Downtown Manhattan bars are not only for Wall Street professionals anymore. The inviting atmosphere and sleek bars have become trendy hangouts for Manhattanites from many different neighborhoods. The post 9/11 revitalization has taken Manhattan real estate by storm and FiDi is now considered the part of the city to live and play. While Midtown has always boasted tons of restaurants and bars in the center of the city, the Financial District offers cool, unique spots with tons of history and many options for all drinkers alike!
Here are Platinum Properties’ top picks if you are looking to grab a drink in the Financial District.
The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit gets five stars when it comes to food and drink. They have many beers on tap in their own taproom. The cuisine is gourmet, yet approachable bar food, such as scotch eggs and overflowing chicken pot pie. The hidden gem is their quaint upstairs parlor filled with good vibes and great people. Don’t be thrown off by the name, there is nothing morbid about this favorite FiDi spot, complete with fresh sawdust on the floor!
121 Fulton Street
This is a trendy bar with customers who rave about every selection of food they’ve tasted, especially the truffle fries. A great atmosphere for happy hour and drinks with friends, this bar located on Fulton Street in downtown Manhattan is a perfect stop for sports viewing, with lots of TV’s hidden as mirrors and “Sunday Funday” specials.
If you’re looking for an authentic historical experience, The FrancesTavern is the place to be. The tavern was an establishment frequented by George Washington and the look remains that of a historic watering hole in the middle of the Financial District. It’s a lively establishment and always draws a crowd. For those who like history and a selection of the finest beer, this bar that dates back to 1719 is for you.
Mad Dog and Beans
Stone Street, a cobblestone oasis located in the heart of FiDi, hosts a city block of fantastic bars and restaurants. Mad Dog is the only authentic Mexican cantina among the plethora of establishments. Their margaritas, especially frozen, are a must-try. Mad Dog is generally crowded after 5pm when customers come looking for happy hour Sangria and Mexican beers. With two floors and outdoor seating, this cantina should be your first stop when visiting the iconic Stone Street.
Vintry Wine and Whiskey
For the wine connoisseurs who enjoy a glass or two with some amazing cuisine, Vintry is another great spot on Stone Street that features over 500 different bottles of wine. Keep it in mind for a romantic date stop, with dim lights and dark wooden décor. The staff is known to be very attentive and courteous. Menu options like Truffle Mushroom Cavatelli and Fresh Shrimp & Chorizo paired with the perfect wine make Vintry a definite destination for the FiDi foodie.
We know you will fall in love with FiDi after seeing all the food and entertainment options. If you would like to learn more about entertainment, bars and dining downtown, ask our FiDi experts at Platinum Properties!