Trying to hit every cool venue in New York City would be like counting every grain of sand on the beach, but only if every grain of sand was totally different and awesome and occasionally yelled at you to watch where you’re going and made really good bagels.
New Yorkers love their sports, and they prove it every year at Yankees Stadium and MetLife Stadium, and even more resoundingly at Madison Square Garden, which is arguably the best-known event venue in the world. Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall are both venues up for that best-known accolade as well, to say nothing of the Apollo Theater or Rockefeller Center.
Whether you’re looking to drink at a rooftop bar, let loose in an underground club, or just cozy into a hotel, New York venues cover every possible desire you might have. Theater-lovers, of course, have the pick of the litter in New York, which is also home to this little thing called Broadway. The Minskoff Theatre, the Gershwin Theatre, Eugene O’Neill, August Wilson, and Foxwoods Theatre are only the beginning of a massive list of major and minor theatrical venues in NYC.
After a show, it’s time for some amazing live music, either at the major NYC venues already mentioned or the massive assortment of more intimate venues that stretch from the outer boroughs of Brooklyn to the heart of Manhattan. Notables include Terminal 5, the Rose Theater, the Highline Ballroom, Webster Hall, Death + Company, the Izod Center, and Bowery Ballroom, as well as top DJ venues like Randalls Island and major clubs like Pacha.