Golden skulls stare down imbibers at this low-key scene serving retro cocktails in a space that’s gilded from floor to ceiling. Thurs-Sun 11 p.m.-4 a.m.

Gramercy Theatre

The intimate concert venue, a former movie house and Off-Broadway theater, offers general-admission standing room and seating. 

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

National headliners, as well as up-and-comers, tickle the funny bone nightly in this cozy basement space.


Expect to join New York's Cuban community in spontaneous dancing at this lively celebration of pre-revolutionary Cuban food (suckling pig, ropa vieja), music art and la dulce vida (the sweet life); mojitos and flights of artisanal rum fuel the festivities. Live music from T-Su. L & D (daily). $$


A self-confessed dive bar, with an on-site tattoo parlor, this newcomer conjures up 1980s punk but with table reservations, bottle service, cocktails made with Maker’s Mark and DJs spinning Jay-Z and AC/DC. Thurs-Sat 11:30 p.m.-4 a.m.


Formerly the Canal Room, this newly opened club boasts a large dance floor, tiered lounge areas and nitrogen-frozen popcorn. Expect house music, glowing chandeliers that alternate through the color spectrum, cocktails garnished with gummy candy, lots of tequila drinks and bottle service. Call for hours.

Haven Rooftop

The chic Theater District aerie serves location-appropriate libations, such as the Cloudtini made with Grey Goose vodka, St-Germain and lychee. Bar-bites include crudité, charcuterie and small plates (smoked salmon, beef carpaccio). M-Tu 4-11 pm, W-Th 4 pm-12:30 am, F-Sa 4 pm-1:30 am, Su noon-3 pm, 4-11 pm. $$

Hayden Rooftop Bar

Spectacular views of the NYC skyline are accompanied year-round by housemade specialty cocktails and light greek bites, served amongst lounge seating and an outdoor patio. Daily 5 pm-midnight. $$ 


A lively crowd at this Irish bar enjoys a selection of 12 draft beers and pub grub to the sounds of classic rock. Daily noon-4 a.m.


Sixteen stories above the bustling Theater District is a calm, swank rooftop lounge accented with bamboo, teakwood and slate, and boasting striking views of the Hudson River and tropical cocktails. Mon-Sat 5 p.m.-2 a.m.


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