Cocktail Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Centrifuges, hot pokers, and even a rotary evaporation unit are all commonplace at Booker and Dax, a mad scientist-meets-mixologist cocktail bar where both science geeks and the socially chic commingle. Attached to the Michelin-approved momofuku ssäm restaurant, this tiny, seating room-only hotspot quickly garnered ... more
207 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(entrance on 13th Street)
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 Arsenal fans beware – Floyd, NY is the resident bar of the New York Tottenham Hotspur Fan Club, and weekend mornings find the quaint rustic space full of rowdy hooligans in blue and white sipping breakfast pints and singing obnoxiously about a team of Robbie Keanes. When it’s not Spur headquarters, though, this welcoming ... more
131 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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
Party Earth Review When one of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas opens a New York location, elite partygoers expect nothing less than the biggest, brightest, and most over-the-top venue – and that’s exactly what Lavo delivers. Throngs of in-the-know partiers start lining up early for the chance to spend the night rubbing shoulders with celebrities ... more
39 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022
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
Reviewed by Jaclyn W.
"I thought this place was pretty cute for the upper east side. I commended my date actually on picking it. Ordered off the cocktail menu. That was t ..." more
300 East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128
Party Earth Review The sparse black exterior of Nolita’s Sweet and Vicious may seem unwelcoming at first, but once patrons walk through the double wood doors, they find themselves in a hip yet unpretentious bar where schmoozing with the regulars is the order of the day. The rustic plank floors in this dark lounge vibrate with incredibly loud ... more
5 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review A late-night menu, reasonably priced drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere keep people coming back to Art Bar, a West Village staple that draws a loyal mix of locals and out-of-towners alike. A candlelit front room lined with a long bar on one side and green leather booths on the other features tilted mirrors and a green-and ... more
52 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10014
Lounge / Restaurant
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
15 Watts Street
New York, NY 10013
Hotel Bar / Lounge
Reviewed by Samantha L.
"THE SCENE: Super trendy, speakeasy feel. Depending on the time of day it could be really crowded or empty. It’s mostly an after work place. The age r ..." more
Andaz 5th Avenue
485 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10017
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.