Professional Bull Riders Buck Into Madison Square Garden
If you’re going to be in New York City Jan. 6-8 and seek adrenaline pumping action well beyond a live Broadway show or a bustling nightclub, grab a front row seat at the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) 11th anniversary event at Madison Square Garden with the Monster Energy Buck Off.
NYC's Best 5 Winter Cocktails
Hot Toddies, ciders, and spiked eggnogs… oh my! If there’s one thing to look forward to when it comes to the winter, it has to be the specialty cocktails. As soon as the temperatures start dropping below 30, we know exactly where to go to get our evening fix of boozy beverages. Our top five picks for NYC’s best winter cocktails are listed below, and if you’ll be in town for the winter, you’ll definitely want to make the trek (or cab ride) to each and every one of these locations.
The Best Places for Cabaret in NYC
If great cocktails and jazzy music are what you think of when you picture a night in NYC, these six city cabaret spots should be on your bucket list. The Big Apple has some legendary residents, and many of them have been known to take the stage at these always on-point cabarets. And as if that isn’t enough incentive to get you headed to one of these six cocktail lounges and bars, the vintage ambiance that can be found in all of them should. You may not be able to travel back in time, but as these cabaret clubs prove, that doesn’t mean you can't appreciate the glamour of the past.
NYC's Best Comedy Clubs
New York City is filled with some of the world’s greatest talents, from singers and dancers to chefs and news anchors… but let us not forget about comedians! So many of America’s biggest names in the world of comedy got their start in NYC, and there’s a perpetual fountain of new talent showing up in this city every single day. If you want to know where to find them, these five comedy clubs below are your best bet. Who knows, you might even run across a famous face or two while you’re visiting.
Must-See NYC Performances
It should be considered illegal to visit New York City and not catch at least one show. While Broadway is never a bad idea, there are dozens of other theaters, comedy clubs, and independent productions happening in the city that will make you laugh, cry, and feel oh-so-enlightened after the final applause. Get your fill of NYC’s best performances by checking out our list below. From the Rockettes to a Drunk Shakespeare, you can’t go wrong with any of these talent-filled spectacles.
The Best Bars for Drinking Near NYC's Halloween Parade
Tis the season for celebrating Halloween—NYC's 43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade is being held on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 7pm—and we've got the bars to drink near it.
Lady Bunny Brings Trans-Jester to Historic Stonewall Inn
Brassy, sassy drag performer Lady Bunny—a world-renowned DJ and comedienne on the LGBT scene, as well as creator of New York’s annual drag-fest Wigstock, has brought her brazen show Trans-Jester back to New York’s historic Stonewall Inn in the West Village for a second run, now extended through Dec. 28.
NYC's Best Beer Festivals
Samplings and tastings aren’t just for wine: if you’re a beer drinker, then you know there’s a lot to learn in the world of IPAs, ales, lagers, pilsners, and ciders. Fortunately, you can get your education at one of these seven notable beer festivals that take place in New York City, held during every season of the year.
Best Irish Coffees in NYC
Irish coffee basically offers the best of both worlds: caffeine and alcohol. Potentially three worlds, lest we forget about the heavy whipped cream that makes it delectable. If you’re looking for a perfect summer nightcap (or really, year-round nightcap), then one of these spiked coffees is definitely the way to go. Slàinte.
Outdoor Music NYC: Get in a Summer Mood with the 2016 Concert Schedule
New York has some spectacular spots for outdoor concerts. Find our picks for the best spots in 2016 to hear summer music in NYC.
Summer of Games at Dave & Buster's Times Square
Dave & Buster’s is a casual, super-fun destination in New York for great American fare, signature drinks, and all kinds of video and interactive games—from old-time classics to today’s action-packed latest. This month Dave & Buster’s kicks off the Summer of Games, with a host of fresh attractions, from new menu items to new games to new drinks.
New York Hospitality: The City’s Best Irish Pub-Restaurants
New York may be a hectic place, but there are a few spots in even the busiest parts of midtown where you can relax and enjoy atmosphere, friendly service, and a good helping of the city’s charm. We've got four great picks for the best in NYC's Irish pub-restaurants.
Upcoming Laughs at Broadway Comedy Club
The Broadway Comedy Club is New York's premier venue for up-and-coming comedy acts. Check out a legendary space where bright talents like MTV's Esther Ku and Chris Distefano, Rob Cantrell, and Ophira Eisenberg shine. Looking for a laugh or twenty in New York? Read on for what's coming up at the Broadway Comedy Club.
#CollegeComedy Night at Stand Up NY
Get schooled in comedy every week with Stand Up NY's #CollegeComedy night. Thursdays at 10:30pm, Total Frat Move's Jared Freid puts together stand-up at its finest, with up-and-coming comics you've seen on MTV’s Guy Code, Girl Code, Funny Girls, IFC Benders, Conan, and more.
Game On: Where to Catch Your Favorite Sporting Events in NYC
As the weather warms up in New York City, so does sports season, at least as far as hockey and basketball playoffs go, plus the return of baseball. Our internationally oriented bars even provide coverage of the buzzing soccer craze that sweeps the globe. Sports enthusiasts are always seeking fun, casual bars and restaurants and we’ve got your best bets for places to catch a game.
Free Admission to Stand Up NY
If you're looking for a night of free comedy in NYC, look no further than Stand Up NY, which has been keeping New York in stitches since 1986. From Jerry Seinfeld to Chris Rock to Jon Stewart, Stand Up NY's stage continues to be a breeding ground for the brightest stars of today and tomorrow, and City Guide has a discount code to get you in the door for free.
Craft Beer in NYC: Manhattan Hop Spots
The national rise of craft beer has played out in New York City in some very refreshing ways. Microbreweries—or craft breweries—produce beer in small quantities, with independent ownership. The results are wide-ranging and almost always more interesting than what's poured by large-scale producers. Read on for some happening “hop” spots in New York, serving up the best of craft beer.
Bachelor Party Ideas in NYC
Say “bachelor party,” and some people think “loud and raucous,” while others go to “cigars and whiskey.” No matter which camp you fall into—or whether you have a completely different angle altogether—we’ve got you covered with some great group spots in New York City. From yachts to steaks to a night at the club, read on for some great ideas for a New York bachelor party.
Your Weekend in NYC: Pera Mediterranean Brasserie
Weekends are a great time to visit Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, midtown Manhattan's choice for Turkish hospitality, with creative, sophisticated takes on the cuisine of Turkey, Greece, France, and beyond. Saturdays and Sundays you'll find all kinds of specials to enhance an already vibrant scene.
Group Nights Out in New York City
After hours is when NYC truly comes alive (it is the city that never sleeps, after all), and we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to make the most of the epic nightlife here. Space may be at a premium in New York, but we've got some killer alternatives for group outings at night.
New York's Best Takes on the Martini
Gone are the days when it was just about the choice between a dry or dirty martini. Modern bars and lounges offer so many interesting variations on the original, including chocolate, lychee, and even caviar martinis. Whatever your preference, New York has some great destinations for fans of the iconic cocktail. Here are our favorite spots for different takes on the martini.
The Best Burlesque in NYC
Often presented in lively cabarets, clubs, and theatres, New York's legendary burlesque shows featured the art of the female striptease coupled with bawdy comedy. In recent years, several troupes have debuted in Manhattan to reboot the art form. We've got the best burlesque in New York—guaranteed to make for a fun night out.
Beauty That Never Sleeps: Late-Night Beauty and Spa Services in NYC
Beauty emergency? These late-night spots offer a range of services, from soothing spa treatments to manicures accompanied by martinis. A beauty fix at 3am is an only-in-New-York luxury. Here's where to take advantage of late-night beauty and spa services in NYC.
The Stand-Up Comedy You Must See in NYC
If NYC is doing something right, it’s standup comedy. Some of the biggest names in laughter (Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan) are New York products, with superstars like Jerry Seinfeld making the rounds this winter. What follows are eight must-see stand up comedy shows for December and January in New York City.
Foxy John’s: American Fusion in Midtown East
There are plenty of bars in New York that can get you fed and refreshed. There’s not so many that will make you feel at home no matter what your walk of life. Foxy John’s in Midtown East is that rare exception.