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Black Door

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127 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001 40.745249 -73.99248
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-645-0215 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


    2 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Pet-Friendly, Private Party Space, Wine Bar
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Mon-Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 8pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm; $3 PBR, $4 Budweiser, $6 wines

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 28th St.; N, R at 28th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Since opening in 2002, the Black Door has built a quiet reputation as a stylish but low-key hangout for a crowd that doesn't need a velvet rope to affirm its social standing. Tucked into a dimly lit, out-of-the-way Chelsea block, the unmarked black awning is easy to miss. Keep a sharp eye out, though, and you'll be rewarded with a brasserie-inspired vibe that feels very grown-up without being pretentious or stiff. Fans suspended from the high tin ceiling spin lazily overhead, while lambent white wall sconces and votives set on every surface cast a flattering glow across the glossy dark wood wainscoting. A drinks menu written across two large mirrors behind the bar point towards the sophisticated predilections of the cocktailing crowd. While there's no beer on tap, the attitude-free bartenders pour 15 wines by the glass and more than 15 bottled beers.


In a city where the average apartment barely accommodates a dinner party for 6, a chic party space is a valuable commodity. Groups of 50 to 120 will be comfortable in the Black Door's private room complete with hardwood floors, a high ceiling and its own bar and sound system.