Bars and Clubs in New York

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    Secret Lounge - Gay Club in New York.

    Party Earth Review Styled after a bordello and hidden behind an unassuming pair of industrial doors, Secret Lounge is a small, hip-hop heavy gay club-cum-speakeasy that attracts a regular clientele of African American and Latino men – as well as the folks of every other race/persuasion/gender who love them. Rich flocked wallpaper covers ... more

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    Brother Jimmy's BBQ (Union Square) - Sports Bar | Barbeque Restaurant in New York.

    Party Earth Review A simple BBQ joint by day, by night the southern farm-themed Brother Jimmy’s turns into a raucous ex-frat boy hangout where hordes of former Gammas and Deltas chug Bud Light, yell along to classic rock, and relive their glory days. Khaki-clad young professionals and recent college grads mill around the whiskey barrel wall ... more

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    Village Pourhouse (NoHo) - Sports Bar in New York.

    Party Earth Review Students and twenty-something patrons nostalgic for their college days will want to check out Village Pourhouse, a boisterous beer bar offering enough Happy Hours, theme nights, sports events, and cheap food to satisfy just about anyone. Preppy beer scholars and NYU jocks from the dorms across the street pile in to the ... more

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    Bar Pleiades - Hotel Bar | Lounge in New York.

    Party Earth Review An elegant addition to restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s impressive New York credits, Bar Pleiades and its luxurious Chanel-inspired design attracts an affluent but casual local clientele looking for great conversation and exquisite cocktails. Situated in the lobby of the swanky Surrey Hotel, the bar boasts a striking black ... more

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    Blondies - Restaurant | Sports Bar in New York.

    Party Earth Review Light on the décor but heavy on the beer and the flat-screen TVs, Blondies is a must for die-hard fans in need of a sports fix, whether they want to see the NBA Finals or Sunday NFL football. An illuminated awning and double glass doors lead sports lovers into the no-frills pub, which features a long wood bar, plain tables ... more

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    McFadden's Saloon - Bar | Restaurant | Irish Pub in New York.

    Party Earth Review Whipping up enough Guinness-soaked rowdiness to satisfy any young Midtown denizen’s appetite for after-work unwinding, McFadden’s Saloon draws a consistent crowd of party girls and game twenty-something professionals who like a little swank with their pint-swilling. A stylized Irish pub that’s heavier on the “style” than ... more

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Denizens and visitors alike know that the bars and clubs in New York are second to none, but the city’s reputation really lives up to the hype in the high-end version of this vast nightlife scene, a gilt-edged world that most people only read about or see in movies – the NYC of luxury, wealth, fame, and excess.

From the lavish Meatpacking District clubs and their multimillion-dollar designs to the stunning rooftop bars and lounges in Chelsea and exclusive underground hideaways in Nolita, there’s no end to the guest-list playgrounds where Wall Street millionaires, A-list celebrities, trust-fund kids, and socialites can hold court over bottomless bottles of Veuve and Grey Goose, barely flinching at the five-figure bill at the end of the night.

The city is nothing if not versatile, however, and those willing to brave the long lines and maybe grease the door guy will find plenty of opportunities to buy twenty-dollar drinks, flaunt their designer duds, and toast the good life in the more attainable upscale bars and clubs that don’t require a famous name just to get in.

What keeps these spendthrift partygoers truly stimulated, though, is the constant flow of new venues to check out and new crowds to impress, as nightlife impresarios try to one-up each other with the next best thing – resulting in a revolving door of clubs and lounges that keeps the in-crowd on its toes.

Besides all the glitzy venues that make up the high-end nightlife scene, New York is also known for its vast array of bars and clubs that cater to the city’s melting pot of personalities, from counterculture, hipper-than-thou, alternative, and creative types to young professionals, preppy college kids, sports fans, and blue-collar Joes who live and breathe New York’s incredible energy.

Over in Chinatown and the East Village, hip, alternative trendsetters head to hole-in-the-wall bars, dirty dives, DIY upstarts, and sweaty dance dens to down cheap beer, while New York’s sports culture is well represented by hundreds of bars and pubs all over the city where fun-loving, more mainstream crowds show up to watch the Yankees, Jets, Knicks, and countless other teams over a few friendly brews.

And to top it all off, a bevy of accessible singles haunts dot Murray Hill and the Village around the NYU campus, where college kids and young professionals come together for all-night booze fests and barhopping adventures often commemorated by photo-booth pictures that no one remembers taking.

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  1. Lucas

    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

    Rogue - Restaurant | Sports Bar in New York.

    20s / 30s

    d.b.a. - Ale House | Bar in New York.

    20s / 30s

    The Sunburnt Cow - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in New York.

    20s / Anything goes

    Lucas Likes: Beer Sports Rowdy Casual Anything goes Bar Flirty

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  2. Adriana

    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

    Southside - Club in New York.

    20s / 30s

    Sky Room - Club | Lounge | Rooftop Bar in New York.

    40s / Bottle Service

    Lavo - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in New York.

    30s / A-list

    Westway - Club in New York.

    Bottle Service / Button-downs

    Adriana Likes: Exclusive Nightclub Fashion Forward Shopping Jetsetter Lounge Hotel Bar High End / Exclusive

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  3. Jonah

    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

    Playing pool and hanging out at Fat Cat in New York.

    20s / 30s

    Shea Stadium - Bar | Live Music Venue | Live Music Venue in New York.

    20s / Balcony

    Jonah Likes: Live Music Eclectic Indie Alternative Non-mainstream Laid back Conversational Creative / Art / Music Types

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  4. Emma

    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

    Emma Likes: Happy Hour Culture Dancing Lively Budget-friendly Sightseeing Party Groups

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