Visit this downtown street, that connects Manhattan’s Greenwich Village with East Village, for its trendy nightclubs, high-end fashion stores and Italian pastry shops.
The rich history of Bleecker Street is still alive today with its eclectic collection of elegant shops and lively bars. What was once a place where Italian immigrants settled, and where hippies and artists flocked to in the 1960s, is now the cultural and nightlife hub of Manhattan. Today, you can find everything from dive bars and bohemian boutiques to fine restaurants and luxury brand shops in bustling Bleecker Street.
Moving east along Bleecker Street from its origin at 8th Avenue, you’ll find some of the best shopping in the country. Since the early 2000s, many high-end brands have opened up small shops along this busy thoroughfare, including Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren’s RRL, Michael Kors and Burberry. New York is the fashion capital of the world and Bleecker Street, where you can be forgiven for mistaking a simple pedestrian for a catwalk model, is no exception.
As you head further east, you’ll start to enter the older, more authentic part of Bleecker Street. Stop in at the famous John’s of Bleecker Street for a tasty, New York-style pizza baked in a brick oven.
For those looking for a taste of New York nightlife, Bleecker Street offers anything from trendy clubs where DJs spin hits late into the night to bars that feature live music acts every night of the week. Bar hop your way through the evening to discover Manhattan’s thriving nightlife. The crowds typically range from New York University graduate students to young professionals.
Veer off of Bleecker onto Macdougal Street and catch some of the best stand-up comedians in New York City at The Comedy Cellar. Be sure to book ahead online.
Bleecker Street is close to SoHo and accessible by subway, with the most convenient stops at Christopher Street for the 1 train and Bleecker Street for the 6 train.