But did you know that some of the hottest scenes in town are in hotel lobbies, lounges, clubs, pools, and rooftops bars? One of New York City's hippest hotels is also its most architecturally striking: The one-of-a-kind Standard hovers above the High Line on concrete pillars. The ultra-mod rooms look a bit like ship cabins and feature wall-to-wall windows, which flood them with natural light and present staggering views and can also result in a bit of a peep show, so consider yourself warned. The Standard has several trendy bars: the casual beer-hall-style Biergarten; the clubby and selective Le Bain, which features a plunge pool and roof terrace; and the super-exclusive Top of the Standard formerly known as the Boom Boom Room , the celebrity hot spot lounge which is open to the public only at certain times. After it closes to the public, it becomes a members-only club with a "pre-made list. The historic luxury hotel's velvet-heavy Rose Bar is one of the hottest places in the city for the hip, beautiful, and famous to meet over drinks.
Please refresh the page and retry. I t may be the 'city that never sleeps', but New York nightlife caters just as well for those vistors who count midnight as a late one as it does for the 4am clubbers. Discover the next Alicia Keys at Joe's Pub while sipping on frozen sangria, dress to the nines for an evening performance of The Metropolitan Opera, or indulge your inner cinephile at the city's only non-profit cinema. New York destination expert David Farley gives the low-down on the very best night-time venues the Big Apple has to offer.
Daytime in NYC is fine. Everything is open, energy is high, and the subway is sorta running smoothly. But once work, your commute, and the stresses of your 9 to 5 have dimmed, once the sun goes down and the artificial lights come up, a different New York emerges.
While social media and dating apps have perhaps reduced the perceived need for in-person socializing and meeting new people, platforms like Instagram have also allowed us to discover new venues and parties in real time. From intimate velvet-roped lounges to outdoor dance clubs and rooftop hideaways, here are the 13 absolute best nightclubs and lounges to party at in New York City. Opened by DJ and nightlife impresario Paul Sevigny yes, brother to actress Chloe Sevigny as a follow-up to his shuttered Beatrice Inn, this hibiscus wallpaper-clad cocktail lounge and club remains one of the most exclusive doors in Manhattan. Arrive on the earlier side if you want a better chance of getting in—and be aware that getting the up-and-down from longtime doorman Ludwig is all part of the experience.