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Best Bars Near Columbia University

Best Bars Near Columbia University

Studying is overrated.  Plus, you can always do it later!  Let’s get down to the real point of college. These great bars near Columbia University are sure to keep you kiddos busy.

 

1020 Bar

1020 Amsterdam Ave

Bars Near Columbia University

This Columbia bar is located on the corner of 110th and Amsterdam. Drinks are affordable and the bar has a pool table and dart board. Plus, trivia night will surely help your efforts in the classroom. For all these reasons and more, it gets busy on the weekends (which start on Thursday), so arrive early to claim a bar seat.

Lion’s Head Tavern

995 Amsterdam Ave

Bars Near Columbia University

Bars Near Columbia University

Down the block on 109th and Amsterdam sits Lion’s Head Tavern.  They also have great prices on beer for the college budget. There are always specials including dollar beers, and the food is good too. Plus there’s a Monday-Friday happy hour from 5-8pm! It’s a small space where youngsters and locals alike enjoy catching sports games.

The Heights Bar & Grill

2867 Broadway

Bars Columbia University

Bars Columbia University

This two level bar is located between 111th and 112th on Broadway. The Heights has an upper level patio which is great for warm weather boozing.  Try the Vancouver fries and the nachos! If there’s no school (that you plan on attending) the next day, they have a daily late-night special from 11pm-2am which offers $5 frozen cocktails.

Amsterdam Tavern

938 Amsterdam Ave

Bars Columbia University

Bars Columbia University

Amsterdam Tavern is located between 106th and 107th on Amsterdam Ave. They have a great and extensive beer menu for you sophisticated youngsters (lots of flavorful draft options).  They make great wings as well!  The crowd offers a nice mix of people, and was my go-to bar when I lived in the area. Food specialties include a French toast BLT and lobster salad sliders.

Mel’s Burger Bar

2850 Broadway

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best columbia bars nyc

Located between 110th and 111th on Broadway, right next to the amazing giant slices of Koronet Pizza.  Yes, great pizza right next to yummy burgers. Mel’s also made our list of best burgers on the Upper West Side.  Great food and again extensive beers, plus they have a terrific website and digital presence which makes me want to give them money.

Amity Hall Uptown

982 Amsterdam Ave

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best columbia bars nyc

Located between 108th and 109th on Amsterdam.  This place is huge!  This is the spot to bring large groups for sure.  Again … fantastic beer selection at all times. Plus a 12-7pm happy hour on weekdays and an unlimited weekend brunch for $30.

We hope these bars near Columbia University offer you some sweet refuge when school gets tough!

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