Nightlife & the Arts in New York City

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Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
Auction House
This Victorian lounge brings a touch of downtown chic to the sometimes...
Bars Upper East Side
 
Back Room
The Prohibition-era atmospheric touches here include tin ceilings...
Bars Lower East Side
 
Blue Note
Considered by many (not least its current owners) to be "the...
Music Clubs Greenwich Village
 
The Bourgeois Pig
What do you get when you serve all kinds of different fondue...
Bars East Village
 
Bowery Ballroom
This theater with Art Deco accents is probably the city's top...
Music Clubs Lower East Side
 
Brandy's Piano Bar
A singing waitstaff warms up the mixed crowd at this delightful...
Piano Bars / Lounges Upper East Side
 
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
BAM presented its first show in 1861, making it the nation's...
Arts Centers Downtown Brooklyn
 
Campbell Apartment
Commuting professionals pack into this Grand Central Terminal...
Piano Bars / Lounges Midtown East
 
The Carlyle
The hotel's discreetly sophisticated Café Carlyle hosts such...
Piano Bars / Lounges Upper East Side
 
Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall is, of course, one of the world's most famous concert...
Arts Centers Midtown West
 
The Dead Rabbit
For exquisite cocktails without the dress code or pretentious...
Bars SoHo, NoLita, Little Italy, and Chinatown
 
Film Forum
In addition to premiering new international features and documentaries...
Film West Village
 
Ginny's Supperclub
Head downstairs from Marcus Samuelsson's renowned Red Rooster...
Bars Harlem
 
Henrietta Hudson
The nightly parties at this laid-back West Village HQ for the...
Bars West Village
 
Irving Plaza
This two-story venue is known for its solid rock performances...
Music Clubs Gramercy
 
Jazz Standard
The Standard's sizable underground room draws top names in the...
Music Clubs Gramercy
 
Joe Allen
Everybody's en route either to or from a show at this "old reliable"...
Bars Midtown West
 
Joyce Theater
In a former Art Deco movie house in Chelsea, the 472-seat Joyce...
Dance Chelsea
 
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
This massive and somewhat fortresslike white travertine-clad...
Arts Centers Upper West Side
 
Lit Lounge
With a rock roster that's included musical forces as diverse...
Music Clubs East Village
 
Little Branch
The owners of the secretive, hard-to-access lounge Milk &...
Bars West Village
 
Mayahuel
The Agave goddess is behind the name of this cocktail den, where...
Bars East Village
 
The New Victory Theater
In a magnificently restored space from 1900, The New Victory...
Theater Midtown West
 
Pravda
This Russian retreat has more than 70 different vodkas, including...
Bars SoHo, NoLita, Little Italy, and Chinatown
 
St. Ann's Warehouse
This innovative Brooklyn performance space hosts boundary-stretching...
Theater Waterfront Brooklyn
 
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Raucous sketch comedy, audience-initiated improv, and classic...
Comedy Clubs Chelsea
 
Village Vanguard
This prototypical jazz club, tucked into a cellar in Greenwich...
Music Clubs West Village
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