14 Best Lounges In NYC Of 2022 (Mainly In Brooklyn)

Due to the covid19, most cities have gone dead but not Brooklyn in New York City, “The city that never sleeps.” Brooklyn still boasts of parties and incredible nightlife.

However, of course, there are measures put into place in response to Covid. This means you will have fun and still be safe as long as you abide by the rules.

Being a tourist in Brooklyn, you will not experience the full beauty of Brooklyn, the culture, food, drinks, and the good people without visiting the famous Brooklyn lounges.

Ranging from lounges that serve the best cocktails, rooftop lounges guarantee a beautiful view of Brooklyn, one of the boroughs of New York City.

1. Nowadays

Location: 56-06 Cooper Ave, NY 11385

Contact:+1 347-523-8535

The Nowadays Lounge is located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It is an outdoor performance lounge that would be perfect during this pandemic. Your safety is guaranteed here, and the same level of fun is assured.

This spot’s founders are responsible for Brooklyn dance parties: Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday Nights.

The Nowadays Lounge has a large dance floor that accommodates dance performers every Sunday afternoon. You will be entertained by different performers irrespective of age.

The Nowadays Lounge recently opened a listening bar called Indoors.  Indoors was created from a renovated warehouse.

This listening bar boasts fantastic food, board games, and a wide range of whiskeys, mezcals, beer, wine, cocktails, and nonalcoholic drinks.

The thing that makes Indoors at Nowadays stand out most, like most listening bars, is the sound systems.

The systems have been carefully thought out, and together with the fantastic, relaxed interior decor, you are guaranteed to experience the time of your life.

The music here will make you tear up with emotions if not go to the dance floor.

Indoors at The Nowadays Lounge is spacious with big windows and houseplants. Therefore you can bring your whole family here to have a good time.

What I look forward to the most at Indoors is the Planetarium. This is offered on Sunday nights where there is perfect music, and you are allowed to camp on the dance floor with blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows for hours.

You can come alone or with friends, but you are not allowed to talk. Just enjoy the music for the perfect 5 hours.

2. Paul’s Cocktail Lounge

Location: 2 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013, United States

Contact: +1 212-519-6600

Paul Cocktail lounge was founded by Paul Sevigny, who is a famous DJ in New York City. This magnificent lounge is found in The Roxy.

What I love most about Paul’s Cocktail lounge, well second after the fantastic cocktails, is the elegance of this location.

Paul’s Cocktail is one of the most exclusive locations in Manhattan.

If you want to have a taste of elegance and class, visit Paul’s Cocktail. The heavenly cocktails are served on elegant silver trays.

The service providers are hospitable, and as soon as you see them, you will be sure that the service you will receive is out of this world.

The staff members are dressed in designer uniforms that are beach-inspired. The legendary Chloe Sevigny designed these uniforms.

The interior of Paul’s cocktails is also quite interesting. The walls have a hibiscus hand-painted wallpaper, and there are marble and patterned mirrors that are joined with raspberry and emerald. There is also art on the wall that painter Josh Smith did.

Paul’s cocktail lounge usually operates on Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 10 pm. It goes for an extra hour on Friday and Saturday, but it closes at 9 pm on Sunday.

Paul’s lounge is closed for now due to Covid, but you can make reservations at the Roxy bar. Check their website regularly to know when they shall open it again.

3. Bossa Nova Civic Club

Location:  1271 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Contact: (855) 812-4430

Are you a techno fan? Do you like comfort and coziness? If so, the Bossa Nova Civic Club in Brooklyn should be your next lounge to visit.

This lounge can host up to 140 people and is found beneath the subway overpass in Bushwick.

Anyone from Brooklyn would tell you Bushwick is the hippest neighborhood in Brooklyn. Therefore you are guaranteed to have the most fun.

However, you should visit their website and see what is playing that specific day before going.

There are nights when you will enjoy industrial techno, house music, or live performance by local artists.

If you are looking to party on a Monday, most places will be closed but not Bossa Nova Civic Club.

4. Brooklyn Steel

Location: 319 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Contact: 213 763 7700

This trending spot in Williamsburg is a 1,800-capacity lounge and music venue in Brooklyn.

It has received recognition in the whole of the United States as one of the most significant live music venues in the whole of the united states by Rolling Stone Magazine.

To attend and enjoy the live music, you can check out their website and buy tickets to any of the live music events.

5. The Box

Location:189 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

Contact: 917.280.5977

What I love about lounges in Brooklyn is how much they have evolved. Lounges are not just mere lounges but a home for art.

The Box is one of these locations. If you desire a chilled environment with a theatrical vibe, the Box should do it.

However, if you want a place where you will get into the dance floor and enjoy the best drinks and food, then The Box wouldn’t cut it for you.

The Box is known for more. The performance will leave you wanting more.

Do not go with your parents or kids here. The performances could have a bit of nudity here and there.

Book the VIP area if you can afford it since the view here is perfect. You will witness different types of performance from martial arts, acrobatic performers, nude dancing, to mention but a few.

You can make reservations from their website. This spot opens at 11 pm and the shows start at 1 am. Dress to impress.

6. Clover Club

Location: 210 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Contact: (718) 855-7939

Suppose you would love to enjoy exquisite and experimental cocktails while in Brooklyn, Clover  Club is the place for you.

This is a premier cocktail bar and lounge that also serves fantastic food. The service is excellent, and you will experience genuine hospitality here.

The cocktails come as either evening cocktails or brunch cocktails. In addition, you can enjoy selected cocktails during happy hour.

The signature drink here is Sunkissed sour. If you are not a cocktail person, then you can enjoy your cold beer or wine with your food of choice. These are available at the happy hour too.

You will also enjoy live jazz depending on the day you will visit. Clover club feels so homely and cozy and portrays the authentic Brooklyn vibe.

Clover club served its first customer in 2008, and since then, it has never looked back. Clover club operates on the concept of living life to the fullest and enjoying every bit of it. This means that fun at Clover is guaranteed.

It opens from 4 pm to 12 am on weekdays and from midday to midnight on weekends. Make your reservations early to make sure you get a table since this spot is loved by many.

Reservations are only accepted for indoor seating for groups of at least five and a maximum of 10. Otherwise, you have to go quite early since tables are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

7. Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge

Location: 60 Furman Street, Brooklyn Bridge

Contacts: 833.625.6111

Harriet’s Rooftop Lounge is located on top of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. It boasts of providing one of the most beautiful views you will find in Brooklyn. In addition, being a rooftop lounge, you can view the statue of liberty up to Manhattan.

If you are touring Brooklyn for the first time and have a limited amount of time, then this is the lounge for you. From here, you will be able to see everything that is amazing in New York City.

Harriet’s lounge is a 4000 square foot spot that provides both indoor and outdoor dining. It is authentic with a cultural, Brooklyn-like decor.

The outdoors has a lovely vertical garden. The indoor has modern decor. There is also a rooftop pool perfect for partying.

Harriet’s opens every day from 1 pm to 10 pm. You can make reservations online to book space either indoors or outdoors.

I would choose the outdoor table to enjoy the cool air and beautiful scenery during this summer.

Go to Harriet’s prepared to have the best time of your life because I guarantee you will.

8. Le Bain

Location: The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, United States

Contact: +1 212-645-7600

Le bain is another fantastic rooftop bar and lounge. It belongs to Standard High Line. Getting into this lounge is quite hard as the security at the door is quite tight.

But this struggle is worth it because the experience at Le Bain is one of the best in New York City.

Due to covid, there is a seated-only policy, meaning there will be no overcrowding; therefore, you should make reservations to ensure you do not miss a table.

I hope you get lucky and get a seat at the Astroturf deck. The spot is excellent and perfect for summer afternoons.

The music here is terrific, and the lounge has many world-famous DJs. This means however much you frequent this location; you are guaranteed a different and diverse kind of music.

The cocktails here are to die for. I am an adventurous one with a sweet tooth. That is why lounges with the most unique and amazing cocktails are my go-to, and Le Bain is one of them.

9. Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Location:485 7th Ave. (at 36th St.),New York, NY 10018

Contacts:(212) 268-0188

This is one of the most oversized New York Rooftop lounges. It is exquisite with a garden and rotating carousel-style seating arrangement. It also has a mini-golf that you would enjoy if you are into golfing.

It usually has different themes, and this year, up to October 2021, the theme is Pink Rose Garden. Thousands of pink roses characterize a fantastic decor.

The brunch and dinner menus are pink rose-themed, and the cocktails are as well.

My favorite is the Moira Rose. In addition, there are treats like “Pink AF Pancake Stack ” that is garnished up high by cotton candy.

You are advised to make reservations, but walk-ins are also allowed.

You can bring along your family for weekend brunch, but after 3 pm, there is a 21+ policy. Ensure you carry your ID to avoid issues with security.

The hours of operation are 3 pm to 12 am for Monday to Thursday, 3 pm to 4 am for Fridays, 11.30 am to 4 am for Saturdays, and 11.30 am to 12 am on Sundays. Weekend brunch is from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm.

10. Freehold

Location: 45 S 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Contact: 718.388.7591

This legendary location was opened in 2015 and is located on the south side of Williamsburg.

It is an expansive space of 8600SF that boasts big rooms that allow for indoor dining and parties. There is also the outdoor area where the bar and lounge are located.

Its coffee shop has won awards, and the lounge has quickly become the favorite night destination for most New Yorkers and tourists.

The lounge opens from 4 pm to midnight on weekdays, from 12 pm to 1 am on weekends, but closes an hour early on Sundays.

If you want to enjoy a quiet time at the cafe, you can do so from 8 am to 6 pm.

11. Fleur Room

Location:105 West 28th Street (6th Ave), New York, NY 10001

Contact:(212) 888-1095

The Fleur is a French word meaning flower, and this lounge is everything flowery. You will be greeted by a flower decor that makes the lounge look cozy, warm, and elegant.

The lounge has glass walls that allow you to have a perfect view of the Manhattan skyline, The Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building.

By clicking a button, the walls will retract to be replaced by an alfresco sky veranda. Gorgeous! It has a giant disco ball that many Manhattans’ elite has graced.

The food includes your typical bar treats like Bohemian Grass-Fed Burgers, which I always want to eat when enjoying my drinks.

To get a table, you should make reservations on their website. You will receive confirmation for your reservation almost immediately.

Unfortunately, at the moment, this spot is temporarily closed.

12. Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co.

Location:1150 Manhattan Avenue, between Ash & Box Streets, Greenpoint, NY 11222

Contact:(347) 725-3061

Greenpoint Beer and ale co is a statement location that speaks for itself. The greenish glass water tower stands proudly atop Ed Raven’s legendary brewery.

Despite the brewery closing in 2018, it came back as a force to be reckoned with two years later. It increased production up to four times.

The rooftop lounge will give you the view of Brooklyn’s finest, Manhattan and Queens. In addition, there is food that you can enjoy with your cold beer this summer.

At Greenpoint beer, there is only full indoor dining. You can down your beer with snacks like fries, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and shareable.

If you do not fancy beer, this is not the place for you as there are no other drinks. The beer comes in cans, bottles, shop beers, and draft beers.

Greenpoint Beer opens every Monday to Friday from 2 pm to 10 pm and on Saturday and Sunday opens from midday to 11 pm.

Check out this spot together with friends for some chilled, good time.

13. Avant Gardner

Location:140 STEWART AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11237

Contact: relations@avant-gardner.com

On such days I know there is nowhere else to go partying except Avant Gardner.  This is a giant space of 80000 square feet and is located in East Williamsburg.

It has four event spaces where you are guaranteed to have fun wherever you sit. This spot celebrates culture in a big way, and you will marvel at the audio-visual features.

Avant Gardner complex spaces include The Great Hall, The Lost Circus, The Brooklyn Mirage, and The King’s Hall.

The Brooklyn Mirage is an open-air sanctuary, and you will find it at the center of the complex.

It is simply breathtaking. It is surrounded by tall walls and has evergreen plants bringing a “gardeny” vibe.

You will also see exciting video projections that characterize the new york culture. The food here is fantastic, and fortunately or unfortunately, the menu keeps changing.

The drinks are incredible too. Take advantage of this spot now since it only opens during summer.

The Great Hall has an industrial aesthetic and is quite massive. There are lots of moving lights that characterize the space and make it more elegant. In addition, it has a beautiful dance floor. You can check it out.

The Kings Hall feels like a palace to me because of its warmth and elegance. It is intimate, has excellent lighting and a massive chandelier.

There is a lovely dance floor where you can dance till you break your bones if you may. You will also get to see outstanding performances.

14. 1Oak

Location:453 WEST 17TH STREET. NEW YORK CITY

Contact:212-242-1111

It is not every day that a lounge goes for over a decade and still stands out. 1Oak has beaten the odds and remains vibrant and standing since 2007.

This lounge hosts the biggest parties in New York City. You are more likely to bump onto your favorite celebrity here than any other lounge in New York City.

It has hosted album release parties and galas for bigwigs like Rihanna, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Travis Scott, Kanye West, etc.

This international spot- now in Tokyo, Dubai, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas- is the favorite spot for all partygoers and music lovers.

Because of its name, getting in might be a little hard; therefore, you should make reservations.

Ensure you check out their weekly events on their website before making reservations.

Final word

NYC Lounges are unique. If you want the whole experience of the New York nightlife, then you have to do it in Brooklyn. From the flashlights to the fantastic decor, this world’s service and the fantastic performances, the experimental cocktails, craft beer, and fantastic food, I guarantee you will have an experience you will never forget.

However, you should pay attention to the Covid nightlife rules to ensure you are safe. All the above lounges that are still open ensure you adhere to the guidelines.

Make sure you know the rules ahead of time because you might not be allowed to get in. Below are the rules that are common in all the lounges:

  1. Wear a mask upon arrival. You do not have to have it on while seated but ensure you have it on every time you leave the table.
  2. No large groups allowed. The maximum number will depend on the lounge.
  3. Most locations have no dancefloor.
  4. They will check your temperature upon arrival.
  5. You will sanitize upon arrival.
  6. Check the lounge’s website on the hours of operations as there are restrictions on hours of operations.

Visit these fantastic lounges and have the best time of your life.

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