Nightlife & the Arts in New York City


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Name Category Location
Auction House
This Victorian lounge brings a touch of downtown...
Bars Upper East Side
Back Room
The Prohibition-era atmospheric touches here...
Bars Lower East Side
Blue Note
Considered by many (not least its current...
Music Clubs Greenwich Village
The Bourgeois Pig
What do you get when you serve all kinds of...
Bars East Village
Bowery Ballroom
This theater with Art Deco accents is probably...
Music Clubs Lower East Side
Brandy's Piano Bar
A singing waitstaff warms up the mixed crowd at...
Piano Bars / Lounges Upper East Side
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
BAM presented its first show in 1861, making it...
Arts Centers Downtown Brooklyn
Campbell Apartment
Commuting professionals pack into this Grand...
Piano Bars / Lounges Midtown East
The Carlyle
The hotel's discreetly sophisticated Café...
Piano Bars / Lounges Upper East Side
Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall is, of course, one of the world's...
Arts Centers Midtown West
The Dead Rabbit
For exquisite cocktails without the dress code or...
Bars Financial District
Film Forum
In addition to premiering new international...
Film West Village
Ginny's Supperclub
Head downstairs from Marcus Samuelsson's renowned...
Bars Harlem
Henrietta Hudson
The nightly parties at this laid-back West...
Bars West Village
Irving Plaza
This two-story venue is known for its solid rock...
Music Clubs Gramercy
Jazz Standard
The Standard's sizable underground room draws top...
Music Clubs Gramercy
Joe Allen
Everybody's en route either to or from a show at...
Bars Midtown West
Joyce Theater
In a former Art Deco movie house in Chelsea, the...
Dance Chelsea
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
This massive and somewhat fortresslike white...
Arts Centers Upper West Side
Lit Lounge
With a rock roster that's included musical...
Music Clubs East Village
Little Branch
The owners of the secretive, hard-to-access...
Bars West Village
The Agave goddess is behind the name of this...
Bars East Village
The New Victory Theater
In a magnificently restored space from 1900, The...
Theater Midtown West
Pouring Ribbons
This polished second-floor cocktail bar is named...
Bars East Village
This Russian retreat has more than 70 different...
Bars SoHo
St. Ann's Warehouse
This innovative Brooklyn performance space hosts...
Theater DUMBO
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Raucous sketch comedy, audience-initiated improv,...
Comedy Clubs Chelsea
Village Vanguard
This prototypical jazz club, tucked into a...
Music Clubs West Village


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