New York, New York

The Big Apple comes with big temptations. Here in New York you can have anything you want whenever you want it. So why should your vacation be any different? The city boasts of the tallest skyscrapers, world class bars, shows, night clubs, lounges, restaurants, and of course, the hottest strip clubs.

Bachelor Vacations is your guide to the exclusive clubs and underground scenes that are the real draw of New York. Secret poker clubs? We can't take you there, but we'll sure point you to the right direction. Private party rooms with the hottest women and finest drinks? Yes. We've got you covered.

Each neighborhood and landmark has its own allure and personality. The Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, Yankee Stadium, Times Square, MSG, Williamsburg, and Hell's Kitchen each make for a distinct New York experience. Bachelor Vacations helps you find the hotspots, wherever you want to take a bite.

You see, in New York it's all about who you know. Let us make the introductions.

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New York City is comprised of five boroughs which are home to some of the world's most recognizable landmarks and attractions.

From The Empire State Building and Times Square to Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan packs more legendary icons into one compact area than any other place on Earth; and that's to say nothing of the City's four other boroughs—The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island—each of which contains its own list of must-see attractions.

With so much to see and do, a trip to New York City may seem a little overwhelming. To help, we've rounded up attractions, hotels, bars and venues that belong on any bachelor's must-see and must-do list.

Our Top Picks !

  • Waldorf Astoria$$$

    301 Park Ave

    This most famous of upscale New York hotels in an historic art deco style building, known for its elegance, grace and luxury. The Towers offers unmatched luxury attention in privately configurable suites. The hotel itself is a landmark.

  • Soho Grand$$$$

    310 Broadway

    A top boutique hotel, and one of the only in Soho, designed to embrace the artistic Soho vibe. A standard mixing of style and service. Grab a top shelf drink at the Grand Bar and Lounge for a sophisticated start to the night.

  • Ace Hotel$$$

    20 W.29th St.

    Boutique hotel with a hip, casual and slightly kitschy vibe, relaxed atmosphere, and top-notch service. Convenient midtown location. Get a room facing the courtyard to avoid street noise, and don’t miss the trendy lobby bar on your way out.

  • Standard Hotel$$$

    848 Washington St.

    This hot hotel may be better known for the Living Room Lounge, the Boom Boom Room Club, and the famous outdoor Biergarten than it’s sccomodations, but it also has posh rooms, outstanding service, and brilliant views of the Hudson River.

  • Yotel$$

    570 10th Ave.

    Automated check in allows the staff to focus on customer service at “mission control.” (rooms are called “cabins”) Small rooms are compensated for with the amenities on floor “Four” including bars, outside deck, funky Djs, and a gym.

  • Mercer Hotel$$$

    147 ½ Mercer St.

    Spacious rooms and natural lighting. This small hotel (75 rooms) Has both suites and rooms. Caters to both visitors and residents. Impeccable concierge and front desk service with 24 hour amenities. Basement contains sub-Mercer dance club.

  • Library Hotel$$$

    299 Madison Ave

    Located right near Times Square and Grand Central Station, this boutique hotel offers wine and cheese every evening and breakfast every morning. The library motif dictates that there are lots of books lying around for you to ignore.

  • Greenwich Hotel$$$$

    377 Greenwich St.

    Luxurious, posh, spacious suites, and spoiling service that guests rave about. It’s an expensive hotel that shows you just what money can buy. Great for celebrity sighting in the guests-only lounge area.

  • St. Regis Hotel$$$$

    2 E. 55th St.

    Live like a king in a historical building with elegant rooms with unmatched 24-hour service, including trainers, butlers and concierges. And why not try a Bloody Mary at the King Cole Bar and Lounge where it was reputedly invented?

  • Carlyle Hotel$$$$

    35 E. 76 St.

    This luxury hotel overlooking Central Park has a residential atmosphere that matches the posh Upper West Side neighborhood where it’s located. If you’re there on Monday, Catch Woody Allen playing clarinet at Carlyle Cafe with Eddy Davis.

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  • Silver Lining $$

    75 Murray St.

    Known as one of the city’s best cocktail bars, ideal for if trying a trendy, complex, and original new drinks is your goal. Plenty of seating. There is live Jazz, but the attitude is strictly “drinks come first”

  • Simone Martini Bar $$

    134 First Ave.

    Great choice if you’re looking for an exotic high end drinks in a funky East Village atmosphere. Outdoor seating and extensive martini bar make it a great starter bar or quiet break for a night out.

  • Raines Law Room $$$

    48 W 17th St

    The dimly lit room with low, classy music playing in the background and 1920's theme is the perfect setting to sip your drink slowly as you sink into one of their cozy, luxurious chairs. Ring a bell to order a drink. Deliciously made drinks.

  • Top of the Standard $$$$

    848 Washington St

    Go to Standard Hotel, Stride confidently through yellow revolving doors and down hallway, Pick any elevator bank, press the 18th floor. Go outside, order a drink, and enjoy the best sunset views of the city in a swanky, pricey place.

  • World Bar $$

    845 United Nations Plz

    Donald Trump's bar overlooks the United Nations and its beautiful gardens. It doesn't ooze with international intrigue but what it lacks in ambience, it makes up for with a knockout drink list and boasts the world's most expensive Cocktail.

  • King Cole Bar $$$

    St.Regis Hotel 2E 55th St

    The lounge’s best-known invention is the Bloody Mary—née the Red Snapper, invented here in 1934. The scene can be subdued and tinkling or downright hectic, but one thing is certain, you'll be subdued in history while savoring stiff drinks.

  • Blind Tiger Ale House $$

    281 Bleeker St

    Blind Tiger opened 1995, making it an early adapter of the microbrew scene. The legendary bar features 28 taps, and over 80 bottles. At the heart of Greenwich Village, this is a perfect bar for a beer connoisseur to start the night right.

  • Frying Pan $$

    63 Chelsea Piers Pier 66A @ W 26th St

    The Frying Pan is located on a docked barge on the Hudson River. Great for the summer months, the location attracts women dressed for the riverside vibe. Extra bonus: the rocking of the river should even out your unsteady drunken walk.

  • Iridium $$$

    1650 Broadway

    An intimate music space with a great sound, Iridium is great for music fans looking for world-class entertainment. Iridium has been called one of the country’s best jazz and guitar clubs. It's motto: "Jazz any instrument, guitar any genre."

  • Blue Note $$$

    131 W 3rd St

    World class, top talent, intimate New York City Jazz Club in the heart of Greenwich Village. This is where world famous progressive and innovative jazz masters practice and demonstrate their chops. Cool cats can soak in the authentic scene.

  • Caroline's Comedy Club $$$

    1626 Broadway

    Located right in Times Square, Caroline’s is New York’s premier club for top name comedians such as Adam Carolla and Gilbert Gottfried. A great way to start off your night before you and your crew become objects of each other's ridicule.

  • Comedy Cellar $$

    117 MacDougal St

    Located in the heart of the West Village, this comedy club has recently featured top comics such as Aziz Ansari, and Dave Attell, and any night brings professional comedy. Be prepared to finish your drink and move on after the show.

  • 1Oak $$$$

    453 W. 17 St.

    Short for One Of A Kind. Small, elegant club known for its after-hours party. Alcohol service stops at four, but the craziness goes on until daybreak - and celebrity sightings JayZ, Beyonce, and Lindsay Lohan to name a few.

  • Webster Hall $$

    125 E. 11 St.

    The largest club in NYC contains at least 5 unique environments to suit your tastes. Saturday nights is their world famous circus party replete with stilt walkers, trapeze artists, fire breathers, snake ladies and go-go dancers.

  • Marquee $$$

    289 10th Ave.

    With the appearance of an upscale gentlemens club, this self-described “ultra lounge” is both intimate and high-energy. Part of the enduring appeal is its exclusive nature, based on a 600 person capacity spread over three distinct areas.

  • Tenjune $$$

    26 Little W. 12 St

    Three different vibes including a horseshoe shaped dance room; a dark, plush, semi-private room with a fireplace for ambiance; and a bar lounge area. The club has drop-down video screens throughout, for a full-sensory party.

  • Element $$$

    225E Houston St.

    Located at the foot of the East Village, this posh three level nightclub features a VIP Mezzanine overlooking a hardwood dance floor, and semi-private, seductive lounge spaces. The party is driven by a world-class 36,000 watt sound system.

  • Kiss and Fly $$$

    409 W. 13 St.

    Great “all night” club exudes elegance each night as it starts off with a soft jazz and lounge atmosphere and morphs into a European style nightclub with strobe lights and house music. If you want to get in bottle service is recommended.

  • Cielo $$$

    18 Little W. 12 St.

    Known for its dedication to pumping electronica over a top sound system. It's a draw to dance fans, with a top sound system. Strong door, but not too large or pretentious inside. Modern decor with a sunken dance floor and clever lighting.

  • Pacha $$$

    618 W. 46 St.

    This high energy, European style club has four levels, each with a different character, so you can satisfy your wanderlust without leaving the club. Celebrity DJs come on late night. And don't miss the girls dancing in showers.

  • Santos $$

    96 Lafayette St.

    Two floor club offers dancing, concerts, and lounge. Fog machines, lasers, neon and intense lighting during dance parties. Easy to see stage during live events. Seats around the dance floor can be reserved to watch spontaneous dance offs.

  • Sullivan Room $$

    218 Sullivan St.

    This club is dedicated to the underground dance music scene, featuring international and local DJ talent. Laid back atmosphere, not posh, but friendly for dancing. Newly renovated 1000 sq ft. with a new, custom designed sound system.

  • Peter LugarSteakhouse$$$$

    178 Broadway

    We don’t normally recommend leaving Manhattan, but Brooklyn’s Peter Luger Steakhouse is the gold standard by which all other NYC steakhouses are measured. This is a man sized meal and a bachelor party favorite.

  • Bond 45Italian$$$

    145 W. 45th St.

    Italian oasis in the middle of Times Square. The setting is upscale with plenty of elbow room. Has an extensive choice of pastas, cheeses, meats, and sides. Try fish of the day or pantondo pizza.

  • ApiaryAmerican$$$

    60 3rd Ave.

    Modern, chic atmosphere with eclectic music serving American cuisine. Great service, and great option for lighter, healthier meal. Seasonal selections can include pappardelle with rabbit or Berkshire pork.

  • The Mercer KitchenAsian Fusion and Ame$$$

    99 Prince St.

    This Jean-Georges restaurant is a hip scene offering both American and Asian Fusion. The room is dimly lit with exposed brick walls. Try stewed rabbit, sea bass carpaccio, or tomato soup with crabmeat.

  • Wolfgang'sSteakhouse$$$$

    200 E. 54th St.

    The Manhattan based alternative to Brooklyn’s legendary Peter Lugar’s offers exquisite porterhouse steaks, ribeyes and more. Diners also rave about the crab cakes, bacon, and shrimp cocktail. In a dimly lit, classic steakhouse atmosphere.

  • Casa MonoSpanish and Basque$$$$

    52 Irving Pl.

    Beautiful out of the way seeming restaurant (but right near Union Square) that serves delectable Spanish and Basque dishes and tapas. It is a small place, so make reservations Try the razor clams, quail, or wild boar.

  • Carmine'sItalian$$

    200 W. 44th St.

    Family style Italian-American restaurant means diners share extra large portions of pasta, cheese covered meats, seafood, and anti-pasta. Great place for a large group. Friendly wait staff. Don’t forget to share pitchers, too.

  • AugustPan-European$$$

    359 Bleeker St.

    August’s food style consists of Pan-European cuisine, mixed with popular dishes of the day. Dishes include wood-oven cooked skate fish and crispy fish. Extensive wine and beer selection and unique cocktails.

  • OdeonFrench$$$

    145 W. Broadway

    This French Bistro, located in the heart of Tribeca, has a long, trendy history and following in New York City. Fans rave about everything on the menu, including the bar and wine, and great service. Try the strip steak or chicken dumplings.

  • BuddakanAsian / American$$$

    75 9th Ave.

    This Asian Fusion restaurant is one of the best restaurants to visit in a large group – especially if you’re in the mood to be social. The inside looks like a castle with long, communal tables. Also visit the upstairs bar for cocktails.

  • Iridium $$$

    1650 Broadway

    An intimate music space with a great sound, Iridium is great for music fans looking for world-class entertainment. Iridium has been called one of the country’s best jazz and guitar clubs. It's motto: "Jazz any instrument, guitar any genre."

  • Blue Note $$$

    131 W 3rd St

    World class, top talent, intimate New York City Jazz Club in the heart of Greenwich Village. This is where world famous progressive and innovative jazz masters practice and demonstrate their chops. Cool cats can soak in the authentic scene.

  • Headquarters $$$

    552 West 38th St.

    Great for all needs, lone wolfs, group outings, bachelor parties, HQ knows that different partiers have different needs and will make sure you get what you’re looking for. Expect hot girls, bottle service, and celebrity sightings.

  • New York Dolls $$

    59 Murray St.

    A favorite of Wall Streeters looking for excitement when not on the trading floor. It’s an intimate place where the girls are friendly and not too aggressive. Halfway between a high-end “Gentlemen’s Club” and a low-end “hole in the wall."

  • Sapphire $$$

    333 East 60th St.

    Wall-to-wall sexy dancers. Full bottle service includes list of wine and champagnes. Concierge service at no cost and VIP amenities. For the real treatment, rent a designer suite, which includes private butlers and concierge services.

  • Cheetahs $$$

    252 W. 53rd St.

    The most compelling reason to choose Cheetah’s has to be Nyotaimori Night, also known as “body sushi.”. That’s right, it’s an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet served on a beautiful woman. Top class beautiful dancers. Mind the dress code.

  • Lace $$

    689 8th Ave (43rd St.)

    If you like pole dancing without the flash of a large “gentleman’s club” Lace is the, um, stripped down place for you One stripper pole surrounded by a handful of seats - no bar to drink at, just dancers to gawk at.

  • Larry Flynt's Hustler Club $$$

    641 W. 51. St.

    The club not only has the hottest topless dancers, but also boasts of three floors, the Nation’s only heated roof deck and cigar lounge and plush leather seats to watch the fight, and of course table dances and private VIP suites.

  • Scores $$$

    535 W. 27th St.

    New location features a proscenium stage and a Vegas worthy light show - as if the beauty alone isn’t enough. Occasionally hosts burlesque and other performance art so you can pretend you’re being “artsy.”

  • Flashdancers $$$

    1674 Broadway

    The Midtown location means you can tell your wife you went to “Times Square” for the night. Drinks cost almost as much as lap dances (an easy choice). If you have the money, hang out with the high rollers and celebs in the Champagne Room.

  • Penthouse Executive Club $$$$

    604 W. 45th St.

    Known for its steakhouse where you can receive a lap dance while eating a prime rib. There are beautiful girls throughout the club, but for special treatment, be prepared to drop some bills at the Harem Rooms.

  • Rick's Cabaret $$$

    50 W. 33rd St.

    Hot dancers with all the right proportions. Great midtown location near MSG - many patrons recommend coming here in the afternoon when it‘s not too crowded. Great after-game entertainment, too.

  • Club Shelter $$

    37 Vandam St.

    A single party ball, benches, and columns set the tone for décor. The dance party is hosted upstairs by up-and-coming Djs at the early morning hours. Brunch and art exhibitions downstairs.

  • Flaming Saloon $$

    793 Ninth Ave.

    Best described as a gay version of Coyote Ugly or Hogs and Heiffers. Laid back attitude with male bartenders who will dance on the bar under flashing rainbow lights. Western theme, with country blues on the jukebox and cowboy movies on TVs.

  • Therapy $$

    348 W. 52nd St.

    The jokes write themselves based on the title (and get funnier the more you drink). The crowd is clean cut guys in their mid 30s and twinks. “Therapeutic” activities may include singing competitions and comedy.

  • Eastern Bloc $$

    505 East 6th St.

    The bar is a reference to the Soviet bear, a symbol that describes both its clientele and the communist themed décor. It’s a down to earth bar that avoids the posing that can be found elsewhere in the New York City scene.

  • The Stonewall Inn $$

    53 Christopher St.

    Landmark bar known as “Where Pride Began.” Now, it’s a dark dive of a bar with a friendly crowd and affordable drinks. Entertainment and dancers Friday night, DJs Saturday, and Drag Queens Sunday night, for a different kind of riot.

  • The Eagle $$

    554 West 28 St.

    Known as one of the city’s top leather/levi bars, although still a great spot if leather is not your thing - the crowd is very diverse. Three levels including a roof top bar. DJs every weekend night.

  • GYM Sports Bar $$

    167 8th Ave.

    NYC’s original gay sports bar. Features drink specials, and attracts athletic types with their sports leagues. Try the Locker Room downstairs for darts, foosball, and arcade games. Thursday nights is “Flip Cup” night for the frat boy in you.

  • The Boiler Room $$

    86 E. 4th St.

    Relaxed, non-pretentious, affordable and charming dive bar in the heart of the West Village. Diverse crowd, patrons aren’t shy, but un-oppressive enough to bring a mixed crowd (straight and gay) to start the night.

  • Big Apple Ranch $$

    39 W. 19th St.

    If you like the cowboy vibe, come here for two-stepping and line dancing lessons, or just for men in speedos and cowboy hats. The rule is: if someone asks you to dance, you say “yes.”

  • Urge $$

    33 2nd Ave.

    Sophisticated lounge setting with a bar right in the center, so you can scope out who else is at the bar. There are male go-go dancers every night from 10 to 4. Many consider them a bit out of place in the classy vibe, but nobody complains.