Troy Liquor Bar gets pretty clubby once DJs start spinning, and at that point you may need to elbow past three rows of people to order at the bar (unless you have table service). But it’s actually a low-key spot to hang out earlier in the night. There are pool and foosball tables, and they offer Happy Hour everyday they're open (Weds-Sat) until 9pm.
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It is no understatement to say that Catch is the most over-the-top, ridiculous dining operation the Meatpacking District has ever seen. Thankfully though, the service is fantastic, and the food is pretty great as well, despite the absurdity of it all.
Old Homestead Steakhouse
Old Homestead has been around since 1868, and this steakhouse on the Meatpacking/Chelsea border still serves some of the best steaks in the city.
Le Bain is a rooftop bar above The Standard High Line with a big dance floor and fun DJ sets.
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The Grand Delancey
The Grand Delancey is a beer bar in the bottom of Essex Market on the LES and it’s a great place to bring a group.
The Meat Hook
The Meat Hook is a butcher in Williamsburg that operates a restaurant inside Threes Brewing in Gowanus.
Bar Stanley is a cocktail bar inside Neiman Marcus in Hudson Yards where you can drink a $19 Gibson a few feet from racks of designer jeans.
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These days, Employees Only is not the hotspot it once was. But while the crowd might have lost a step, the cocktails have not, and it’s still packed with people every time we stop by.
Marie’s Crisis Cafe
Marie’s Crisis is a basement piano bar with cheap drinks and the opportunity to sing unlimited show tunes.
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