New York Nightlife: The Art of Drinking

New York City may be known for the extravagant club scene with such mecca party spots like Bungalow 8 and the Marquee. But if you don’t have the bank roll or the celebrity hook-up then here’s a solid list of some of the best nightlife scenes NYC has to offer.

The 40/40 Club Named after one of baseball’s most prestigious achievements (hitting 40 home runs and stealing 40 bases), this $4 million two-story sports lounge owned by Jay-Z brings sophistication and style to the traditional Sports bar experience. With two VIP rooms, a cigar room, marble floors and a solid collection of flat screens for your viewing pleasure the 40/40 brings class to the sports aficionado. The Roof Garden Cafe Located on the open air 5th floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art this little known slice of prestige offers a sculpture laden terrace where visitors can relax and soak up some culture while gazing out over the unsurpassed view of Central Park. With a simple sandwich menu; the full bar serves a collection of drinks including; Daiquiris, Margaritas, Pina Coladas, Mixed Drinks, Wine and Beer. Also if you’re looking to mingle with fellow tourists you wont find a better spot. Bowery Ballroom Lookin’ to rock out? Well look no further my friends. The Bowery Ballroom rages as one of the best venues New York has to offer. Darkly swank this well known hot spot boast solid line-ups and seperate lounge where you can escape from the headbanging and crowd surfing. With a fully stocked bar the Bowery Ballroom gives even the novice concert goer all the bang for their buck. Bar Masa

In the mood for some Sushi and Sake? Then be sure to check out Bar Masa. Next door to the main restaurant Bar Masa provides a more econmical approach to good Sushi and upscale dining. Serving several dishes from the main eatery the bar gives you a few more options that wont lighten your pockets too much. Marquee

If you’re in the know and have the hookup then this trendy celebrity magnet is a can’t miss. Sophistication and luxe decor define this quintisential ultra lounge and was propped by the New York Post saying ‘Unless the Spirit rover’s Mars turns up some real surprises, we’re ready to declare Marquee the hottest club in the Universe.’ Hi Fi

With a two for one Happy Hour from 4pm to 8pm daily, Hi Fi is a great place to get your drink on early. Powered by the masterful ‘El DJ Jukebox’, this music centric hangout boasts over 3,000 albums covering five decades of rock and rock associated music. Enthusiast from around the world come to marvel at the master playlist to end all playlist’s. Corner Bistro

One of the last Bohemian Bars located in Greenwich Village the Corner Bistro serves up $2 mugs and 8oz’s of nothing short of Hamburger magnificence. A down to earth atmosphere with an other-worldly burger make this the perfect spot to start off the evening with a meal and a few beers.