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Best Singles Bars on the Upper West Side

Best Singles Bars on the Upper West Side

“The Upper West Side is the place to be for singles bars”, said probably no one ever.  Sure, we don’t have such a high ratio of singles as areas like the Upper East Side.  And we don’t have the reputation for wild nightlife like Hell’s Kitchen does.  But, we do have some great spots where you can possibly make a connection with someone special.  Read below for our top 4 singles bars on the Upper West Side.


503 Columbus Ave

Singles Bars on the Upper West Side

Great live music, high energy.  This is a terrific choice for those of you who like to meet new people through the art of dance. This Upper West Side singles bar also offers their space as a private party venue, and is a popular dining destination.  This is a popular spot, as described in our post about the longest lines on the Upper West Side.

Gin Mill

442 Amsterdam Ave

Best Singles Bars on the Upper West Side

Part of the strip of bars along Amsterdam Ave in the 80s.  Very fair prices, good food and lots of space (but as a popular after-work destination, often crowded). This UWS pub is popular among sports fans, with tasty sandwiches and over 20 available beers. Also featured in our guide to happy hours on the Upper West Side.

Jake’s Dilemma

430 Amsterdam Ave

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Generally a young-ish crowd; lots of bros, not that there’s anything wrong with that.  For those who like to stay active while pounding a few back, Jake’s has a pool table, foosball, and even beer pong.  Owned by the same folks as the Gin Mill.

Vanguard Wine Bar

189 Amsterdam Ave

singles bars upper west side NYC

Probably a place to step it up in the wardrobe department.  A quieter scene where your fellow bar goers will actually be able to hear what you’re saying, so try to say something smart.

We hope this list of the best singles bars on the Upper West Side is all you’ll need to find your mate!

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