Drinks & Nightlife in New York
Where local Airbnb hosts say to go sip on a good cocktail or dance the night away. Enjoy!
Best of the best
245 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Proper beer garden setup with two full bars, loads of indoor and outdoor seating, video games near the restrooms, DJs, trivia, open mic and poetry nights in the back bar on occasion and (bonus) the... read more
Franklin Park is behind Dutch Boy Burger. You can get to Franklin Park through Dutch Boy Burger- the passage in between the two spots has arcade games which is fun- but there’s also a separate entr... read more
225 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg is responsible for the popular Brooklyn Lager that you’ll see in bars throughout New York City and beyond. Brewery tours are offered Saturdays from 1–4pm (every... read more
I have heard great things about Brooklyn brewery but I haven't visited the brewery myself. I have taken Anheuser-Busch brewery tour in St. Louis. I will probably take a tour this summer. I heard/re... read more
261 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Great beers, great cocktails, great food-- Harlem Public is the original Hamilton Heights bar, and they have really helped the neighborhood have a "go-to" spot. In the summer, there's a great sidew... read more
The burgers here are out of this world good. I know it sounds crazy but you must try the Peanut Butter Burger. Amazing bar food and good brunch on Sundays.
208 local Airbnb hosts recommend
My top drinks spot. Ultra cool interior showing you classic Brooklyn style. Outdoor seating and interesting local crowd. Go early around 6:30 or prepare to wait in line. Drinks are amazing!
A dark, dusky, perfect little cocktail bar. Try the Rattlesnake (made with rye, absinthe, and egg whites), or the San Francisco Handshake (a perfect balance of St. Germain and thyme-infused gin).
209 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Large selection of draft beers, cool music, and wall to wall old school arcade games like Space Invaders, Pac Man, Asteroids, Gauntlet, Q-Bert, Tetris, DigDug, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Galaga, Paperboy.
It's a bar, it's an arcade, it's Barcade! Great beer selection and the walls are lined with vintage arcade games you can play. Very much worth a visit, but gets pretty busy on weekends.
Yup, a bar that is filled with arcade games. I've never seen anything like it. Even if you don't like video games, it's a great, open space. Also they have a huge selection of specialty beers, etc.
208 local Airbnb hosts recommend
One of the top dance clubs in America, Output features a legendary Funktion One sound system and constantly books top international DJs. No expensive bottle service, just dance dance dance!
This is the Best Nightclub in NYC in my opinion. They have the best sound system on East Coast. They also bring world's famous DJs. Definitely not the Top 40 type of club.
174 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Awesome mid-sized venue for live music. A lot of touring indie bands play here. Check their website—maybe a band you like is playing!
Music Hall of Williamsburg is a New York City venue located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. The venue is operated by The Bowery Presents, a group stemming from Bowery Ballroom. It ha... read more
Lots of great shows here. Check their website for their lineup. Big names can sell out quickly. You can check stub hub's website for resale tickets if that happens.
154 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Go to the comedy cellar. It is a MUST for anyone visiting NYC. You really can't miss it. Buy tickets in advance online, and then be prepared to buy 2 drinks at the comedy club (they have a 2 drink ... read more
Famous Comedians like Louis C.K., Michael Che, Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Kevin Hart, and many more come to entertain at this location.
Famous comics are often in the lineup at this brick-walled comedy club with several shows nightly.
191 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Great outdoor patio and cozy inside seating. Art deco cocktail bar with muted lighting, craft beer & a late-night menu of upscale eats.
Excellent cocktail bar with a small bar food menu in East Williamsburg / Bushwick. We recommend the Pilar cocktail. They make a very good patty melt, and serve $1 oysters here until 7 PM.
Semi-hidden art deco cocktail bar with late-night menu of upscale eats. I had to pass it about 10 times before I discovered it was there :)
149 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This "secret" spot is located inside of Crif Dogs, the hotdog shop, pick up the telephone in the phone booth (or make a day of reservation) and the door inside the booth will open to the coolest ba... read more
151 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This “tropical fantasy dance club” is another entry in the thriving Bushwick scene—setting itself apart from its competitors with a legitimate sound system and consistently hot lineups of undergrou... read more
Brooklyn's quintessential underground night club and bar. It stays open late with loud music, fog machines and lights. Great for groups who want to have a fun night dancing. Expect the coolest elec... read more
This is as Bushwick as Bushwick gets. Dark, loud, smokey dance club near the train. Get turned up on Matcha and rum and dance your pants off.
147 local Airbnb hosts recommend
A Brooklyn beer hall from the founders of Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasboard featuring food from Asia Dog, Mighty Quinn's BBQ, Pizza Moto, and Ramen Burger plus a 50 foot bar and loads of great rotatin... read more
Berg'n is run by the owners of the Brooklyn Flea Market and is described as a "beer garden" of sorts though it's more of a large community space shared with a rotating selection of 4 of New York's ... read more
147 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Sort of a Crown Heights institution. One of the first hip bars in the area, the Crown Inn now commands a sizeable league of dedicated patrons. Good drinks, not terribly expensive, and a consistentl... read more
Just a great bar. Talented, hip bartenders, a diverse crowd, good music, and fantastic drinks. This is the atmosphere for a group outing or a more intimate type of affair. Their attractive back ... read more
Our favorite local. Laid back atmosphere, dark wood, cozy, great artisinal cocktails and beer selection. They do not have a kitchen, but you can get food delivered and eat it there.
144 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Very popular venue - live dj's and performances upstairs, room to dance, room downstairs to sit and drink. Open till 4 every day and usually crowded. This is where Lady Gaga got her start.
Famous lower east side bar, has been a hot spot for years. Weekends have a dance party up stairs but it's pretty low key during the week. They have a live music room also.
Hipsters pack this 2-level bar/music venue to hear live indie acts or dance to DJ sets upstairs.
141 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Great bar in Bushwick about a 15min walk away or a short cab ride. In the summertime they have shuttle buses to Rockaway beach on the weekends.
The perfect neighborhood bar. Quirky without seeming contrived, reasonably priced without being bad quality. Visit Dale on Monday nights, but you can't go wrong with any of the great bartenders!
My favorite bar in all of New York. Owned by a local and adorably perfect. Feels like you've stepped back in time. Be sure to snag a seat at the window and grab a taco next door if you get hungry :)
137 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Superiorly, deliciously chill bar with a Southwestern vibe (and scent-- Incienso de Santa Fe wafts through the place always); great wine selection and banging Morris grilled cheese sandwiches.
Hip and SouthWest inspired - think white votive candles meets Mexican tapestries and hanging plants. The crowd is always a mix of cool 20-30 somethings that flock here for the cozy backyard
A nice, eclectic spot with a different vibe every night of the week. A quiet bustle on weekdays becomes a DJ'd party on friday and saturday. Good food, wonderful back patio.
125 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Delicious Venezualan food. Specializes in typical arepas from Venezuela. I like the De Pabellon! Take the J train to the Marcy stop in Williamsburg and walk down Havemeyer to Grand Street.
However you feel, go treat yourself to a Venezuelan Arepa, full of flavors that will blow your mind! Try cheese, different meats, avocado, etc. Cannot recommend enough! (they got lunch specials!)
The best Venezuelan Arepa Joint in TOWN, beautiful garden. Open for Lunch, brunch and dinner.
134 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The atmosphere is chill during the week and rowdy and fun on the weekends. Also, their backyard is beautiful. It's truly a great place to wet your whistle. Check their site for special events! The... read more
Sycamore Bar & Flower shop. Yep, you read correctly, bar and flower shop, awesome right? Love the spot. A pint of beer and a bouquet = keeps me coming back.
130 local Airbnb hosts recommend
World-class sound system for catching great shows - awesome, FREE Sunday comedy lineup - get there by 7 to catch the 8 o'clock show - seats fill up quick if you want one!
See a $5 (or sometime free) stand-up comedy show at the Knitting Factory on Sunday nights. Show is typically at 9pm but if you want a chair you better come early (doors open at 6pm).
Free or $5 Sunday night comedy with random appearances by famous comedians like Aziz Ansari, Dave Chappelle, etc. + Great music venue every other night of the week
118 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Easy to miss as it doesn't have a sign out front, but worth the hunt (just look for the white subway tiles out front). Enjoy a delicious coctail while you wait for dinner at Chuko.
Nice setting and delicious drinks. A bit pricey and sometimes a wait to get a drink, because cocktails are an art here, made to perfection. Located behind white tile wall with no sign. Speak-easy s... read more
128 local Airbnb hosts recommend
126 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Best live music venue in NYC---in my opinion! Three separate rooms that all feature live music with acts changing every single hour, every single night!
My favorite venue. FREE music on at least one stage at all times. Three stages in total, different acts every hour! You'll surely hear some amazing music here!!
121 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Well loved bar, fantastic cocktails and great music. Walk 4 blocks west along on Decatur and turn right on Malcom X, one block north to Mac Donough Street.
Vibey Brooklyn bar with great cocktails and DJ on weekends. Visited by Beyonce and Jay Z a couple times this past summer, so you don't have to take my word for it.
117 local Airbnb hosts recommend
A divey bar full of neighborhood locals getting loud and a bit rowdy. A really fun time, and not a tourist in sight.
Along with Sweet Science, my favorite place in the neighborhood. Cheap beer and shot deals and good cocktails (margaritas especially). They have a good happy hour and on the weekends their DJ is... read more
Industrial-chic local bar with signature cocktails, craft beers & shots, weekend DJs & late closing
150 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Great bar. Say hi to brothers and owners Ben & Adam and tell them Mick sent you. No TV's excellent speakers (you will see and hear what I mean ) and back room w/ fireplace. Great micro brew beers.
This is our local - friendly, unpretentious, fireplace in the back and booths in the front, plus a nice long bar full of [mostly] locals, staffed by chill bartenders. Can get crowded on Thurs/Fri/... read more
112 local Airbnb hosts recommend
One of my favorites! If you like live performances this place has one every single night. Burlesque, vaudeville, Jazz - you name it.
A bit of a walk, but worth checking out. Great happy hour specials, solid cocktails and bar food. Great backyard and all kinds of events and performances.
Very strange place (in a good way). Could just be a chill night with the regulars, or they could be doing a burlesque show with half naked fold wearing saddles. French food, good drinks.
125 local Airbnb hosts recommend
111 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Bartenders in bow ties & suspenders recall the speakeasy era at this dark, moody cocktail lounge. The drinks are delicious! Reservations recommended.
100 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The United Nations of bars with a very diverse crowd jamming to live Jazz all day and all night. This upbeat and excitable place packs in everything from ping pong tables to chinese checkers.
FUN option for date night! Not fancy at all. Like a giant basement, it is underground and filled with board games, shuffle board, ping pong, and often features fantastic Jazz musicians. Beer and wi... read more
Diverse venue, open late, offers live music, pool, Ping-Pong, board games, art exhibits & classes.
109 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Tiny arepa specialist offering creative, low-priced renditions of the Venezuelan corn-flour staple.
My all time favorite place. It is the size of a closet, but what place in NYC isn't. The best places seem to be. Colombian and Venezualan Arepas, with fresh juices in this welcoming and quaint rest... read more
Great Venezuelan food- arepas especially. Really good tequila selection. Fun vibe.