Live Music NYC: Concert Venues You Need to Check Out
Are you coming to New York City, looking to check out some great music but not sure where to go? Well, worry no more. New York City has tons of great venues to check out, easily accessible by public transportation or a cab. Here are just a handful of places to check out, if you haven’t started the search for venues yourself.
Best Speakeasies in NYC
Let City Guide give you a helping hand with this carefully curated list of the best speakeasies in Manhattan to help you live out your most wild Prohibition fantasies.
NYC's Largest Rooftop Bar Opens at Moxy Times Square
The opening of the chic new Moxy Times Square hotel in Midtown West features a bonus attraction, open to the public and not just hotel guests: the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge, New York City's largest indoor/outdoor hotel rooftop bar.
Best 5 Karaoke Spots with Live Music in NYC
Without exception, karaoke takes any night from good to great. And we’ll do you one better: in New York, you can find live bands to accompany your smooth song stylings. You’ll get to growl like Mick Jagger for a few precious minutes while an aspiring Nicki Minaj waits for her rap debut in the wings. Below are 5 of the city’s top karaoke bars with live music.
Year-Round Rooftop Glamour: Midtown's Upstairs at The Kimberly
Thirty stories up at the all-suite Kimberly Hotel you'll find a Manhattan oasis: Upstairs at The Kimberly. Enter through street level elevator doors and rise to one of the city's premier views. And unlike many other New York rooftop lounges, Upstairs at The Kimberly provides an all-season escape.
Top 6 Rooftop Bars in NYC
The calendar has turned to September in NYC, but even with the fall coming on there is plenty of time to check out the city's rooftop bars! Sipping on a cocktail while viewing Manhattan from above is a great way to experience New York City. Here are just a handful of nightlife favorites.
Where to Get Your Tiki On in NYC
New York City might be the pinnacle of urbanization, but these five tiki bars can provide some much needed escape from it all. Immerse yourself in all things tropical by visiting any of these local cocktail hot spots. If you simply need to relax, no bars come quite as close to perfection as tiki bars do.
The 7 Things Gay Travelers Shouldn't Miss on a Trip to NYC
New York City has long been a supporter of the LGBTQ community, and if you’re gay and planning a visit to the city, then you’re in for a treat.
Mystery Solved: How to Enjoy Interactive Nights in NYC
New York City's interactive nights are waiting for those times when you want to get your hands dirty…or your gears turning…or your feet moving. From mingling with actors to solve a mystery to downing some wine and trying your hand at a canvas, reserve your spot at any of these exciting NYC establishments to have an interactive night you’ll never forget.
Food and Drink After Hours: The Best of NYC Late Night Happy Hours
Craving a late night specialty cocktail and some fried wings at half the price? Well, in a city like New York, that’s completely doable. Check out these five late night happy hours happening all around the city. Just because the sun sets doesn’t mean that the party has to stop, right?
The Best Outdoor Bars in NYC
Fall may be coming on, but it's not too late to hit up the best outdoor drinking spots in New York City. From Rockefeller Center's seasonal garden, to sipping beers aboard the historic Frying Pan, these outdoor drinking destinations are the real deal. Oh, and drink responsibly...but you already knew that.
NYC's Best Bars for Broadway Fans
Fans of the theater come from all around the globe to New York City to catch a show on Broadway. These plays and musicals are experiences unlike any other, and the food and drink surrounding them should be too. If you’re a fan of Broadway, you’ll want to head to the Theater District of Manhattan and see it all for yourself. These five establishments offer you a place to grab a drink, wind down, and encounter the magic of Broadway all at once.
These NYC Spots Will Make You Want to Celebrate Tequila Day!
It’s time to celebrate summer and National Tequila Day, this July 24th, is a perfect way. New York City's bars, restaurants, and gastropubs will be saying “salud!” to refreshing tequila drinks and lots of revelry.
Pin Me: Best of NYC's New Beer ATMs
With summer in full swing, nothing hits the spot quite like some ice cold beer. New York City is at the front of the race once again with beer ATMs popping up all over the city for your self-serving fun and convenience. Beer ATMs work are less like offshoots of banks and more like fountain drink machines: you get to pick which beer you want and how much of it you plan to down. Forget flagging down a server to refill your lager or stout, and take you destiny into your own hands. The future is now.
From Improv to Hypnosis: NYC's Best Comedy Alternatives
Make ‘em laugh. Laughter is the best medicine. Live, laugh, love. New York embraces this advice perhaps better than any other city in the world. In addition to our world-class stand up scene, you can also find some amazing alternative forms of funny here. Improv, hypnosis, magic, and even dance parties can be hilarious if you know where to look. New York has no shortage of entertainment, and these five alternatives to traditional stand-up comedy are proof of that.
Cool Spots to Beat the Summer Heat in Williamsburg Brooklyn
Hot, hot, hotter. That pretty much sums up the New York summer. But if you are visiting New York during the summer, a high temperature isn't going to stop you from exploring the city, is it now? One neighborhood in New York not to miss is trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn. While there are tons of options for shopping and restaurants, here are our picks for the best options in Williamsburg to beat the heat.
5 NYC Summer Beer Specials You Don't Want to Miss!
What goes better with a hot summer day than an ice cold beer? Nothing. Beer is great all year round, and New York City loves to have a drink that’s a bit out of the ordinary from time to time. These five establishments know how to serve their beer the right way—and that’s with a little something extra to keep you coming back. Think: one-time-only events, specials, and seasonal drafts. Check out these summer beer specials in NYC that you won’t want to miss!
6 Best Sunday Drink Special in NYC
Sundays in New York may not have the traffic of Fridays and Saturdays, which makes it all the easier to go out and have fun. Don’t believe us? Head to one of these five bars on any given Sunday and see for yourself. From $4 shots to half-price Bloody Marys, these Sunday hot spots will keep your weekend’s end just as entertaining as its beginning.
NYC’s Best Sangria
Ah, sangria. The grown-up version of the fruity and refreshing punch you couldn’t get enough of as a kid. Of Spanish origin, sangria comes in many different colors and flavors depending on who’s making it. From red wine to flavored rum, if you can dream it, you can find it somewhere in New York City. Not to mention, it’s jam-packed with fresh fruit. You’ll basically be fulfilling your vitamin C requirement for the day with every glass you drink, and if not, at least it tastes great! Keep a look out for these five New York establishments for all of your fruit and sangria needs.
Kitchen 21: Brooklyn’s New Awe-Inspiring Dining Experience
Kitchen 21 is the Craveable Hospitality Group’s latest dining venture and it's about to make Brooklyn's Coney Island a culinary destination. Compiling five awe-inspiring experiences, Kitchen 21 brings together The Parachute Bar, Community Clam Bar, Test Kitchen, Coney Island Café, and Boardwalk & Vine at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island. That’s right, you can enjoy the show at the amphitheater while indulging in some serious good eats right next to the action.
Manhattan's Best Big Bars for Groups
Large groups are often the most fun to go out with, but sometimes finding a space to fit the group can be a bit of a challenge, especially in the tight confines of NYC. These five bars are spacious and welcoming, making for perfect group destinations. Get your drink (and your eat!) on at any one of these fine establishments next time you’re traveling Manhattan with a large group in tow.
Jazz NYC: The Best Places to Listen
Whether you want loud and progressive, quiet and moody, or bouncy and swingy, there's someplace—actually several someplaces—to listen to jazz in New York City, one of the best places in the world for the music form that America invented. Whether you're an aficionado or just want a taste of the sound, you really can’t go wrong. Jazz, after all, is about improvisation, so feel free to just let loose. Read on for our picks for the best places to hear jazz in NYC.
Drink Better Beer: Jon Bloostein of New York's Heartland Brewery
From a kid of 4 who sold Burpee Seeds door to door, to the “The Cone Ranger,” who introduced Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to New York, to his present spot looking over New York's beloved Heartland Brewery, Jon Bloostein is first and foremost an innovator.
NYC's Twin Peaks/Mad Men Inspired Cocktail Bar The Lately Opens
Those that appreciate a good cocktail and cozy ambiance will want to check out the new Twin Peaks meets Mad Men inspired cocktail bar, The Lately, now open in the Meatpacking District.
NYC's Best Beer Halls
If you’re not in the mood for New York City’s overly posh bar scene, then one of these five beer halls might be more your speed. Don’t get us wrong, these places are as cool as anything the city has to offer, but they do allow you a more casual space to down a few brews while noshing on some seriously delicious bar food. Here are our top five picks for NYC beer halls.