New York City has many districts with their own distinct and unique nightlife. The following is the New York City nightlife guide by district.
Lower Manhattan’s Nightlife
Lower Manhattan is not known as a nightlife destination. Nightlife in lower Manhattan is geared primarily to the Wall Street types. This means that most events are buttoned up events.
Soho’s nightlife consists primarily of bars and lounges, many of which are excellent restaurants that become lounges at night. The Soho crowd is a mixed corwd of professionals, artists and hipsters.
Lower East side’s Nightlife
Many New Yorkers consider the lower East side’s nightlife to be one of Manhattan’s best. The lower East side is where New York City’s hip and young crowd go to party. You’ll find young, stylish 20 and 30-year-olds roaming the streets in designer jeans and sneakers. So many new bars and clubs are constantly opening in this area that is hard to keep up. But along with its hipster scene, the lower East side also has some of the best live music in New York City.
Greenwich Village’s Nightlife
Nightlife options are varied in Greenwich Village. The village has a very large student population so much of the nightlife options are cheap and affordable. This also means that many of the establishments cater to a younger crowd. The village also happens to be one of New York City’s LGBT centers so you will find a wide array of gay and lesbian bars and clubs to choose from.
The meatpacking district’s Nightlife
The meatpacking district is where you go to see and be seen. Some of New York City’s coolest clubs can be found in this district and many of the hotspots are often filled with celebrities. However, this means that you will also have to deal with expensive drinks, bouncers with attitudes, long lines and lots of drama.
East Village’s Nightlife
The East Village is one of New York City’s top nightlife destinations. The East Village is also where you’ll find New York City’s alternative scene. Its nightlife includes everything from drag queen cabarets, grunge bars, underground music venues, wine bars and late-night dance clubs.
In terms of nightlife, Chelsea is New York City’s Gay and Lesbian capital. The nightlife in Chelsea is geared towards the gay and the beautiful. When partying in Chelsea, it’s important to dress to impress. Many nightspots in the area will judge you on how you are dress.
Union Square, The Flatiron District and Murray Hill’s Nightlife
There are very few cool nightspots in these neighborhoods. However, the flatiron district is slowly gaining traction as a trendy and upscale area catering mostly to tourists.
Upper East side’s Nightlife
The Upper East side is known mostly for its wonderful bars and drinking areas. There are various pubs and sports bars to choose from in this neighbourhood.
Upper West side’s Nightlife
The Upper West side’s nightlife is more relaxed and classier than its downtown counterparts.
Brooklyn has a fantastic nightlife, whith Williamsburg being the capital of Brooklyn’s nightlife. With lots of lounges and bars to choose from on every day of the night, the options are plenty in Williamsburg and GreenPoint.