Even though SoHo is known more for its daytime offerings, such as shopping, art galleries and strolls down the cobblestone streets, it does have its fair share of after-dark action worth checking out, too. After you’ve put in a full day at the trendy boutiques and upscale art galleries, head to one of these venues to wind down with a drink — or get ready to dance!
If you’re in the mood to mellow out with some live music, check out City Winery, located on Varick Street on the west side of SoHo. It’s a beautiful, spacious spot that grown-ups and yuppies adore which regularly hosts classy, understated acts like Keren Ann, Diane Birch, Los Lobos and more. Grab a glass of wine from their amazing menu and cozy up to the stage to hear some great tunes.
One of the more famous comedy venues in the city, Comedy Cellar has been showcasing America’s finest stand-ups since the early 1980s. It’s a tiny basement venue so don’t put it on your list if you are claustrophobic. But if you don’t mind a small crowd, it’s a great way to have an amazing time and even possibly get to see a big-name comedian in addition to the smaller acts — people like Jerry Seinfeld have been known to pop in unannounced and take the stage on a random night!
Jimmy at the James
Jimmy is a swanky hotel bar located on the 18th floor of the The James Hotel. It’s the perfect date spot for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail. The vibe is 1970s New York — think James Bond — and the room has 14′ windows on all sides for stunning views of Midtown, Wall Street, the Hudson River and beyond. You can visit the indoor bar year-round and stroll out onto the rooftop patio on warmer evenings.
If you want to dance, head to Libation. Located on Ludlow Street, this place puts a little pep back in SoHo’s step. It’s a huge space where you can order cocktails, craft beer and food — the focus is on leaving the dance floor open for patrons to take it over and have fun.
SoHo may not be the nightlife capital of New York, but in the Big Apple every neighborhood has its fair share of after-hours fun to be had! Check out one of these spots next time you’re in the city!