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Best neighborhood for nightlife?

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Ithaca, New York
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Best neighborhood for nightlife?

We are mid-40s. We like to drink, sometimes dance, and chat it up with new people. Which neighborhood would you recommend? Not interested in a place full of 20 somethings. Please and thanks!

posts: 44
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1. Re: Best neighborhood for nightlife?

Pretty much any neighborhood is good for nightlife..but def stay away from Murray Hill all the time, and Meatpacking and LES on the weekends. UWS is good for mellow (wine bars, etc) as is Gramercy, Union Square (parts, not the NYU spots), SoHo and Tribeca. But truthfully, you can find a good spot that suits you in any neighborhood.

Ithaca, New York
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2. Re: Best neighborhood for nightlife?

Thank you!

Brooklyn, NY
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3. Re: Best neighborhood for nightlife?

For a great neighborhood pub crawl, head to Park Slope in Brooklyn. Fifth Ave has all sorts of great drinking establishments including Wolf and Deer, Union Hall, Uncle Barry's, High Dive, Biercraft, The Gate, the Loki Lounge and others. In addition, there are lots of great places to eat from virtually every culture. And many stores stay open late. Unlike Williamsburg, the Hipster crowd is normally kept at bay.

R train to Union Street and Walk up the Hill. Or 2/3 to Bergen and walk down Fifth Ave.

New York City, New...
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4. Re: Best neighborhood for nightlife?

Williamsburg Brooklyn :P

Ithaca, New York
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NYC / Fire Island...
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6. Re: Best neighborhood for nightlife?

You might like to try SoHo.


Edited: 9:33 pm, May 02, 2013
New York City
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7. Re: Best neighborhood for nightlife?

I agree with many of the posts, but I'd stay away from Williamsburg. It is indeed full of 20-somethings. Ten years ago it was interesting, now its become a caricature of itself. South Brooklyn is a better bet; Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope. Many good bars & restaurants, and a great slice of NYC life. Try Jakewalk in carroll gardens, Clover Club in cobble hill for pre-prohibition mixology type drinks, brooklyn inn for a casual bar, union hall in park slope for potential for dancing. also park slope recently opened Beauty Bar which is also in the evillage, but the slope location is larger and more comfortable.

Murray Hill is full of recent college grads and out of state transplants. Expect drunken renditions of Journey at all hours. LES & Meatpacking are just too trendy and crowded--expect long lines. Soho and Tribeca are certainly more suitable for an older & more sophisticated crowd. obviously there are unique and cool spots in every neighborhood if you're willing to dig. for entertainment however, head to those neighborhoods for sunday brunch and catch the hangover crowd. try beauty and essex on the les, fun space and good people watching.

enjoy your visit!

Ithaca, New York
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Thanks, this is great...!

Saint Louis...
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9. Re: Best neighborhood for nightlife?

If you'd like a sense of what Williamsburg is like, the NY Times had an interesting article (and related slide show) a couple of days ago. Just don't take it too literally.



Melbourne, Australia
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10. Re: Best neighborhood for nightlife?

There's still lots of good stuff to be found in Williamsburg, just need to do your research in order to avoid the (large) amount of over-rated, hipster filled places.