— The Up & Up, NYC —

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The Up & Up is a craft cocktail bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.  Follow the illuminated arrow pointing down the stairs leading from MacDougal Street into an historic space, once home to the Gaslight Cafe, the birthplace of the Beat Generation and venue for some of the most storied musical acts. Here, nestled among the William Morris wallpaper, marble, brass, and wood,  you will find a new kind of neighborhood cocktail bar.  One where hospitality and skill work in concert.  Guided by the mantra, high-end, low-key, the Up & Up is the perfect marriage of an intimate cocktail den and a social, comfortable, neighborhood bar.  

Look for this sign above the stairs!

Look for this sign above the stairs!

Matt Piacentini, owner

Chaim Dauermann, head bartender



The Up & Up does not accept reservations.

Parties of 6 or fewer are welcome to walk in at any time.

Parties larger than 6 will not be accommodated.


Private events please enquire to info@upandupnyc.com

Have the Up & Up cocktail cater your next party!


(212) 260-3000


Su-W 5p–2a
Th-Sa 5p–3a


116 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012


up and up  Honest; trustworthy; fair-minded.  1929:  “It’s an up and up place.”  “She’s an up and up girl.”  Burnett, Little Ceasar, 13, 28.  See on the up and up.

up and up, on the adj.  Honest; fair; legitimate; sincere; permissible; on the level. 1930:  “One of our . . . police inspectors, who was always on the up and up, whenever a ‘church bazaar’ was advertised, would . . . prevent the boys from doing business on a large scale.”  Laine, Third Degree, 201.  1935: “I almost wonder if the whole bunch of ‘em are on the up and up . . . .”  S. Lewis, Scribner’s, Aug., 68/2.  1942:  “This is strictly on the up and up.”  W. B. Johnson, Widening Stain, 240.  1950:  It’s really quite on the up and up . . . [to] pick up the [canasta] stock pile and count it.”  O. Jacoby, NEA, Apr. 26. adv. Honestly; legitimately; sincerely.  See up and up.