Lying in bed, staring at the ceiling with a catchy song you can’t get out of your head? The best way to exorcise that demon is to throw on clothes, head to the West Village and perform it in front of a crowd of complete strangers. And why settle for a simple backing track when you can have your own personal piano accompaniment? You’re able to get just that every night until 4am at The Duplex, where the talented ivory ticklers accept requests (usually of the show-tune variety) from anyone.
From gritty dives to bougie cocktail clubs, night owls have plenty of boozing options in the city that never sleeps. But the best New York bars to go to during the wee hours are the late-night lounges boasting the best jazz in New York, the karaoke bars letting wanna-be rockers sing their hearts out after hours, and the watering holes serving full-fledged dinner menus instead of bar food and snacks.