Best New York, NY Nightlife

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    10. The Duplex

    Open 365 days a year until 4AM, The Duplex is not your grandmother's piano bar. Instead, colorful characters from New York and beyond show up for the opportunity to get in front of the crowd for a performance. Drag...

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    9. The Jane Hotel

    There's dance parties in Manhattan. And then there's the Sunday night dance party in The Ballroom of the Jane Hotel. Now home to one of the hottest parties in town, this spot used to be a haven for sailors looking...

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    8. Mulberry Project

    Walking into The Mulberry Project, you can almost picture Frank Sinatra schmoozing with a beautiful lady in the corner booth. Hidden in plain view, this bespoke cocktail joint is easy to miss - keep an eye out for...

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    7. Cielo

    For those times when you just can't wait for the weekend, set your Thursday night compass to Cielo in the Meatpacking District for a good old dose of thundering sound and high-energy beats. Brought to you by the same...

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    6. Fat Cat Billiards

    Jazz, board games, billiards, ping pong, tabletop shuffleboard -- is there anything that Fat Cat doesn't offer? Not really, unless you're a stickler for windows. After waiting in the inevitable line that's queued up...

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    5. Output

    Output is one of the few clubs in Brooklyn to hold its own against Manhattan's heavy hitters. The club is armed with a Funktion One, one of the best sound systems in the city, making it powerful against the big guys...

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    4. Little Branch

    On first glance, Little Branch doesn't look like much at all. This teeny, narrow space lives behind a discreet door in the Village -- often the only clue that you've found the right place are the people queuing up...

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    2. Joe's Pub

    Attached to the Public Theatre, Joe's Pub is an intimate venue that's highly regarded all over the city for its eclectic weekly lineups. On any given night, the featured performer may be a little-known jazz ensemble...

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About New York, NY Nightlife

There is a reason NYC has a reputation for being "the city that never sleeps." We have the best nightlife possible. Energetic explorers could conceivably skip the daytime completely and still be able to eat the best food, drink the best crafted cocktails, hobnob with celebrities and never miss a show. Comedy clubs, all night diners, famed musicians and the bartender doesn't call "last call" until 4:00 AM. Look no further than 10best's comprehensive list of unique after dark experiences to find your perfect night.  Whether you prefer dancing all night or quietly sipping cocktails, we have you covered.

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Growing up in Montana, Julia Smith never met an adventure she didn’t like.  Whether hiking boots or high heels are called for, she’s primed to take on the city and beyond.
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