New York Nightlife in Uptown or Downtown

New York Nightlife in Uptown or Downtown

New York nightlife in Uptown or Downtown offers you a lot of choices for a great night out. One person might want to relax in a lounge after dinner, while another prefers to dance all night in a club. Anything is possible, but where should you go? I have listed below some options for nice lounges and bars.


Ascent Lounge

Ascent Lounge is a beautiful lounge, but it’s not a place to go dancing. This is a really exclusive lounge on the fourth floor of the Time Warner Center. The lounge offers good sofas in a bar with a great atmosphere. There are lots of romantic corners. The view from the lounge offers a sweeping view overlooking Central Park.

Dress code: Business casual.

Empire Rooftop

Empire Rooftop is the rooftop bar of the Empire Hotel. Enter through the lobby and take the elevator to the top floor. It’s a beautiful outside area where you can relax on one of the sofas or dance the night away.

Dress code: Business casual

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The Roof – PUBLIC Hotel

This New York rooftop bar can be reached by taking the elevator behind the impressive escalators upon entering the PUBLIC Hotel. From The Roof, you have a beautiful view of the surrounding neighbourhoods. It has both an indoor and outdoor area, so you can enjoy a drink and the music of a DJ in all weather conditions.

The DL

The DL gets its name from its location: on the corner of Delancey and Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side. This hotspot consists of several floors, including a lounge and restaurant. The DL is also the place to go for a full night out: first, enjoy dinner in the atmospheric Dinner on Ludlow restaurant and then head to the rooftop for a drink with a beautiful view of Downtown Manhattan.

Beauty & Essex

The entrance to speakeasy Beauty & Essex is hidden in the back of a vintage pawnshop. Don’t be put off by this dusty looking entrance, but walk to the back and go through the next door. The space you enter is of a completely different order: glitter and glamour! At Beauty & Essex, you can enjoy a menu or à la carte dinner for reasonable prices, including vegan and gluten-free options. You can also enjoy an evening out in New York with a cocktail here. If you want to discover more speakeasies, you can join this Hidden Bar Tour in New York.

Eric’s Tip: If you are looking for something spectacular to do in New York at night, the Night Helicopter Tour might be for you. You’ll be able to see sparkling lights in the dark and landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square.

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