Ithaca comes to life after 5pm!
A day exploring wineries and breathtaking waterfalls isn’t complete without a night reveling in Ithaca and Tompkins County’s diverse nightlife scene. In addition to our thriving art and theatre scene, check out these noteworthy bars, clubs and restaurants in Ithaca and Trumansburg – with each taking your night in a different direction. Here are some curated suggestions, with full listings below:
After Dinner Cocktail: Madeline's
Madelines’ setting is as unique as its hand-crafted and whimsical cocktails. Enjoy a casual atmosphere in this Asian Fusion restaurant, with some of the most creative cocktails and bartenders around. And, do as the locals do, get dessert.
Live Music: The Haunt
Weekly trivia, karaoke, and live music make this bar a lively venue any night of the week.
Dance/Club: Lot 10
Ithaca’s only 2 floor cocktail lounge and night club. Downstairs features a rotating cocktail menu, Luna Street Food serving late night and an urban patio. Upstairs features drink specials, live entertainment and a relaxed atmosphere. Come find out why you want to be a regular!
Pub: Kilpatrick’s Publick House
A traditional, upscale Irish pub restaurant and bar featuring authentic Irish-inspired and American cuisine, as well as a diverse selection of drinks.
Late Night Eats + Drink: Bandwagon Brew Pub
Late-night happy hour and rotating house brews in an underground, laid-back brewpub with a late-night kitchen.
College Crowd: Moonie’s
Formerly known as Moonshadow Tavern, this spacious bar features a dance floor, pool tables, lounge areas, and a popcorn machine – perfect for the college and party crowd.
Eat. Drink. Bowl. With a completely unexpected locally-sourced menu, a fabulous bar serving Finger Lakes wines and brews, and bowling to boot, their slogan sums up this fantastic gem in Trumansburg.
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Blues jams every Monday. Live music every night. Food served until 1am.
Bowling lanes, full bar, occasional nightly entertainment. Everyone welcome! Visit the website fore more information.
Come dance and listen to great music. Nightly specials on drinks.
Explore the Downtown Ithaca Commons
Visit the award-winning Downtown Ithaca Commons. A four-block pedestrian shopping area with over 100 unique shops, restaurants, street vendors & street entertainers; adjacent to Cornell University...
Hangar Theatre is Ithaca's premier professional regional theatre, presenting award winning plays and musicals, live theatre for children, experimental theatre, new play readings, cabarets, special events, art exhibits, and more. Located...
Bringing the best live music to Ithaca for over 35 years. RazorBack BBQ onsite with full menu including BBQ ribs, chicken and pork. Dine and drink on the deck on the Inlet. Located off Rt. 13. Visit The Haunt's website for more information...
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...
The Helen Newman Bowling Center features everything you need for serious competition or fun-loving bowling: 16 lanes, pro shop, food and beverage lounge, arcade games, CD jukebox, Rock-n-Bowl and personalized services.
Welcome to The Cellar d'Or, a family owned wine boutique specializing in small production estate-bottled wines and ciders. A wine boutique created for a fun and informative experience that welcomes you to experience wine - because...
Good music... good drinks... good people! The Dock is a premier music venues for late night types. Nightly live performances from local bands, karaoke Mondays, and a great dock for sitting outside on hot summer nights.
Located just minutes from Taughannock Falls, Atlas is the perfect social dining destination, complete with elevated comfort food for casual diners and foodies alike, ample seating, cocktail bar, old-school bowling, and chic decor.