Manhattan's Best Big Bars for Groups
Large groups are often the most fun to go out with, but sometimes finding a space to fit the group can be a bit of a challenge, especially in the tight confines of NYC. These five bars are spacious and welcoming, making for perfect group destinations. Get your drink (and your eat!) on at any one of these fine establishments next time you’re traveling Manhattan with a large group in tow.
Jazz NYC: The Best Places to Listen
Whether you want loud and progressive, quiet and moody, or bouncy and swingy, there's someplace—actually several someplaces—to listen to jazz in New York City, one of the best places in the world for the music form that America invented. Whether you're an aficionado or just want a taste of the sound, you really can’t go wrong. Jazz, after all, is about improvisation, so feel free to just let loose. Read on for our picks for the best places to hear jazz in NYC.
Drink Better Beer: Jon Bloostein of New York's Heartland Brewery
From a kid of 4 who sold Burpee Seeds door to door, to the “The Cone Ranger,” who introduced Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to New York, to his present spot looking over New York's beloved Heartland Brewery, Jon Bloostein is first and foremost an innovator.
NYC's Twin Peaks/Mad Men Inspired Cocktail Bar The Lately Opens
Those that appreciate a good cocktail and cozy ambiance will want to check out the new Twin Peaks meets Mad Men inspired cocktail bar, The Lately, now open in the Meatpacking District.
NYC's Best Beer Halls
If you’re not in the mood for New York City’s overly posh bar scene, then one of these five beer halls might be more your speed. Don’t get us wrong, these places are as cool as anything the city has to offer, but they do allow you a more casual space to down a few brews while noshing on some seriously delicious bar food. Here are our top five picks for NYC beer halls.
NYC's 5 Best Bowling Alleys
If you’re looking for a good indoor activity to keep you busy on colder days (and nights), you may want to consider going for a bowl. New York City’s bowling alleys up the ante for the sport with trendy interiors and energetic ambiances. You can also bet that the food is way better in these big city bowling alleys than anywhere else in the country. Rounded up below are our top 5 picks for bowling in New York.
Music and More at The Green Room 42
Sunday, March 5th, near the heart of the Theater District, The Green Room 42 will be opening its doors for the first time. This intimate venue will provide up close and personal views of some of New York City’s most beloved Broadway stars and performers. Along with catching a jaw-dropping performance in this immersive state-of-the-art entertainment venue, patrons can also enjoy small plates and cocktails by esteemed Chef Gabriel Israel.
NYC's 6 Best Trivia Nights
If mingling at bars isn’t really your jam, attending one of New York City’s trivia nights may be the way to go. Trivia nights turn an evening at the bar into an activity that everybody can enjoy. Bring your friends, grab a table, and put on your thinking caps, because these six NYC trivia nights are the best the city has to offer.
NYC's Indoor Rooftop Bars
Rooftop bars are some of New York City’s most treasured establishments, but unfortunately, once the winter rolls around many of them shut their doors. Luckily, we have you covered with five of the city’s best indoor rooftop bars that stay open come rain, snow, or sleet (and trust us, NYC sees it all during the colder months). Bad weather shouldn’t stop you from making the most of your trip to New York, and thanks to these lovely hotel bars, it doesn’t have to.
The Best of TV and Film Inspired Hangouts in NYC
Film and television fanatics might be surprised to know that New York City is home to a handful of bars and restaurants that are inspired by some of America’s (and Britain’s) most beloved hits from the entertainment industry. Beetlejuice, Golden Girls, Doctor Who, and Point Break are just some of the big hitters that have inspired bar and restaurant owners in the city that never sleeps. Want to get in on the action? Check out these five TV and film inspired hangouts below.
6 Great NYC Winter Happy Hours
Need a way to warm up quickly this winter? Then head to one of these five New York City happy hours. From a wine bar to a chowder house to an arcade-filled dive, these five NYC bars liven up the Manhattan landscape and offer some of the city’s best deals during the country’s coldest months. Cheers to that!
Valentine's Day Date Ideas in New York City
Whose significant other wouldn't love dinner at a romantic spot? Many New York City restaurants have special Valentine’s Day menus that often carry hefty price tags; others are more reasonable. Of course food is only the beginning in New York: read on for some great 2017 Valentine's Day date ideas.
The Best 9 Warm Drinks for Cold Winter Days in NYC
A New York winter offers some great ways to warm up, including sipping on these nine hot drinks. Boozy, spiked, and alcohol-free, there’s a warm beverage on this list for all. Make sure you keep yourself feeling toasty this winter. New York City might be dipping into the freezing temperatures, but that doesn’t mean that you have to dip with them. Order a drink and heat up!
Dry January: Where to Get a Mocktail in NYC
Partaking in Dry January this year? If so, water is going to get real old, real fast… so why not try out some of New York City’s best mocktails instead? Just because you’re going alcohol-free for a month doesn’t mean that you can’t order specialty drinks when you dine out. Check out these five suggestions for NYC’s best virgin cocktails. We promise these mocktails won’t let you down!
NYC's 5 Best Nightclubs
New York City never sleeps. It also doesn’t stop serving booze until 4 in the morning, which means you not only have to plan your days in the city, but your nights as well (and early mornings if you’re really going all out)! Rounded up below are Manhattan’s five best nightclubs, ranging from a live show venue to a rooftop dancefloor with a hot tub built into it. Welcome to the New York nightlife — it’s been waiting for you.
Professional Bull Riders Buck Into Madison Square Garden
If you’re going to be in New York City Jan. 6-8 and seek adrenaline pumping action well beyond a live Broadway show or a bustling nightclub, grab a front row seat at the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) 11th anniversary event at Madison Square Garden with the Monster Energy Buck Off.
NYC's Best 5 Winter Cocktails
Hot Toddies, ciders, and spiked eggnogs… oh my! If there’s one thing to look forward to when it comes to the winter, it has to be the specialty cocktails. As soon as the temperatures start dropping below 30, we know exactly where to go to get our evening fix of boozy beverages. Our top five picks for NYC’s best winter cocktails are listed below, and if you’ll be in town for the winter, you’ll definitely want to make the trek (or cab ride) to each and every one of these locations.
The Best Places for Cabaret in NYC
If great cocktails and jazzy music are what you think of when you picture a night in NYC, these six city cabaret spots should be on your bucket list. The Big Apple has some legendary residents, and many of them have been known to take the stage at these always on-point cabarets. And as if that isn’t enough incentive to get you headed to one of these six cocktail lounges and bars, the vintage ambiance that can be found in all of them should. You may not be able to travel back in time, but as these cabaret clubs prove, that doesn’t mean you can't appreciate the glamour of the past.
NYC's Best Comedy Clubs
New York City is filled with some of the world’s greatest talents, from singers and dancers to chefs and news anchors… but let us not forget about comedians! So many of America’s biggest names in the world of comedy got their start in NYC, and there’s a perpetual fountain of new talent showing up in this city every single day. If you want to know where to find them, these five comedy clubs below are your best bet. Who knows, you might even run across a famous face or two while you’re visiting.
Must-See NYC Performances
It should be considered illegal to visit New York City and not catch at least one show. While Broadway is never a bad idea, there are dozens of other theaters, comedy clubs, and independent productions happening in the city that will make you laugh, cry, and feel oh-so-enlightened after the final applause. Get your fill of NYC’s best performances by checking out our list below. From the Rockettes to a Drunk Shakespeare, you can’t go wrong with any of these talent-filled spectacles.
The Best Bars for Drinking Near NYC's Halloween Parade
Tis the season for celebrating Halloween—NYC's 43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade is being held on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 7pm—and we've got the bars to drink near it.
Lady Bunny Brings Trans-Jester to Historic Stonewall Inn
Brassy, sassy drag performer Lady Bunny—a world-renowned DJ and comedienne on the LGBT scene, as well as creator of New York’s annual drag-fest Wigstock, has brought her brazen show Trans-Jester back to New York’s historic Stonewall Inn in the West Village for a second run, now extended through Dec. 28.
NYC's Best Beer Festivals
Samplings and tastings aren’t just for wine: if you’re a beer drinker, then you know there’s a lot to learn in the world of IPAs, ales, lagers, pilsners, and ciders. Fortunately, you can get your education at one of these seven notable beer festivals that take place in New York City, held during every season of the year.
Best Irish Coffees in NYC
Irish coffee basically offers the best of both worlds: caffeine and alcohol. Potentially three worlds, lest we forget about the heavy whipped cream that makes it delectable. If you’re looking for a perfect summer nightcap (or really, year-round nightcap), then one of these spiked coffees is definitely the way to go. Slàinte.
Outdoor Music NYC: Get in a Summer Mood with the 2016 Concert Schedule
New York has some spectacular spots for outdoor concerts. Find our picks for the best spots in 2016 to hear summer music in NYC.