Get your group of friends together, because New York City has much to offer for a ladies night out or a bachelorette party. There are literature themed locales, a spot for unique shots or even more standard fare for a wild night with the gals. Here are some of the best to match the taste and interests of just about any girls night.
Lillie’s Victorian Establishment
249 W 49th St.
New York, NY 10019
Lillie’s has two locations to chose from for a wonderful night on the town for you and your group of friends — you can either head to their Times Square flagship or head downtown to their Union Square spot. The bar was named after Lillie Langtry, a successful actress and women’s rights advocate from the 19th century. Her namesake bar has all the amenities, such as a traditional menu, domestic and imported beers and an extensive liquor list that anyone needs to get a good bachelorette or a ladies night going.
55 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
Have a literature or history themed girls’ night in mind? Then head one over to Dear Irving, a fun cocktail parlor. Guests can have a beer in the 1960s, or try one of their timely cocktails, like a “Gibson” – gin, dry vermouth, pickled onion in the roaring ‘20s — or a “Madame George –” whiskey, Cherry Heering, ginger, lime and club soda. The service is fantastic; the food is delicious and any ladies night or bachelorette will be nicely complemented by a visit to Dear Irving.
923 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10019
Why not start the night with just about any type of shot you can image? Barcelona Bar is the spot to “pre-game” a night on the town. Another fun aspect to Barcelona Bar is the “nerdy” themed drinks. The “Harry Potter,” which consists of a fun, flaming, show put on by the bartender, is not to be missed.
213 N 8th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Get out of busy Manhattan head over to the Brooklyn Winery. Brooklyn Winery offers a wine tour, tasting — or you can even rent the space for a private bachelorette party. Reservations can be booked with short notice.
Mad Donkey Beer Bar & Grill
32-07 36tth Ave.
Astoria, NY 11106
Thursday is Ladies Night at the Mad Donkey Beer Bar & Grill. Once you pay $10 at the door, ladies can get complimentary drinks from 8 -12 p.m. Located in Queens, it is noted for having one of the “best happy hour deals in Astoria.” The staff is friendly, the food is great and the bar has a more laid-back, dive vibe.
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