With a population nearly into the eight-figure range, it makes sense than New York harbors a teeming population of single men and women, and yet it seems like everyone you meet is taken. So where are all of these mythical single New Yorkers hiding?
Union Hall is a 5,000 square foot bar, restaurant and venue for live music and comedy in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn. Painstakingly converted from a warehouse, it offers cozy firesides, a stately library, two indoor bocce courts, outdoor garden seating, and a downstairs bar...702 Union Street (at Fifth Ave.)
Low key dive bar in out of way rat infested alley in Chinatown. Of course it is the in bar of 2015! Far away from the college town madness that has become the LES, Mr. Fong's attracts a young in-the-know crowd of hipsters, models and locals.40 Market Street (at Madison Street)
This dive bar in the Lower East Side calls itself The Skinny for a reason: it is skinny, reminiscent of a railroad style apartment. That said you can drink budget beers all night, watch t.v., or squeeze in a game of pool or two in its tiny billiards room. Great place to go if you...174 Orchard Street
Aptly named lounge, one big dark room. With the music hopping, and the cocktails flowing, you can shimmy and jive showing off your most awkward high-school dance moves with little concern for embarrassment. It is dark in there! Who cares!165 Ludlow Street (near Stanton)
With an expansive event loft with soaring 20-foot ceilings and wall-to-wall windows as well as a richly-landscaped roof garden and lounge area with breathtaking 360-degree views, you will want to see and be seen here! Click HERE for more information about the Hotel Gansevoort.18 Ninth Ave. (Little W. 12th & 13th Streets)
Hidden in the borderlands between the south and north ends of a burgeoning Williamsburg, Larry Lawrence is a study in contradictions: named after a capricious childhood friend, the owners envisioned, designed, and built an open yet intimate space surrounded by brick, wood-panelin...295 Grand Street
What do you get when you mix a retro beauty salon full of 1950s products and hairdryers along with a full bar and great beers on tap? It's Beauty Bar! Beauty Bar is amazingly cool because it spans the decades with its hipness, so hip that it now has branches in L.A., San Fran, Sa...231 E 14th St (Between Second and Third Aves.)
If you're downtown and like to hang out at a somewhat seedy basement dive bar, stop by here. The DJ's spin a wild variety of music. Botanica is probably best known for its location at the former site of the Knitting Factory.47 East Houston Street (Between Mott and Mulberry Sts.)
Great live music in an interesting venue on the Lower East Side's original nightlife capital, Ludlow Street. You never know who (or what) will be playing here, but a good time is guaranteed. Some shows are free, and others usually range from $5 to $10.158 Ludlow St.
Both a characterization and a caricature of the Williamsburg music scene, this well-designed music venue also serves as a bar and as a training ground for the hip-to-be. The quarters are a bit close, but it's a welcome trade-off for the comfortable booths. Besides, with a backyar...484 Union Ave.
With a huge number of beers on tap in the middle of hipster haven, this former garage feels mellow, perhaps because of the wacky lighting scheme. In addition, all the ancient arcade video games for a quarter keep you going all night, blasting away at Centipede, Donkey Kong and so...388 Union Ave (Powers & Ainslie Streets)
This three-level venue near the Williamsburg bridge offers a variety of atmospheres for the Lower East Side crowd. During summer months, the rooftop is the main draw, given that it is one of Manhattan's most nearly unique rooftop bars.168 Delancey St. (between Clinton and Attorney)
For more than 50 years, Dorrian's has been one weird spot. Opened in the days when the Upper East Side-adjacent Yorkville was a scrappy little neighborhood, it has been a place to see Yankees grabbing a drink, serial killers grabbing victims, and Ivy Leaguers home for vacation.300 E 84th St
The decor at this Nolita bar is nothing special but the bar service and music is first rate. What's more, it's a cool place to meet a youngish crowd of Manhattanites, although very crowded most weekends.5 Spring St
You won't find this reclaimed speakeasy from the street; instead, you'll have get in line for the Lower Manhattan Toy Company and then saunter back a hundred yards to the alleyway entrance and ascend the stairs. That's right, there's still at least one alley in New York! This pla...102 Norfolk St. (Delancey & Rivington Streets)
Kitschy and cozy, Tom & Jerry's lives up to its name with its weirdly eponymous trinkets and its address with a quasi-Bohemian, certainly-upwardly-mobile atmosphere. The clientele can range from the young and gropey to middle-aged folks, with Thursdays and weekends seeing a paral...288 Elizabeth Street
Located in Long Island City, the current hottest neighborhood in Queens, LIC Bar is a totally classic New York City watering hole with a real old-world feel. There’s no jukebox, but the bartenders are known to have great taste in music and are happy to accommodate any requests yo...45-58 Vernon Blvd
Wildly popular spot with the young and the restless. The kind that loves to pack themselves in to sardine cans to compete to have the loudest conversation or who best can safely convey the bespoke and inventive cocktails from bar to companion through the jostling crowds. A bit of...18 Spring Street
Spiffy upscale three-level sports bar serving typical pub fare along with new American cuisine with an Asian twist. Popular brunch spot, and known for its cool rooftop bar area. Roughly a bazillion TVs and enthusiastic crowds - on off sporting nights just the boys trying to me...411 3rd Ave (East 29th Street)
Can be a tight squeeze in this popular spot. DJs spin the classics as the bodies shimmy and shake. Popular spot with the NYU and Columbia crowds, friendly atmosphere, leads to party feel. Great place to meet people.432 East 13th Street (First Ave and Ave A)