Party Earth Review Set atop the aptly named Dream Downtown Hotel, PH-D is a penthouse bar decked out in glass, glitter, and enough celebrity-studded luxury to make even the most moneyed Manhattanite blush. Arriving on the twelfth floor perch via mirrored elevator, sleekly-dressed jet-setters and barely-dressed trust fund girls make ... more
355 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
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 Straight out of a young girl’s wildest dreams, Beauty & Essex is a downtown hotspot that attracts an upscale clientele of edgy downtown types, clubbers, and glam party girls looking for a magical night out. A tiny 50s-era pawnshop hawking antique radios and guitars out front gives way to a 10,000-square-foot bar, lounge ... more
146 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
Reviewed by Mark S.
"I tried to go once on a Friday night post laboring, and was turned away. Apparently on busier nights you need a reservation, so keep that in mind. I w ..." more
149 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10013
Party Earth Review Fashionable patrons taking in the unobstructed view of the Empire State Building from this twentieth-floor hotspot will understand why Gansevoort Park Avenue Rooftop chose “always on top” as its motto. Sleek and sexy, the space features floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of sitting areas with suede sofas and wingbacks ... more
The Gansevoort Park
420 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Party Earth Review Hip patrons in need of a haircut and a drink should head to The Blind Barber, an old-school barbershop that transforms into an exclusive speakeasy by night. Although clients who opt for an afternoon straight-razor shave at the tiny whitewashed shop will be treated to a complimentary drink, the real scene happens once the ... more
339 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009
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
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 Weekend warriors who like their French toast with a side of bubbly need look no further than Brick NYC, an elegant Tribeca eatery with a Sunday brunch that’s both delicious and scandalous. An intimate restaurant dressed in crisp white linen, the venue woos trust funders and party girls dressed to the nines and in the mood ... more
22 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007
Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review Crowning the rooftop of one of the city’s swankiest hotels, Top of The Standard – formerly known as Boom Boom Room – is an exclusive members-only lounge sporting a luxurious 70s-inspired glam. An elevator featuring psychedelic videos delivers designer-clad celebs and tastemakers to a hallway of ... more
The Standard Hotel
848 Washington Street
New York, NY 10014
Party Earth Review The tall, dark windows of this unmarked venue may seem to blend in with the derelict industrialism of South 4th Street, but just beyond them lies The Woods, a cavernous den fueled by the hip creativity that Williamsburg is famous for. Sky-high shelving lined with top-shelf liquor and rustic taxidermy looms over the diverse ... more
48 South 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Party Earth Review With its upstairs drinking lounge and downstairs performance space, Bowery Electric attracts a cross section of East Village hipsters, music lovers, and trendy young professionals eager to indulge in one of the best live music scenes in town. Fashionably dressed singles looking to mingle and flirt tend to hover around the ... more
New York, NY 10003
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.