Suede sofas and leather bar stools await guests as they enter an unassuming entryway adjacent to the main doors of The James New York–NoMad hotel. Luxe, luminous glasses and tableware reflect patrons’ jewelry and bottles of middle- and top-shelf liquor, while small candles provide intimate lighting for couples. On weekday nights from 7 to 10 pm, live jazz bands—including a Tuesday and Thursday residency by NYC jazz cover group Bellatonic and sets by Rakiem Walker Project on Fridays—enhance a vintage, speakeasy-like energy suggestive of a Prohibition-era lounge—only one with an elaborate, creative craft cocktail program. | 22 E. 29th St., 212.226.2833
Deep-house, techno and trance tunes mixed live by DJs blare in this tri-level, 80,000-square-foot, day-and-night, mazelike megaclub with a state-of-the-art sound system. Up to 6,000 ravers from Brooklyn and beyond groove under towering palm trees, exotic decor and elaborate neon lights; on a roof with skyline views; in a massive indoor space with high ceilings, sofas and chandeliers; on a VIP balcony with on-site masseuses; or outside, where cooks sling late-night replenishment to hungry party-goers from a variety of food trucks. | 140 Stewart Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn, no phone.
This multi-faceted corner bar and lounge, packed regularly with young professionals and whiskey-lovers, offers more than 110 whiskey options alongside a list of creative housemade specialty cocktails (whiskey or otherwise) until 4 am nightly. For the hungry night owl, the kitchen serves a full dinner menu—including prime rib, buffalo duck wings and peekytoe crab crab cakes-—until 2 am. For lovers of professional sport, major televised competitons are shown daily. And for romantics on a date, retro, horseshoe-shaped green leather booths offer solitude in a warm, simple space in the heart of Greenwich Village.
| 190 W. 4th St., 212.918.1986