Comprehensive NYC Nightlife Review 2018

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The bloggers at come in with another article about our wonderful home city. Whether you’re from the East Village or the Meatpacking District, you can have a good time in New York City. A good nightclub or bar isn’t too far away.

So let’s take a look at the best places to party in this comprehensive NYC nightlife review.


If you’re looking for a little romance in the Big Apple, the place to be is BargeMusic on the East River in Brooklyn. This cool concert hall is tucked under the Brooklyn Bridge, floating on a barge on the water. The interior showcases a handsome wood paneling, and the skyline is a wonderful backdrop.

This venue hosts some of the best classical music groups around, so the dress code is formal while the “fun” code is out of this world.


2 Old Fulton St

New York, NY 11201

Driving Directions From BargeMusic to The Dermatology & Laser Group

Archives Bar

Moving over to Downtown Brooklyn, the Archives Bar is not just any old bar. It’s one that requires an air of confidence in order to walk through the doors.

Okay, technically, all you really need is a business casual dress and you can enter, but it’s fancy enough that it feels like you need a suit and tie.

They serve lunch and dinner 7 days a week and you can even book a private party.


333 Adams St

Brooklyn, NY 11201


If you’re into heavy metal music and cheap beer, you’ll love Duff’s Brooklyn Bar. Located in Williamsburg, this is one of the best dive bars in NYC with a very welcoming atmosphere. This is a great nightlife option because it’s affordable yet super fun.


168 Marcy Ave (between 5th St & Broadway)

New York, NY 11211

Spuyten Duyvil

Craft beer aficionados, hold onto your seats. Spuyten Duyvil, also in Williamsburg, is a place where you can sample some of the best craft beers from around the globe as you sit in a relaxing outdoor garden seating area. You can take your pick from the more than 130 bottle beers, ranging from Belgian to Sri Lankan


359 Metropolitan Ave

New York, NY 11211

The Levee

The Levee in Brooklyn has been quickly growing in popularity, becoming one of the go-to dive bars in the area. They offer cheap drinks, a relaxing atmosphere, and good old-fashioned board games. And they’re very dog-friendly, so no need for a dog sitter if you want to have a great time.

PHD at Dream Downtown

This venue is well frequented by celebrities, entrepreneurs, and other young professionals in NYC. PHD at Dream Downtown comes from the minds of the TAO founders and the place is decked out with black marble, strobe lights, and mirrors. It channels that classic 80s clubby feeling. It has plenty of table seating and always an active dance floor.

It also has a deck on the left side of the club with a good amount of plants, accenting the beautiful view of the city.

So if you want to have a crazy time drinking and dancing disco, PHD is your jam.


355 W. 16th St.

New York, NY 10011

Barcade Brooklyn

Barcade is famous among New Yorkers. As its name suggests, it’s a bar that combines American microbrewed beer and classic 80s and 90s arcade games. You can choose from more than 24 craft beers and 30 arcade games.

Clearly, the Barcade Brooklyn is the nightlife option for adults who are still kids at heart.


388 Union Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11211