Nightlife

Bar Seine

A luxury, post-colonial haunt—with all-leather floors, velvet curtains and North African accents—for classic cocktails, wine, spirits and high society sightings. Daily 11:00 am-12:30 am. Afternoon tea 2:00 pm-5:00 pm. $$$

Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room

NYC's tallest terrace, located inside the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Plaza, serves elaborate housemade specialty cocktails made by a tenured and renowned bar staff, offers luxe small plates such as lobster rolls and caviar, and features breathtaking, panoramic views of the entire city. D (M-Sa). 

Bar-Coastal

Host to the New York Dart League, this sports bar is decked out in surfboards and other Southern California nostalgia, and serves a classic menu of pub grub, including waffle fries with gravy and cheese sauce. 

Barrage

This mellow gay bar and lounge is decked out with pearl strands hanging in rows from the ceiling. Su-Th 5:00 pm-2:00 am, F & Sa 5:00 pm-4:00 am. $$

Bayard's Ale House

A historic 1826 structure now houses a brick-walled Irish pub offering more than 20 brews on draft. M-F 11:30 am-4:00 am, Sa & Su 11:00 am-4:00 am. $$

Beacon Theatre

A classic Upper West Side theater has been revamped to house pop-music concerts and other acts. Highlights:

Sept. 6: Alice Cooper

Sept. 11: Jethro Tull

Sept. 14: Amos Lee

Sept. 20: Neko Case

Sept. 21-22: Joan Baez

Sept. 24-26: Hozier

Sept. 28: The Gipsy Kings

Sept. 29: Celtic Thunder

Oct. 2: Simple Minds

Oct. 3: Daughtry

Beauty Bar

Martinis and manicures are on the menu at this renovated beauty parlor turned bar/nightspot. M-F 5:00 pm-4:00 am, Sa & Su 2:00 pm-4:00 am. $

Bedlam

Patrons go crazy for this Downtown scene’s Victorian parlor décor, get-up-and-dance DJ tracks and classic mixed-drink. F & Sa 8:00 pm-4:00 am. $$

Beer Bar

A variety of beers and ciders from the United States and abroad are on the menu at this popular outdoor haunt near Grand Central Terminal, which moves indoors when the weather changes. M-F 11:30 am-10:00 pm. $$

Bemelmans Bar

This chic institution inside the Carlyle Hotel (where JFK and Jackie Kennedy used to stay), offers a cozy and playful ambience, with top-notch piano entertainment of nightly jazz and murals by famed illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans (known for his "Madeline" children's book series). Su-Th noon-1:00 am, F & Sa noon-1:30 am. $$$$

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