Where the Celebs Are in New York

Outside of Hollywood, New York City is the place to be when it comes to rubbing elbows with celebs. We've scouted out the most exclusive New York restaurants and bars where you can try your hand at partying with the beautiful, rich and famous. Read on for the inside scoop on 10 of New York's most glamorous celebrity hot spots. Don't forget your camera! (Photo of Pastis by Miss_Rogue / Flickr)

Updated: June 29, 2010

Celebrity Hangouts in New York


The Boom Boom Room

848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Picture this: You're sipping cocktails in the penthouse of the Standard Hotel: Jude Law on your left, Madonna on your right. Oh, and there's a hot tub in the middle of the bar. Don't forget the glass-floored outdoor terrace with a view of the Meatpacking District from 18 floors up. It may sound dreamy, but getting in can be a nightmare.


The Lion

62 W 9th St, New York, NY 10011

This two-story American dining tavern, which is backed by former Waverly Inn chef John DeLucie, is luring A-listers left and right. Turn on your best ?I?m-cool-and-I-know-it? charm and you just may get a table.


The SubMercer

147 1/2 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012

It's hard to keep track of all the celeb drama that goes down at this underground dungeon-style lounge, so named for its location beneath the Mercer Hotel. In fact, this is where Kiefer Sutherland attempted to defend Brooke Shields' honor by head-butting a photographer and breaking his nose.


Abe & Arthur's

409 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014

This upscale Meatpacking District restaurant serves up American cuisine to the hottest of the hot. Jessica Simpson and Shannen Doherty have been spotted here, and Lindsay Lohan even chose it as the place to introduce a boyfriend to the fam. After dinner, head over to the uber-swank SL Lounge, which shares a space with the restaurant.


GoldBar

389 Broome St, New York, NY 10012

This over-the-top Nolita nightclub truly lives up to its name; every inch is glitzy, glamorous and--you guessed it--gold. P. Diddy has hosted many a party here, and the club is notoriously for well-known celeb sightings.


Rose Bar

2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

Only the cream of the crop is granted entrance to the luxurious lounge at the Gramercy Park Hotel, where celebrities happily go unbothered. The Olsen Twins, David Beckham and Penelope Cruz are just a few of the famous peeps known to stop by this posh hot spot.


Avenue

116 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

This intimate Chelsea lounge has been described as ?cuisine with a scene,? but maneuvering your way through its doors could prove to be an almost impossible feat. (If you've seen "How to Make it in America" on HBO, then you know what we mean.)


Pastis

9 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

Keith McNally's classic Meatpacking District bistro has managed to retain its rep as a popular dining destination for celebs and beautiful people since it opened in 1999. Not only did Pastis host the reception for Liv Tyler's wedding, but Kelly Ripa has said it's one of her favorite spots for a family dinner.


Kenmare

98 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012

After the kitchen closes, this sought-after Nolita establishment becomes a late-night den of iniquity for A-listers and scenesters. Mick Jagger has been spotted 'shaking his groove thing,? and local celebrities like Paul Sevigny are among the regulars.


Minetta Tavern

113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

Not even John, Kate or the other eight could weasel their way into this selective Greenwich Village steakhouse without a reservation. Decorated with walls of celebrity caricatures, Minetta is frequented by some of the biggest stars on the planet, like Jerry Seinfeld, to name one.