Soho used to be a haven for artists but now it is better known for its shopping scene than for being a center of the art world. With so many locals and tourists wandering the streets looking for chic boutiques, a whole host of bar owners and restaurateurs have set up shop here to provide excellent food and drink to shoppers on the go. From quick, cheap bites to lavish sit-down dinners, Soho has it all. Here are some of the top places to quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite in Soho.
Pegu Club is one of the best cocktail bars in the city. Located upstairs off the street level, it’s a fancy lounge with a long bar, plenty of seating and a giant menu of inventive drinks for all kinds of tastes. It’s a cozy, dimly-lit space that feels like you have stepped back into the 1920s. We recommend you grab a seat at the bar so you can see the mixologists work their magic.
If you’re looking for a no-frills dive bar in the area, head straight to Spring Lounge on Spring Street. It’s a post-work, happy-hour staple and one of the only super casual bars in all of Soho. You’ll find a laid-back atmosphere with friendly bartenders, cheap beer and even free hot dogs on certain days of the week!
The Ear Inn
If you’re looking for the perfect combo of Old New York-meets-modern day menu, check out the Ear Inn. It’s called so because the neon lights of the B in Bar outside the restaurant lost partial color, and so the sign now just reads “Ear.” It’s been open since 1830 and is a true staple of New York culture. You’ll have the best burger of your life, enjoy martinis to die for and will probably run into some interesting locals and even a few of the many celebs who have named it as one of their all-time favorites.
Blue Ribbon Sushi
For some of the best sushi to be found outside of Japan, grab a table at Blue Ribbon Sushi. They serve a wide range of sushi from both the Pacific and the Atlantic which will melt in your mouth. The space itself is cozy and very authentically Japanese, making it a great stop-off for lunch or dinner.
These are just a few of the many amazing drinking and dining options in Soho — check out gosur.com for more tips on traveling to NYC!