Experience New York like a local with GrandLife's NYC Guide

BARS + NIGHTLIFE RESULTS

Fanelli-sign

Fanelli Cafe

94 Prince St at Mercer
(212) 226-9412

Fanelli’s has outlived any other tavern in the neighborhood (since 1922 in fact), and for good reason, as a beer and burger here can never disappoint. Try to impress an old friend who thinks... Read More

MothersRuinLogo

Mother’s Ruin

18 Spring between Mott & Elizabeth St
(433) 756-8526

Tucked away on Spring Street in Nolita, Mother’s Ruin has already earned serious watering-hole cred. With a star-studded line up of bartenders, the cocktail menu (a chalk board above the bar) is... Read More

Pulqueria-Chinatown-NYC

Pulqueria

11 Doyers St., New York, NY (Bowery & Pell Sts.)
212-513-1527
www.pulquerianyc.com

It’s time to break out those weathered maps of NYC you have stashed away from your first few months living here: your hunt for Pulqueria will test just how well you navigate the winding streets of... Read More

lucky-strike-nyc-soho

Lucky Strike

59 Grand St., New York, NY (West Broadway & Wooster St.)
212-941-0772
www.luckystrikeny.com

Step into this 1989-established Keith McNally dining room, and you might feel like you’ve entered a friend’s house – provided that your friend loves French film and well-worn antiques. A décor... Read More

pdt

PDT

113 St. Marks Place, New York, NY (First Ave & Avenue A)
212.614.0386
www.pdtnyc.com

Three years after opening, PDT (stands for “Please Don’t Tell”) isn’t much of a secret anymore, but the cocktail lounge still draws a crowd with its Prohibition-era intrigue... Read More

peasant-wine-bar-nyc

Peasant Wine Bar

194 Elizabeth St., New York, NY (Spring & Prince Sts.)
212.965.9511
www.peasantnyc.com

This intimate underground lair is anything but surface-level. Descend the stairs and the European wine-cellar vibe immediately wipes the busy NoLIta streets above from memory. The exposed wood beams,... Read More