Glitz. Grandiosity. History. The Diamond Horseshoe, a reinvented palace of pleasure that boomed during the 1940s, is back and better than ever. Guests descend down a majestic spiral staircase and into a huge ballroom, with multiple bars and stages, where dancers and performers contort and sway in a seductive series of spectacles. The space hosts the hit dinner show Queen of The Night, an interactive evening of cuisine and spellbinding cabaret (see www.queenofthenightnyc.com for tickets).
Sleek furnishings, low lighting and talented performers define this intimate club that also boasts a stunning stage backdrop: the glittering Manhattan skyline. Highlights:
Aug. 14, 22-26: Trio Da Paz & Friends
Sept. 7-8: Kurt Elling and Friends celebrate Jon Hendricks
Sept. 13-15: Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band
Sept. 20-23: Ulysses Owens Jr.
Sept. 28-30: Louis Hayes
Oct. 4-7: Willie Jones III Quintet
A Parisian-style café offers guests custom liquor-infused chocolates and craft cocktails at the forefront of this brand new Flatiron District venue, while a 2,000-square-foot supperclub in the back hosts themed brunch and dinner parties with rotating live jazz performances and burlesque shows.
Imbibing gets the imperial treatment at this hub of colonial-era cocktails, an Upper East Side bar and eatery inspired by the tastes and aesthetics of British-occupied India. The two venerable cultures blend beautifully on the drinks menu, featuring a host of gin-centric, Anglo-inspired sips (such as the Army & Navy: London dry gin, lemon juice, almond syrup) and booze-packed punches (which originated in 17th-Century India). Cocktails can be paired with a selection of curries and South Asian savories. Take a cue from the grinning monkey statues that inhabit the haunt and go bananas.
Named for the police officer who allegedly coined the name Hell's Kitchen for that particular neighborhood, this comfortable bar serves beer, wine and cocktails, as well as offers a menu that features an assortment of appetizers, small plates and more. Open nightly from 4:00 pm-4:00 am. $$