Best of New York City: Temple Bar

Best of New York City: Temple Bar

A tapestry like the one pictured above may make you wax nostalgic for the 1990’s Legends of the Hidden Temple, but it actually belongs to something a lot cooler — a secretive and delicious village bar called Temple Bar.

Tropical Temple meets 1940s Lounge

Why is this bar different from all other bars, aside from the fact that it has no sign on the door?

Taste and class.

We love the deep and dynamic Temple Bar cocktails. Some of our favorites are: Old Fashioned (bourbon, orange, cherry,lemon) and Sgroppino (prosecco, vodka, lemon sorbet).

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The Temple Bar repertoire continues with great small food dishes that the place offers.  We recommend the potato pancakes with yellowfish sashimi and ginger glazed spare ribs. For the less adventurous, there are also classic bar staples like spicy chicken wings and guacamole.

We recommend Temple Bar for the following types of patrons:

  • (1) Time-travelers who want to see a 1940s-esque lounge
  • (2) Marco-Polos of the bar scene who wants to explore a bar with a secretive feel
  • (3) Intimate loungers who want to relax and chat
  • (4) New Yorkers with out-of-town guests who want to show off  a cool New York City bar
  • (5) Those looking for something to do post-Accomplice

 Temple Bar

332 Lafayette Street
(212) 473-7348
Mon-Thu 5pm–1am
Fri-Sat, 5pm–2am
Closed Sundays