We love a good bar game, but billiards is boring, darts are too hard and Skee-Ball steals all the one-spots we need for strippers; ping-pong is where it's at. Table tennis, as it likes to be called, is now young New York's drinking sport of choice, and bars are answering the call. But not all are created equal: Read on for the five best ping-pong bars in New York. (Photo: the outdoor table at Good Company).
I love the concept behind the new movie "Dinner for Schmucks," but I'm not inclined to invite any more foolish, obnoxious, generally contemptible people to my house than I already do. Luckily, there are lots of New York restaurants that already host unofficial dinners for schmucks every night. Here are five of them. (Photo: Steve Carell is the ultimate schmuck in Paramount Pictures' "Dinner for Schmucks.")
Thank god for alcohol, without which no one would ever have gotten laid--least of all that snaggletoothed disaster sitting at the bar. But after a few car bombs, 'ole snags starts to look pretty good, and soon it's off to your place for a night of ... well, you know. But not every New York bar is conducive to meeting Mr. or Ms. Right Now. Where to go when you're on the market for a good old-fashioned, no-strings-attached one-night stand? These six bars, where the pretenses are low and the odds of scoring are high.
You needn't be a tourist to imbibe at New York's hottest hotel bars; in fact, with a different hotel hot spot opening every other week, New York's hotels are taking over the nightlife world. From lobby bars where everyone is welcome to rooftop spots where even guests have to finesse their way in, we've got the scoop on New York's best hotel bars. (Photo: Bar Pleiades)
When you think of the best cocktails in New York, throwback cocktail bars like PDT, Death and Company and Milk & Honey come to mind. But restaurant bars--with access to exotic ingredients, sophisticated kitchens and top-notch chefs--are creating more interesting, innovative cocktails than any pseudo-speakeasy bar in town. And they won't make you pretend it's Prohibition, either. (Photo: The lineup at BondST)
New York may be famous for Little Italy, but let's be honest: Manhattan's Italian enclave is now a red-sauce theme park catering to tourists who've come to carb-load. The city's finest Italian food is now found in the Meatpacking District, Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens, even the Bronx's other Little Italy. Here are the best Italian restaurants in New York to slurp spaghetti, chomp meatballs and eat 100-layer lasagna.
In this never-sleeping city, there is no shortage of options for a night on the town. And if you're tired of slumming at dive bars but don't feel like hitting the fancy clubs, try one of New York's trendy lounges for cocktails and conversation into the wee hours. We're bringing you some of our personal favorites, for a guaranteed night to remember (or, if all goes according to plan, to forget). From laid-back and casual to trendy and posh, check out five of New York's best lounges. (Photo: Hotel Delmano)
It's not every day that you encounter ninjas, rock stars or extraterrestrials while dining in New York, but at these theme restaurants, you just might. And while we can't promise a five-star meal or world-class chefs, we can assure that these five New York theme restaurants will provide a whole lot of wacky fun. (Photo: Ninja New York)
Thirty-year-old frat boys who confuse Murray Hill with Sigma Chi. Hedge fund douche bags who refer to the Hamptons as "The 'Tones." Brainless girls in Jessica Simpson brand stilettos who are about 20 pounds too heavy for that dress. Staten Islanders. These are a few of my least favorite things. And you can find them all at these five bars. (Photo: This girl loves Pacha! I hate her.)
Any New Yorker who has rushed through their day knows the importance of some quiet time--and many of them are finding it on the yoga mat. Many New York gyms and New York yoga studios offer new and interesting yoga classes for people of all fitness levels. Whether you're a veteran yogi or you just want to try a new yoga class, read on for eight of New York's best yoga studios. (Photo: Joschi Body Bodega.)