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THE 10 BEST New York City Clubs & Bars

Clubs & Bars in New York City

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  • MarkLA73
    Aberdeen, UK48 contributions
    One of the oldest bars in NY. Preserved to be like the original bar and n terms of decor and drink served. Sawdust on the floor and only serve 2 alcoholic beverages- light and dark beer. I had both and enjoyed them greatly. Prices reasonable. Similar with food with a limited menu but this adds to the charm. I had a chilli fig and my wife had a hot dog. Would recommend this bar to anyone visiting NY.
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • MikeAKL
    Auckland Central, New Zealand75 contributions
    Whenever I am in NYC I try to get to Terra Blues. Every time I have been the acoustic set has been great. On Sunday it was Samoa Wilson. Stunning!

    I had booked a table, so sat front and centre.

    Outstanding vocals. If you ever get the chance to se Ms Wilson, grab it.

    I highly recommend Terra Blues, every time I have been the Acoustic set from 7pm has been great.
    Written November 22, 2023
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  • Ian O
    5 contributions
    Saw Vanguard Jazz Orchestra on its regular Monday night slot. If you have any liking for modern jazz it's a must. Super playing by 16 very talented musicians
    Written October 27, 2023
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  • Ander m
    4 contributions
    It was a good experience after all, cheap beer and free hot dogs. Ive been there 3 of my 7 nights in Nyc.
    Written October 23, 2023
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  • Vy H.
    Washington DC, DC146 contributions
    Came here Saturday night with my girlfriends—hung out in their outdoor rooftop deck area. They have some cute holiday decor so you can take photos! They also have winter igloos—we were able to get a table in one of them—there is a $50 minimum spend per person. Overall the igloos were cute but the tables felt jammed too close to each other.

    For snacks, we got the Guacamole & Chips and a side of French Fries—both pretty good. For cocktails, there’s a good selection to choose from! I tried the Frozen Pina Colada and Mojito—both were okay, not much alcohol in them. My friends enjoyed the Apple Cider and Caramel Cream Martini!
    Written November 29, 2023
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  • Tom L
    Ottawa, Canada432 contributions
    We went to Cafe Wha on Funk Night. The band was brilliant. Guests also performed a version of "open mike" but they all definitely knew what they were doing. The rapper from Bed-Stuy was awesome. The vocalists had the stylings of Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack & Lauren Hill.

    Music charge is a very sensible $15 person. And drink prices are very reasonable. Shout out to our awesome server Lizandra. This place offered a solid two hours of entertainment: it was fun.
    Written November 24, 2023
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  • Lynda V
    Long Beach, CA462 contributions
    If you are a cigar lover, or married to one like I am, the Carnegie Club is the spot for you in Manhattan. First, the atmosphere is beautiful, evoking an earlier time, with beautiful traditional leather, wood, upholstered furniture
    and decor evoking the 1920s or earlier. Very warm and timeless. Second, the service is quite good - friendly without being intrusive. Third, the cocktails are delicious and the small plates menu looks good (we didn't order any food as we went here for drinks before a dinner reservation nearby). Finally, the cigar menu, though not huge, has a pretty good selection of cigars.

    General Info: The cigar menu states that there is a minimum purchase of $25 per person, of which at least $15 needs to be tobacco. They seem to be flexible on the tobacco portion, though, as long as at least some of your party orders cigars, such as if only one of a couple smokes cigars, or perhaps 4 people in a party of six order cigars, but all six order a drink or two. My husband and I went to the Carnegie Club together - I had two cocktails (no cigar) and my husband had a cigar plus two cocktails. Between us, we spend considerably more than $50 - and they certainly didn't raise a fuss because I didn't purchase a cigar. I assume this "rule" is to keep the focus on the Carnegie Club as a cigar bar, so that it doesn't fill up with people only interested in cocktails, leaving no space for cigar smokers.

    The Carnegie Club also has live music on Saturday nights with their Sinatra Saturdays, featuring an orchestra and a singer, but as we were there on a Friday, I can't comment on that. I do know that reservations are essential for the Sinatra show, and highly recommended at other times. We had reservations fairly early (about 5:30pm) and while there were people there, it wasn't packed. But it started getting busier as it got later.
    Written October 5, 2023
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  • HughMcAloon
    Springfield, VA136 contributions
    I can see why this is one of Jerry Seinfeld's favorite rooms.
    The place was comfortable, and designed so that there's really no bad seat in the house. And they're ALL relatively close to the stage. I've been in rooms where you feel like you're at arms' length from the comics, but not here. It was almost like we were having a conversation.

    I'd heard of NONE of the comics playing the show I went to... and they were all hilarious. Real pros who've honed their craft. NO stumbling, and excellent crowd work.

    I ate there, too. The food was decent. It was just chicken fingers with fries, but the cook put a little effort into it. It showed.

    Finally, I went to the 6 o'clock show. First time I've been to a show that early. And it didn't affect the show at all. The warm-up dude was so sharp, he had a room full of people who weren't drunk yet primed and ready to laugh. And the laughs kept coming.
    Written October 24, 2023
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  • Katie
    236 contributions
    This far exceeded our expectations! We were able to see 7 different comedians and while some fell flat for the most part we really enjoyed this show! We laughed through most of the show and the service was great as well. They had a 2 drink/food per person minimum, but we found that easy to meet. The space was small and had a very intimate feel.

    You never know who you will see here - many top comedians have been known to frequent the Village Underground/Comedy Cellar and we just so happened to see Ray Romano! Great overall experience and would HIGHLY recommend.
    Written March 30, 2023
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  • Sarah R
    Norco, CA26 contributions
    Had we not known this was here, we would not have been able to find it. The walk down the dark scary alley was all part of the experience. Great swing music. Good drinks, and the bouncer Roger took us back in time to prohibition era NYC.
    Written September 23, 2019
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  • OliwaVasicek
    London, UK573 contributions
    Why? Why not! Bit of a tourist trap but well worth a visit on a hot summer afternoon. Great location, super relaxed. Decent food and drink selection.
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • SallyPembrokeshire
    Wales, UK130 contributions
    Enjoyed a pleasant meal here with family whilst on holiday in NYC. Visually amazing restaurant with a good, happy atmosphere and music playing in the background. Lots of memorabilia to view and read about the history of the building. The restaurant is accessed through the gift/clothes shop upstairs. It was busy but we were able to get a table for five as a 'walk in'. We were seated right away by really friendly, happy, attentive staff. Expected main course portions to be bigger than they were (burger and chips) by USA standards but the ice cream sundae's/desserts were huge and tasted amazing! Meals were expensive but you are paying for the experience of eating in the iconic Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square NYC so that is to be expected!
    Written August 26, 2023
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  • Per
    Gothenburg, Sweden57 contributions
    Very nice and cozy bar . Amazing view of the Empire State Building. They have a bar menu so you can get something lighter to eat.
    Popular bar, so it's good to reserve seats in advance
    Written July 16, 2023
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  • Keith H
    Hove, UK22 contributions
    Visited Bar 54 when staying in the hotel , Hyatt Centric

    Left the teenage kids in the hotel room whilst enjoying a drink with the wife as over 21’s only ( we went with the kids to bar 54 early one morning as the hotel allows all residents the chance to visit during the day when not serving alcohol )

    Fantastic views, although pricey drinks but it’s New York and it’s the highest rooftop bar in town !
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • DaveL62
    Presque Isle, Michigan168 contributions
    Multi-talented musicians who were also crowd pleasing comic entertainers + good selection of beers + very attentive wait staff + tasty food = one of the most fun evenings my wife and I have had in a long time. Bravo. The master of ceremonies really knew how to draw out the audience; so anyone who wasn't clapping, singing, or laughing along only has themselves to blame. I'd always heard that dueling piano bars were a hoot, and I'm glad I've finally knocked this off my bucket list.
    Written January 13, 2019
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