UR NIGHT OUT: The 5 Best Late Night Bars in NYC
Written by Leora Kalikow
Even in a city as vibrant as NYC, there are still plenty of bars that shut their doors at 2 AM. But when you’re just not ready to call it a night, here are the places to go for a late night last call:
1. The Clover Club
This Williamsburg cocktail lounge will bring you back to Prohibition. Furnished with an old-school mahogany bar, The Clover Club serves their creative concoctions until 4 AM every weekend. Get the Doc’S N Stormy, made with apple brandy, lime juice, ginger syrup, cinnamon and pumpkin cider. 210 Smith Street.
Located in the heart of the West Village, this dive bar really hits it’s stride around 2 AM. Unlike the frat-tastic dives in the EV, Daddy-O’s is the place chefs and bartenders flock to when their shifts end. Pizzas, nachos and chicken fingers are served until 4 AM alongside craft cocktails. 44 Bedford Street.
3. Experimental Cocktail Club
Within walking distance of all the usual LES hotspots, this classy cocktail bar is where the late night party crowd imbibes. Cap off your night with one of their signature boozy creations, which will likely include some infused spirits and house made syrups. 191 Chrystie St.
Should you find yourself in the Prospect Heights/Clinton Hill area with no Plan B, head to HotBird. With a heavy singles scene, cool interior, and an outdoor space, you’ll be happy to plant yourself in a barstool ‘till morning comes. 546 Clinton Ave.
Although it’s been open for years now, PDT is still one of the hardest bars to get into in the East Village – unless you’re dropping by late night. Hidden behind a phone booth at Crif Dog’s, this speakeasy serves tator tots, fried hot dogs and martinis to a hungry, intoxicated crowd till 4 AM. 113 St. Marks Place.