Nightlife

Dutch Fred's

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. $$

Dutch Kills

Simply describe your desired taste or ingredients to one of these nationally-and-globally renowned cocktail slingers and they'll whip up a personalized concoction for you. This dimly-lit, speakeasy-style lounge has been toted as one of the best cocktail bars in the nation since its birth during the Long Island City revival last decade. 

Ear Inn

Customers find comfort and cold draft Guinness, plus a menu of steamed mussels and spicy shrimp, at one of New York City’s oldest dining institutions, established in 1817. Daily noon-4 a.m.

East Side Company Bar

Some of the best mixologists in town serve up creative cocktails in this speakeasy-inspired lounge in a subterranean room resembling a subway car. Mon-Sat 7 p.m.-4 a.m., closed Sun.

East Village Walking Tour

On this tour, given by the giant tour company, Viator, guests meet their tour guide in Tompkins Square Park for a two-and-a-half-hour cocktail walking tour in the East Village. You will taste three craft cocktails, discover locally produced spirits, learn how Prohibition-era speakeasies shaped New York City and more.

Electric Room

It’s Cool Britannia at this basement homage to the Union Jack (images of the flag bedeck the plush sofas). This is the kind of place where rocker Mick Jagger would feel right at home. W-M 11 pm-4 am. $$$$

Ella

Decorated in a Roaring ‘20s theme, this classy lounge features lipstick-red walls, a grand piano and a solid cocktail list. Nightly 6 p.m.-4 a.m.

Empire Pub Crawl

A staff of knowledgeable "crawl hosts" leads the way as mingling party tour groups venue-hop top NYC night spots—including The DL, Vig Bar and The Late Late—over the course of a three-hour expedition that includes four total stops throughout the night. Drink specials vary by venue and admission fees are included in the tour price. 

Employees Only

A tarot-card reader holds court at the entrance to this secret bar known for serving food and fancy cocktails, such as the Billionaire (bourbon, grenadine, absinthe bitters) and Lazy Lover (cachaça, jalapeño-infused green Chartreuse, Benedictine, agave nectar), into the wee small hours. Nightly 6 p.m.-4 a.m.

Epstein's Bar

The Lower East Side bar offers frosty brews and classic cocktails plus American fare. Guest bartending nights are every Wed and Thurs evenings from 8 p.m. until at least midnight. Daily noon-3 a.m.

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