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NYC Holiday Alternative Events with Silent Discos

(November 14, 2017) - Manhattan is the place to be at holiday time, but it doesn't have to be all noise and chaos. Music fans will enjoy the hip quiet disco party scene at this lineup of events hosted by Quiet Events Silent Disco. (read the story...)

Gonzo for Bar Gonzo: A New '70s Vibe Bar in Hell's Kitchen

(November 09, 2017) - Welcome the new kid on the block in Hell's Kitchen: Bar Gonzo, a funky, two-tier, '70s-inspired bar-lounge, created by R.L. King. (read the story...)

Top 10 Holiday Concerts in NYC

(October 27, 2017) - Whether you’re in the mood for classic Christmas carols, Handel’s Messiah, or something a little off the beaten path, there are lots of ways to enjoy holiday music in New York City. Here are ten holiday-themed concerts you can check out this December. (read the story...)

The 10 Best Wine Bars in NYC

(October 27, 2017) - Here are the ten best wine bars in New York, for those looking for sommelier-selected wine lists and intimate, beautifully decorated spaces, without any of the uppity vibes you might expect from wine enthusiasts. (read the story...)

Live Music NYC: Concert Venues You Need to Check Out

(October 17, 2017) - Are you coming to New York City, looking to check out some great music but not sure where to go? Well, worry no more. New York City has tons of great venues to check out, easily accessible by public transportation or a cab. Here are just a handful of places to check out, if you haven’t started the search for venues yourself. (read the story...)

Best Speakeasies in NYC

(October 11, 2017) - Let City Guide give you a helping hand with this carefully curated list of the best speakeasies in Manhattan to help you live out your most wild Prohibition fantasies. (read the story...)

NYC's Largest Rooftop Bar Opens at Moxy Times Square

(September 25, 2017) - The opening of the chic new Moxy Times Square hotel in Midtown West features a bonus attraction, open to the public and not just hotel guests: the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge, New York City's largest indoor/outdoor hotel rooftop bar. (read the story...)

Best 5 Karaoke Spots with Live Music in NYC

(September 22, 2017) - Without exception, karaoke takes any night from good to great. And we’ll do you one better: in New York, you can find live bands to accompany your smooth song stylings. You’ll get to growl like Mick Jagger for a few precious minutes while an aspiring Nicki Minaj waits for her rap debut in the wings. Below are 5 of the city’s top karaoke bars with live music. (read the story...)

Year-Round Rooftop Glamour: Midtown's Upstairs at The Kimberly

(September 13, 2017) - Thirty stories up at the all-suite Kimberly Hotel you'll find a Manhattan oasis: Upstairs at The Kimberly. Enter through street level elevator doors and rise to one of the city's premier views. And unlike many other New York rooftop lounges, Upstairs at The Kimberly provides an all-season escape. (read the story...)

Top 6 Rooftop Bars in NYC

(September 01, 2017) - The calendar has turned to September in NYC, but even with the fall coming on there is plenty of time to check out the city's rooftop bars! Sipping on a cocktail while viewing Manhattan from above is a great way to experience New York City. Here are just a handful of nightlife favorites. (read the story...)

Where to Get Your Tiki On in NYC

(August 25, 2017) - New York City might be the pinnacle of urbanization, but these five tiki bars can provide some much needed escape from it all. Immerse yourself in all things tropical by visiting any of these local cocktail hot spots. If you simply need to relax, no bars come quite as close to perfection as tiki bars do. (read the story...)

The 5 Things Gay Travelers Shouldn't Miss on a Trip to NYC

(August 25, 2017) - New York City has long been a supporter of the LGBT community, and if you’re gay and planning a visit to the city, then you’re in for a treat. Rounded up below are six “must-dos” if you’re in Manhattan and looking for a memorable time. From visiting the famed Stonewall Inn to catching a local drag show, check out our top six picks for gay travelers coming to New York. (read the story...)

Mystery Solved: How to Enjoy Interactive Nights in NYC

(August 11, 2017) - New York City's interactive nights are waiting for those times when you want to get your hands dirty…or your gears turning…or your feet moving. From mingling with actors to solve a mystery to downing some wine and trying your hand at a canvas, reserve your spot at any of these exciting NYC establishments to have an interactive night you’ll never forget. (read the story...)

Food and Drink After Hours: The Best of NYC Late Night Happy Hours

(August 10, 2017) - Craving a late night specialty cocktail and some fried wings at half the price? Well, in a city like New York, that’s completely doable. Check out these five late night happy hours happening all around the city. Just because the sun sets doesn’t mean that the party has to stop, right? (read the story...)

The Best Outdoor Bars in NYC

(August 08, 2017) - Fall may be coming on, but it's not too late to hit up the best outdoor drinking spots in New York City. From Rockefeller Center's seasonal garden, to sipping beers aboard the historic Frying Pan, these outdoor drinking destinations are the real deal. Oh, and drink responsibly...but you already knew that. (read the story...)

9 Best Margaritas in New York City

(August 04, 2017) - Summertime is margarita time! Whether you prefer rocks, a salted rim, a traditional classic, or today’s endless flavor combinations, NYC will do you right with these tequila powerhouses. (read the story...)

NYC's Best Bars for Broadway Fans

(August 04, 2017) - Fans of the theater come from all around the globe to New York City to catch a show on Broadway. These plays and musicals are experiences unlike any other, and the food and drink surrounding them should be too. If you’re a fan of Broadway, you’ll want to head to the Theater District of Manhattan and see it all for yourself. These five establishments offer you a place to grab a drink, wind down, and encounter the magic of Broadway all at once. (read the story...)

These NYC Spots Will Make You Want to Celebrate Tequila Day!

(July 19, 2017) - It’s time to celebrate summer and National Tequila Day, this July 24th, is a perfect way. New York City's bars, restaurants, and gastropubs will be saying “salud!” to refreshing tequila drinks and lots of revelry. (read the story...)

Pin Me: Best of NYC's New Beer ATMs

(July 18, 2017) - With summer in full swing, nothing hits the spot quite like some ice cold beer. New York City is at the front of the race once again with beer ATMs popping up all over the city for your self-serving fun and convenience. Beer ATMs work are less like offshoots of banks and more like fountain drink machines: you get to pick which beer you want and how much of it you plan to down. Forget flagging down a server to refill your lager or stout, and take you destiny into your own hands. The future is now. (read the story...)

From Improv to Hypnosis: NYC's Best Comedy Alternatives

(July 11, 2017) - Make ‘em laugh. Laughter is the best medicine. Live, laugh, love. New York embraces this advice perhaps better than any other city in the world. In addition to our world-class stand up scene, you can also find some amazing alternative forms of funny here. Improv, hypnosis, magic, and even dance parties can be hilarious if you know where to look. New York has no shortage of entertainment, and these five alternatives to traditional stand-up comedy are proof of that. (read the story...)

Cool Spots to Beat the Summer Heat in Williamsburg Brooklyn

(June 29, 2017) - Hot, hot, hotter. That pretty much sums up the New York summer. But if you are visiting New York during the summer, a high temperature isn't going to stop you from exploring the city, is it now? One neighborhood in New York not to miss is trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn. While there are tons of options for shopping and restaurants, here are our picks for the best options in Williamsburg to beat the heat. (read the story...)

5 NYC Summer Beer Specials You Don't Want to Miss!

(June 21, 2017) - What goes better with a hot summer day than an ice cold beer? Nothing. Beer is great all year round, and New York City loves to have a drink that’s a bit out of the ordinary from time to time. These five establishments know how to serve their beer the right way—and that’s with a little something extra to keep you coming back. Think: one-time-only events, specials, and seasonal drafts. Check out these summer beer specials in NYC that you won’t want to miss! (read the story...)

6 Best Sunday Drink Special in NYC

(June 20, 2017) - Sundays in New York may not have the traffic of Fridays and Saturdays, which makes it all the easier to go out and have fun. Don’t believe us? Head to one of these five bars on any given Sunday and see for yourself. From $4 shots to half-price Bloody Marys, these Sunday hot spots will keep your weekend’s end just as entertaining as its beginning. (read the story...)

NYC’s Best Sangria

(June 19, 2017) - Ah, sangria. The grown-up version of the fruity and refreshing punch you couldn’t get enough of as a kid. Of Spanish origin, sangria comes in many different colors and flavors depending on who’s making it. From red wine to flavored rum, if you can dream it, you can find it somewhere in New York City. Not to mention, it’s jam-packed with fresh fruit. You’ll basically be fulfilling your vitamin C requirement for the day with every glass you drink, and if not, at least it tastes great! Keep a look out for these five New York establishments for all of your fruit and sangria needs. (read the story...)

NYC's Best Salsa Clubs for Dancing the Night Away

(June 16, 2017) - If there’s one type of music and dance that can get even those with two left feet up and moving, it’s got to be salsa. A festive and upbeat style of dance, salsa brings a lively Latin culture with it wherever it goes. The Museum of the City of New York is hosting an exhibit through November 26 called Rhythm & Power, which celebrates the history of salsa in New York, a key location in the dance form's evolution. Check out this collection, or stop by one of these amazing New York City salsa clubs to experience it for yourself! (read the story...)


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This Week in New York City

(11/22-11/29) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here