Nightlife in New York: The City That Never Sleeps

Nicknamed ‘The City That Never Sleeps’, the nightlife in New York is among the best in the world.

On weekends, you can watch hilarious comedians late into the night at the Greenwich Village Comedy Club. Weekday shows end a bit earlier, but it’s still a great way to spend your evening.

If you’d rather take in the drama of Broadway, evening performances of world class productions start from 7pm, which will give you plenty of time to head to a lounge for a drink afterwards. There are plenty of shows off Broadway too, so check listings in papers like the New York Times for details of the latest productions.

If you aren’t turning in early, you’ll be happy to know that laws in New York permit nightclubs and bars to serve until 4am. As a result, you can explore the best drinking establishments in the city in nightlife districts such as the Lower East Side.

Head to the Whiskey Ward for a flight of whiskey shots that allows you to try various kinds for a reasonable price. Also known for their bourbon cocktails, it’s a great place to start your evening.

If you’re looking for a down to earth bar, then Welcome to The Johnson’s is the place for you. With graffiti all over the bathrooms, comfy sofas and plenty of pool tables, it’s a ‘proper’ bar. You can sip on Pabst Blue Ribbon for an unbeatable price, so it’s perfect if you’re on a budget.

If you get hungry after a few drinks there are lots of great food options you can go for. Hole in the wall joints serve up classic New York-style pizza, while diners fry up bacon, eggs, chicken and waffles if you want a late night breakfast.