Party Earth Review A classic neighborhood bar located between two eclectic, party-loving areas, Automatic Slims definitely packs in the best of the Meatpacking clubbers and artsy West Village revelers. By day, the sun-filled venue with its black-and-red checkerboard floor, whitewashed walls, and vintage photos of musicians and celebrities ... read full review of Automatic Slims
Party Earth Review A magnet for a motley mix of hipsters, artists, skaters, actors, young professionals, and beyond, The Rusty Knot is a wacky take on the typical island bar where unbeatable Happy Hours and a charmingly cluttered décor keep the crowds coming back. Light wood walls, hanging gas lanterns, and bamboo furniture create a casual ... 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 ... more
Party Earth Review Students and twenty-something patrons nostalgic for their college days will want to check out Village Pourhouse, a boisterous beer bar offering enough Happy Hours, theme nights, sports events, and cheap food to satisfy just about anyone. Preppy beer scholars and NYU jocks from the dorms across the street pile in to the ... more
Party Earth Review Tucked away in a small cobblestone alley appropriately named Stone Street, Vintry Wine & Whiskey is an earthy, organic little bar that draws a loyal following of after-work finance types and in-the-know locals. A rustic bar adorned with knotted vines and a series of high marble-topped tables dimly lit by elegant bird-like ... read full review of Vintry Wine & Whiskey
Party Earth Review A late-night menu, reasonably priced drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere keep people coming back to Art Bar, a West Village staple that draws a loyal mix of locals and out-of-towners alike. A candlelit front room lined with a long bar on one side and green leather booths on the other features tilted mirrors and a green-and ... more
Party Earth Review Far enough away from Williamsburg’s oversaturated bar scene to still claim some indie chic, Don Pedro is a no-frills bar that offers patrons budget-friendly bites and booze, and regular live entertainment that includes everything from bands and DJs to comedy shows. The fluorescent orange façade is difficult to miss amid ... more
Party Earth Review Homesick southerners and anyone else ready to party Texas style should head to Rodeo Bar, an urban honky-tonk that brings the best of the Lone Star state to NYC. Floors littered with sawdust and peanut shells greet the after-work young professionals and students from the nearby School of Visual Arts who show up for Happy ... 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.