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 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
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Popular with cliquish trust-fund kids and well-heeled twenty-somethings, GoldBar has set itself apart from generic dance-club lounges with its stunning all-gold décor punctuated with some tasteful graffiti. The fashionably-dressed packs that make it past the unpredictable door enter the bar area with its comfy ... more
389 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review It may be located on the backside of the Gansevoort Hotel, but über-exclusive nightclub and lounge Provocateur might as well be on the backside of Mars considering most people’s chances of getting in. Split into two separate spaces, the venue features a garden lounge called the Café on one side and the lavish club on the ... more
18 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10014
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 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
Dive Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Founded by the same people who created the downtown super-dive Welcome To The Johnsons, Sweet Paradise Lounge is another small and shadowy dive bar with a loyal following of rockers and artsy types. Embracing its former life as a candy store, the venue playfully offers patrons a great selection of movie-theater candy, so ... more
14 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Reviewed by James B.
"A block off Broadway, nestled neatly in the Theatre District, you’ll find the Russian Vodka Room, a dimly lit, moderately priced, middle brow bar with ..." more
265 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Karaoke Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review A quirky zebra-striped awning and neon pink sign announce the presence of Planet Rose, a hole-in-the-wall karaoke bar with a wacky, fun-loving vibe. The fact that the venue’s doors conveniently open directly onto the fluorescent pink bar is no coincidence – it’s no secret that the Rose is intent on getting its customers ... more
219 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
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
Party Earth Review Although it shut down back in 2011, Bagatelle resurfaced a year later, and its famed boozy brunch was born anew as if nothing had ever happened. Bagatelle 2.0 is located a couple of blocks from the old location in the heart of the trendy Meatpacking district, looking much the same as the original with its signature ... more
1 Little West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
Party Earth Review A sleek hotspot known for its exuberant parties, Bar-Tini Ultra Lounge is a lively gay bar and lounge that brings an air of luxury and excitement to Hell’s Kitchen. Modern yet sensual, the space is done up completely in white, from the polished walls and plush high-backed chairs to the glossy bar, where well-dressed older ... more
642 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10036
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.