NYC Nightlife for the Under-21 Crowd

Whether enjoying a night out between college studies or meeting up after work, or for weekend fun, the city that never sleeps is home to many venues that specifically aim to fill the NYC nightlife needs and wants of those under 21.

NYC nightlife is happening and not just for those 21 and over. Everyone living in the amazing Big Apple can find fun just outside their doorsteps. Whether enjoying a night out between college studies or meeting up after work, or for weekend fun, the city that never sleeps is home to many venues that specifically aim to fill the needs and wants of the under-21-year-olds seeking some NYC nightlife.

Bowlmor Lanes Times Square

Bowlmor Lanes in Times Square takes bowling into true New York City style, fashioning it into a trendy place that is bowling alley meets nightclub. The 48 bowling lanes include posh lane-side seating along with huge HD video walls. The under-21-year-olds are welcome to join in the club atmosphere, except after 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All ages are welcome at all times when coming as a family or group that includes a parent. Bowlmor in true NYC nightlife style, is more than just a bowling alley. This is a place to meet up for drinks and dining as well. Take a break from bowling to have fun with friends in their arcade too.

Webster Hall

Unique to NYC is its atmosphere of entertainment. Music is embedded in the Big Apple’s soul, and when living in the city that never sleeps, one wants to partake in the amazing music-themed New York City nightlife. Since 1886, when Webster Hall first opened its doors, this great NYC venue has played host to well-known performers and exciting events. With government issued IDs those 19 and older are welcome to enjoy the nightclub experience that this 40,000-square-foot landmarked space offers. From 10 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. the doors are open. Put on the best trendy fashion NYC style to enjoy the fun of dancing to the music until the wee hours.

Fat Cat

In the heart of the NYU area of New York City is Fat Cat, which mixes jazz and amusements for a unique NYC nightlife experience. This happening spot features nightly musical offerings along with a vast array of fun activities including pool, ping pong, shuffleboard, Foosball and board games. Those under 21 are always welcome to enjoy the jazz performances and take in the excitement of gaming fun in the gaming center — except for after 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.


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