Renowned for its nightlife, New York City is a hub of quirky pubs, smoky cabaret clubs, cosmopolitan entertainment venues, and world-renowned comedy shows. You could find something for every type of personality, whether you like arcade games and karaoke or sexy nightclub acts and immersive theatre experiences. You’ll also find unique historic experiences, such as touring a cemetery or relaxing in a luxurious heritage spa. However you want to spend your time, find out the 10 best things to do after dinner in New York to plan your itinerary.

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    Secret Loft

    Party at a secret spot

    Secret Loft is a performing-arts venue that specialises in circus, comedy, literary events, and live music performances. Located in Greenwich Village, Secret Loft is a hotspot for nightlife and entertainment for both locals and travellers. If you’re lucky, you’ll be in the city for a secret dance party and other thrilling events for the “in crowd.” Some of the previous events hosted by Secret Loft include Burlesque at Secret Loft, Poetry & Prose Open Mic, Comedy + Free Pizza, and InspiredWordNYC Open Mic.

    Location: 137 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 10 am to 9.30 pm, Friday–Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 929-224-2343‬

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    Whitestone Lanes

    Bowl a few frames

    Whitestone Lanes is an exciting bowling alley with 48 lanes and ample space for bowling groups to enjoy a night out. Suitable for casual or experienced bowlers alike, Whitestone Lanes has an array of bowling amenities and flat-screen televisions for each lane, a cafe, a bar, and a lounge for refreshments and socialization. After dinner, going bowling with your family or friends is a great way to end the night with some snacks and lighthearted competition in a lively and fun environment.

    Location: 3005 Whitestone Expy, Queens, NY 11354, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 5 pm to 1 am, Friday from 5 pm to 2 am, Saturday from 9 am to 2 am, Sunday from 9 am to 1 am

    Phone: +1 718-353-6300

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    Russian & Turkish Baths

    Relax in luxury with an exotic steam

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    The Russian & Turkish Baths is a labyrinthian complex of saunas, steam rooms, and spa treatments for relaxation. If you want to relax after dinner, you can visit the Russian & Turkish Baths to enjoy a soothing steam in an exotic sauna or have a pampered experience with a luxurious massage. You’ll find many other spa treatments at the complex, including soap scrubs, dead sea salt exfoliation, oak leaf Russian healing, yoga, and a cafe. If you want a decadent experience, book a VIP room for your group.

    Location: 268 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009, USA

    Open: Daily from noon to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 212-674-9250

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    Old Man Hustle

    Laugh ‘til you cry at a comedy club

    Old Man Hustle is a fun-filled comedy club with two locations in the city that boasts prominent comedy acts and cocktails. The club features the finest comedians in New York City from HBO, MTV, Comedy Central, and Netflix. During the show, you can visit the on-site bar to enjoy craft cocktails with unique ingredients, fine draft beer, or a range of top-shelf whisky. On any night of the week, you’ll be treated to side-splitting acts and open-mic nights to experience the best in up-and-coming comedians.

    Location: 39 Essex St, New York, NY 10002, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 4 pm to 2 am, Saturday–Sunday from 2 pm to 2 am

    Phone: +1 212-253-7747

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    House of Yes

    Have a wild night at a unique club

    House of Yes is a quirky entertainment venue with cabaret performances, circus acts, dance shows, and other shows held in a former ice warehouse. Boasting a bar, theatre, and dance floor, the House of Yes prides itself on being a haven for expression and creativity, so no show is too weird or wild. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume and mingle with strangers for a fully immersive experience. Some of the past events have been Rosa Perreo: Digital Dance Party, Twerkshop with Blaine Petrovia, and BARRE BUMP: Virtual Ballet Workout.

    Location: 2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, Friday–Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 646-838-4937

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    Beauty Bar

    Get a cocktail with your manicure in a retro salon

    Beauty Bar is a retro beauty parlour that’s been renovated into a hipster theme bar for a unique night out. Adorned with elaborate chandeliers, old-fashioned hairdryers, and beauty treatments paired with cocktails. You can have fun with hipster guys and girls slinging strong, cheap drinks while you enjoy a night on the dance floor or a top-notch manicure. The bar also hosts events like comedy shows and DJ nights. To add to the ambiance, the Beauty Bar features old radio music instead of top 40 hits.

    Location: 231 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 5 pm to 4 am, Saturday–Sunday from 2 pm to 4 am

    Phone: +1 212-539-1389

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    C'mon Everybody

    Enjoy themed nights at a Studio 54-themed club

    C’mon Everybody is a Studio 54-style club and lounge that features a range of up-and-coming music acts and seasonal cocktails. The club has two front rooms with full bars serving craft cocktails with a unique twist. In the back, you’ll find the music and performance space with a dance floor, disco ball, and stage for live music, DJ spins, and special events. Some of the past events have been burlesque nights, cabaret, and bingo.

    Location: 325 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 6 pm to 2 am, Friday–Saturday from 6 pm to 4 am

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    Maru Karaoke Lounge

    Sing your heart out with private karaoke

    Maru Karaoke Lounge is a premier karaoke lounge that offers a luxurious experience with the fun of singing. Located in Koreatown, Maru Karaoke Lounge emulates the decadent of New York City nightlife in an opulent space with private karaoke rooms, bottle service, and food and bottle packages. After dinner, you can visit Maru Karaoke Lounge to sing your heart out with your partner or group of friends to thousands of songs on the menu while sipping wine, cocktails, or champagne.

    Location: 11 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001, USA

    Open: Sunday–Wednesday from 6 pm to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 212-273-3413

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    Green-Wood Cemetery

    Tour a historic cemetery

    The Green-Wood Cemetery is a large cemetery that’s home to celebrity graves, catacombs, and elaborate statuary. You could visit the cemetery during the day to see the incredible art and architecture, but it’s even spookier at dusk. After dinner, visit the cemetery to see the celebrity graves and sculptures as the sun sets for a thrilling and creepy experience.

    Location: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, USA

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 718-768-7300

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    Barcade

    Challenge your friends to vintage arcade battles

    The Barcade is a fun arcade bar with vintage video games, beer, and cocktails. The focus of the bar is on American brews and classic video games, such as Donkey Kong and Pac-Man, for a fun and nostalgic night out. You’ll also find classic pinball games from the 1980s and 1990s, as well as fan favourites like Asteroids, Frogger, and Dig Dug. Barcade also serves classic bar food with a twist, such as currywurst and kimchi dogs, and craft cocktails with innovative flavours.

    Location: 148 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

    Open: Thursday–Sunday from 2 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 212-390-8455

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