Lounge / Restaurant
Party Earth Review There’s little more than a neon PSYCHIC sign out front, but just past the clairvoyant reading cards and behind the curtained door awaits a hardly secret speakeasy called Employees Only. Dubbed one of the “50 Best Bars in America” by Food & Wine in 2011, the venue’s 20s vibe is obvious, from the pressed-tin ceiling and ... more
510 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Party Earth Review A dive bar at heart, Pete’s Candy Store has an understated sense of cool that places it a cut above the rest. Awash in the glow of retro multi-colored Christmas lights, the main bar attracts a laid-back clientele of Williamsburg professionals and artists content to watch the tattooed bartenders pull pints, while black-clad ... more
709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Party Earth Review The Hudson Hotel’s stone fortress façade and single flickering torch over the neon green door give no hint of the whimsical complex of bars inside, but after beaming up from the foyer via two phosphorescent escalators, the upscale clientele will find a playground of drinking options and parties. The ... more
356 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Party Earth Review Considering the bright yellow grocer’s sign offering fast delivery, one might think Arlene’s Grocery is just that, instead of the famous Lower East Side music landmark that it is. Known as a jumping-off point for bands like The Strokes, the venue still boasts an impressive lineup of up-and-coming bands ... more
95 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002
Party Earth Review It’s not hard to see how Webster Hall came to be known as the first modern nightclub – since its inception back in 1886, this multilevel space has shown a chameleon-like ability to transform from dance hall to live music venue or from hip-hop hangout to salsa palace. Once past the door and into the foyer ... more
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Party Earth Review A welcoming English ale house situated in a former Laundromat, Drop Off Service and its cheap imperial pints attract an outgoing clientele of creative types and beer lovers. Afternoons often see loyal regulars and expats – and their dogs – ensconced at the homey wood bar, which boasts one of the friendliest staffs in town ... more
211 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Named after the Norse god of mischief, Loki Lounge embraces the duplicitous nature of its namesake by combining a decent local bar with an elegant lounge popular with an after-work crowd. The front area looks much like any other tavern with the requisite exposed brick walls dotted with sports jerseys and liquor advertisements ... more
304 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Party Earth Review A quick glance at the grungy façade of Lit Lounge is enough to reveal the venue’s attitude – secretive, grimy, and underground, the perfect reflection of skateboarder Eric Foss and the select enclave of artists who opened this vampiric watering hole to support Fuse Gallery next door. With a dimly-lit lounge and dance area ... more
93 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Cocktail Bar / Lounge
Reviewed by Leah D.
"Meatpacking district can feel very posh and exclusively expensive during weekend going out nights, when a group waits nearly eternity to make it insid ..." more
675 Hudson Street at 13th Street
New York, NY 10014
Party Earth Review Situated thirty stories high on the top of the Kimberly Hotel, Upstairs is a luxurious penthouse lounge where a moneyed professional crowd gathers to relax and admire the stunning views of the Chrysler building. Once past the opulent black-and-white marble hall, patrons find a grouping of indoor/outdoor spaces with ... more
The Kimberly Hotel
145 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
Lounge / Rooftop Bar
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
21 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10014
With thousands upon thousands of nightlife destinations packed inside its boundaries, New York is home to a lifetime of drinking dens, and that certainly holds true when thinking about all the lounges in New York.
There’s a NYC lounge out there for everyone, whether they’re looking to get gussied up and hang with big money makers or throw on a ragged t-shirt and chill on a sofa that hasn’t been cleaned since New York was called New Amsterdam. And the great thing about New York is its physical makeup promises all manner of lounge in almost every neighborhood.
The swanky Meatpacking District, known the world over for its see-and-be-seen air, is home to lounges where the brand of shoes you’re wearing may be as equally important as the number of zeroes in your bank statement. The glitz is equally prevalent in Chelsea and Nolita, where finance gurus and socialites hide from the common man and lounge about in style before hitting the clubs.
A grittier concentration of NYC lounges is undoubtedly in Brooklyn – home to the most prevalent DIY scene – while student-friendly dive lounges are also easy to find in Murray Hill and hipster heavy Greenwich Village.
Finding a NYC lounge will not be difficult, and if the first one you find doesn’t entice, a hundred more New York lounges are probably minutes away.