They don?t call it the City That Never Sleeps for nothing. New York City excels in after-hours offerings. To get the full experience, the Big Apple must be savored by day and night ? and those bewitching hours in between. Pound a quad-espresso and get ready to see the sun come up.
The Spotted Pig
A down to earth gastropub located in the West Village, this is a great place to meet friends for a drink and some hearty fare. Don?t miss the amazing blue cheese burger with rosemary shoestring fries, which is even more delicious after some bubbly or brews at 2 a.m.
314 West 11th St. (between Hudson St. & Greenwich St.)
The Standard Grill
Located inside The Standard hotel and under the High Line, the latest landmarks in the cooler/richer-than-thou Meatpacking District. The kitchen is open until 4 a.m., which is perfect for the hungry souls that let out of nearby clubs like Tenjune ? or the penthouse party at the Boom Boom Room, right upstairs, where the crowd and views are beautiful and the door policy is unmercifully enforced.
The Standard Grill
848 Washington St. (at 13th St.)
Hair Party 24 Hours
You?re busy ? but your looks don?t have to suffer. Tend to all your beauty needs here: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Service between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. is by appointment only, however, so plan your late-night coloring and mani-pedis accordingly.
76 Madison Avenue (between 27th St. & 28th St.)
Serving up yummy French bistro fare along with an extensive beer and wine list. There is no reason not to dine well in the wee hours.
249 Park Avenue (between 19th St. & 20th St.)
The Brazilian-cuisine-inspired menu is extensive. And the wait staff: mostly models. Get the cheese bread and see for yourself.
29 Union Square West
New York Sports Club
Many New York Sports Club gym branches are open 24 hours. Inquire about their special ?Night Owl Membership,? which offers use of their 24-hour locations between the hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. at a special rate.
This New York-based drugstore chain seems to be on every street corner. And you never know when you?ll need one. Forgot to pack travel essentials like toothpaste, soap ? or mascara? No problem. Also useful for buying late-night snacks and six packs. Many locations are 24 hours.
A great Korean eatery in Midtown?s Koreatown. Rowdy late at night as many continue their post-club drinking here. The kimchi chigae and bulgogi are as authentic as they come. Expect a line, but service is always prompt and the wait is usually no more than 20 minutes.
9 W. 32nd St. (between Fifth Avenue & Broadway)
St. Mark?s Market
An unassuming but wonderful little deli and grocery store. Carries breads from Balthazar and Tom Cat, famous bakeries in New York. East Village locals and nearby NYU students love their fresh, delicious sandwiches.
21 Saint Mark?s Place
Sarge?s New York Delicatessen
An authentic New York deli where the meat to bread ratio is clearly skewed toward the meat. The extensive menu includes staples like matzo ball soup, pastrami sandwiches and huge slices of cheesecake. Bonus: They deliver anywhere ? yes, anywhere ? in Manhattan, 24/7.
548 Third Ave (between 36th St. & 37th St.)
Sunac Fancy Foods
Often heralded as a cheaper alternative to Whole Foods, locals love their great selection of health foods and deli sandwiches. No need to derail your diet at 4 a.m.
765 6th Avenue (between 25th St. and 26th St.)
Sunny and Annie?s
A typical New York Korean grocery store with delectable deli offerings. The Pho Real sandwich is not to be missed ? and made even better with avocados. Wash it down with some consistently good coffee, too. Great value but cash only.
94 Avenue B (between 6th St. and 7th St.)