New York City At Night: Where To Go and What To Do

New York has so many options when it comes to nightlife, you might have trouble figuring out what to do first.

If you want to go for a quiet drink and a chat, head to McSorley’s Old Ale House. It was founded in 1854, and serves some great house brews. You’ll have sawdust at your feet if you knock over your drink, as the pub’s stayed true to its roots when it comes to mopping up spills. With affordable prices compared to other bars in the area, it’s a great way to experience New York without breaking the bank.

If you’d rather sip on cocktails, then head over to the Clover Club. A Victorian-style lounge that’s full of style, you’ll find plenty of trendy drinks to try. They also pay homage to the classics, so it’s great no matter what your taste may be.

If want to hit the dance floor with native New Yorkers then call a cab and head to Cielo’s. Found in the Meatpacking District, this club specialises in techno music. It has the most powerful sound system in the city, so the bass is nice and loud even if you’re at the back of the room.

For a dose of iconic NYC culture, head to Broadway. The shows here fall into two categories, long-running productions and recently debuted creations. A great example of a long-running show is The Phantom of the Opera, which has been on since 1988. Chicago, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, and the Book of Mormon are all great shows well worth seeing.

If you’d like to watch a show that’s started up more recently, try The Humans, Blackbird or The Crucible, which are all popular with the critics.