Bars and Clubs in New York

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    Bowlmor Lanes - Bar | Bowling Alley | Restaurant in New York.

    Party Earth Review Located in the heart of Times Square – and marked by a superbly kitschy neon sign of Bowlmor Bob, a zoot-suited man winging a ball – Bowlmor Lanes is the Wayne Newton of bowling alleys, a multilevel funfest comprised of a high-end restaurant, a relaxing lounge, and a wide array of themed lanes. Once past the 50s-inspired ... more

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    Death & Co. - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in New York.

    Party Earth Review Although its first-come first-served door policy is deadly serious, Death & Co.’s mix of cocktail den class and warm personality makes this sleek lounge far more welcoming than its name suggests. A chic clientele of suited financiers and fashionable model types are ushered through large wooden doors and black drapes into ... 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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    Simyone Lounge "SL" - Club | Lounge in New York.

    Party Earth Review Located in the historically hip Meatpacking District, Simyone Lounge – or “SL” as the in-crowd calls it – is a sleek and sexy hotspot popular with models, socialites, and affluent businessmen. Once past the velvet ropes, the attractive and fashionable clientele passes through a black mirrored entrance and into the front ... more

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    Proletariat - Bar in New York.

    Party Earth Review Ravi DeRossi, founder of über-popular “secret” cocktail lounge Death & Co., initially took a similar speakeasy approach with Proletariat when he opened this beer-centric joint in mid-2012, but sudsy success prompted him to expand just a few months later. The original tiny back room reveals the need for growth: just a ... more

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    The Shanty - Gin Bar in New York.

    Party Earth Review Gin reigns supreme at The Shanty, a fact that’s hardly surprising given that this industrial but cozy space adjoins the New York Distilling Company. Two guesses what the NYDC’s principal product is. Opened in late 2011, the small square room with its poured cement floor, brooding brick walls, and Tetris-style sculpted ... 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:

    Stout NYC - Event Space | Irish Pub | Restaurant | Sports Bar in New York.

    20s / 30s

    Rogue - Restaurant | Sports Bar in New York.

    20s / 30s

    Automatic Slims - Bar | Café in New York.

    20s / 30s

    200 Fifth - Restaurant | Sports Bar in New York.

    20s / 30s

    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:

    Lavo - Club | Lounge | Restaurant in New York.

    30s / A-list

    Provocateur - Club | Lounge in New York.

    20s / 30s

    subMercer - Bar | Lounge in New York.

    Affluent Hipsters / Artsy

    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:

    Booker and Dax at momofuku ssäm - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in New York.

    Ambient / Bar Food

    Proletariat - Bar in New York.

    Ambient / Bar

    The Shanty - Gin Bar in New York.

    Artistic Professionals / Artists

    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:

    The Drink - Bar in New York.

    20s / Artists

    Barcade - Bar | Arcade in New York.

    20s / 30s

    Verlaine - Asian Restaurant | Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in New York.

    African Funk / After Work

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

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Explore New York Bars and Clubs by Neighborhood

Lower East Side

Cake Shop - Bar | Live Music Venue | Pastry Shop in New York. more bars in Lower East Side

East Village

Otto's Shrunken Head - Live Music Venue | Lounge | Tiki Bar in New York. more bars in East Village

Chelsea / Flatiron

Birreria - Beer Garden | Gastropub | Italian Restaurant | Rooftop Bar in New York. more bars in Chelsea / Flatiron

Williamsburg

Noorman's Kil - Restaurant | Whiskey Bar in New York. more bars in Williamsburg

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