger, in all of his seasonal, solo glory

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Minetta Tavern
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Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern, a West Village relic reborn, may be the first iconic restaurant of postmillennial recession New York

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Blue Hill
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Blue Hill

More than a mere crusader for sustainability, Dan Barber is also one of the most talented cooks in town

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Bars in Greenwich Village, NYC

Air’s Champagne Parlor
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Air’s Champagne Parlor

Ariel Arce, the founder of Air’s Champagne Parlor, is trying to bring the fancy fizz down to earth

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Users say
2 out of 5 stars
Bar Moga
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Bar Moga

The flapper is a well-known figure of the Roaring ’20s

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Chumley’s
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Chumley’s

Invite your best chums to this dimly lit, wood-paneled speakeasy

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
4 out of 5 stars
Amélie
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Amélie

French natives Samie Didda and Germain Michel have brought their popular San Francisco wine bar to New York

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Hotels in Greenwich Village, NYC

Walker Hotel Greenwich Village

Walker Hotel Greenwich Village

Every resident lusts for a quiet escape from the ever-bustling metropolis—enter the Walker Hotel Greenwich Village

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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The Marlton

The Marlton

Joining the newly desirable enclave is the Marlton, the first solo property from trendsetting hotelier Sean MacPherson

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Washington Square Hotel

Washington Square Hotel

A haven for writers and artists for decades, the Washington Square Hotel is suited to those seeking a quiet refuge 

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The Jane

The Jane

The century-old Jane Hotel is a historic landmark-turned-hipster haven in recent years

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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Clubs and nightlife in Greenwich Village, NYC

Le Poisson Rouge

Le Poisson Rouge

Laugh, sing or sport big hair at an ’80s-themed dance party at this art-and-entertainment venue 

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Comedy Cellar
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Comedy Cellar

Claustrophobes, beware: It gets crowded down here thanks to the immense popularity of this Village standby

Users say
4 out of 5 stars
The Bitter End
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The Bitter End

Bob Dylan cut his teeth in this joint, which has proudly championed the singer-songwriter since 1961

Terra Blues
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Terra Blues

The Blues series on PBS may have helped fill the seats, but the classic eight-bar has been the star of this unadorned, laid-back place all along

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Shops in Greenwich Village, NYC

Kikkerland
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Kikkerland

Deck out your digs with tchotchkes from this design shop, where many New Yorkers go for the perfect gift

Murray’s Cheese
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Murray’s Cheese

This temple to curds has been selling quality cheeses to New Yorkers for years. 

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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Goorin Bros. Hat Shop
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Goorin Bros. Hat Shop

This San Francisco hatmaker expands with a second NYC location 

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Generation Records
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Generation Records

Hardcore punk, ska and extreme-metal fans are well served by this Village mainstay

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