Nightlife in Syracuse, NY
Monday, July 18, 2022 1:00 PM by Visit Syracuse Staff
Syracuse nightlife is top-notch. From spectacular sports bars to cool cocktail lounges, Syracuse puts the fun in ‘’fun night out’. Whether you’re in the mood to grab a quick drink with friends, have a happy hour with coworkers, enjoy an evening out with a special date, or hit the dance floor, in the city of Syracuse - all those options can be accommodated.
Here are some top-rated nightlife options in Syracuse, NY:
Downtown Syracuse - Clubs & Bars
Clinton Street Pub - A popular sports bar that is always ready for the big game. At night the music gets turned up and the drinks stay flowing. Plenty of room to bop around the dance floor, hang at the bar or grab a table to enjoy one another’s company.
Maxwells - Venture over to Syracuse’s Hanover Square and into Maxwells. This brick-lined setting is a bar and restaurant providing the perfect night out with friends and family, for an intimate date, or for watching the big game. They also feature outdoor seating to enjoy in the warmer months. With over 26 different craft beers, seltzers, cocktails, wine and spirits to choose from you’ll be sure to return. On Fridays and Saturdays, Maxwells stays open until 2:00 am.
WunderBar- The German word for Marvelous, Syracuse’s premier LGBTQIIA+ bar scene, Wunderbar is an inviting and open space. Live shows, music, dancing, and colorful cocktails you’re going to have a blast at this late-night bar. Bonus: WunderBar is also known for their spectacular brunch menu on the weekends.
Trexx - Enjoy the DJ spinning dance music at this energetic night club which also features a pool table and comfortable lounge area. This late-night scene is one of the bars in downtown open late- hours are 9 pm - 2:30 am Thursday through Sunday.
Al's Wine & Whiskey Lounge - The dim-lit bar gives off chic clubby vibes, and when you grab a seat, you’ll be amazed at the selection of liquor and bar options you have to choose from. Enjoy live music, and tasty pub treats. Cozy up on a couch or stand around and dance with fiends, this lounge is open seven days a week until 2:00 am.
Mulroney’s - AKA Mully’s, this fun upbeat neighborhood bar features an Irish motif and an outdoor patio for the warmer months. Open Wednesday - Sunday 4:30 pm - 2:00 am.
The York - This industrial chic bar transports you to a New York City-like dining and nightlife experience. Here, patrons can indulge in high-end cocktails and spirits. At night this trendy bar turns up the music creating a fun dance atmosphere. Enjoy the versatility of this space the next time you head out for a night on the town.
Benjamin's on Franklin - An upscale bar and nightclub in the heart of Armory Square in downtown Syracuse. Guests can enjoy each other’s company at the 67-foot bar, an evening in the enclosed courtyard or busting a move on the dance floor, Perdition.
The Fitz- The Fitz is located in the cellar of Oh My Darling. This speakeasy transports you back in time to the 1920’s prohibition era. Delight in crafty cocktails, live music and an elegant night out.
Gilded Club - Another modern-day speakeasy, the Gilded Club is located in Armory Square. Step through the vault, that’s right we said vault, and order a handcrafted drink, some small bite options and listen to eclectic live music in a sophisticated environment.
Tipperary Hill - Clubs & Bars
Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub - Tipp Hill is known for it's strong-rooted Irish community so it makes sense Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub is a hot spot for evening and weekend hangs. Here patrons enjoy a full bar, lots of live music, and plenty of space for dancing both inside and outside the venue.
The Blarney Stone - If the dance floor isn’t your scene, but Tipp Hill is, Blarney Stone has 3 different patios, 2 full-service bars, great music and sports. Serving traditional pub food, it’s a place you can get comfortable and hang out late at night.
Now & Later - A cool environment and a great bar experience in Tipp Hill. With over 100+ beers, ciders, and seltzers to choose from you’ll find yourself eager to return. The interior of Now & Later is undeniably unique and offers a rustic and calm vibe, the best part though? It’s dog-friendly, so whether you want to bring your 4-legged friend or just want to pup spot, Now & Later is the place to do it.
Outside The City - Clubs & Bars
Sharkey’s Bar and Grill - Located on Oswego Rd, in Liverpool, Sharkey’s upbeat environment is the perfect place to kick off a fun night out. Sharkey’s offers an indoor and outdoor bar in the warmer months, a professional stage featuring all-star acts, and volleyball throughout the week. This casual environment is perfect for whatever kind of night you’re looking for.
Shifty's Bar & Grill - Open late on weekends, Shifty’s in Eastwood, is a fun, old-school bar, with a pool and a stage for live music. The music varies, so be sure to check who their robust line-up because there's something for everyone. Get there before the dance floor opens and try some of the best wings in town.