Late-Night Date Night: Post-Theatre Watering Holes and Destinations

News   Late-Night Date Night: Post-Theatre Watering Holes and Destinations Playbill.com lets you know some of our favorite places to head with your date after seeing a show.

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For an entertaining nightcap:

Manderley Bar

Whether you’ve wandered on in from Sleep No More or another nearby show, come on by to the McKittrick Hotel and enjoy a late night drink in their theatrical cocktail parlor. Sit back and relax amongst the velvet curtains and enjoy the live music, from lively jazz to funky soul. Open late. (The McKittrick Hotel, 542 W 27th St., btwn. 10th & 11th Ave. For more info, click here.)

Victor's Cafe Cuba Lounge 

In the heart of the theatre district, the Cuba Lounge is the place to go to forget all about the Manhattan winter. Palm tries decorated with fairy lights, live music and a Cuban inspired drinks and food menu. Like they say, time flies when you’re having rum…(236 W 52nd St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. For more info click here.) Bar Centrale

Shhh…we’re letting you in on a secret here. No signage alerts passersby to the existence of Bar Centrale, next door to Joe Allen’s in a theatre district Brownstown. Blink and you’ll miss it, but you won’t want to, with its classic cocktail list and cozy ambiance. Its clientele is a mix of Broadway stars and in-the-know New Yorkers. (324 W 46th St., btwn. 8th & 9th Ave. For more info click here.)

Lantern's Keep

Tucked away at the back of the Iroquois Hotel, Lantern’s Keep is an intimate hideaway from the chaos of the Times Square. Boasting one of the city’s finest cocktail lists, it’s the perfect spot to discuss the evening’s show while enjoying a very fine beverage. (Iroquois Hotel, 49 W 44th St., btwn. 5th & 6th Ave. Click here for more info.)

Chez Josephine

Josephine Baker was the toast of Paris in the 1920’s and a star of the stage and screen. This mid-town bistro evokes her joie de vivre and invites you to share good food and live piano music. Serving dinner until late. (414 W 42nd St. Btwn. 9th & 10th Ave. Click here for more info.)

The Library

Seen a show at The Public but not yet ready to call it a night? No, neither are we. Don’t miss The Library, the theatre’s hidden-away supper club, named after the building’s original use as the Astor Library. Part bar/restaurant, part backstage lounge, it’s a popular spot for locals and theatregoers alike. (The Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St, Astor Place. Click here for more info.)

 

The show must go on...

 

54 Below is Broadway's Supper Club. Come and see stars like Patti LuPone perform at this quintessentially Manhattan nightspot. Late night shows at 11 PM. (254 W 54th St., btwn. Broadway & 8th Ave. To buy tickets and more info click here.)

Want to dance, sing and drink while watching a late night musical? The Public's Here Lies Love is an immersive, exhilarating theatrical event that combines modern dance beats with impassioned story telling. 10:30 PM show on selected evenings. (The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St, Astor Place. Click here for more info and to buy tickets.) 

The Drunk Shakespeare Society describe themselves as, "A company of professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem..." It's Shakespeare, with a vodka twist. Each night, one of the actors will have at least five shots of alcohol. (Now in a new location at The Lounge, Roy Arias Stages, 300 W 43rd St at 8th Ave. For more info and to buy tickets click here.) 

Check back biweekly for a new assortment of destinations and unique entertainment to explore after the curtain comes down.

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