New York Nightlife Cheat Sheet

Times square on New Years Eve Party

Are you a nightlife aficionado visiting NYC? Here are the 5 spots that you cannot miss on your trip to New York City, as recommended by Party with a Local's NYC Super Locals!

Best Bar Area: East Village

From cocktail bars, to hidden speakeasies, to dive bars, East Village has it all. Super Local Tendelle's favorite is KeyBar during their Happy Hour 4-10pm daily, where drinks are strong, cheap, and buy 1 get 1 free.

East Village is a great bar area
New York's East Village Neighborhood

Best Clubs: Marquee and Output

For a taste of upscale New York dance music clubbing, Marquee books the big name DJs. You can buy tickets online to avoid door stress. For an underground vibe, hit up Brooklyn's hotspots Output or Verboten.

Marquee is one of NYC's premier's clubs
Marquee Club New York City

Best Live Music Venue: Mercury Lounge

Mercury Lounge is the best intimate venue in the City to see up-and-coming bands play. Go early and get a good spot.

Mercury Lounge is a great bar for live music
Mercury Lounge is a great bar for live music

Best Drunk Munchie: Chicken & Rice

The infamous Halal Guys Chicken & Rice on 53rd and 6th is a must-do for New York night owls, where there is a line at all hours of the day. Alternatively, visit Koreatown where restaurants like Kunjip serve Korean comfort food around the clock.

Chicken and Rice a NYC drunk food staple
Chicken and Rice a NYC drunk food staple

Hangover Breakfast: Boozy Brunch

A real New Yorker orders breakfast delivery in bed with their smartphones (try using the Seamless app). But the true party animals just keep the party going with Bottomless Mimosa boozy brunches at Mezetto or Agave (reservation recommended).

Boozy Brunch Party in NYC
You're not a real New York Party Animal until you've done a Boozy Brunch in NYC

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