Party Earth Review A warehouse-turned-arts/music venue, Public Assembly offers 4,000 square feet of industrial space brimming with the latest and (sometimes) greatest in everything from indie bands and down-with-the-man artists to queer tributes and esoteric lecture series. The hordes of edgy, ironic, tattooed, and pierced partiers that ... more
70 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Party Earth Review It may be an ordinary coffee shop by day, but it’s the not-so-covertly hidden speakeasy in back that draws the real thirsty crowd to Bathtub Gin at night. Come 6pm, the bouncer makes the joint look like the most exclusive café in town, but patrons entering into this 1920s-styled watering hole aren’t looking for cappuccinos ... more
132 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
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
189 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Party Earth Review Celebrating the sultry pin-ups of the past with understated – and perhaps even dive-like – elegance, Nurse Bettie is a vintage burlesque bar that caters to modern day vamps and their fellas. Reverently displayed photos and paintings of sexy 50s icons – including, of course, the venue’s namesake, Bettie Page – hang from ... more
106 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002
While many of the city’s seedier dens of iniquity have been lost to Disney musicals and Giuliani’s Zero Tolerance policy, the strip clubs of New York City are still there for those interested, and remain as ribald as ever.
Times Square still possesses the most traditional of New York strip clubs. Lace and Private Eyes provide the genuine experience for finance types, big groups of tourist bros, and the occasional huddle of adventurous queer girlfriends.
But NYC strip clubs can also take stranger, less common appearances. The erotic cabaret is a common occurrence in New York, and while The Love Show and The Box don’t offer lap dances or brass rails, they do mix nudity and performance art in a fascinating way. Meanwhile, mainstream dance spots like Pacha and Westway provide polo-clad club kids and glitter-smeared girls with topless entertainment.
Though the Big Apple might not have the same strip-cred as Atlanta or Oakland, New York strip clubs remain a mainstay of the city that never sleeps.