Insomniacs, rest easy! This summer you can clock in at any hour for food, fun and frizz-taming.
- Last Updated: 1:01 PM, July 29, 2012
- Posted: 10:56 PM, July 28, 2012
The ethereal haunt is perched on the rooftop of the faux McKittrick Hotel, where the hit interactive show “Sleep No More” plays out night after night. Partygoers, who need not have to attend the show to get in, are a mix of beret-topped theater nerds and nightlife-savvy yuppies clinking cups under the starry night sky.
At the bar, order cocktail concoctions like the rum-soaked Other Pimm’s Cup ($15) or a potent punch served in a copper bowl. Take either to a swinging bench, a re-created boxcar or to the ledge, where you can gaze out at intoxicating views of the Empire State Building.
Gallow Green, 542 W. 27th St.; mckittrickhotel.com/gallowgreen.com. Reservations can be made until midnight ($20 per person, which is taken off the bar tab).
12 AM: Eat lobster rolls on a dance floor
Feeling peckish already? Chow down on snacks from the Luke’s Lobster truck, which parks itself outside this packed SoHo dance club weekend nights through Labor Day, churning out chunks of fresh, juicy lobster meat served on toasted, buttery rolls.
Once you’ve gotten your grub on, head inside to burn off the calories on the dance floor of this nautically themed bar, where bankers and other corporate types party it up to house music.
The Anchor, 310 Spring St.; 212-463-7406, theanchornyc.com.
Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., through Labor Day.
1 AM: Shop for new and vintage clothing
After 7 p.m., the middle jewelry table at boutique The Dressing Room — which houses both vintage threads and local designer duds — gets pushed to the side to make way for shoppers who want to sip cocktails with their couture. (A full bar serves beer, wine and drinks for $3 to $12).
It’s a potentially dangerous combination, often resulting in tipsy shoppers wandering the store, drink in hand, trying on items like a gold one-piece bathing suit from Oyster ($240) and $30 shirts featuring classic book covers from the shop’s best-selling brand Out of Print. (“The Great Gatsby,” anyone?)
The Dressing Room, 75A Orchard St.; 212-966-7330, thedressingroomnyc.com. Open until 2 a.m., Thursday through Saturday.
2 AM: Treat your tresses or get a manicure
So you just got a late-night text — yes, that kind of text — and you want to look good. What to do? There’s a good chance that Hair Party, a 24-hour, full-service salon, will be empty on a weekend night at 2 a.m. In other words, no appointment necessary.
Park yourself at a hair or nail station, and let the one working aesthetician (at that time of night, anyway) get to work. Service options abound, from manicures to blow-outs to haircuts, and even 10-minute chair massages, starting at $9 and up.