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New York City Nightlife - Sky Room, Heartland Brewery, Gotham Comedy Club

July 15, 2010 - by City Guide

From torch-song cabarets to cutting-edge dance clubs, from neighborhood bars to velvet-rope lounges, plus world-class comedy clubs and establishments with all manner of live entertainment, New York City is a world capital of nightlife. Here you can find libations from beer and wine to elaborate cocktails and high-end champagne, often accompanied by great food.

Stop into any of Heartland Brewery’s locations and you’ll see that it isn’t just beer that’s brewing at New York’s first American-style brewpub. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to kick back and relax, and the six locations make it easy to escape the rush of the city. Sample one of the many unique brewed beers, or have one of the appetizers. And located next door to the Times Square location is HB Burger, which serves nine specialty burgers and “hard shakes,” which are definitely not for kids! 35 Union Square at 16th St., 212-645-3400; 127 W. 43rd St. btw. Sixth and Seventh Aves., 646-366-0235; South Street Seaport, 93 South St. at Fulton St., 646-572-2332; 350 Fifth Ave. at 34th St. in the Empire State Bldg., 212-563-3433; 1285 Sixth Ave. at 51st St., 212-582-8244; 625 Eighth Ave. at 41st St., 646-366-0235; heartlandbrewery.com.

Top off your evening with a cocktail and a stunning view of the city at nighttime at the Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites Times Square’s new rooftop lounge, Sky Room. Located on the 33rd & 34th floors of the newly constructed hotel, the bi-level Sky Room boasts 360-degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson River, three distinct places for lounging, a private salon, and—best of all—a high-energy atmosphere atop Times Square. Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites Times Square, 330 W. 40th St. btw. Eighth & Ninth Aves., 212-380-1195; skyroomnyc.com.

Voted the best comedy club in NYC by NY Press, Gotham Comedy Club is one of the city’s most elegant and upscale venues. It hosts seven shows a week with today’s top talent, such as Lewis Black and Colin Quinn. Even legends like Jerry Seinfeld drop in on occasion. Every third Sunday of the month (7/18 & 8/15), Gotham Comedy Club hosts “The Mixtape Comedy Show” with Anthony Anderson & Royale Watkins, featuring the hottest comics and musicians; past performers include Tracy Morgan and Patton Oswalt. 208 W. 23rd St. btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.,  212-367-9000; gothamcomedyclub.com.

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