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181 Cabrini

854 W. 181st St., New York, NY 10033 40.851066 -73.940025
nr. Cabrini Blvd.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-923-2233 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Brunch, Live Music, Neighborhood Bar, Pet-Friendly, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Wine Bar

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Daily, 7am-1am

Happy Hour

Daily, 4pm-8pm; $3 bottles and cans; $4 drafts; $5 sangria, margaritas, and well drinks; $6 wine

Nearby Subway Stops

A at 181st St.; 1 at 181st St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


181 Cabrini is a no-frills spot popular with visitors to the Cloisters and staff from Columbia Presbyterian. From the outside, you barely know it’s there, and the rest of the establishment follows this low-key theme: The artwork on the walls (for sale) is neutral in color, the music (mostly indie rock) is soft and unobtrusive, and the lighting is by candle. The front functions as a bar space, while the back has full tables and a full menu, lovingly designed by owner James Lee, proprietor of Morningside Heights’s popular restaurant Zanny’s Café. The focus is definitely on the drinking, but the fare is eclectic and perfectly proportioned, and there’s a great selection of small plates. They also serve breakfast daily.