Bars & Late Night Food


Ithaca comes to life after 5 pm!

A day exploring Finger Lakes 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 (or Pre-) Dinner Cocktail

The Watershed

A conversational atmosphere for people of all ages and tastes; in a bookish social space where delicious beverages and comfort foods set an understated baseline for Ithaca’s varied nightlife. In addition to cocktails & wine, they also take their tea seriously.

Greenhouse Cafe & Cocktail Lounge 

Embracing homegrown foods and sourcing ingredients locally, the Greenhouse Cafe & Cocktail Lounge results in thoughtfully made cocktails and treats. A modern aesthetic lounge surrounded by greenery and games.

The Bike Bar

A bicycle-inspired taproom near the Ithaca Commons- offering 12 (mainly local) rotating beers on tap and classic signature cocktails. You will also find snacks like charcuterie and hummus plates available. 

Bar Argos

Enjoy an award-winning cocktail at Bar Argos’s zinc parlor bar or relax on the back patio under the floating chandeliers and Moroccan lanterns. For food or late-night drinks, head next door to the Argos Warehouse.


Kilpatrick's Publick House

Ithaca's only traditional Irish pub that features both authentic Irish-inspired and American cuisine with a diverse selection of drinks.

Late-Night Eats + Drink

The Rook

Located on Ithaca's hip West End, serving reimagined comfort food and drink classics Tuesday- Saturday, 5 pm to 10 pm.

Luna-Inspired Street Food

A homegrown, quick-service restaurant concept inspired by street vendors and food trucks from across the country. Luna serves food until 1:30 am. 

Revelry Yards

One of Ithaca's newest restaurants, Revelry Yards, features up to a dozen craft beers produced in the microbrewery upstairs. They also serve a late-night menu Friday/Saturday from 10 pm to 1 am. 

College Crowd

Moonies Bar & Nightclub

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.

The Range 

A western-themed live music venue and bar that offers plenty of spots to grab a seat and a large dance floor. 

The Upstairs

Formerly Lot10, The Upstairs is an intimate venue providing dynamic entertainment.


Atlas Bowl
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.