New York Night Life
Despite the city becoming more respectable for tourists, New York is still chock full of the delirium that we all know and love. Below are just some of the offerings that this great city has for the Active Tourist
- Blue Note
131 W. 3rd St (btwn. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.) (212) 475-8592
Opened in 1981, the Blue Note is arguably the world's most popular jazz club. World renown talent take the stage for six day runs, with Mondays usually reserved for excellent local talent. Two sets are 9:00 and 11:30. Prices are $35 for table reservations + minimum, or $25 cover at the bar. There is $5.00 cover charge for the Friday and Saturday late night jam sessions. Sunday brunch served Noon - 6 PM. Show times at 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM.
- Cafe Creole
99 McDougal St. (btwn. W. 3rd & Bleecker) (212) 475-4132
A new addition to the McDougal Street music scene with Cajun and Caribbean cuisine and jazz served up Tuesday thru Sunday from 6:00-2:00 and Mondays from 9-2. No cover. No website, so call for schedule.
- Amsterdam Billiard Club
110 E. 11th Street at 4th Avenue, (212) 995-0333
Weekdays from 11am-3am. Weekends from 11am-4am.
Amsterdam Billiards & Bar is New York's original upscale billiard club. Located in the heart of Union Square, Amsterdam Billiards is 11,000 square feet of fun! It features 2 cocktail lounges, 17 flat-screen TVs, ping pong tables, darts, foosball, pinball, beer pong, and 25 Brunswick pool tables. Our party clients enjoy a fun, relaxed environment where pool players and non-players alike can enjoy a fun night out on the town. New York Magazine ranked Amsterdam Billiards the #1 billiard club in New York! Whether you are looking to plan a corporate event or a bachelor party, Amsterdam Billiards is Downtown's most exciting new night-spot.
- Cafe Wha?
115 MacDougal St. (btw. W. 3rd & Bleeker Sts.) (212) 254-3706
Monday: Brazillian Night, $10 cover. Tuesday: Funk night, $7. Wednesday - Sunday: the Wha? Band plays a mixture of Rock, R&B, Funk, and Reggae, $5 on Thurs, $10 Fri and Sat. Hours: 8:30pm - 2:30am (weekdays) or 4am (Fri & Sat). They also serve dinner and drinks. All ages. Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, Q to W. 4th St.
- AMF Chelsea Piers Bowl
From 16th to 23rd Streets on the West side of Manhattan, (212) 835-BOWL (2695)
Sun - Thur 9am - 2am, Fri & Sat 9am - 4am
The new Chelsea Piers sports center offers a 40-lane state-of-the-art bowling facility with automatic scoring, an arcade featuring video games, air hockey, mini-basketball, etc. There is a snack bar and lane-side table service, a sports bar / cafe. They offer bumper bowling for children and Xtreme Bowling on weekend evenings with black lights, Day-Glo pins and music. It costs $6.25 per person per game Monday through Thursday, $7.00 per person per game Friday through Sunday, and $4.00 for shoes.