Morningside Heights Nightlife

Eden Bar & Cafe

Address: 2728 Broadway
Phone: 212-865-5565

South of Columbia, this lounge is a bit of downtown on Upper Broadway. A sparse, mod d¿cor and live Latin and Reggae explain the attraction. There's also a secret, private room in the back for the occasional celebrity that might show up.

Havana Central Restaurant and Bar

Address: 2911 Broadway
Phone: 212-662-8830
Website: www.havanacentral.com/mambo/

De: Relive your undergrad days at this totally "yuppified" Columbia watering hole. Once a pit, it is now the place to get that perfect goat cheese something or other. It might make you nostalgic, it might make you sick. But why not, the fries are good and the nachos are cheap.

Nacho Mama's Burritos

Address: 2893 Broadway
Phone: 212-665-2800

An interesting mix of college kids and older folks (like in their thirties, even), this place really packs them in. Lots of seats, relaxing R&B music and great mixed drinks keep this spot popular.

Smoke Jazz Club

Address: 2751 Broadway
Phone: 212-864-6662
Website: www.smokejazz.com

A comfortable living room ambiance and a solid roster of jazz performers make this place a big draw. Among those who regularly play here are Winton Marsalis. Best of all, the cover charge/drink minimum is rarely over $25.

The Heights Bar & Grill

Address: 2867 Broadway
Phone: 212-866-7035
Website: www.heightsnyc.com

Some come here for the pleasant roof deck, others for the basic eats. Burritos and burgers are the mainstays and many swear by (and from) the margaritas. Always a crowd pleaser with students from near-by Columbia University.