Night Spots

The After-Dark Scene in December

Adriaen Block

This Queens hot spot, named after the Dutch privateer who discovered Astoria, opened in early 2018 as NYC's first restaurant and bar to serve a menu of food and drink infused with CBD (cannabidiol), a constituent of hemp that employs the soothing effects of cannabis. CBD-infused items won't give the head high that marijuana does, but it will provide a calming component. CBD-infused cocktails include the Stoney Negroni, made with Cocchi Americano, Tio Pepe dry sherry, Floc de Gascogne, Angostura bitters and THC-free CBD tincture. 19-33 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, Queens, 718.606.1391

Gibson + Luce 

Formerly a password-protected speakeasy with coveted entry, this sophisticated, subterannean NoMad cocktail lounge has reopened inside the Life Hotel with entry available to all. This list of housemade cocktails curated by esteemed NYC barkeep, Luis Hernandez, features large-format martini and sparkling wine service, highballs and specialty cocktails, including the Spanish Negroni, made with elderflower, sherry, Italian aperitivo, lavender and olive oil. 19 W. 31st St., 212.615.9910

Red Rabbit Club

Enter this brand-new weekend dancery—open in the heart of the Meatpacking District F & Sa, 11 pm to 4 am—and descend a series of stairs to a 4,500-square-foot party palace, with state-of-the-art sound, LED lighting, an elongated bar and a sunken dance floor. The club's owners call this the "Rabbit Hole," thanks for their nightly DJs who keep guests strapped into their dancing shoes late into the early-morning hours. Plush red velvet couches and 17 exclusive tables round out the extravagent experience for those looking to splurge. 408 W. 15th St., 718.916.3690