Destinations

Top 15 Nightlife Destinations in NYC

February 18, 2016 / New York City

A night on the town in NYC isn’t always cheap, but now with the updated uberX prices, at least your ride is more affordable. NYC is known for being the city that doesn’t sleep, so we wanted to find where the majority of people are going out to dance, imbibe, and meet up with friends. Here are the standings based on last week’s anonymized Uber trip data:

1. Up & Down | West Village

Last week was likely a busy time for Up & Down considering all of the Fashion Week events and parties. But even without fashion insiders and models on the loose, this West Village hotspot always attracts a crowd.

photo by Zac Sebastian
photo by Zac Sebastian

2. Lavo | Midtown

Whether it’s Thursday night or Saturday afternoon, you can always find a party at Lavo.

photo via lavony.com
photo via lavony.com

3. The Box | Lower East Side

Only those prepared for an altogether unique club experience brave The Box, and it looks like that included a lot of people last week.

photo via trends-shaker.com
photo via trends-shaker.com

4. Brooklyn Bowl | Williamsburg

Bands, bowling, DJs, food—there are plenty of reasons why so many New Yorkers are Ubering to this Williamsburg destination. brooklynbowl

5. Baby’s All Right | Williamsburg

Baby’s All Right has certainly made its mark on the Williamsburg nightlife scene. Known for having secret shows and eclectic bands and DJs, this music venue/restaurant lures all sorts of crowds.

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photo via brokelyn.com

6. Output | Williamsburg

Output boasts one of the best sound systems in all of NYC and books well-known DJs from all over the world. With multiple rooms featuring various DJs playing on any given day, a night out at Output guarantees dancing. output

7. Marquee | Chelsea

Tiësto, one of the world’s most popular DJs, performed at Marquee last Saturday night, so it’s not surprising that so many people made it their destination.

photo via marqueeny.com
photo via marqueeny.com

8. 1 OAK | Chelsea

You never know which celebrity you’ll run into when you end the night at 1 OAK—especially during Fashion Week.

photo via 1oaknyc.com
photo via 1oaknyc.com

9. Houston Hall | West Village

For those who prefer beer halls over nightclubs—Houston Hall is the top pick. The massive West Village beer garden is perfect for large groups looking to prost.

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photo via tripadvisor.co.uk

10. Freehold | Williamsburg

Part café, part shared workspace, part restaurant, part bar–Freehold is a one-stop-shop for it all. By day its full of people working, by night its full of people dancing. DSCF2483

11. Hotel Chantelle | Lower East Side

For many New Yorkers, Hotel Chantelle is considered an LES “classic.” It typically attracts a younger nightlife crowd, but both college students and young professionals alike go for the rooftop brunches on weekends.

photo via joonbug.com
photo via joonbug.com

12. Employees Only | West Village

Employees Only has some of the best craft cocktails you can find in the city, so it’s no wonder why so many people flock there on nights and weekends.

photo via meltingbutter.com
photo via meltingbutter.com

13. Good Room | Greenpoint

The Good Room’s popularity has taken off ever since it opened in 2014. Be sure to check out its calendar for upcoming DJs.

14. 230 Fifth | Flatiron

Though its known for its huge outdoor rooftop area, 230 Fifth is an all-season staple.

photo via 230-fifth.com
photo via 230-fifth.com

15. The Wren | East Village

The Wren has established itself as an East Village staple. Whether it’s a Wednesday or a Saturday, you can usually expect the bar to be packed. thewrennyccom


Want to know more about where New York Uber riders are going? Take a look at our lists of Top 15 Restaurants and Top 11 Museums and Theaters based on a week’s worth of Uber trip data.