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
Party Earth Review The beat is hot and the dancing is hotter at Bembe, a lively but intimate bi-level nightspot that’s become a prime place for Latin dance fans to have a few and get feisty. Upstairs, the ethnically diverse crowd of curvy party girls and athletic hunks bump and grind between the backlit bar and the exposed brick walls hung ... more
81 South 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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
Hotel Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review The Bowery has come a long way since its historic skid row days, and the elegant Lobby Bar at the Bowery Hotel is a prime example of how the street has turned grit into glamour over the past few decades. A nostalgic décor recalling the grand parlors of yesteryear forms the backdrop for this disheveled but sexy hangout ... more
New York, NY 10003
Party Earth Review Once past the velvet ropes and up the elevator, chic patrons find themselves at Sky Room, one of NYC’s highest rooftop bars where the cocktails are as fine as the views. The expansive bi-level venue is composed of multiple rooms featuring plenty of private VIP tables and open dance areas, though most of the ... more
330 West 40th Street
New York, NY
Lounge / Speakeasy
Party Earth Review Hidden below the swanky Darby restaurant, The Darby Downstairs is a stylish speakeasy where models and mixology collide – a tenuous union seeing as models usually break when they crash into stuff. It’s not unusual to see collections of spindly twenty-somethings gathered outside the venue’s separate entrance, stomping out ... more
244 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review Although a neon sign by the bar clearly states that “this is not a brothel – there are no prostitutes at this address,” first-time visitors to Mister H could be forgiven for thinking this opium-den-meets-swanky-lounge might still offer a little ill repute. The venue’s location in the luxurious Mondrian Soho doesn’t give ... more
9 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10013
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 Named for the 19th-century French poet, Verlaine is an artsy lounge that’s become a favorite for after-work get-togethers and mellow mingling with a diverse crowd of young professionals, local artists, and laid-back Europeans. Smooth ambient music greets patrons as they enter the single narrow room, where couples and companions ... more
110 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Cocktail Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Patrons in search of an offbeat experience need look no further than Apothéke, a bar and lounge that transports guests into a 19th-century opium and absinthe den – which is exactly what this space was back in the day. Known for its décor as much as for its mind-blowing cocktails, the bar features the original pressed-tin ... more
9 Doyers Street
New York, NY 10013
Party Earth Review Aussies know how to party, and The Sunburnt Cow with its all-you-can-drink brunch brings that down-under spirit to the East Village. Singles roaming the orange-and-black cow print seating areas in search of companionship may be hypnotized as much by the giant video wall projecting everything from sports to anime ... more
137 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009
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.