Bar Argos
408 E. M.L.K. Jr. St.
(607) 319-4437
Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

There is no other establishment quite like Bar Argos. The craftsmanship of the custom zinc-top bar, the two hundred year old handmade bricks, the warm beeswax finish on the pigmented plaster wall, and all that before you even see the menu!

Bar Argos’ offerings are as inviting as the building itself. Our bartenders will guide you through our unique menu featuring both carefully curated classic cocktails and housemade inventions. Or, just share what you might be in the mood for! This is the perfect place to enjoy the company of friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family. You will feel perfectly at home at Bar Argos, and will find our craft to be beyond compare!

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101 W. M.L.K. Jr. St.
(607) 272-9678
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
Friday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:00am

Don’t let appearances fool you! Possessing a certain je ne sais quoi, the Chanti is Ithaca’s most beloved dive bar. Not only is it Ithaca’s oldest surviving tavern, but it is arguably the oldest downtown business. Its laid back, dingy interior has continued to attract an eclectic mix of graduate students and townies alike for decades. Pool tables, friendly, knowledgeable bartenders, and a great lineup on the jukebox has made it a favorite watering hole for the town as long as we can remember.

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Ithaca Ale House
111 N. Aurora St., Restaurant Row
(607) 256-7977
Monday: 11am-9pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 11am-8pm

If you’re in the mood for a lively, festive atmosphere, especially on the weekends, check out the Ithaca Ale House. Located in the heart of Restaurant Row on Aurora Street, the Ithaca Ale House is an American bar and grill with an extensive, ever changing selection of 20 tap craft beers with brews from all over the country.

A great place to meet for drinks and appetizers, or a full blown dinner with friends, the Ale House offers tasty appetizers, salads and soups, an extensive selection of burgers, and dinner entrees ranging from sandwiches to heaping plates of salad, a large selection of dinner entrees, and an assortment of flatbread pizzas. Try their mini sliders with eggplant fries, Ale House blackened cajun pasta, or Maryland crabcake salad.

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Kilpatrick’s Publick House
130 E. Seneca St.
(607) 273-2632
Tuesday-Sunday: 4pm-10pm

Kilpatrick’s Publick House is a traditional, upscale Irish pub restaurant featuring authentic Irish-inspired and American cuisine. Located next to the Hilton Garden Inn in Ithaca, New York, we consider ourselves to be a “place for everyone,” catering not just to a steady bar crowd, but also to families and business travelers who are visiting the area.

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Lot 10 Bar and Lounge
112 S. Cayuga St.
(607) 272-7224
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Lot 10 is Ithaca’s only two floor cocktail lounge and night club. Upstairs at Lot 10 features daily drink specials, live entertainment, DJ’s and dancing, along with a pool table, dart board and juke box. Lot 10’s second floor is the perfect destination for cutting loose and unwinding with friends.

Downstairs at Lot 10 features a sophisticated cocktail lounge that is second to none. A welcoming selection of comfortable couches and soft candle light along with an eclectic music selection provides the perfect ambiance that is sure to put you at ease. Downstairs offers a hand picked wine list, an array of fine liquors, craft beers and the only weekly rotating cocktail menu in Ithaca. Lot 10’s first floor is where you want to be when you are looking to relax and enjoy a quality drink in a casually refined setting while being served by some of the area’s finest bartenders.

With twice daily Happy Hours (5pm-7pm & 10pm-1am), daily drink specials, rotating art installations, innovative cocktails, live music, and a continually expanding entertainment schedule all located under one roof, Lot 10 is certain to have you coming back time and time again!

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Lucky Hare Brewing Company
118 W. Green Street
(607) 546-2036

A tasting room with four taps,  two featuring Lucky Hare mainstays like the Falcon Punch IPA or London Gentleman ESB, and two reserved for rotating seasonal brews or brewery collaborations. Canned and bottled beer will be available, too.

Lucky Hare began making beer in 2016 and has a bustling taproom at its Hector location on the shore of Seneca Lake.

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Mahogany Grill
112-114 N. Aurora St.
(607) 272-1438
Monday: 8am-9pm
Tuesday: 8am-9pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8am-9pm
Friday: 8am-10pm
Saturday: 10am-10pm

An American bistro, Mahogany Grill serves lunch and dinner, offering a range of American classics such as burgers and sandwiches, seafood & steaks, salads, pastas and soups. Their dining room and spacious tap room and bar make it a popular place for dinner or drinks with friends. Mahogany Grill is a lunch hot spot for downtown professionals and tourists. Mahogany Grill has outdoor seating where you can watch life go by on Aurora Street in the warmer months.

Daily appetizer special: half price appetizers from 4pm to 7pm and 9pm to midnight.

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Monks On The Commons
120 South Aurora St
(607) 272-2222
Monday: 4pm-9pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4pm-9pm
Friday: 4pm-10pm
Saturday: 8am-11am, 4pm-10pm
Sunday: 8am-11am, 4pm-9pm

A full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Located inside Marriott on the Commons.

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Moonies Bar & Nightclub
114 The Commons
(607) 319-0342
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00pm - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 8:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday: Closed

With its unique blend of a high energy, clubby atmosphere combined with a vintage tavern feel, ‘Moonies’ is a popular nightlife destination with the college and party crowd. Moonshadow’s space significantly increased in 2010 with the addition of a dance floor that offers plenty of room to get your groove on.

In addition to darts, a pool table and lounge areas, Moonshadow’s features a one of a kind bar top made from custom concrete that features hundreds of fiber optics set inside of the stone that illuminate the entire bar. Live DJs rock the dance floor 5 nights a week (Tues-Sat.)

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Pete’s Cayuga Bar
116 S. Cayuga St.
(607) 272-9697
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

A fixture on the downtown bar scene since 1975, Pete’s Cayuga Bar has all the charm of your local neighborhood bar. It’s the kind of place where if you come by yourself, you’re bound to make a few friends by the end of the night. Now popular with a younger, townie set, Pete’s offers newly renovated bathrooms, pool tables in the back, and an extremely laid back atmosphere.

If a few drinks and rounds of pool are on the evening’s agenda, then make Pete’s a stop on your list.

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The Watershed
121 W. M.L.K. Jr. St.
(607) 345-0691
Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

The Watershed offers conversational atmosphere until 1am for people of all ages and tastes, a bookish social space where delicious beverages and comfort foods set an understated baseline for Ithaca’s varied night life. Tea and coffee, a curated list of classic cocktails, regional, national, and international selections of beer and wine as well as delicious soft drinks, The Watershed has something to offer everyone.

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Viva! Taqueria & Cantina
101 N. Aurora St.
(607) 277-1752
Thursday-Monday: 4pm-8pm
Tuesday-Wednesday: Closed

Founded in 1995, Viva Taqueria brings to Ithaca a California-style taqueria that offers healthy and delicious Mexican food at reasonable prices.

Viva Cantina, a full service restaurant located next door to the Taqueria (take-out), offers margaritas made with fresh lime juice, a huge selection of premium tequilas, Mexican and local beers, and fresh sangria. Viva’s menu features tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, soups and salads, and more. Items from the Cantina menu are available for takeout in the Taqueria.

Viva does not take reservations. First-come, first-served!

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