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Named for Ava Gardner. Expansive midtown duplex spreads out over top two floors of Dream hotel. Head right out to the rooftop and soak in the incredible view of Times Square humming far below. Chil... read more
A passel of youngsters pays the cover at the door to get lost in a maze of wide couches, brick columns, dramatically lit twigs, a dance floor bar, and kicking beats. Hot private party destination a... read more
One of a multitude of Korean karaoke dens that pack this stretch of 32nd. Reigns supreme for futuristic ultra-pop interior—a spaceship powered by Madonna covers. Previously booze-free, now pa... read more
Hops lover's heaven. Girls are outnumbered by the mostly male crowd, but with over 66 draughts and 130 bottles of international suds, thirsty singles still find plenty of great head. If you can't d... read more
Hard times? Good times. Holland Bar gets squeezed out by rent hike, only to have Port Authority-ass-end retail not look so hot after all. Original memorbilia is gone, come bleed on a new era's wort... read more
Incredible space taken straight from that ending scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Only missing the fetus-like organism enclosed in the light orb thingy. Ride the escalator bathed in Shrek-green ligh... read more
So what if Coltrane never pissed in the urinal like some of the more rarified downtown spots? Still toe-tappingly legit. Huge space, sleek, decked with red leather benches. Like most big-name jazz ... read more
Just above Indian restaurant Bombay Palace, luxuriant bar is still largely undiscovered. Backed by the offspring of Deepak Chopra. Hazy, windowless rooms done up as a candlelit Hindu temple replete... read more
The utmost in style and service, cozy mahogany and leather booths, attractive but quiet; a selective crowd. Therefore please note, no shorts or sneakers after 5pm, no hats at any hour. Like a museu... read more
Murder Inc. lived up to their name with a drive-by here in 2004, but don't let that stop you from enjoying the slammin' Latin evenings. Massive Chino Latino-themed space, with flavaful Latasian coo... read more
Velvety, votive-y subterranean lounge. Louis XVI meets classic 007 kitsch. Easy to imagine the Upper Crust rocker fops lounging about here. Cozy, costly, good for a mature drink to set the groundwo... read more
Hell's Kitchen meets Ibiza—excuse us, "Ibitha"—with four neon-lit levels of barely legal, beat-thumping action. Humongous SoundFactory space retains top sound but gets refitted with visa-status Eur... read more
What's wrong with this city, when there's only one place left you can feast on Kobe steaks while getting a $500 lap dance? You've gone soft, New York. Slick silver faςade houses Guccione's d... read more
Argue the merits of the Empire State versus the Chrysler at this rooftop imbibery and then try to get so drunk before closing time (11pm) that you can't tell the difference between the two. Draws a... read more
Flavored vodkas behind the bar are a rare treat: horseradish, pepper, pineapple, strawberry, ginger, etc. Take your pick, or get a tasting menu. Either way you'll be nicely sauced before the show a... read more
Move Decibel to midtown and here's what you get: no split eardrums, just sake aplenty, and if you can't decide betwixt the supai or amae, try the tasting set and take a lesson. Basement space hidde... read more
Hello mother, hello father, greetings from the eastern shore of Manhattan! David Lynch meets ER meets Camp Hiawatha at this remote theme bar frequented by NYU Medical docs and aides. Oars, trophy b... read more
Thick with old-school New York history and atmosphere, right down to the collection of rare books. Gothic vibe—fireplace and leather under 25-foot ceilings. More macho than metrosexual. Bi-level ar... read more
A gorgeous, soft-lit space of white leather banquettes and booths. Tends to get slammed with odd mix of tourists, business travelers, and rock bands in town for shows at nearby Roseland. Watch out:... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...