Guys Night Out in New York

As much as you love the ladies, sometimes you need to have the sort of manly, Neanderthal-ish fun that women are too smart (read: high-strung and uptight) to participate in. Whether you want to catch up with an old buddy over a bloody steak, get the guys together for a night of darts and pool, or pretend to be doing one of those things while you're really at a boobie bar, we've got you covered. (Photo: Reilly Scull)

Updated: August 28, 2011

Guys Night Out in New York City


Strip House

13 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Fact: Guys like steak, and the only thing better than a regular thick slab of meat is one that's accompanied by a cheeky burlesque theme. This Village resto exudes naughtiness, with an ultra-dim dining room complemented by pictures of scantily clad women all over the walls.


Peter Luger Steak House

178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Even if you crashed your friend's Jet-Ski, ran over his dog and slept with his fiance, he'll forgive you if you treat him to the $82 porterhouse at this legendary (and arguably best in New York) steakhouse in Williamsburg.


Fette Sau

354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

In German, "fette sau" means ?fat pig.? One look at this Williamsburg joint's menu, and you'll agree that it's aptly named. Barbecue by the pound, beer by the pint and a crowd comprised mostly of insatiable carnivores make it clear that this is a dude-centric spot.


Ace Bar

531 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009

This Alphabet City bar would make any child of the `80s feel nostalgic: Skee-Ball, a "Simpsons"-themed pinball machine and a display of vintage lunchboxes featuring Scooby-Doo, that lovable cartoon hero. There's also pool, a jukebox and lots of strong, cheap drinks.


300 New York

[1-99] Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011

This Chelsea spot embodies the holy trifecta of guy-ville: VIP-style bowling, burgers and beer. It's filled with heads bob to the throbbing pop and hip-hop videos playing above each lane. Waitresses shuttle cocktails from the full-service turquoise bars so you needn't worry about disrupting your game when it's time for refills.


Larry Flynt's Hustler Club

641 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

Dozens of dancers roam two floors at this in-the-flesh homage to the eponymous skin mag. In the famously over-the-top Flynt spirit, the club has one of the tallest stripper poles ever erected, plus an ample main stage, two balcony stages and several VIP rooms.


Circa Tabac

32 Watts St, New York, NY 10013

Remember the good old days, when New Yorkers could sip a Scotch and enjoy a smoke without having to go outside? Well, they still can, at this jazz-themed Soho cigar lounge, one of a very few exceptions to the citywide smoking ban. Head over with the boys for some male bonding enhanced by brandy and cigars, and come home to wifey smelling like you were in Vegas for a week.


Blue Smoke

116 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016

The only thing that gives steak night a run for its money is a barbecue night at Danny Meyer's grade-A Blue Smoke. Order up some pulled pork, hush puppies and a few rounds of beer, then head downstairs to the jazz club. You can even have your girlfriends meet you there at the end of the night.


The New Vip Club, Gentleman's Club & Restaurant

20 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011

When it comes to boys night, sometimes one strip club is simply not enough, which is why we're including two. Less upscale than the Hustler Club (yes, it's possible), this Flatiron-area gentleman's club comes with booze and lots of ta-tas. There's also sushi upstairs, but, let's be honest, no one is coming here for the food.


Buffalo Wild Wings

139 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Dozens of wing combinations and flat-screen TVs broadcasting every game imaginable make this Atlantic Mall spot in Brooklyn an ideal place to unwind with your crew. Order 24 wings and choose up to four different sauces and seasonings. And be sure to order some beers to put out the fire in your mouth.