Party Earth Review Sophisticated night owls looking for an upscale venue with breathtaking views won’t want to miss 230 Fifth, a luxurious lounge and rooftop bar that offers high-class excitement with a refreshingly unpretentious attitude. Well-dressed business types and out-of-towners stepping off the elevator on the twentieth floor will ... read full review of 230 Fifth
Party Earth Review Situated on the narrow end of Canal Street not swallowed up by the insanity of Chinatown, Clandestino is a charming neighborhood bar and café that offers a cozy retreat for a creative clientele. Consisting of just one room, the venue features a simple but intimate décor of warm wood-paneled walls, black-and-white photos ... more
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
Party Earth Review Part of EMM Group’s ever-expanding collection of high-end hotspots that include Finale, Bow, Revel, and a handful of other swanky retreats, CATCH Roof is a glass-walled lounge promising panoramic views and pricey cocktails for about two hundred pretty people. Perched above CATCH restaurant – a critically ... more
Party Earth Review The first entirely “green” club in New York, Greenhouse is a sprawling dance venue and lounge whose ever-changing lineup of DJs and musical genres attracts everyone from fashionable club kids on hip-hop nights, affluent hipsters on the weekends, and a gay-and-more scene for wild parties featuring performers, drag queens ... read full review of Greenhouse
Party Earth Review With its polished tables, exposed brick walls, and caged lighting, Korzo seems to have all the trappings of a standard Park Slope cocktail lounge, but its menu of Central European comfort food and hard-to-find German brews actually makes it a welcome Bavarian oasis in the middle of Brooklyn. Once known as Eurotrip ... 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 ... more
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 ... 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.