Bars and Clubs in New York

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  • Hotel Bar / Lounge

    Bar Pleiades - Hotel Bar | Lounge in New York.

    Party Earth Review An elegant addition to restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s impressive New York credits, Bar Pleiades and its luxurious Chanel-inspired design attracts an affluent but casual local clientele looking for great conversation and exquisite cocktails. Situated in the lobby of the swanky Surrey Hotel, the bar boasts a striking black ... more

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  • Bar / Pub / Tavern

    Blind Tiger Ale House - Bar | Pub | Tavern in New York.

    Party Earth Review Blind Tiger’s Old English style, weathered wooden furnishings, and dark dungeon lighting may make it seem like just another casual West Village bar, but when patrons see the twenty-eight beer taps and countless bottled brews, they know they’re in for something special. With a name harking back to the undercover dive bars ... more

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  • Bar / Club / Live Music Venue / Lounge

    Bembe - Bar | Club | Live Music Venue | Lounge in New York.

    Party Earth Review The beat is hot and the dancing is hotter at Bembe, a lively but intimate bi-level nightspot that’s become a prime place for Latin dance fans to have a few and get feisty. Upstairs, the ethnically diverse crowd of curvy party girls and athletic hunks bump and grind between the backlit bar and the exposed brick walls hung ... more

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  • Restaurant / Sports Bar

    Blondies - Restaurant | Sports Bar in New York.

    Party Earth Review Light on the décor but heavy on the beer and the flat-screen TVs, Blondies is a must for die-hard fans in need of a sports fix, whether they want to see the NBA Finals or Sunday NFL football. An illuminated awning and double glass doors lead sports lovers into the no-frills pub, which features a long wood bar, plain tables ... more

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  • Cocktail Bar / Speakeasy

    Experimental Cocktail Club - Cocktail Bar | Speakeasy in New York.

    Party Earth Review Savvy travelers – and savvy readers of Party Earth – are already familiar with Experimental Cocktail Club, a cutting-edge haunt for intricate cocktails that opened to such success in Paris back in 2007 that it birthed a London location just a few years later. 2012 saw this popular haunt branch out again ... more

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  • Beer Garden / Gastropub / Italian Restaurant / Rooftop Bar

    Birreria - Beer Garden | Gastropub | Italian Restaurant | Rooftop Bar in New York.

    Party Earth Review A rooftop beer garden with picturesque views, a menu of hearty Italian favorites, and a selection of craft ales pumped straight from the cask, Birreria at Eataly appeals to erudite foodies as well as dyed-in-the-wool beer fanatics. Located on the fourteenth floor of Eataly’s Chelsea headquarters, this al fresco beer-vana ... more

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Browse NYC Bars and Clubs by Category

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.

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