Union Square is home to two of the five Best Holiday Bars in New York City, as rated by Huff Post New York. Just a short walk from the world-famous Union Square Holiday Market, these are the perfect spots to embrace the holiday spirit after finding that one-of-a-kind gift.
Lillie’s Victorian Bar & Restaurant
Making the list was Lillie’s Victorian Bar & Restaurant on East 17th Street just off Union Square Park. Lillie’s is known for their classic Victorian decorations. The bar’s ornate wooden carvings and antiquities create a comfortable atmosphere. Huff Po recommends patrons try The Lady Gimlet.
Lillie’s Bar & Restaurant
13 East 17th Street (between Union Square West and Fifth Avenue)
Pete’s TavernOpening in 1864, Pete’s Tavern is considered the oldest continuously operated tavern in the city (during prohibition the place continued disguised as a flower shop). During the holidays, Pete’s is decked out with wreaths and festive garland under the glow of a ceiling completely covered in holiday lights. At Pete’s, Huff Po recommends trying the Egg Nog.
129 East 18th Street (at Irving Place)