Get a Dose of the New York Nightlife and Nightclubs.
The city of New York is well known for its bursting vitality and infectious energy. It is a major center for business, fashion, culture and entertainment, not only for residents, but also tourists and people from other countries. Being characterized as such, NYC has earned monikers such as The City That Never Sleeps and The Big Apple. Its reputation has sparked the interest of visitors from all over the world as they feed off the frenzy and sophistication that emanates from this cosmopolitan global city.
Being a global city, NYC boasts of a number of attractions and activities that people can choose from. Broadway plays, live music and shows, drinking sprees and dancing are just some of the things that continuously pump New York City's nightlife.
For those in the mood for the latest cultural plays and musicals, Broadway offers a vast selection of English presentations with original cast members, as well as local original performances. Tickets may be expensive, but more often than not, the price is well worth the experience. To purchase tickets, people can also go to the TKTS booths located on 47th Street at Broadway in the famous Times Square or on W 46th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue until the end of December 2006. John and Front is another source for tickets that are sold last minute at discounted prices up to 50% off. Cash is the only accepted mode of payment is for these types of tickets.
Locals and tourists who want to let loose by way of good drinks and music can do so through a range of hip and chic clubs all throughout New York City.
The simple, discreet yet very stylish Pegu Club
caters to the cocktail connoisseur. Getting its name from a 19th century Burmese soldiers' retreat, this getaway is located on the second floor of a SoHo bakery at 77 W. Houston St. Booths for big groups and more personal tables for couples are situated by windows for an interesting setup, ideal for conversations matched with chic mixes created by Audrey Sanders. Best-selling drinks include the Pegu Club, Earl Grey MarTEAni or Tantris Sidecar with chartreuse. Customers will appreciate the late hours once wrapped up in the tranquil, inviting atmosphere that stays open till 2am Sundays through Wednesdays and until 4am Thursdays through Saturdays.
The name of this music joint is a play on word, as it does not reflect the class and style of its performers as well as the crowd that frequents the venue. Joe's Pub
, on 425 Lafayette St., gets your groove on with a fusion of smooth and eclectic sounds from the city's best upcoming and veteran entertainers like Eartha Kitt and Sandra Bernhard. Tickets for entrance are needed and may be bought in advance or at the door.
Wine lovers will enjoy Bar Veloce
on 176 Seventh Avenue in Chelsea or in the East Village at 175 Second Avenue. This quaint bar offers quite an affordable selection of Italian wines that go for around $10 a glass. Amari, sake and panini are available to make the evening as comfortable and cozy as possible. After a few drinks, people who opt to unwind and spend some time being anonymous may indulge in some light and funny chitchat from the classy bartender who is one of the few bartenders in New York City who dons a suit.
People looking for a nicotine haven in almost a smoke-free city will find Circa Tabac
to be a welcome sanctuary. Located in SoHo on 32 Watts Street, Circa Tabac possesses enough ventilation to maintain some semblance of breathable air for everyone. This famous hotspot not only houses quality cigars, but also carries over 200 brands of cigarettes that are sold to patrons. Aside from famous alcohol mixes like the Femme Dangereuse, a trio concoction of framboise, Stoli raspberry and champagne, Circa Tabac likewise offers sumptuous dinners for hungry wanderers.
Adventurers will have a trip as they search for the secret entrance of this swanky night spot. Though the address was originally kept secret, the hunt will definitely be worth it. At APT
, found on 419 W 13th Street, between Ninth Avenue and Washington Street, guests can just chill or move around to the eclectic beats from the city's best DJs. A choice for an upstairs or downstairs area is available for people who enter and revel in the interior of this apartment space. The former is open from 7pm till 4am, while the latter operates from 10pm till 4am. Bar food are served and game nights crop up to heighten the mood. Private party spaces may also be requested.
Renowned for its blinking disco floor and international artist shows, Passerby
is an unpredictable yet pleasant place for the art lover, or even those who are just looking to get some culture and enjoy the nightlife at NYC. This is where local artists, as well as those from Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Paris and Berlin stop over while working on their shows. Passerby is a good bar for the singles scene, with an alluring lounge, tempting wine bars and hypnotizing DJ music. Take the trip between Ninth and Tenth Avenues and head over to 436 West 15th Street to see what passersby are raving about this place.
Fashionable and hip, this late night club lounge can be found at the heart of the infamous Meatpacking District on 50 Gansevoort Street. Personality and celebrity status will be a bonus for getting into the PM Lounge
. However, once within the presence of seemingly grand architectural interior, towering ceilings and skylights, the fast paced lifestyle of NYC will easily be forgotten. Brick walls, wooden floors, light brown booths all contribute to the overall warmth of this hotspot's ambiance. Fun color makes for interesting Haitian cocktails best served with hot and spicy tapas. Banana Cremasse is a celebrated tropical drink blended with alcohol, guaranteed to make guests hit the dance floor.
Whether it be music, dancing, drinks or just quiet dining, New York City nightlife definitely has something to offer for everyone.