Party Earth Review Blind Tiger’s Old English style, weathered wooden furnishings, and dark dungeon lighting may make it seem like just another casual West Village bar, but when patrons see the twenty-eight beer taps and countless bottled brews, they know they’re in for something special. With a name harking back to the undercover dive bars ... read full review of Blind Tiger Ale House
Party Earth Review If it weren’t for the packs of weekend and weeknight warriors lined up outside, it would be easy to miss The Chelsea Room, a subterranean lounge cozily tucked beneath the landmark, and historically infamous, Hotel Chelsea. The hotel’s hallowed walls have seen everything from Andy Warhol’s Chelsea Girls and Dylan Thomas ... more
Party Earth Review Despite its genteel name and ivied French windows, Wilfie & Nell is actually a hardcore watering hole for young professionals and finance types looking to get seriously drunk – and an impressive selection of tap and bottled beers like Rogue and Dead Guy Ale helps them reach that goal. A single baby blue armchair invites ... more
Party Earth Review Gin reigns supreme at The Shanty, a fact that’s hardly surprising given that this industrial but cozy space adjoins the New York Distilling Company. Two guesses what the NYDC’s principal product is. Opened in late 2011, the small square room with its poured cement floor, brooding brick walls, and Tetris-style sculpted ... more
Party Earth Review The younger sister of swanky STK steakhouse in the Meatpacking District, STK Midtown brings its signature feminine touch to the serving of cow, and plops it down in the country’s busiest commercial district. Set inside the towering Grace Building and surrounded by offices, the venue draws an after-work crowd of dapper ... read full review of STK Midtown
Party Earth Review Despite its dubious name, divey rock bar and tapas joint No Fun really does promise a fun time for folks who like their small plates with a helping of rocker attitude. The name actually comes from an old Stooges song, an inspiration made obvious by the framed photo of Iggy Pop that glares down menacingly from over the ... more
Party Earth Review Trendy partiers looking to enjoy some seriously varied eye candy will want to head to lux restaurant RSVP, which, besides offering brunch practically all day, touts a varied schedule of themed events – from cabaret to magic shows – that deliver a different experience on every visit. The sunken dining room exudes a sort ... more
Party Earth Review Situated just across the street from the Empire State Building, Legends is a classic sports bar and pub catering to tourists, sports fans, and midtown denizens. By day, a bustling lunch crowd of local business people and tired travelers with kids in tow settles into the booths up front under the mural of Roman philosophers ... 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.