Private Bars for Rent in New York City, NY

Private Bars for Rent in New York City, NY

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Thinking of partying in the city? You’re lucky as we have searched high and low for the best private bars for rent in NYC! It doesn’t matter if you’re about to organize a small birthday party for your friend or throw a big celebration of your own, we’ve got you covered! Scroll through our platform and discover bars rocking various vibes, from traditional pubs to quirky spots serving fancy cocktails. If any of this interests you, don’t waste any more time; enter details about your party into our search bar and check out our recommendations for pubs in New York City!

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Private Bars Rental Guide

If there is a city in the world that has a huge variety of great bars for rent, it has to be New York! From small traditional lounges where you can sip on some classic cocktails to hipster spots serving over-the-top drinks and craft beers - the city has something for everyone. If you’re still not sure what you would like to serve in these fantastic venues, have a look at our short selection of the most popular drinks served in NYC.

What kinds of drinks are popular in NYC bars?

  • Craft beers. New York has been brewing its beers for centuries and we have to admit one thing: the city’s beer scene just keeps getting better. Lovers of a good pint will have more than many fantastic beer spots to hit and relish their favorites in. On the menus, you will find more traditional craft beers, such as pale ales, IPAs, Lagers, sours, dark ales, to name a few. If you’re interested in finding new tastes, go for over-the-top names and flavor combinations that will definitely bring some newness into your craft-beer life. In such cases, drinks with ingredients such as jalapeño, coffee, passionfruit or bananas are waiting for you!
  • Wines. NYC will be a paradise for any wine lover. Wine bars don’t have to be sad or pretentious; in fact, they are often cozy, unique spaces, some even offer a touch of mystery. They offer an eclectic selection of wines: organic, biodynamic, whites, reds or roses, either the ones from famous regions in France and Italy, as well as some lesser-known options, and the state’s vineyards. What would go great with a glass of spectacular wine? Cheese plates, crackers, seasonal plates full of fruit, oysters, as well as full delicious meals. Most of the wineries have highly-qualified sommeliers that will pair your food with the best wine possible, so get ready for a feast.
  • Whiskey. The steadily growing popularity of whiskey and whiskey bars is taking over the whole world. Scotland is probably the world’s leader when it comes to producing whiskey. Even though the country is humble in size, it’s not humble at all when it comes to the range of whiskies available. From peaty flavors to the lighter, sweet ones, you’ll find your favorite without a doubt. If you prefer something spicy mixed with sweetness, you should check out American whiskeys. Relish the country’s finest Bourbons, Ryes, or Tennessee Whiskey in spots around Manhattan or Brooklyn. What distinguishes Irish Whiskey from the other ones is not only the triple distillation process but also the uniquely smooth and fruity flavors. If that’s your cup of tea, go for an Irish Whiskey.
  • Classic cocktails. We have some great news for any cocktail traditionalists! If you like to keep things simple, so be it. When in a bar, go for the classic Old Fashioned - whiskey, sugar and ice - or Margarita - the mix of tequila and lime juice with a hint of sweetener. You may also like a Negroni which consists of only three ingredients: gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Classy, traditional and perfect for ladies? For example, a Mimosa - simply champagne mixed with orange juice - or the iconic Cosmo made of citrus vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and cranberry juice. We can’t forget about the Martini, gin or vodka mixed with dry vermouth and garnished with an olive or two.
  • Bespoke mixes. As amazing as the bar’s menu can be, you may be in a mood for something different. Did you know it is possible to sip on a drink that was tailored to you on the spot? Mixologists can work personally with you to create a bespoke cocktail. The bartender will mix you a one-of-a-kind drink once they hear your preferences and… what you are in the mood for. One important tip: Don’t say “Surprise me” or anything along those lines as it may work the other way around and you’ll get a cocktail you actually dislike. Trust the bartender’s artistry and get ready to sip a “poison” suitable to your palate. 
  • Mocktails. Even though you’re a non-drinker, it doesn’t mean you have to avoid bars! Plenty of them offer alcohol-free cocktails - no, they’re not boring simple sodas or juices (which you can get if you feel like it). Even though mocktails don’t have any alcohol in them, they are still served in special cocktail glasses with some garnish on the rim. Another good idea is to order your favorite drink “virgin-style”. This way you will be able to sip on it without having to worry about the aftermath of a night out filled with plenty of alcoholic treats. It doesn’t matter what your reason not to drink is, forget about everything and spend fabulous time with friends in one of the city’s bars.

It doesn’t matter what your preferences are, it’s not the drinks that determine a fantastic evening out. It’s all about the people you are hanging out with! Have a look at our selection of great lounges located in New York City, find a space that steals your heart and book your favorite without a fuss!

FAQs about Private Bars in New York City, NY

Why should I rent a bar for my party?

Birthday bars are a great option if you’re thinking of throwing either an intimate event or a slightly bigger bash. You can rent out a small pub or a private room in the venue where you will have plenty of privacy and convenience. Most of the bars follow a specific theme, which means that the bar will already have a unique fit out and you won’t have to worry about the decorations too much. Each bar also has its own personality and vibe which makes your job of creating an unusual event easier. What’s more, organizing a party in a lounge will allow you to work with the staff and ensure everything runs smoothly.

How much does it cost to rent a bar in New York City?

When it comes down to bar rental fees in NYC, expect prices to vary greatly depending on the size of the venue as well as its location. For average size spaces, rates range from $100 to $400 per hour. Prices of places that accommodate less than 50 people can be rented for around $100 per hour, whilst rental fees of bigger bars can get as high as $2000 per hour. Of course on our platform you can find perfect bar venues for all kinds of wallets -  from cheap bars to luxurious lounges. (Based on data from Tagvenue.)

What is the most convenient way to get around the city?

The subway is the main public transport system in New York City. You can take the train from 472 stations and get around the city on 36 lines. There are also other choices available such as cabs or even buses. If any of your guests are coming from outside of the city, Penn Station and Union Station both offer railway service to New Jersey and Long Island.

Which NYC neighborhoods have the best bars?

Hell’s Kitchen is a ‘go to’ spot if you’re on the lookout for a nice place to hang out with your friends in NYC. In Lower Manhattan, you will find plenty of party places ideal for events of all sizes. The Lower East Side is home to cocktail bars that any drink enthusiast will love. In the East Village, you will find mixology lounges, popular pubs and spaces with great drinks. Murray Hill offers both traditional bars as well as quirky places serving craft beers.

Guest Reviews of Private Bars on Tagvenue

Kooshul J.
Booked The East Bar at Tampico Tequila Bar
My bday party at Tampico was amazing, would highly recommend! The East side had plenty of space for a large group of people, and the bartender service and music were great, and Joe was very easy to work with and flexible throughout the whole process.
Corinna K.
Booked Entire Restaurant at BarDough NYC
Parker and the team at BarDough were great. Very helpful throughout the entire process of planning our event and accommodating to the dietary restrictions of our guests with a variety of menu options. They also offered us the option of using their covered rooftop space next door for our event which was perfect for our group of 35, allowed us to hook-up a playlist to the speakers, and of course the food and drinks were both tasty. Would definitely recommend this location for planning any events in NYC.
Slade R.
Booked Foxtail at Arlo Soho
Had an incredible experience would highly recommend. Had my engagement party here with like 50 or so people the space was able to host everyone drinks were incredible highlight of the night was pisco sours and everyone had a great time. Really made our night so special any message I sent of which there were many was responded to quickly and was able to answer any and all questions I had. Would recommend for anyone to book here.
Madeleine G.
Booked Entire Space at Cafe Skye
Our experience with Cafe Skye couldn't have been better. We hosted our post marathon celebration there with close family and friends. The manager, Cameron, was incredibly responsive and thorough. He went above and beyond to create menus with custom drink specialties inspired by our event ("Slow as Shell" - spicy marg and "Sole Crusher" - espresso martini). He was very communicative leading up to the event and on the day of the event, it couldn't have gone better. There was plenty of space - outdoor seating available, the food was DELICIOUS, and the drinks were delicious. Derek who was working that night was so friendly and efficient with getting everything out to us. Overall, 12/10 experience. Will definitely come back!
Carleton B.
Booked NENA (Event Space and Bar) at Jajaja Mexicana West Village
I cannot recommend this place enough! The bar is new and not yet open to the public, but when it is, I'm sure it will blow up! The bar itself is intimate and beautiful, in a great location, with amazing, unique drinks (big fan of the coconut and matcha). But more importantly- I CANNOT RECOMMEND ENOUGH the staff!!! They were the most lovely, helpful people ever. Everyone from the event organizers, the bartenders, the security, to the GM was incredibly accommodating and super hands on. If I'm ever hosting an event again, this will be the first place I come to!
Chet M.
Booked Sotto Lounge at Gelso & Grand
Amazing modern venue with tasteful decor. We comfortably fit 60-70 guests with ample room to eat mingle and dance. Communication was clear and professional throughout the booking process and the onsite staff were very helpful during the event. Would highly recommend for a full-bar event!
Angelina D.
Booked Entire Venue at Dear Irving Gramercy
Lauren was exceptional to work with. She helped me facilitate entertainment, plan the music, and photo booth. The drinks were excellent and the vibe in the venue was great. Very happy with how it turned out.
Kathleen C.
Booked Velvet Room at Velvet Brooklyn
The host, Jose, was incredibly helpful throughout the experience! He made sure to check up with me before the event to see if I needed help with anything as well as being incredibly attentive and helpful at the party. The staff was also helpful and great!

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