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Village Lantern

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167 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012 40.72876 -74.000269
nr. Thompson St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-7993 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10


    5 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, College Bar, Comedy Club, DJ, Irish/Pub, Live Music, Neighborhood Bar, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Sports Bar
Photo by Carmen E. Lopez and AJ Wilhelm

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Official Website


Mon-Wed, 5pm-2am; Thu-Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat, 11am-4am; Sun, 11am-2am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-8pm; half-price drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


The Village Lantern is an inviting and conveniently located bar situated in the middle of Bleecker Street, the bustling West Village drag that is constantly chock-a-block with NYU students, nostalgia-driven tourists and boisterous sports fans. But the rest of the week, life at the Village Lantern is much more laid-back, with nightly drink specials and above-average pub fare along with music, friendly, competent service from girl-next-door-pretty barmaids , and ESPN on television. The crowd can get eclectic: Exposed-brick walls and flickering votive candles lure in the occasional upscale couple seeking respite from the beery dives and head shops that line Bleecker Street. And on weekends, everything gets louder and younger when a DJ spins party-girl favorites in the back. But for the most part, the Village Lantern is a great example of a mellow neighborhood hang that knows it’s not necessary to embrace dive-bar squalor to keep things real.

Live Music

Mon, 9:30pm-1am

Fri-Sat, 10pm-4am

Daily shows; check Website for schedule.