Whether you want to drink sake or sangria, these bars in New York City will impress your date with their romantic atmosphere. Looking for more ideas for outstanding bars? Check out our recommended New York cocktail bars and classic New York bars. If you’re looking for other romantic ideas, check out our list of romantic places in New York City and romantic New York City restaurants.

1. Temple Bar

Over 40 vodkas, 10 types of gin and a diverse menu of mixed drinks make this a great place to take someone who appreciates an artfully poured cocktail. The other good news: Temple Bar has been around long enough, that while it attracts the business suit set there’s virtually no attitude.
Neighborhood: SoHo
Address: 332 Lafayette Street
Phone: 212-925-4242

2. Flute

With locations in Midtown and Gramercy, Flute’s cozy seating, chocolate dipped strawberries and champagne are sure to make any woman swoon.
Neighborhood: Midtown West
Address: 205 West 54th Street
Phone: 212-265-5169
Neighborhood: Gramercy
Address: 40 East 20th Street
Phone: 212-529-7870

3. Ñ 33 Crosby

This intimate tapas bar in TriBeCa serves delicious sangria and small plates, in a sometimes crowded setting.
Neighborhood: SoHo/TriBeCa
Address: 33 Crosby Street
Phone: 212-219-8856

4. Top of the Tower

Located inside the Beekman Tower Hotel, Top of the Tower serves sophisticated cocktails and offers unparallelled views overlooking the East River. They also frequently have live piano music to enhance the mood.
Neighborhood: Midtown East
Address: 3 Mitchell place (1st Avenue/ 49th Street)
Phone: 212-554-6000

5. Hudson Library Bar

Nothing beats a cozy leather sofa for romance, except perhaps a roaring fireplace. Fortunately, the Hudson Library Bar has both — and if your date likes a little competition, you can even play some billiards.
Neighborhood: Midtown West
Address: 356 West 58th Street
Phone: 212-554-6000

6. Pravda

The subterranean bar at Kenneth McNally’s Russian-inspired restaurant is well equipped for romance. Cocktails are made using fresh juice, and the menu features rumored aphrodisiacs, including caviar.
Neighborhood: SoHo
Address: 281 Lafayette Street
Phone: 212-226-4944