We wish there were more fun, reasonably priced drinks spots like Art Bar. Located in the West Village, Art Bar is a true catch.
The entry room looks like a 50s diner and there is a darkly lit hallway area by the bathrooms. This conceals a high ceilinged brick walled back room that recalls Ginsburg’s beatniks. In reality, the crowd is diverse from young couples on dates to families of tourists enjoying drinks and reasonably priced bar food.
The staff is pleasant, the food and drinks are cheap, especially during happy hour.
This is a place that is meant to be fun at a reasonable price. It succeeds in spades.