NYC is rightfully known for its nightlife. Whether that means sophisticated cocktail dens, friendly dive bars or bottle-service-only dance clubs, the City’s after-dark entertainment is just as electrifying as it ever was. In this section, find out where to drink, dance and listen to music—all around the five boroughs.Browse all Nightlife
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You're gonna rock and roll all night, and you're not going to pay.
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Harlem is a hotbed for live music, museums and virtually any kind of dining.
Looking for the pulse of the neighborhood that spawned NYC’s punk movement and Off-Off-Broadway scene? Let the locals show you the independent bookstores, vintage shops, cabaret stages and rock ’n’ rolls bars where the East Village’s rebel spirit lives on.
The brightest stars from the cutting edge of contemporary music (think college radio, not radio radio) are the Bowery Ballroom's bread and butter—the high percentage of sold-out shows at this venue confirms that it's the place to hear what's happening.
With three bar-equipped floors—including two large balconies offering excellent sight lines—and capacity for 3,000 excited concertgoers, this Midtown concert venue is the largest owned by Bowery Presents, whose acquisitions also include the Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom.
The Clover Club is a cocktail connoisseur’s dream—with a menu featuring works of mixology wonder like the Green Giant (Old Tom gin, lemon, sugar snap peas, tarragon and dry vermouth) or the Blush Baby (rum, demerara syrup, lemon, blackberry, raspberry and rosé wine) as well as custom concoctions authored by guest bartenders.