A Friday night out in New York City starts with a raucous Happy Hour as the business commuters get in their last drinks at the bar before hopping on trains back to the suburbs. As day transitions to night, it's the youth that take over the city as neighborhoods like the Meatpacking District and Lower East Side are flooded with younger workers and college students blowing off steam after a long week. Friday night is not about finding deals, but instead is important for planning ahead to avoid being stuck standing in a long line at the mercy of an all-powerful doorman. NiteTables club and lounge recommendations include VIP table reservations which guaranteed entry, skipping that endless line and a private table area:
Halloween Kick Off Extravaganza at Melrose Ballroom: Music by Erv Master and Alex Carioca, Hosted by Brazilian superstar Nivea Stelman. Tickets at $20.
Nightlife Tours (Manhattan) Join a hosted group nightlife experience to NYC's best rooftops and night clubs. Enjoy drink specials at the first venues as you pre-party for the night out. Continue your evening with free admission and expedited entry at trendy lounges/clubs with live DJs and dancing. Prices at $39-$49.
Hudson Terrace (Hell's Kitchen) Sunset Friday Night starts as a Happy Hour party and transitions to a true rooftop dance party with the best open format and top 40 music in the city. Happy Hour one drink special at $5 and open bar at $24. Late night Rooftop VIP packages start at $350.
Gansevoort Park (Midtown East) The rooftop of this chic Park Avenue hotel provides the options of the lounge/pool area or the bumping beats on the Red Room dance floor. Two-for-one VIP package at $350.
The Ainsworth (Chelsea) One of NYC's premier sports lounges features an afterwork scene that rolls into late night. Special first round free or comped champagne bottle for group table reservations.
the DL (Lower East Side) A three-story lounge with Dinner on Ludlow on the ground floor, the Red Room on the second floor and a rooftop lounge. The evening party starting at 10PM will feature a long line outside so we recommend arriving on the early side. VIP Package with one premium bottle and champagne at $375.
The Attic (Hell's Kitchen) Happy Hour on the rooftop with Margarita and Sangria table packages which tranisitions to a late-night party. Happy Hour packages starts at $20/person with bottles at $150. Late night VIP offers start at $400.
Tantra Lounge (Long Island City, Queens) "Viernes de Rumba" features salsa and Latin crossover music in a beautiful Middle eastern-themed lounge. Group VIP packages at $500.
The 40/40 Club (Chelsea) "Upscale Fridays" features Hip Hop, Caribbean, Afrobeats and Top 40 music. Dinner and Drinks package at $40. VIP Tables start at $350.
Taj Lounge (Chelsea) All Black Fusion Fridays.women dressed in black free until midnight and 1/2 priced drinks. Two bottles of Moet at $300 and two Ciroc, champagne and hookah at $500.
Under Bar (Harlem) Classy speakeasy tucked away beneath the Row House restaurant. Open format music in a chic, intimate setting. VIP tables start at $250.
Please contact us with any questions about these events or for help finding your night out.