Party Earth Review Discreetly nestled behind green wooden doors and tall storefront windows, the dark and cozy Ward III is one of New York’s most creative cocktail lounges popular with a diverse clientele of artsy hipsters, young professionals, and hip financial types. Happy Hour patrons looking to wind down after a hard day gather at the ... read full review of Ward III
Party Earth Review A Village mainstay since the 1950s, The Fat Black Pussycat has earned its nine lives as a continuously popular bar and lounge for downtown bar hoppers and local regulars alike. An easygoing atmosphere with a splash of jazz flavor makes patrons feel right at home as they belly up to the bar to chat over Anchor Steams, or ... more
Party Earth Review A large pub that feels far removed from the ever-congested late-night world of nearby clubs, Dewey’s Flatiron draws a sports-loving crowd for cheap game-day pitchers and greasy, filling bar food. Seventeen flat-screens on the exposed brick walls display football, baseball, and Premier League soccer, all of ... more
Party Earth Review Alphabet Lounge’s location a few blocks beyond the East Village’s throbbing club and bar scene gives this dance club and music venue an added air of exclusiveness. Past the curtained windows and velvet rope, patrons will find a wide single room packed with dancing downtown party girls, upscale hip-hop types, and affluent ... more
Party Earth Review Even the most well-connected party girls and Park Avenue brats won’t get into The Box without a reservation or a spot on the guest list, but patrons with a little foresight are in for a unique treat. Opened by a crew of local theater moguls including Simon Hammerstein and Randy Weiner, this downtown hotspot offers an enthralling ... read full review of The Box
Party Earth Review A Murray Hill mainstay since 2003, Rare Bar & Grill combines upscale diner fare and sweeping rooftop views, allowing its dapper patrons to enjoy their steakhouse burgers with a side of the Chrysler Building. The south side, to be exact. Attached to the boutique Affinia Shelburne hotel, Rare’s street-level restaurant performs ... more
Party Earth Review It may be located on the backside of the Gansevoort Hotel, but über-exclusive nightclub and lounge Provocateur might as well be on the backside of Mars considering most people’s chances of getting in. Split into two separate spaces, the venue features a garden lounge called the Café on one side and the lavish club on the ... more
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
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.