Bars and Clubs in New York

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    Barrow Street Ale House - Sports Bar | Tavern in New York.

    Party Earth Review A lively sports bar with a classic West Village feel, Barrow Street Ale House is a refuge for blue-collars, young professionals, and students in need of a beer and a sports fix. Patrons entering the narrow space will find typical pub trappings like wooden booths, a weathered bar lit by a single iron chandelier, and the ... more

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    Pianos - Bar | Live Music Venue | Lounge in New York.

    Party Earth Review A staple of Lower East Side nightlife, Pianos hosts a steady lineup of up-and-coming indie artists that keeps its diverse clientele coming back again and again. The main bar sports a soothing urban beach décor of blues and whites featuring peeling wood-plank floors and a curvy concrete bar adorned with tree trunks that ... more

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    No Fun - Club | Dive Bar | Tapas Bar in New York.

    Party Earth Review Despite its dubious name, divey rock bar and tapas joint No Fun really does promise a fun time for folks who like their small plates with a helping of rocker attitude. The name actually comes from an old Stooges song, an inspiration made obvious by the framed photo of Iggy Pop that glares down menacingly from over the ... more

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    Bar Seven Five - Hotel Bar in New York.

    Party Earth Review Despite its popularity with Armani-clad Wall Streeters, Bar Seven Five in the Andaz Hotel is an unpretentious and informal locale perfect for after-work drinks. A stone staircase leads up from the lobby into an airy high-ceilinged room with large windows, wooden floors, paneled walls, and a series of hefty black butcher ... more

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    Ward III - Cocktail Bar in New York.

    Party Earth Review Discreetly nestled behind green wooden doors and tall storefront windows, the dark and cozy Ward III is one of New York’s most creative cocktail lounges popular with a diverse clientele of artsy hipsters, young professionals, and hip financial types. Happy Hour patrons looking to wind down after a hard day gather at the ... more

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    Maison Premiere - Bar | Lounge | Oyster Bar in New York.

    Party Earth Review A warm and stylish slice of the Big Easy right in the heart of Williamsburg, Maison Premiere is an oyster and absinthe bar catering to the more discerning hipsters of Bedford Avenue. Founded by Le Barricou’s Josh Boissy and decorated by John and Kevin McCormick of Moto and Smith & Mills fame, the venue provides a swanky ... 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

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  2. Adriana

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

    STK Midtown - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in New York.

    20s / 30s

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    20s / 30s

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  3. Jonah

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

    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:

    Planet Rose - Karaoke Bar | Lounge in New York.

    20s / 30s

    The Drink - Bar in New York.

    20s / Artists

    Maison Premiere - Bar | Lounge | Oyster Bar in New York.

    20s / 30s

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

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