Party Earth Review A staple of the Lower East Side’s energetic nightlife, Spitzer’s Corner consistently has patrons swinging through its doors for a taste of one of eighty-plus craft beers or a bite of delectable pub grub like bowls of pickles and pork belly sandwiches. Big glass windows allow beer-dehydrated passersby to peer into what ... read full review of Spitzer's Corner
Party Earth Review Despite its popularity with Armani-clad Wall Streeters, Bar Seven Five in the Andaz Hotel is an unpretentious and informal locale perfect for after-work drinks. A stone staircase leads up from the lobby into an airy high-ceilinged room with large windows, wooden floors, paneled walls, and a series of hefty black butcher ... more
Party Earth Review Whipping up enough Guinness-soaked rowdiness to satisfy any young Midtown denizen’s appetite for after-work unwinding, McFadden’s Saloon draws a consistent crowd of party girls and game twenty-something professionals who like a little swank with their pint-swilling. A stylized Irish pub that’s heavier on the “style” than ... more
Party Earth Review Ravi DeRossi, founder of über-popular “secret” cocktail lounge Death & Co., initially took a similar speakeasy approach with Proletariat when he opened this beer-centric joint in mid-2012, but sudsy success prompted him to expand just a few months later. The original tiny back room reveals the need for growth: just a ... more
Party Earth Review Weekend warriors who like their French toast with a side of bubbly need look no further than Brick NYC, an elegant Tribeca eatery with a Sunday brunch that’s both delicious and scandalous. An intimate restaurant dressed in crisp white linen, the venue woos trust funders and party girls dressed to the nines and in the mood ... read full review of Brick NYC
Party Earth Review Grand Central commuters looking for a swanky cocktail in a historical setting will want to check out The Campbell Apartment, a luxurious 1920s throwback featuring intricate woodwork, soaring leaded glass windows, a decorative beamed ceiling, and creative cocktails with names like Prohibition Punch and Flapper’s Delight ... more
Party Earth Review From its Rat Pack-referencing name to the half-drawn Venetian blinds in its storefront window, The Summit Bar is a stylish cocktail den conceived by Hamid Rashidzada and mixologist Greg Seider. An impressive selection of organic cocktails, including gimlets with agave, as well as artisanal appetizers draws packs of drink ... more
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 ... 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.