Experience New York like a local with GrandLife's NYC Guide

BARS + NIGHTLIFE RESULTS

DeadRabbitNYC

Dead Rabbit

30 Water St Broad St and New York Plaza
(646) 422-7906

Referencing the street gangs of old New York with its name, Dead Rabbit is what we imagine a bar would have felt like in the Victorian Era, except for the patrons in slim-fit jeans and beanies while... Read More

ECC

Experimental Cocktail Club

191 Chrystie St between Stanton and Rivington Sts

New Yorkers are now used to a culture that promotes cocktails with ten-odd ingredients, prepared by men who measure the potions like chemists. Over in Paris, though, the idea was still a novelty. A... Read More

01-distilled-gallery1

Distilled

211 W Broadway at Franklin St
212-601-9504

Distilled is a wonderful nightlife & dining experience, from the food, to the vibe, to the service. The space is roomy and has a rustic feel – and while the environment is casual, the... Read More

MothersRuinLogo

Mother’s Ruin

18 Spring between Mott & Elizabeth St
(433) 756-8526

Tucked away on Spring Street in Nolita, Mother’s Ruin has already earned serious watering-hole cred. With a star-studded line up of bartenders, the cocktail menu (a chalk board above the bar) is... Read More

bemelmans-bar-nyc

Bemelmans Bar

35 E. 76th St., New York, NY (@ Madison Ave.)
212.744.1600
www.thecarlyle.com

Remember the beloved Madeline series of children’s books? Ludwig Bemelmans was their creator, as well as the whimsical murals at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel – even the illustrations on... Read More

pianos-nyc-bar-les

Pianos

158 Ludlow St., New York, NY (@ Stanton St.)
212.505.3733
www.pianosnyc.com

A former piano shop-turned-Lower East Side performance space with a Parisian-style protocol, Pianos is the type of space to host skyrocketing indie groups like Cold War Kids, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah... Read More

LitLounge

Lit Lounge

93 Second Ave (East 5th & East 6th St)
212.777.7987
www.litloungenyc.com

Dirty.
 Dark.
 Divey.
 Awesome. With an upstairs bar, a downstairs cavern, and in-house art gallery Fuse, this East Village nightspot is a never-ending come-as-you-are dance party filled with... Read More