Rockwood Music Hall is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

1. Rockwood Music Hall

196 Allen St (btwn Stanton & E Houston St), New York, NY
Rock Club · Lower East Side · 146 tips and reviews

Michael B.Michael Bruder: Great intimate space. Very crowded so get there early.

AFAR MediaAFAR Media: The venue’s soft lighting and its bar, that offers a nice selection of wine, create an intimate and enjoyable experience to listen to live music. Read more.

Jesper B.Jesper Bröring: Great little intimate place, had some good music and some bad, then ended with good stuff again!

Bowery Ballroom is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

2. Bowery Ballroom

6 Delancey St (at Bowery), New York, NY
Rock Club · Lower East Side · 209 tips and reviews

Joe G.Joe Gruchacz: Great sound and a nice, intimate venue. Read more.

GothamistGothamist: The Bowery Ballroom has been one of the city's premiere rock venues since opening on the Lower East Side in 1997, hosting hip bands by the boatload in its intimate, 550-person space. Read more.

Peter W.Peter Wu: My favorite concert venue in NY. Great acoustics, w/ an intimate feel. They do a great job of booking indie bands that complement the space. Don't forget to check out the balcony!

Smalls Jazz Club is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

3. Smalls Jazz Club

183 W 10th St (btwn 4th St & S 7th Ave), New York, NY
Jazz Club · West Village · 101 tips and reviews

Alex H.Alex Hennessey: Maybe my favorite place in the city? Great, intimate space. Mirrors strategically placed so you can really see how the pianist and drummer play. Performers are incredible and magnetic.

Rosanna M.Rosanna Mortoglou: Most authentic and intimate live jazz bar in New York

Brian F.Brian Fanelli: The most amazing jazz club in the city with an intimate setting that makes you feel like you're in the band! Can't wait to go back!

Joe's Pub at The Public is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

4. Joe's Pub at The Public

425 Lafayette St (btwn Astor Pl & E 4th St), New York, NY
Music Venue · NoHo · 89 tips and reviews

SideTourSideTour: Great date space and intimate performance space. Get here early to snag one of the coveted tables.

CultivoraCultivora: Book your seat in advance and enjoy the diverse variety of this intimate house.

Irina B.Irina B: Beautiful and intimate space for performances. Creative cocktails complete the experience.

Angel’s Share is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

5. Angel’s Share

8 Stuyvesant St (at E 9th St & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 462 tips and reviews

Jessica A.Jessica Angeles: Holy fancy drinks. Definitely worth popping in for a cocktail experience, as well as being in an intimate, hidden speakeasy setting. Expensive, but the drinks were worth it.

GothamistGothamist: With its dark, soft-yellow lighting, intimate space and creative cocktails, this speakeasy's got all the makings for a romantic East Village evening. Try the Quintessence cocktail. Read more.

Madeline M.Madeline McDavid: Super cozy and intimate place. Perfect place to being a date if he or she loves whiskey, bourbon or scotch, alone or mixed into a cocktail.

The Raines Law Room is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

6. The Raines Law Room

48 W 17th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Union Square · 319 tips and reviews

Search for DeliciousSearch for Delicious: This fun speak-easy has an impressive cocktail selection. Top shelf liquors and fantastic ambiance make this a must try. Quite and intimate atmosphere makes this an excellent choice for date night.

RazorfishRazorfish: A cool, intimate little speakeasy with great cocktails.

Nikhil B.Nikhil Bala: Hands down, one of the very best places in the CIty to take your date out for an intimate evening. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Nitecap is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

7. Nitecap

151 Rivington St, New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Lower East Side · 113 tips and reviews

DinaDina: An intimate subterranean space, a menu of yiddish bites (matzo ball soup, chicken liver pate) and splendid cocktails.

SaleemSaleem: Great cocktails in an intimate setting. Nice (boozy) way to wind down the evening

Ryan E.Ryan Eick: Great cocktails in an intimate atmosphere

The Immigrant is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

8. The Immigrant

341 E 9th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Wine Bar · East Village · 109 tips and reviews

Judith C.Judith Clegg: Great intimate bar. Good selection of great wines including my favorite sancerre and proper old skool champagne glasses

Grace K.Grace Kang: great happy hour 7 days/week until 6.30 ($4 beers/$8 wine). intimate feel w. super nice staff. live music mon nights around 8 pm

CassidyCassidy: The best of every type of drink so you don't need to think. Great for smaller groups or an intimate night. Try the rodenbach or the cider.

Cotenna is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

9. Cotenna

21 Bedford St (btwn Downing St and 6th Ave), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · West Village · 183 tips and reviews

Rachel R.Rachel R: Amazing food, great value; a very intimate and cozy date spot. The prosciutto-wrapped warm mozzarella is delicious!

Ray L.Ray Lin: Neatly tucked away on a quaint but gorgeous West Village block, this fantastic Italian spot is a perfect choice for an intimate date. Order tapas style and share a couple pastas and apps. Molto Buono!

David L.David Linehan: Cool, intimate place with great food and wine. Very affordable for this part of town, and great service - especially from Bruce the manager

Feinstein's/54 Below is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

10. Feinstein's/54 Below

254 W 54th St (btwn Broadway & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Performing Arts Venue · Theater District · 39 tips and reviews

Irene L.Irene Levine: Wonderful venue---great acoustics and small intimate feel to the room. Ordinary food, reasonable prices.

Kay B.Kay Burnett: Nice venue for music, good sound system, intimate room.

Norman E.Norman Ellis: Beautiful venue. Very intimate space with great food and strong drinks. Perfect place to see a Cabaret act. Looking forward to returning!

Estela is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

11. Estela

47 E Houston St (at Mulberry St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · NoHo · 219 tips and reviews

Dan C.Dan Chen: Fantastic food, intimate ambience, solid wine list, great date spot, amazing dessert, good service, must visit.

Zayed K.Zayed Khan: Charming, innovative, delicious, one of the best places in the city for an intimate dinner. Burrata w/ salsa verde, beef tartare, lamb ribs, it's hard to go wrong here.

LucieferLuciefer: Endive/walnut/anchovy, beef tartare and sunchoke, mussels escabeche, arroz negro w/ squid, and pana cotta. Food is great, fantastic wine selection, intimate and cozy, a little noisy. Frequented spot.

Smoke Jazz & Supper Club is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

12. Smoke Jazz & Supper Club

2751 Broadway (btwn W 105th & W 106th St), New York, NY
Music Venue · Manhattan Valley · 71 tips and reviews

Max L.Max Long: Get the lamb sliders- they are delicious- the ambiance is perfect and free live music in an intimate setting cannot be topped

Sarah C.Sarah Colvin: Some of the best cat's in the world play here. It's an intimate room. Great for date night. Incredible acoustics. I love the bar. I love the tables. The food is good. The service is great! Spot on!

Nora P.Nora Pencheva: This place has some of the best jazz i'be experienced in NYC! Very intimate atmosphere and music out of this world...Thursday nights are great as it is not too crowded

Bar Goto is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

13. Bar Goto

245 Eldridge St (btwn E Houston St & Stanton St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Lower East Side · 78 tips and reviews

Joseph A.Joseph Akbrud: Upscale and intimate izakaya featuring delicious bites and Japanese influenced cocktails.

Ting T.Ting Tsai: Nice date place. Space has intimate 2 person tables, decor is not overly romantic. Enough background noise to drown out the awkward silences while still being quiet enough to hear the other person.

Lina Y.Lina Yeh: Small, intimate bar with great cocktails and tasty okonomiyaki.

Wallflower is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

14. Wallflower

235 W 12th St (at Greenwich Ave), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · West Village · 93 tips and reviews

Andrew C.Andrew Choi: Quaint French location perfect for an intimate or romantic cocktail. Get the Adam & Eve, served like this with a paper straw!

EE: Hidden gem. One of my favorite cocktail bars in West Village. Delicious seasonal french plates available. Cozy, intimate, chic. Recommend for dates or catching up with a friend.

Stephanie Y.Stephanie Yuan: Cute intimate space, perfect for a low-key Monday

The Raines Law Room at The William is one of The 15 Best Intimate Places in New York City.

15. The Raines Law Room at The William

24 E 39th St, New York, NY
Speakeasy · Murray Hill · 55 tips and reviews

Sunaina S.Sunaina Swaminathan: Cocktails are well crafted and balanced. The bartender fixed me a gin/ginger drink. Speakeasy's fascinate me and I love the secret entrance and dim lights. Great for intimate and quiet conversations.

Jackie N.Jackie Napalan: Very romantic. Make sure to make a reservation. On the main floor they have seating with opaque curtains to make it feel more intimate. Cocktails are always well-crafted.

JadeJade: Cocktails, intimate