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21 Places To Go When You’re 21

Being 21 in New York City is like unlocking a new level in a game. There’s a whole new world of places to go, drinks to sip. With my 21st birthday coming all too slowly, I had plenty of time to prepare a list of all the places I wanted to go. My birthday has passed, and I’ve only visited a few on my list, but it’s a level in life I’m enjoying. In case you need some inspiration, here’s 21 places to go once you turn 21 in NYC:

  1. Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge – 485 7th Ave
  2. The Fleur Room at the Moxy Hotel Chelsea – 105 West 28th Street
  3. Refinery Rooftop – 63 W 38th Street
  4. Catch NYC – 21 9th Ave
  5. RH Rooftop Restaurant at Restoration Hardware – 9 9th Ave
  6. The Water Tower Bar at the Williamsburg Hotel – 96 Wythe Ave
  7. Beauty & Essex – 146 Essex Street
  8. Mr. Purple – 180 Orchard Street 15th Floor
  9. St. Cloud Rooftop at The Knickerbocker Hotel – 6 Times Square 17th Floor
  10. Tao Downtown – 92 9th Ave
  11. Ophelia Lounge – 3 Mitchell Pl 26th Floor
  12. Serra by Birreria – 200 5th Ave
  13. The Electric Room at Dream Downtown Hotel – 355 W 16th Street
  14. Vandal – 199 Bowery
  15. Haven Rooftop – 132 W 47th Street
  16. Ph-D Lounge at Dream Downtown Hotel – 355 W 16th Street
  17. The Crown at Hotel 50 Bowery – 50 Bowery
  18. Death & Company – 433 E 6th Street
  19. Monarch Rooftop Lounge – 71 W 35th Street
  20. Flatiron Lounge – 37 W 26th Street
  21. Copper & Oak – 157 Allen Street

And if you want to combine drinks & dessert, try Tipsy Scoop at 217 E 26th Street! Happy 21st!


My name is Kate, but you can call me Kava. Currently realizing my childhood dream of living in New York City. The Bronx counts too, right? I am studying Psychology and Communications & Media Studies at Fordham University. I love iced coffee, photography, the beach, and finding cool places that everyone wants to know about. Here to share my thoughts about everything I possibly can, hoping someone is reading.
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