Downtown NYC Nightlife, New York

No matter what nightlife style you have, New York City has them all. Nightlife in this city is much more a state of mind than anything else, and there are bars and restaurants open at any hour of the day. Here you can find swanky lounges, high octane dance clubs, sophisticated piano bars, old-fashioned Irish pubs and much more. Take this walking tour to experience the amazing New York's Lower Manhattan nightlife.
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Downtown NYC Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Downtown NYC Nightlife
Guide Location: USA » New York (See other walking tours in New York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: Xena
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Apotheke

1) Apotheke

Tucked away on a non-descript side street in New York City’s Chinatown, Apotheke is located in a storefront called the Gold Flower Restaurant. This space has a notorious history as a former opium den, lending an air of decadence to this inventive little bar. Inside, the décor is top-notch, utilizing modern functional design elements including exposed brick, ornate lighting fixtures, candlelight, and chic sofas for guest to recline with one of Apotheke’s original cocktail creations .Antique medicine bottles line the shelves behind the bar in keeping with its theme as an old drugstore, or apothecary. All ingredients are local organic fare, and the herbs used to infuse their drinks come from their rooftop herb garden.

Operation hours: Monday – Saturday: 6.30 pm – 2 am; Sunday: 8 pm – 2 am
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Santo's Party House

2) Santo's Party House

Opened in part by notorious 90s rocker, Andrew W.K., Santo’s Party House is a huge 8000 square foot, two-floor, music hall, nightclub, and lounge located in the TriBeCa district of Manhattan. Santo’s Party House has received multiple awards since its opening in 2008, including Best DJ Night from Paper magazine, as well as honors for its booming sound system and more. Entertainment includes electro, hip hop, house, and dance-punk spun some of the world’s hottest DJs. Upstairs the décor includes huge white columns, a disco ball, and a polished wood stage, while the design downstairs is a bit starker, with industrial touches such as cinderblock and neon lighting design on the wall.

Operation hours: Monday – Friday: 11.30 am – 4 am; Saturday: 11.30 pm – 8 am; Sunday: 12 pm – 7 am
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Southside

3) Southside

A sophisticated nightclub in the SoHo district, the trendy Southside appeals to an upscale clientele, including models, local artists and other trendy types. Design features include potted plants, black tiles on the walls reminiscent of a subway station, and leather booths. An increasingly popular nightspot, not everyone has what it takes to impress the bouncers and lines to get in can get pretty long. An assortment of music can be heard at Southside. Wednesday nights the DJs spin rock, indie, and 80s music, Thursday evenings are reserved for house, and Friday and Saturday nights the sounds of popular rock and pop can be heard until 4:00 AM.

Operation hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 11 pm – 4 am
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A60

4) A60

An exclusive rooftop bar with a breathtaking view of the downtown and midtown area, including the Empire State Building, A60 can be found at the top of the Sixty Thompson Hotel. Only hotel guests and members are permitted to enjoy this lovely view, however. The menu at A60 includes an assortment of tasty appetizers, as well as beer, wine, and cocktails. Padded benches offer a cozy place to sit and converse with friends or mingle with the clientele, which has on occasion been known to include a celebrity or two. Service is courteous and professional and the crowd tends to be friendly and upbeat.

Operation hours: 24 hours
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The Vig Bar

5) The Vig Bar

If you're in Manhattan, make sure to stop by The Vig Bar in Nolita neighborhood, a refreshing venue and a perfect place for intimate, elegant evenings. The interior is warm and welcoming, furnished in a royal manner, with elements of wood, gold and velvet fabrics.
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Death & Co.

6) Death & Co.

Located in the East Village, Death & Co. is a dark and intimate bar with a casual atmosphere. The perfect spot for a night out with friends, this hip bar is famous for its cocktails. Death & Co. features an assortment of expertly crafted cocktails as well as a variety of tasty appetizers such as the popular truffle macaroni and cheese and mini lobster rolls. Death & Co. also offers a selection of premium beers and wines. The wait to get in can get long at times, particularly on the weekends. Death & Co. is open seven days a week from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday, and until 1:00 AM every other day.

Operation hours: Monday – Thursday: 6 pm – 1 am, Friday – Saturday: 6 pm – 2 am, Sunday: 6 pm – 1 am
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Webster Hall Nightclub

7) Webster Hall Nightclub

Webster Hall is housed by a 123 years old building. Webster Hall features the world's best known names in music, six dance floors with unique character and blend of music, tarot readers, stilt-walkers, go-go girls, trapeze artists and fire breathers.

Walking Tours in New York, New York

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Religious Buildings Walking Tour, New York

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New York is often defined by the word skyscraper. But this city also offers a beautiful collection of religious buildings. Each of these buildings feature spectacular architecture and design. Take this walking tour to explore the most famous religious buildings in New York.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.7 km
New York's Central Park Walking Tour

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It is the first public park built in America, and the most famous park in the world today. Enjoy a great relaxing time, surrounded by natural beauty, gazing upon numerous man-made wonders - fountains, monuments, sculptures, bridges and arches. Central Park offers over 50 delightful attractions. Take this walking tour to explore the beauties of the Central Park.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.3 km
Brooklyn New York Walking Tour

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Brooklyn, one of New York City’s 5 boroughs, occupies the western tip of Long Island and is connected to neighboring Manhattan via the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The area is known primarily these days for its ethnic diversity; it also abounds in a variety of recreational, cultural and historic attractions. The most notable landmarks include Park Slope, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum and the Central Library overlooking Grand Army Plaza. For a more detailed view of Brooklyn and its key attractions, follow this self-guided tour and explore.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
New York's Top Museums Walking Tour

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New York is an amazing city, that offers something for everyone. It is home to top-notch museums of art, architecture, photography, natural history, television, radio and technology. Take this tour to explore the most visited museums in New York City.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
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It would be a pity to leave New York without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to New York, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km

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