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No surprise, the City That Never Sleeps is one of the world's best destinations for after-dark fun. Whether you're partying 'til dawn, taking a night cruise to see the skyline, or catching a Broadway show, New York has plenty of nightlife options.
Nightclub Tours & Pub Crawls
Meet some new friends and enjoy some of New York City's top nightlife hot spots on a nightclub tour or pub crawl. Enjoy included beverages as you visit locals-only drinking dens on a pub crawl in Manhattan neighborhoods like the East Village, Greenwich Village, or Hell's Kitchen. Or glide past New York's hottest night spots' velvet ropes on a nightclub outing in Chelsea. Visitors interested in the local music scene can experience the heartbeat of Harlem on a soul food and jazz excursion.
Evening is one of the best times for a boat-based sightseeing tour of New York, which offers stunning views of the city's illuminated skyline along with fun-filled on-board activities. Enjoy an optional open bar during a happy-hour boat ride, or drink and dance to an on-board DJ during a Rock the Yacht party cruise. Another option is a 3-course dinner and sightseeing cruise—a perfect romantic night out.
Experience all the excitement, sights, and sounds of Broadway by securing a ticket to one of the world's most popular stage shows. From international hits like Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera and Cats to The Lion King and Wicked, there's no shortage of entertaining musical theater options.
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Step into the shoes of a Roaring Twenties scofflaw on this cocktail tour of Manhattan’s best and most secretive speakeasies. Learn about the history of Prohibition and how New Yorkers responded with an underground liquor scene, and then visit multiple modern incarnations of these vintage watering holes. Discover the locations and hidden entrances of such hard-to-find spots, and enjoy high-quality craft cocktails while soaking up the nostalgic atmosphere.
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Take your New York City nightlife experience to new heights during this evening excursion to some of the city’s best rooftop bars and lounges. Check out Big Apple hotspots like Hudson Terrace, Sky Room, and Paramount Hotel, following your insider host to three venues to dance, mingle, and enjoy the trip’s included drinks (venue's choice). It’s a great way to hang out with the locals in a fun atmosphere while enjoying incredible New York skyline views. Your rooftop nightlife trip also includes cover charges, three drinks, and transport between venues. Minimum age is 21 yrs due to licensing regulations. ID required. Dress code must be followed.
New York is nicknamed the 'City that Never Sleeps' for a reason. It's one of the best towns for clubbing on the planet. This guided tour gives you a thumping introduction to the Big Apple's nightlife scene. Start by meeting for a cocktail at a chic lounge and then move on to a posh nightclub. Best of all, breeze right past the bouncers and the velvet rope, indulge in complimentary libations and dance the night away.
Dance until daybreak and glide past the velvet rope as you enjoy skip-the-line access to New York’s hottest nightspots on this weekend excursion. Avoid the queues outside as you head into the VIP area of some of the Big Apple’s hottest clubs, including Pacha, the Pink Elephant, the Cellar Bar, and Lavo. Then sip on one of your three included drinks (venue's choice), dance and live it up, making sure to be on the lookout for celebrities that frequent New York's always-happening nightlife scene. Your evening also includes a tour escort and host, skip-the-line access, cover charges, three drinks, and transport between venues. Minimum age is 21 yrs due to licensing regulations. ID required. Dress code must be followed.
See four of the coolest, most memorable bars in historic Greenwich Village, a neighborhood famed for its legendary drinking establishments, on this evening guided tour. Learn about the history of the famed bohemian district while sipping drinks and doing shots. Get free admission to all four bars and, in some cases, a free shot!
New York City has some of the best nightlife in the world—if you know where to go. With this insider's tour, stay up all night in the "City that Never Sleeps" by taking in the best rooftop parties. Save hours with VIP entrance and dance the night away at two rooftop clubs and one bar. Sip one complimentary drink at each venue and enjoy the safety and convenience of transportation between stops.
While prohibition made alcohol illegal in 1920s New York, the city still retained an illicit bar scene. This prohibition-themed Manhattan tour visits some of the city’s self-styled “speakeasies”—cocktail dens and taverns that mimic the era’s outlawed bars—to enjoy drinks (own cost) with a dose of history—an experience hard to replicate independently. See prohibition-period sights, and savor each bar's atmosphere alongside prohibition and bootlegger stories from your guide.
Explore the nightlife of New York City on a tour that guarantees skip-the-line access at top venues. You might visit a bar, speakeasy, live music hall, rooftop lounge, or dance club depending on what’s available that evening. Travel with a small group and guide who provides free admission and complimentary drinks as you meet new people during this worry-free night out in New York.
NYC is full of energy and Hell's Kitchen is where New York’s best drag queens command the stage with glamour, glitter and killer dance moves. Get ready to join us for a care-free night out featuring dancing and drag! Our hosts will give you an insider access and look into NYC drag nightlife!
Even if you're only enjoying a short stay in New York City, you can still get a taste of the city's famous nightlife with this after-dark excursion with a group of fellow partiers. Meet your guide downtown before you're whisked to a few of NYC's most popular bars, speakeasies, and even rooftop hangouts. As you rub shoulders with locals and tourists alike, you can skip the lines, enjoy free entry, and sip a complimentary drink—all included.
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What are the best Nightlife in New York City?
The best Nightlife in New York City according to Viator travelers are:
- Skip the Line NYC Speakeasy Walking Tour Ticket
- New York Rooftop Lounge Experience
- New York City Nightclub Tour
- Skip the Line New York Night Club Experience Ticket
- NYC West Village Pub Crawl
What Nightlife in New York City are taking additional safety precautions?
What Nightlife in New York City are good for avoiding crowds?
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