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 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 ... 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 Centrifuges, hot pokers, and even a rotary evaporation unit are all commonplace at Booker and Dax, a mad scientist-meets-mixologist cocktail bar where both science geeks and the socially chic commingle. Attached to the Michelin-approved momofuku ssäm restaurant, this tiny, seating room-only hotspot quickly garnered ... more
Party Earth Review There’s no beating around the bush when it comes to getting into Above Allen – patrons either have the look or they don’t. Those who do make it past the double doormen will find themselves in an airy greenhouse lounge where a diverse clientele of everyone from local moneyed hipsters to European hotel guests mingles over ... read full review of Above Allen
Party Earth Review Located in the basement of the famed Chelsea Market, The Tippler is Chelsea’s answer to a swanky speakeasy minus the velvet ropes or secret phone numbers that’s so common in the nearby Meatpacking District. Unmarked save for a lonely “Open” sign, the venue’s a favorite for discerning young professionals who fill its prim ... more
Party Earth Review Downtown scenesters looking to get away from the finance crowd may want to check out GalleryBar, a bi-level gallery and hangout that effortlessly blends seedy nightlife and artsy culture. A gallery by day featuring rotating exhibits of modern works by local painters and sculptors, at night the exposed brick venue opens ... more
Party Earth Review In a city dominated by towering steel and buzzing neon, the Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a welcome cultural escape from the hard-edged bustle of New York. Museum patrons and couples in need of refreshment can head through the South Wing and take an elevator to the Iris and B. Gerald ... 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.