high end cocktails low key bar Up & Up

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.  

Matt Piacentini, owner/general manager

Chaim Dauermann, head bartender


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.

The Up & Up does not accept reservations.

Parties of 6 or fewer are welcome to walk in at any time.  Seating is first come, first served. If there is a wait upon your arrival, the host will take your name and number and text you when seats become available.  

Parties larger than 6 cannot be accommodated.



The Up & Up is available to buy-out for private events Sundays -Thursdays. We offer one fixed-price buy-out package that covers up to 50 people for a 3-hour open bar.  Please email for prices. 

Private events are not available Friday or Saturday.

Have the Up & Up cocktail cater your off-site cocktail party!

Please enquire to info@upandupnyc.com for rates.


(212) 260-3000


Su-W 5p–2a
Th-Sa 5p–3a


116 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012