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
Lounge / Pub
Reviewed by craig w.
"When I regularly visited Burp Castle from 2000-2006, the crowd was mature enough to follow the rules: no loud talking. That was pretty much it. Classi ..." more
41 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
Party Earth Review Tucked behind a set of rusted industrial doors topped by a glowing red orb that reads 71 lurks Smith & Mills, a compact but comfortable Tribeca hangout perfect for laid-back cocktails served up by an attentive coterie of tattooed rockers. Those venturing past the gates will find a one-room restaurant and bar festooned with ... more
71 North Moore Street
New York, NY 10013
Live Music Venue / Lounge
Party Earth Review The true standard for New York’s tiki enthusiasts, Otto’s Shrunken Head mixes equal parts classic beach vibe and rebellious downtown swagger to create a tall glass of surf-punk heaven. Every night, rockers in bowling shirts and chatty groups of work friends file past the grimacing tikis and shrunken heads in the colorful ... more
538 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10009
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review A Village mainstay since the 1950s, The Fat Black Pussycat has earned its nine lives as a continuously popular bar and lounge for downtown bar hoppers and local regulars alike. An easygoing atmosphere with a splash of jazz flavor makes patrons feel right at home as they belly up to the bar to chat over Anchor Steams, or ... more
130 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
Party Earth Review Perched on the twelfth floor of the elegant Empire Hotel – home to one of the main characters on the TV show Gossip Girl – is the exclusive Rooftop Bar and Lounge, an upscale nightspot where pumping DJ music sets a sexy tone for the stiletto-wearing cosmopolitan set sprawled on the leather banquettes. Consisting of both ... more
The Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Party Earth Review A jewel box-sized lounge atop the bohemian chic 60 Thompson Hotel, A60 is a tiny, members-only hotspot where the views of New York are rivaled only by the stylish patrons. Entrance is mainly limited to hotel guests and card-carrying members, though mere mortals can gain access on Mondays based on availability. Split into ... more
60 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10079
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Reached via a freight elevator and a winding basement corridor beneath the Mercer Hotel, subMercer is an intimate Andre Balazs speakeasy that attracts an exclusive clientele of chic scenesters. Once inside, the slick and polished artistic patrons lounge on studded red leather banquettes or mingle at the sparkly black bar ... more
The Mercer Hotel
147 ½ Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012
Reviewed by Jaclyn W.
"Why they named it Church Bar has clearly escaped me because there is nothing angelic about this place except maybe the drinks, which I would dub more ..." more
Tribeca Grand Hotel
2 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Party Earth Review Replacing the notorious Bungalow 8 – an iconic club by nightlife impresario Amy Sacco where models and celebs could behave badly far from the public eye – No. 8 is an über-exclusive gastro-lounge that maintains a similar designation as “The No Tell Motel.” Once through the might-as-well ... more
357 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Party Earth Review A warm and stylish slice of the Big Easy right in the heart of Williamsburg, Maison Premiere is an oyster and absinthe bar catering to the more discerning hipsters of Bedford Avenue. Founded by Le Barricou’s Josh Boissy and decorated by John and Kevin McCormick of Moto and Smith & Mills fame, the venue provides a swanky ... more
298 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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.