Asking someone to rank the best nightlife in the city is an impossible task. Just like with restaurants or nail salons, there's simply too many extraordinary ones to possibly make this list complete. Still, the list featured here is a mix of wild and crazy, and slow and sultry spots to heat up any type of New York night.
If you're looking to dance your butt off, check out Le Bain. Rising high above the city's skyscrapers, the floor to ceiling windows will give you energy to groove all night. In Brooklyn? Output has the sound system and the sweaty crowd to keep you moving until the sun comes up.
For those looking for something more low-key, The Mulberry Project could be calling your name. Underground, dark and delicious, you'll find bartenders who know exactly how to make your night turn up right.
For fun and games like ping-pong, pool and board games, skip across town for another underground playground: Fat Cat Billiards. The bonus there? Live jazz and a cheap cover will keep you entertained for hours on end.
In the city that never sleeps, there's more than enough for everyone to have a little fun. Below, we give you a sneak peek at ten of our favorite nightlife destinations.