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New York for Nightlife Lovers

Night owls flock to the city that never sleeps, where they find bustling bars, luxe lounges and crazy clubs. But nightlife here goes beyond imbibing into the worlds of comedy, music, burlesque and more. Get ready to party at the top nightlife destinations in New York City.


Gorgeous city views look even more spectacular from this new rooftop lounge from the famous Rainbow Room, located at the top of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

SPiN New York

This 13,000-square-foot table tennis club is backed by actress Susan Sarandon and features a lounge, pro shop, bar, restaurant and private room. Visitors can sign up for private and group lessons with internationally known coaches and players.

Bemelmans Bar

This chic institution inside the Carlyle Hotel (where JFK and Jackie Kennedy used to stay), offers a cozy and playful ambience, with top-notch piano entertainment of nightly jazz and murals by famed illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans (known for his "Madeline" children's book series). Su-Th noon-1:00 am, F & Sa noon-1:30 am.

Bar Cyrk

With three-ring crystal chandeliers and a 300-bulb antique circus marquee, this lounge feels like a dark sexy circus. Libations can be paired with pizzas and circus-themed bites. M 5 pm-midnight, Tu-Th noon-midnight, F-Sa noon-1 am, Su noon-10 pm.

Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar

Lounge lizards toast to the Statue of Liberty in the near distance at this lively rooftop bar, with fruity, hand-crafted cocktails (Summer in the City: rum, lime, ginger beer, pineapple juice), alcohol-infused ice pops dunked in prosecco and small bites.

Gotham Comedy Club

Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle and Amy Schumer are among the big-name stand-ups who have performed in the 10,000-square-foot space, known for its comfortable Art Deco ambience. Food and drink served. 

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog

Whether it's the convivial communal punch in the Parlor or a twist on well go-tos in the Taproom, such as vodka and soda spiked with Orinoco bitters, drinks here conjure up Old New York. Taproom: Daily 11 am-4 am. Parlor: M-W 5 pm-2 am, Th-Sa 5 pm-3 am. $$

Feinstein’s/54 Below

Michael Feinstein, leading voice of American Popular Song, has joined forces with 54 Below, the Theater District’s subterranean nightclub, restaurant and cocktail lounge underneath the former Studio 54 disco. Up to three shows nightly, featuring iconic and rising Broadway and popular music stars. Highlights:

Beauty & Essex

Classic comfort dishes are given contemporary reimagining and creative plating—from grilled cheese, smoked bacon and tomato soup dumplings to lobster tacos—all in a lavish dining room hidden behind a pawn shop façade. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$