8 Dope Bars You Gotta Party At This Month in NYC

We know you and your friends have already exhausted your list of go-to bars. 

Those old spots may be cool, but with June comes great new late-night options. 

The weather is finally getting nicer, and you won't be shivering at those alfresco bars anymore. So now, it's totally worth it to wear your minidresses, shorts and crop-tops again.

But you should definitely be showing off your new outfits and great dance moves at these eight new bars this month.  

They're the perfect spots for boozy summer treats, tropical cocktails and even midnight bowling...with Tiger Woods?? 

Check out this list of the best NYC bars to try out this month. 


1. The Campbell (15 Vanderbilt Avenue, Grand Central Station) 

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Reopened just last month, one of Grand Central's oldest bars offers a seamless mix of Jazz Age flair and contemporary elements. Here you have tons of options for a boozy night out at its three bars–the outdoor The Campbell Bar, the veranda-covered The Campbell Terrace and the indoor lounge The Campbell Palm Terrace. 

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Its modern takes on classic drinks, like the John Campbell's Martini (Stoli Elit, Carpano dry vermouth, olives) and the GG Manhattan (Woodford Reserve, Carpano Antica, Angostura bitters) will get you partying Gatsby style. Just don't go too crazy, if you're just stopping by for a quick drink before your commute home. 


2. Pergola (36 West 28th Street) 

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This gourmet restaurant transforms into one of Manhattan's classiest bars at night. Get your buds together to try out some Mediterranean staples, like falafel, grape leaves and babaganoush, for a $33 tasting.  

Then, go halfsies on a wide variety of hookah options for a relaxing night–and no breathing for an entire week. For drinks, opt for the bar's signature, super yummy Petal Pops. Made with Tito's vodka, elderflower, lemonade and edible flowers, these popsicles will be your go-to summer treat with a kick. 


3. Lovage (346 West 40th Street)


If you're coming in from NJ, you might need to stop here after a rough ride over on those less-than-glamorous NJ Transit buses. Once you grab some dinner at the elegant Magnolia Restaurant, head up to the 37th floor to the Lovage Rooftop and Indoor Lounge. This new, trendy nightlife destination, complete with a glass roof and fireplace, is a cozy spot for 360-degree NYC views. 

With summery signature drink options, like a Hula Hurricane and Cancun Swizzle, you'll love partying in this tropical urban oasis. But the cocktail you definitely can't miss is the Lovage Tiki, with Absolut Ely vodka, elderflower, pear, fresh lemon, topped with ginger-ale in a super cute pineapple bowl. 


4. Fishbowl (210 West 55th Street) 

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This bar will totally give you boat vibes. Its undersea-themed bar and arcade combo is perfect for those who love to play games along with a few drinks. If you've always wanted to play some rounds of boozy bowling or skeeball, this is the place for you. Just don't hit anyone, please. You can also meet their adorable salt water fish! 

Of course, they offer nautical beers, cocktails and late-night bites plus actual punch fishbowls to share with your team. And, quite ironically–and out of the blue–at the moment, the barcade is serving a Tiger Woods Bloody Mary with Ketel One, House Bloody Mary mix and a crab leg garnish. So, get your drink on with Tiger Woods!


5. Oscar Wilde (45 West 27th Street)

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English majors and aestheticism junkies, get hyped. You can finally enjoy the decadent lifestyle of Oscar Wilde in a bar created in his honor right in the Flatiron district! Relax in extravagant Victorian style once the bar opens late this month. 

Have some vintage cocktails that Oscar Wilde enjoyed or Prohibition-era drinks to pay homage–and give a middle finger–to the Prohibition Enforcement Headquarters the space used to be. Definitely order a glass of absinthe with one of the gastropub-style dishes to have a Wilde night of sophisticated debauchery. You'll be partying like Dorian Gray and dancing like Salome. 


6. Vinho Verde Wine Experience (The Weylin, 174 Broadway, Williamsburg-Brooklyn) 

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This may not be a bar, but how can you miss out on all this fancy Portuguese white wine. On June 17, Wines of Vinho Verde is traveling to Brooklyn to offer New Yorkers the ultimate Portuguese wine tasting experience. 

Taste–but really get drunk on–over 60 delicious dry white wines as you learn the history of the region where the wine is made and the winemakers themselves. You'll also participate in cooking demos to learn the perfect wine pairings and try yummy wine pops. Get your tickets here to become a Portuguese wine aficionado. 


7. Rock Center Café's Summer Garden & Bar (Rockefeller Center, 20 West 50th Street)

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If you're cool with waiting on long lines for the super fun attractions at Rockefeller Center, go to the Summer Garden & Bar this season. The outdoor dining spot is blessing us with heavenly DIY ice cream sundaes. They have cocktails, too, but WHATEVER! 

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The geniuses at Rock Center are giving us a whole menu of over 58 million possible sundae combinations! Expect to be overwhelmed with tons of options to build your own dream sundae. But it's a great overwhelmed. 


8. Gilligan's at Soho Grand Hotel (310 West Broadway) 

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This popup eatery/bar brings the Hamptons to the city without taking the long drive through Long Island. Wear your polos and Sperrys for this night out as you devour dishes with local ingredients from the best fisherman and farmers in Long Island. 

The island-themed menu includes everything from stone oven-cooked pizza to Long Island-sourced seafood from the Oyster Bar. Enjoy these yummy meals with summer-time drinks, like the Frozen Watermelon Margarita and local beers. It's also the best spot drink up some rosé on rosé on rosé from its wide selection of rosés. 

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] 

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