Navigating NYC’s Nightlife: A List of NYC’s Best Venues to Mingle if You’re Single

This post is going to be a little different and if there’s three valuable points I want you to take away from this post.

  1. Have Fun, the nightlife is supposed to be an adventure. Whether you’re newly single, new to the scene, or you just want to sow your wild oats, it’s imperative you enjoy yourself and make the most out of every experience. It always amazed me how guys new to the dating scene turn something that’s supposed to be harmless & fun such as going out into a chore or a job. You only get to be young once, so squeeze the juice out of your life as a bachelor and enjoy it. As I always say, the nightlife is like a rollercoaster, if you keep your expectations low, let loose, and learn from every experience both good & bad that you will come across in the nightlife, you’d be surprised how easy it is to find love in these strange places.
  2. Just like Las Vegas, New York City’s nightlife was built on handshakes, treat everyone you come across especially club and bar staff as your friends, tip well, & nurture those strategic relationships as it will benefit you greatly in the long haul. In one of my previous posts, I extensively cover this concept along with the do’s and don’t’s to meeting women in the nightlife. When you get a chance & to ensure your long-term success, I highly recommend that you read this before continuing onto this list:
  3. Every venue no matter what city you’re in has a life-cycle. Clubs and other nightlife hot spots change every few months, seasons, and years. Understand that every place has a life-cycle and what was once one of the hottest venues could be closed down the following month, to make this point, for example, Webster Hall, an iconic venue and a place where most people both young and new to the New York Scene might start their nightlife adventures recently just shut down for renovations and changes. In reality, this iconic venue that has been open for ages is being converted to something that is less clubby, you can take a look at what I mean in the following link:

So with these three points in mind, let’s get started with this list:

Note: If you read the 3rd point, we will periodically update this list since NYC’s nightlife (both bars & clubs) is a lot like the NYC’s restaurant scene. Constantly changing. If you find any new places or something you’d like us to add to the list, feel free to shoot me an email at


Most of the venues you’ll find mid-town are pretty loungey with a great view of the New York Skyline or the Hudson River if you’re on the West Side

  • Slate NYC (Dance Club)
    •  54 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010
  • 230 Fifth (Rooftop/ Dance Club)
    • 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001
  • The Press Lounge (Rooftop/Lounge)
    • 653 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036
  • Gansevoort Park Ave (Rooftop/Dance Club)
    •  420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016
  • Rock & Reilly’s NYC (Rooftop Sports Bar)
    •  218 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001
  • Sky Room
    • 330 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018
  • Pod 39 (Rooftop)
    • 145 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016
  • Hudson  Terrace (Rooftop/Dance Club)
    • 621 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
  • PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown (Rooftop)
    • 210 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
  • Roof at Park South (Rooftop)
    • 125 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016
  • Refinery Rooftop (Rooftop)
    • 63 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018
  • Top of the Strand (Rooftop)
    • 33 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018
  • St. Cloud (Rooftop)
    • 6 Times Square, New York, NY 10036
  • La Birreria (Flatiron)
    • 200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
  • Vu Bar (Rooftop)
    •  17 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001
  • Toshi’s Living Room
    •  1141 Broadway, Flatiron Hotel, New York, NY 10001


  • Gallow Green
    • 542 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

The Pier

  • The Frying Pan
    • 207 12th Avenue, Big Red Boat in Park, New York, NY 10001

The Village (Both East & West)

  • 1 Oak (Dance Club)
    • 453 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
  • Bar 13 (Dance Club)
    • 35 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
  • Marquee NYC (Dance Club)
    • 289 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001
  • The Penny Farthing (Bar)
    •  103 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
  • Solas
    • 232 E 9th St # 1, New York, NY 10003
  • Planet Rose
    • 219 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Meatpacking District

  • Cielo (Dance Club)
    • 18 Little West 12th St, New York, NY 10014
  • Highline Ballroom (Dance Club)
    • 431 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011
  • Up & Down (Dance Club)
    •  244 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
  • Brass Monkey
    • 55 Little W 12th St, New York, NY 10014
  • Gansevoort Meatpacking
    • 18 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014
  • The Standard Biergarten
    •  848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
  • Le Bain (Rooftop)
    • The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
  • The Gilded Lily (Dance Club)
    • 408 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011
  • Avenue
    • 116 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
  • Gaslight
    •  400 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
  • Troy Liquor Bar
    • 675 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Lower East Side

  • The DL (Rooftop/Dance Club)
    • 95 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
  • Hotel Chantelle (Rooftop/Dance Club)
    •  92 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
  • La Caverna (Dance Club)
    • 122 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
  • Fat Baby
    •  112 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
  • Bob Bar
    • 235 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
  • Pianos
    • 158 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
  • Leave Rochelle Out of It
    •  205 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002
  • No Fun
    • 161 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
  • Mr. Purple (Rooftop)
    • 180 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
  • Lounge 247
    • 247 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002
  • 205 Club
    • 205 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002


  • The Woods (Williamsburg)
    •  48 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Freehold (Williamsburg)
    • 45 S 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Union Pool (Williamsburg)
    •  484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • The Ides at the Wythe Hotel (Williamsburg)
    • 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Juliette (Williamsburg)
    • 135 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Night of Joy (Williamsburg)
    • 667 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Output (Williamsburg)
    • 74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • Westlight (Greenpoint)
    • 22nd Floor, The William Vale, 111 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
  • No Name (Greenpoint)
    • 597 Manhattan Ave, New York, NY 10027
  • Berry Park (Greenpoint)
    • 4 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • Good Room (Greenpoint)
    •  98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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