New York: Tourist Attractions Guide & Resources Directory



Did you just move to New York and have no clue about what there is to do? Need to get out and don't know where to go. That's why we have provided you with as much information as we could possibly find on the top tourist attractions. Here is an example of the type of information we have found.



Nightlife in New York

There are many different things you can do at night in New York. There is a variety of Bars, Cabarets, Comedy Clubs, Jazz Clubs, Live Music, and Rock Clubs. The following are the top spots in each category.


The Amsterdam Billiard Club is the premier pool hall in New York City. It is used frequently for private parties year-round. Whether it's a large business party or a small birthday party, the ABC is a fun and inexpensive attraction.

Soho Billiards offers great opportunity to brush up on your pool game. Leagues, tournaments and lessons are available for all skill levels. So grab a cue stick and play some pool!


Cafe Carlyle is the premier cabaret spot. The room is elegant, the service is grand, and the entertainment is unmatchable. People of all ages and genders patron this cafe. Shows begin at 9pm with additional 11pm shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Jacket and tie are required for the men.

The Oak Room is on of the classic entertainment spots in the city. It defines the New York cabaret experience. The interior is exquisite and is nearly as enticing as the performances. Dinner is required for seating.

Comedy Clubs

Caroline's Comedy Club on Broadway is the most recognized comedy club. Caroline plays host to the top names in comedy. The club is known all over the world as launching the careers of stars such as Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Pauly Shore, Janeane Gorofalo, Chris Rock, Kathy Griffin, and many others. Caroline's club is reowned for hosting comics that taunt the audience. So if being part of the show isn't your idea of entertainment, then maybe Caroline's isn't for you. It offers comfortable seating in a cozy atmosphere. The club serves food in addition to a full bar. It is also family friendly with its Kids Club offering comedy entertainment for kids every Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. For adults, Caroline's has three shows nightly.

Comedy Strip Live is known today as a comedy haven. The club has launched the careers of many of the funniest people in the business. The first star to appear at the club was a young 18-year-old Eddie Murphy. Numerous stars appeared in the following years, including, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Damon Wayans, and others. Performances are almost always top-notch and, if you're lucky, you may catch a celebrity on stage any given night. There's a ten dollar drink minimum for each person every night.

Jazz Clubs

The Blue Note is the world's finest jazz club. It has long been staging the finest jazz usicians in the world. Now into its second decade of operation, the Blue Note has staged internationally rewoned stars like Tony Bennett, George Benson, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Oscar Peterson, David Sanborn, Nancy Wilson, the late Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie. The club continues to book the finest musicians both local and nationally known. It is set in an intimate cabaret-like setting, complete with a state-of-the-art sound system.

The Village Vanguard can perhaps be considered the Carnegie Hall of Jazz. From Coltrane to Davis to Gillespie and more, the list of jazz legends that have graced the stage here is endless. Lines form out the door and nearly into the street. For a true jazz fan, almost any hassle is worth a show at the Vanguard.

Live Music

The Bitter End is one of the hippest live performance clubs in Greenwich Village. Numerous internationally reowned performers have launched their careers in front of the club's famous brick wall. From Bette Midler and Billy Crystal, to Patti Labelle and Les Paul, to Rusted Root and Blues Traveler, to Cheech and Chong and George Carlin. It showcases a wide array of entertainment, usually falling under the many genres of music and stand-up comedy. Acts and performances charge nightly, with no designated night for any such entertainment.

The Alice Tully Hall is a marvel of acoustics. Visitors can witness the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, which features students from the Julliard School, in addition to choral music, famous soloists, and concert groups that also enter prominently into the mix. It is an ideal place to enjoy classical music, if only to experience the phenomenal acoustics, and is highly recommended for a relaxing or romantic evening out in New York City.

Rock Clubs

CBGB & OMFUG is the birthplace of American punk rock. It is undoubtedly on of hte most famous live music clubs in the country. The letters "CBGB" stand for "Country Bluegrass Blues". The "OMFUG" stands for "Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers". No trip to New York is complete without a visit to this legendary spot.


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