Top Birthday Venues in NYC


A birthday in NYC opens up a world of opportunities, and it can be a little intimidating with all the options. Do we hit a piano bar in midtown? Skeeball with the hipsters in Bushwick? Pop bottles up and down the Meatpacking District? There’s a whole city to get wild in, but we’re going to narrow it down just a bit.

I’ve put together a list of some choice spots across NYC for a Tablelist birthday, and there’s a little something for everyone in here. If you have any suggestions, let ‘em rip down in the comments section.

Riff Raff’s

Riff Raff's NYC Birthday Spot

Riff Raff’s kills it with the tunes on a consistent basis. If you want to dance, this is a safe bet. Dudes – there’s a cover charge, so if there are a few of you then bottle service almost pays for itself right there. The tiki bar style is conducive to a shitshow of a birthday, and the drinks are potent and delicious. The VIP area is in a great spot close to the dance floor, which is another plus for drinking your face off and dancing your ass off. Check out our packages here.

Gansevoort Park Ave

Gansevoort Park Ave Birthday Parties

The Red Room at Gansevoort Park Ave is a great spot in the Flatiron District for a VIP evening, complete with great views from an outdoor terrace. Inside there is a DJ booth, fireplace, and a great light/sound system for a fancy-ass birthday. Get a package and mellow out, here.

Hotel Chantelle

Hotel Chantelle Birthday Lounge

You’ve got options at Hotel Chantelle: Drinks and food on the rooftop with great views of Downtown; mellowing out in the Lobby, or a full-on basement party at BonBonnière. You can book a table on any floor through Tablelist, or your concierge can figure out best location for your style. Take a look here.


Beauty and Essex

Beauty and Essex Speakeasy Birthday

You enter Beauty and Essex through a pawn shop into the speakeasy-throwback with a great lounge environment. The DJ is always on, ladies get champagne in the bathroom, and the food is an experience I’d recommend. If you get a food and beverage spend instead of a bottle through Tablelist, you have pretty solid options for drinking and eating. Check it out here. 


Got a birthday coming up? Get in touch with a concierge today from the talktous button on There’s something for everyone in NYC; let them do the work while you work on pregaming.



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