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The Bar Next Door

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La Lanterna di Vittorio
129 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012 40.730619 -74.000256
nr. 3rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-529-5945 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    10 out of 10


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  • Scene: Bar Food, Classic NY, Fireplace, Live Music, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Wine Bar
Photo by Kate Attardo

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Sun-Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Cover Charge

Sun-Thu, $12; Fri-Sat, $12 per music set

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This sensuous lounge tucked away in a cozy basement is a haven for jazz enthusiasts. Black leather banquettes and romantic tables for two line the perimeter as flickering candlelight shimmers off the low ceilings and exposed brick and stone walls. Cocktails and wine are served from the very small (three seats) but well-stocked bar. Live jazz is the reason to come to the Bar Next Door, as rotating performers and groups play seven nights a week. Guests can also enjoy the full menu (available till closing!) from the adjoining La Lanterna di Vittorio while sipping passion fruit champagne cocktails and glasses of Italian wine. Because of the intimate space, the musicians play inches away from the tables, making the experience all the more singular. The space and sounds successfully capture the quintessential New York feel of the speakeasy era, making this a must-stop for anyone wishing to experience updated-old-school Manhattan.

Emerging Artists

Mon.-Thu., 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. emerging artists series (free).