Few things prompt anxiety among New Yorkers like choosing a venue for a birthday party. Or any party, really, that isn’t funded by a corporate credit card. While large spaces are scarce in the city, there are still trusted spots catering to people looking to celebrate without spending a lot, or anything, on a private room or space — and they’ll match the festive vibes with music, flowing booze, and small bites. These are the best bars and restaurants across the city for holding a casual, come-and-go get-together.
Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2018.Read More