Gals' night out is the funnest night of the month—but after the same old drinks at the same old bar, it’s time to spice up your routine. Here are eight fresh ideas for the best night ever.
8 Fun Spots to Try for Your Next Ladies' Night Out
Have A Stylish Sushi Feast
Catching up over sake and dragon rolls is a guaranteed good time, but it feels especially luxurious at Megu, the subterranean sushi den in the Dream Hotel. Settle into a plush red booth, order a round of salmon-belly tacos and tuna tartare "cones" and let the gossip and/or philosophical discussion begin.
355 W. 16th St.; meguworldwide.com
See 'mean Girls'
Get in, loser—we're going to the theater. The musical adaptation was basically made for a night out with your squad, and it's already garnering rave reviews, no doubt thanks to Tina Fey's magic touch (and music by her hubs Jeff Richmond).
245 W. 57th St.; meangirlsonbroadway.com
Pair Cocktails With Cake At Butter & Scotch
Sure, you and your crew could kick back with some Ben & Jerry's and a bottle of Two-Buck Chuck (always a solid combo), or you could upgrade the sweets 'n' booze routine at this women-owned bar and bakery. The menu even has suggested pairings for your convenience, like a vodka martini and a hot fudge sundae or bubbly and birthday cake.
818 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn; butterandscotch.com
Get Pampered At Juvenex Spa
This 24-hour oasis features soaking ponds, steam rooms, saunas and a jade treatment room. Because hey, sometimes you just want to hop into a dry sauna with eight of your BFFs at midnight.
25 W. 32nd St. (at Fifth Ave.); 646-733-1330 or juvenexspanyc.com
Sip Classy Cocktails At Dutch Fred's
Fire up your Instagram, because these cocktails are almost too beautiful to drink. From the Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (gin, blackberry puree, lemon and Champagne) to the Kinky Boots (vodka, St. Germain and raspberry), there’s something for every member of your crew.
307 W. 47th St. (at Eighth Ave.); 646-918-6923 or dutchfreds.com
Try Absinthe At Apotheke
It’s Saturday night—let’s paint the town green. This apothecary-style bar has 13 different varieties of absinthe prepared traditionally…which basically means it’s poured into a giant contraption, laced with sugar and lit on fire. Like we said, it’s Saturday.
9 Doyers St. (at Pell St.); 212-406-0400 or apothekenyc.com
See Innovative Storytelling At The Heath
Maybe your squad's in the market for a thought-provoking evening. The McKittrick Hotel's performance venue has you covered with its latest offering: Flight, a critically acclaimed immersive experience (on through April 20) that falls somewhere between theater and art—and that will have you marveling long after it's over (perhaps over a drink or two at Gallow Green upstairs).
542 W. 27th St. (at Eleventh Ave.); 212-564-1662 or mckittrickhotel.com