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Bahr Ché

64 Cooper Sq., New York, NY 10003 40.729766 -73.991186
nr. Lafayette St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-2220 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Mediterranean
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Sun-Thu, 5pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 5pm-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Beer and Wine Only




Though it doesn’t bill itself as a speakeasy, Bahr Ché is quite hard to find. Started as a post-crash business by an ex–Wall Streeter, the Cooper Square wine bar (the misleading address is Astor Place) is marked only by a small metal sign. Once you slip in through the curtained doorway you’ll find a warm yet coolly industrial hangout. The wine list aims to introduce lower Manhattan to wines from small producers from around the globe. Selections, which range from a fruity Austrian Zweigelt to an earthy red from the Loire, are sold by individual carafe or by the bottle. For those who prefer grain over grape, there are beers by the bottle, which range from domestic IPAs to Belgian lambics. A menu of small snacks, meats, pâtés, and cheeses follows in the eclectic suit of the wines.