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What are the Most Happening Places to Hang Out in NYC

My sister and friend like to have monthly catchups looking for energy, sexy decor, quality drinks/food, sexy ambiance places.

Restaurants, lounges, bars , hotel/bars (No nIghtclubs)

Thanks for your suggestions and I'll let you know what we try.

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  1. i meet the most interesting people eating at the bar at Jean-Georges (Naugutine). I do not know if that makes the place sexy.

      1. re: kathryn

        Of all the spots on that list, Bodega Negra is probably the most appropriate spot to spend sexy time with one's sibling.

        1. re: JungMann

          "... probably the most appropriate spot to spend sexy time with one's sibling."

          I'm sure you meant that sentiment differently, JM, than it reads in fact. At least I hope so.

          1. re: Phil Ogelos

            Ha, I'm not the one looking for a hotspot with a sexy ambiance to catch up with my sister! Trailer Park Lounge probably attracts a similar clientele.

            1. re: JungMann

              What is the dress code like at Bodega? Is it Beauty & Essex-esque, or a bit more toned down? Thanks!

            1. re: AubWah

              Charlie Bird?? I rather poke my eye out.

              1. re: UES Mayor

                Some of us venture south of 14th street

                1. re: AubWah

                  It's not the location-I hated food, noise and owner's attitude at Charlie Bird.

                    1. re: AubWah

                      When they first opened I went w two cooks who work in higher end restaurants. The one dish I remember -the scallops were just so awful in taste and texture and served in 1/4 inch slices- I told owner/manager about it. We couldn't believe he looked at us and just walked away as if to dismiss our constructive criticism. As we walked out he made it a point to turn his back towards us-never will go back to that kind of service! And mind you, I am not a complainer unless something is really awful or if you don't give me a bowl of rice when requested!

            2. Beauty and Essex was a "thing" for a while.