(Le) Poisson Rouge

Founded by a group of musicians and located in the former Village Gate space, the venue boasts film, jazz, classical music, dance parties, art exhibits and more.

Every F: I Love the ’90s Show, a party with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air.

Every Sa: Back to the Eighties dance party and show with Jessie’s Girl.

Times/prices vary


This mega-club (the name is an acronym for “one of a kind”) seats patrons under a ceiling made of raw oak slats, while a partially enclosed outdoor lounge accommodates smokers. Tu-Su 11 pm-4 am. $$$

124 Old Rabbit Club

This subterranean lounge with a Belgian theme features one of the best imported beer selections in the city. Su-Th 6 pm-2 am, F-Sa 6 pm-4 am

169 Bar

One of the oldest drinking venues in NYC, this dive bar is decorated in palm trees, with a leopard-print pool table. A menu of oysters, borscht and an array of conventional bar bites is on offer until 4 am nightly. 

230 Fifth

The expansive, partially heated rooftop garden boasts panoramic views of the city's skyline, while the glass-enclosed penthouse lounge provides a spacious, indoor alternative. The bar serves up a standard array of cocktails for patrons to enjoy while chowing down on American cuisine. M-F 4 pm-4 am, Sa & Su 10 am-4 am. $$


Open since 1983, this unpretentious lounge below the Exile Above 2A music venue keeps serving beer, wine and mixed drinks to the locals. M-Su 4 pm-4 am.

2nd Floor Bar & Essen

This wood-finished speakeasy-style cocktail lounge is outfitted with lush red-leather sofas and perched above the original 2nd Avenue Deli. A lengthy list of libations offers seasonal and permanent specialty cocktails alongside a food menu sourcing pastrami and other house-prepared meats and their off-shoots (veal bone broth; beef bone marrow), as well as Eastern European specialties such as potato pierogi and herring served in a variety of ways. 

48 Lounge

Within this 4,400-square-foot lounge located in the famous McGraw-Hill building, guests enjoy a nuanced menu food with snacks like tuffle mac and cheese, pesto pizza, seafood and meat options, as well as vegetable plates and desserts. A variety of both exclusive and classic cocktails plus thorough wine, champagne and beer lists make 48 Lounge a go-to for professionals and partiers. M 4 pm-midnight, Tu-Th 4 pm-2 am, F 4 pm-3:30 am, Sa 6 pm-3:30 am. 

55 Bar

Fast approaching its 100th birthday (it was established in 1919), this dive bar by day and club by night swings to live jazz and blues.

Sets: M-Th 7 & 10 pm, F & Sa 6 & 10 pm, Su 6 & 9:30 pm

67 Orange Street

A succinct food menu goes easy on your stomach's decision muscle, but a list of 30-plus housemade specialty cocktails—e.g., Emancipator Again: Crop Organic cucumber vodka, lime juice, citronage, agave, ginger, cucumber, cilantro, vinegar—gives fans of complex libations a gentle reminder that this speakeasy is more than worth the trip Uptown. L & D (daily). $$$


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