Party Earth Review An oddly prominent underground music venue with large windows that let passersby see who’s on stage, Rockwood Music Hall hosts a full roster of up-and-coming indie artists and singer/songwriters that draws a loyal clientele of music lovers. Exposed brick, a barred-up window, and a derelict piano give the main room the cluttered ... read full review of Rockwood Music Hall
Party Earth Review Something of a cross between a pizza parlor and a high school friend’s basement, the Crocodile Lounge is a grungy subterranean hangout for the tipsy students and artsy revelers who flock in for cheap booze and free late-night pizza. During the week, a steady stream of local hipsters and young professionals crowd the tables ... more
Party Earth Review Patrons who like their eggs Benedict served with pumping dance music, pyrotechnic champagne, and beautiful girls dancing wildly on the tables should head to Brasserie Beaumarchais, one of the few venues in town where brunch devolves into an all-day dance party. The bistro hides its fun-loving personality behind an elegant ... more
Party Earth Review A beloved tavern in Williamsburg’s burgeoning ale-scholar scene, Spuyten Duyvil (Devil’s Spout) mixes a laid-back ragtag atmosphere with an unparalleled suds selection to create a local hangout that attracts a diverse crowd of mellow home-brew hippies and picky intellectuals alike. A red tin ceiling combined with a quirky ... more
Party Earth Review Though located on an unassuming stretch of Grand Street that’s abundant with beauty salons and Chinese take-out, chic bistro Le Barricou adds a hearty dose of southern France to Brooklyn. A popular first (second…fiftieth) date spot, the expansive venue offers a rustic countryside ambiance with lots of natural light, mounted ... read full review of Le Barricou
Party Earth Review Located in an area swimming in fanciful drinking options, 200 Orchard is a chill neighborhood dive that caters to relaxed cocktailers, mellow sports fans, and an unpretentious dance crowd. Weeknights find artsy hipsters and aging musicians posted up in the barn-like front room, sipping one of the several craft beers on ... more
Party Earth Review Boasting forty hi-def flat-screen TVs and a rustic yet sophisticated dark pine décor, The Ainsworth is an expansive gastropub and sports bar that attracts a clientele of upscale sports enthusiasts and local nine-to-fivers. While daytime sees a bustling business lunch crowd filling the chocolate leather banquettes in the ... more
Party Earth Review A NoHo sports bar popular with a rowdy collection of college students, party animals, and grizzled regulars, Bar None is a guarantee for raucous nights on the town. From early evening on, the cocktail tables and bar in the front room are bustling with young professionals, jocks, and chatty hordes of sorority girls splitting ... more
Denizens and visitors alike know that the bars and clubs in New York are second to none, but the city’s reputation really lives up to the hype in the high-end version of this vast nightlife scene, a gilt-edged world that most people only read about or see in movies – the NYC of luxury, wealth, fame, and excess.
From the lavish Meatpacking District clubs and their multimillion-dollar designs to the stunning rooftop bars and lounges in Chelsea and exclusive underground hideaways in Nolita, there’s no end to the guest-list playgrounds where Wall Street millionaires, A-list celebrities, trust-fund kids, and socialites can hold court over bottomless bottles of Veuve and Grey Goose, barely flinching at the five-figure bill at the end of the night.
The city is nothing if not versatile, however, and those willing to brave the long lines and maybe grease the door guy will find plenty of opportunities to buy twenty-dollar drinks, flaunt their designer duds, and toast the good life in the more attainable upscale bars and clubs that don’t require a famous name just to get in.
What keeps these spendthrift partygoers truly stimulated, though, is the constant flow of new venues to check out and new crowds to impress, as nightlife impresarios try to one-up each other with the next best thing – resulting in a revolving door of clubs and lounges that keeps the in-crowd on its toes.
Besides all the glitzy venues that make up the high-end nightlife scene, New York is also known for its vast array of bars and clubs that cater to the city’s melting pot of personalities, from counterculture, hipper-than-thou, alternative, and creative types to young professionals, preppy college kids, sports fans, and blue-collar Joes who live and breathe New York’s incredible energy.
Over in Chinatown and the East Village, hip, alternative trendsetters head to hole-in-the-wall bars, dirty dives, DIY upstarts, and sweaty dance dens to down cheap beer, while New York’s sports culture is well represented by hundreds of bars and pubs all over the city where fun-loving, more mainstream crowds show up to watch the Yankees, Jets, Knicks, and countless other teams over a few friendly brews.
And to top it all off, a bevy of accessible singles haunts dot Murray Hill and the Village around the NYU campus, where college kids and young professionals come together for all-night booze fests and barhopping adventures often commemorated by photo-booth pictures that no one remembers taking.