Cutest Bars in the Lower East Side

Madeleine Ray

All around Manhattan, there are countless delicious, and trendy bars to visit, but there is no energy quite matched to the Lower East Side. A combination of dive bars built into the architecture of the city, fashionable artisanal cocktail bars, and hidden treasures in the form of speakeasies, the Lower East Side has something for everyone. This list is focused on where to find the tastiest cocktails with beautiful interiors and a trendy crowd perfect for the start or finish of a magical night out in the city and a true taste of New York Nightlife culture.

Lola, Angel's Share, Kind Regards, Short Stories

  • Lola in New York, United States

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      A fashionable bar with a stage used for live events. Bar Lola is a small venue located near Tompkins Square Park. This bar is uber-popular but a relatively new update to an older venue used mainly for live performances, and still somewhat of an undiscovered gem. Now the bar has a more club type atmosphere along with great drinks and frequent events.

  • Angel's Share in New York, United States

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      This exquisitely designed luxury Japanese speakeasy can only be accessed through a Yakitori restaurant in St Marks. Angel's Share reflects its heavenly name with dreamy paintings on the ceiling and rows of sparkling bottles with tasty and unique twists on popular drinks.

  • Kind Regards in New York, United States

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      This trendy cocktail spot can go from a relaxed lounge to a busy club in a matter of a few hours. With a large lounge space featuring daytime events such as fashion pop-ups, and disco events in the basement during the night, Kind Regards is a popular place to visit in the city. On the weekends there is almost always a long line out the door, depending on if you want to go during the vibrant nighttime or the relaxed and classy early evening; definitely visit this exciting and well-designed venue for a delicious cocktail.

  • Short Stories in New York, United States

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      Short Stories is adorable with an entirely pink interior, neon lighting, and an elegant cocktail menu with tasty bites. Short Stories is an "All day Cafe and Bar" and transforms from a cute cafe to a sophisticated and fashionable after-hours bar. With live music and a dedicated crowd, this is a must-see for a sweet and fun experience.