New York City nightlife radiates glamour and sophistication, offering about as many ways to spend your nights as there are activities to keep you entertained during the day. To help you get started, here is a selection of the places where you can mingle with the ‘it’ crowd in lavishly decorated and fashionable venues, as well as bars distinctive for their cocktails, views and atmosphere. While partying and lounging New York-style is a must, don’t leave town without seeing a Broadway show or a world-class performance at Lincoln Center. These are our picks of the best things to do at night in New York.
Salon de Ning at The Peninsula
There are many rooftop bars in Manhattan, but this one is a true gem with stunning views over Fifth Avenue and the Manhattan skyline.
Located atop The Peninsula hotel, Salon de Ning has recently been refurbished in true Oriental style, reflecting the glamour and style of 1930s Shanghai, the ‘Paris of the East.’ Salon de Ning is one of Manhattan’s finest venues for an evening sundowner, whether you’re sitting at the beautifully furnished bar or outside on the spectacular terrace. For further exclusivity, the terrace is available for private dining or events.
A bar for those who are serious about their cocktails, Pegu Club turns out carefully crafted concoctions with the utmost pride and delicacy. On the drinks menu you’ll find many of the old classics perfected and renewed by Pegu’s expert mixologists. If, however, you are after something in particular, ask one of the mixologists, and they’ll be happy to try their hand at something new. The décor is modeled on a 19th-century British officers club in Burma and thus features a mix of Colonial and East Asian styles, making for a very relaxed, yet exclusive setting in which to sip extraordinary creations.