The city that never sleeps is overflowing with bright lights, late nights and fun, young singles ready to experience it all. Whether it’s a Wednesday after work or a Saturday night out with the girls, New York City has the perfect hot spot for you social singles.
With so many venues to choose from, picking the prime scene for a night out on the town can be tough. Look no further because we’ve scoured the Big Apple and brought you the best bars for the best nights in NYC!
1. Booker and Dax
Precision, curiosity, creativity and, of course, powerful spirits are all qualities you can expect to go into a drink prepared by the one and only Booker and Dax.
Whether you want it stirred, shaken, dirty or perhaps limited edition, Booker and Dax welcomes anyone looking for a quality drink that does its job. Offering options for private events for large groups or intimate dining experiences, this bar brings all parts required for a memorable New York City night out.
2. Employees Only
More than 10 years ago, “The Gang,” a band of five good ol’ New York City boys, established a nightlife environment that is as exclusive as its name would lead you to believe.
3. The Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall
Serving some of the best Czech and craft beers around, Bohemian Hall is proud to be one of the largest outdoor drinking venues in New York City. Brought to you by the Bohemian Citizens’ Benevolent Society of Astoria, The Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall is a rare, festive treat.
4. The Shanty
If access to premiere craft brews is what drives your perfect evening, The Shanty is where you need to be. The concept of a functional distillery in New York City is tried and true, and these guys have perfected the heritage of the American cocktail.
5. Clover Club
Brimming with history, Clover Club is your ticket to an evening free from worries, wants or a care in the world. This New York landmark is known for being the most exclusive atmosphere for prime dining, drinks and discussion.
6. Maison Premiere
If you get the chance to experience the ambiance of Maison Premiere, you’ll agree that its elegant, hotel-lobby-inspired cocktail den is nothing short of captivating. Complete with a replica of the Absinthe Fountain of New Orleans, this upscale Oyster House brings all the beauty and charm of New York, Paris and New Orleans.
7. The Drink
If live music, special events and frequent food pop-up specials are missing from your nightlife experience, it sounds like what you need is The Drink. This bar, brought to you by boaters, builders and bartenders, serves punch, ice cold brews, fine spirits and in-house prepared snacks inspired by life on the high seas.
What happens at sea, stays at sea, so this is a nautical nightlife getaway you don’t want to miss!
If quintessential New York — its historic past and vibrant present — are what you love, get to Ardesia and grab a stool. With an eclectic food menu and ever-expanding wine list, this bar emphasizes originality and the comforts of home in Hell’s Kitchen.
Whether you desire an intimate evening in a cozy lounge or a late night unwinding with co-workers, Ardesia accommodates it all!
For all of you forever fun-seekers out there, search no more! Barcade lives up to its name — combining the craft beers and laid back energy of a bar with the thrill and youthful entertainment of an arcade.
With five locations across New York, Barcade promises to supply a night of endless laughs and lagers that you’ll want to relive again and again.
10. Blind Tiger Ale House
Blind Tiger Ale House is in the business of beer, and they’re proud masters of the trade. With 28 rotating craft draughts, three cask ale selections and an extensive assortment of bottles, they’re sure to quench any craving you’ve got.
Brunch specials, beer-related events and food brought to you by their award-winning chef, Tommy Harder, are all specialties you can expect from the best beer bar in town.
11. Molly’s Pub & Shebeen
If you’ve been blessed with the luck of the Irish, you’ve already experienced one of the most authentic Irish bars out there. The historical Molly’s Pub & Shebeen, known for its boisterous, happy hour setting, is a surefire way to a good night.
With an Ireland-inspired, wood-carved sign out front and a quintessential watering-hole feel inside, Molly’s is worth the wait.
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