New York Club Scene - New York Nightlife Guides
Finding the best New York nightclubs or lounges can be a tricky feat seeing as there are so many all around Manhattan. The New York nightlife will be an experience like no other and you will no doubt find yourself still having fun in the small hours of the morning. It is advisable not to get there too early as the dancefloor tends to only get going after midnight. Keep in mind that most clubs charge a cover on weekends depending on where you go. Furthermore take into consideration that your drivers licence may not surfice so it is a good idea to bring your passport along if you are from overseas. Below are some suggestions for your New York club experience.
Unique is Key - Arlenes Grocery (95 Stanton Street, Lower East Side)
What is unique about Arlenes Grocery is that it has two bars, the Butcher Bar which is free entry and the Band Room which sports live music all nights of the week. Here you can experience some of the amazing talent of up and coming New York musicians to bands you would have heard of such as Dashboard Confessional/R.E.M. Check out their calendar to find what artists will be playing. The atmoshere is sensational with a reasonably priced bar and newly established open mic night on Saturday between 3pm and 7pm.
Cheap Drinks in the East Village - Bar None (98 Third Avenue, between 12th and 13th Street)
Ideal for the rowdy crowd, Bar None has a fun vibe with lively bar staff and most importantly - beer pong tables out the back. Challange a couple to beer pong with a jug of Budweiser or sit down to a fish bowl, their renowned drink, and you will fit right in. A night not to miss is Ladies Night Wednesday where drink specials will set a sparkle in your eye or try your hand at the Thursday Tryst Trivia Night with a group of the guys.
Live Music Mayhem - Crash Mansion (199 Bowery, Lower Manhattan)
Crash Mansion is in a league of its own with a spacious floor, a large bar and a gorgeous exposed stone interior. It is renowned for its live music and buzzing atmosphere while they have generous seating areas for those danced off their feet. Although this bar is at the lower end of Manhattan, it is well worth the taxi ride there if you are not close at hand.
Jazz Delights - Birdland (315 West 44th Street, Midtown)
If jazz is your music of choice, Birdland is unquestionably the place to be. Tickets are depending on the performer but well worth it to see some spectacular performances. Show times are usually 8.30pm and 11pm, note there is a $10 food/drink minimum per person. . For reservations call (212) 581 3080.
Beer Pong Paradise - Wicked Willy's (149 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village)
Practice your beer pong skills in this pirate themed bar off the beaten track down in Greenwich Village. It is always pumping with a great vibe and plenty of great drink deals. Often there is live music and peer pong competitions to keep you occupied while you enjoy the jelly shots and great crowd.