Party Earth Review Although its first-come first-served door policy is deadly serious, Death & Co.’s mix of cocktail den class and warm personality makes this sleek lounge far more welcoming than its name suggests. A chic clientele of suited financiers and fashionable model types are ushered through large wooden doors and black drapes into ... read full review of Death & Co.
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 ... more
Party Earth Review An intimate music hall, wine bar, restaurant, and subterranean winery all unite at City Winery, an expansive multifaceted venue where the oenophile and the audiophile both find something to love. Goliath wooden pillars line the otherwise minimally decorated ground floor, perhaps designed to keep the emphasis on the expansive ... more
Party Earth Review Perhaps more kitsch than Cuban, the charming Agozar! nonetheless provides East Villagers with a delicious Cuban-Spanish tapas menu and some of the best mojitos in town. An eclectic L-shaped space painted in vibrant hues of blue, orange, and red, the bistro is a popular lunch spot for bag-laden shoppers who fill the banquettes ... more
Party Earth Review Located in the historic building where Thomas Paine wrote “The Crisis Papers” during the Revolutionary War, Marie’s Crisis Café is a mellow hetero-friendly gay piano bar that attracts a mix of entertainment and musical types and patrons who just like to get buzzed and sing show tunes. A dark cellar at the bottom of some ... read full review of Marie's Crisis Café
Party Earth Review A sleek hotspot known for its exuberant parties, Bar-Tini Ultra Lounge is a lively gay bar and lounge that brings an air of luxury and excitement to Hell’s Kitchen. Modern yet sensual, the space is done up completely in white, from the polished walls and plush high-backed chairs to the glossy bar, where well-dressed older ... more
Party Earth Review Home to two hopping venues and a swinging bar, The Living Room is a cocktail lounge and live music club that draws an outgoing, music-loving clientele. Festive blues, yellows, and greens set an upbeat tone at the front bar, whose comfy red stools and scattering of plush sofas and chairs provide a place to hang out between ... more
Party Earth Review Named after the Norse god of mischief, Loki Lounge embraces the duplicitous nature of its namesake by combining a decent local bar with an elegant lounge popular with an after-work crowd. The front area looks much like any other tavern with the requisite exposed brick walls dotted with sports jerseys and liquor advertisements ... 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.