Bars for Groups for Rent in New York City

Bars for Groups for Rent in New York City

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Top Bars for Groups in New York City

Welcome to New York City, where bars for groups keep the city alive around the clock! When it comes to hosting celebrations, Tagvenue's selection of bars for groups in the Big Apple is unparalleled. From trendy cocktail lounges in Manhattan to sophisticated pubs in Brooklyn, you'll find the perfect venue on Tagvenue's free event venue finder. Experience the lively atmosphere and iconic skyline of New York City while toasting unforgettable memories. Explore our listings of bars for groups and book a venue for your next celebration in the city. Cheers to a memorable event in NYC!

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Bars for Groups Rental Guide

New York City is an extraordinary playground for nocturnal enthusiasts, offering a kaleidoscope of bars for groups that transcend ordinary nightlife experiences. We’ve curated a guide to the best bars for groups across all five boroughs that are perfect for hosting casual, come-and-go gatherings that embody the city’s irresistible allure and energy. Dive in, explore, and let the city’s rhythm guide your next unforgettable group outing!

Party Themes for NYC Bars

Classic Cocktail Evening: Immerse yourself in an aura of elegance where classic cocktails reign supreme. Experiment with a symphony of flavors, turning each sip into a celebration. This theme is ideal for birthdays or simply enjoying happy hour

Lovejoys - Indulge in a glamorous, cozy setting perfect for cocktail evenings. Enjoy an evening here complemented by exclusive beverage packages and ample space to accommodate your group.

Rooftop Revelry: In New York City, rooftop season lasts the whole year. Elevate (literally) your night by taking advantage of NYC’s iconic rooftop venues. Experience the city from above while sipping delicious cocktails. You can have your party indoors or outdoors, whether it rains or shines! 

Speakeasy Soiree: Step back into the days of Prohibition and enjoy the secretive allure of a 1920s-themed party. In hidden corners of the city, you can find bars for groups where passwords unlock doors to nights filled with clandestine charm and vintage vibes.

Speakeasy Theater at Caveat - Enjoy this cabaret-style speakeasy theater hidden beneath Clinton Street. It comes complete with a fully-equipped stage featuring comprehensive lighting and audio setups and is paired with a well-stocked bar offering affordable drink options.

Karaoke Bar: Unleash the star within you in the city that’s home to Broadway! Perfect for large groups, these bars offer a stage to shine post-dinner as the drinks flow and keep the tunes rolling. It’s where New York’s energy meets your vocal vibes.

Games Night: Merge the thrill of games with the city’s nightlife. Choose bars that transform into arcades, offering a playground of independently created games, live music, and events that capture NYC’s innovative spirit.

  • Sour Mouse - an evening filled with parlor games, captivating live music, and a showcase of local art, all complemented by a selection of delightful beverages. It’s a simple yet perfect recipe for a memorable good time.
  • Kelly's Sports Bar -  Conveniently located just a hop away from the F, J, and M trains, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. Here, you can unwind with a refreshing tap beer in hand, sports, and soak in a relaxed ambiance.
  • Randolph Beer - Experience the realization of your childhood dreams in an adult playground located in DUMBO. With offerings like bowling courts and arcade games, it provides everything necessary for a nostalgic group celebration filled with fun. 

Beer Garden Party: Embrace the craft of brewing in gardens where the taps are flowing and the city’s pace slows down. Dive into a selection of craft and hard-to-find beers paired with snacks that satisfy your city-sized hunger.

Find the best bars and nightclubs in NYC:

Famous for its nightlife,
New York is filled with a range of exciting bars, clubs, karaoke bars, and cocktail bars that are perfect for groups. But how to find them? Well, we've compiled a list of the most popular bar areas in NYC so you don't have to. From lively neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn to the unearthly views from Manhattan's rooftop bars, each borough has its own exciting options.

Lower East Side - The Lower East Side is now home to some of the city’s trendiest bars for groups. And, of course, the Lower East Side thrives on its many dance venues. If you happen to be in LES and you’re a clubgoer, Basement Nightclub at Hotel Chantelle is one of these places that will wake the party animal in you!

Chelsea - a cultural hub attracting artists from all walks of life and home to plenty of art galleries. If you walk north of the Meatpacking District's clubby nightlife, you can discover some of the best bars in Chelsea. From great speakeasy bars and dives to flea markets and gay bars, there's something for everyone, not just art fans. You'll find high-flying rooftop bars, piano-backed karaoke bars, and plenty of top-notch frozen drinks to go around.

Midtown Manhattan - for the best bars, go beyond the usual office happy hour destinations and discover the city’s real-deal dives, impressive rooftops, and old New York classics. Though Midtown is full of Irish pubs that cater to the after-work crowd spilling out from the neighborhood’s high-rises, there are a handful of top-notch cocktail bars worth seeking out.

Williamsburg - Williamsburg, Brooklyn, stands as a pinnacle of nightlife, boasting a variety of bars for groups. There’s no doubt that when it comes to nightlife, it’s hard not to mention Williamsburg. From north to south, it’s got straightforward beer bars and gardens (the charming and universal Ainslie comes to mind), sophisticated bars, clubs that draw in big-name DJs, and everything in between. Its music and dance scene are good reasons to cross the East River and check out its delights.

The East Village - it's the birthplace of punk, a haven for artists, an oasis for the odd, and a perfect place for a fun night out. Tailored for enthusiasts seeking extraordinary bars for groups, the neighborhood offers a spectrum from classic beer-and-shot combos to meticulously crafted and unusual cocktail bars and private lounges. If you are in the Ukrainian Village but fancy something less Eastern European, head over to Mayamezcal, which has over 60 different mezcals and tequilas on deck.

FAQs about Bars for Groups in New York City, NY

How much does renting a bar for a group in NYC cost?

Renting a bar for a group in NYC on a per session basis starts as low as $100 and can go up to $15,000 or even higher. Hourly rentals are also available with a similar wide price range. The great thing about New York City is that it offers a plethora of options, so regardless of your budget, you can find a venue that is suitable for your budget. Whether you're looking for an affordable option or are willing to splurge, there's something for everyone in New York. Make sure to use the price filters when browsing Tagvenue’s listings! (All data from Tagvenue.)

What important factors should I consider when renting a bar for a group in New York City?

When renting a bar for a group in New York City, there are several important factors to consider. Firstly, evaluate the capacity of the venue to ensure it can comfortably accommodate your group. If you have a large party, be sure to seek out bars that provide event spaces or designated areas specifically designed for accommodating larger gatherings. Next, consider the bar’s atmosphere, as it should align with the vibe you desire for your event. Also, check if the venue provides amenities like audiovisual equipment, a dance floor, or a stage if needed. Location and accessibility are crucial, so choose a bar that is convenient for your guests to get to. Lastly, communicate any specific requirements or preferences to the venue manager to ensure the venue can meet your expectations and make your event truly memorable. And don’t worry, we are sure that you will find a perfect venue for your event on Tagvenue.

Are there any important events in New York City that could impact the availability or cost of bars for groups?

Yes, several large events in New York City regularly occur and can impact both the availability and cost of bars for groups. Major events such as holidays, festivals, conferences, and conventions attract a significant influx of visitors to the city, leading to increased demand for venues. If you are planning an event during these times, it is advisable to book your preferred bar well in advance to secure availability and potentially avoid higher prices. Alternatively, if possible, consider reserving your venue on less busy days to ensure more attractive pricing and better availability. Additionally, it's worth considering the location of your chosen bar in relation to any ongoing events or popular tourist attractions, as it may affect accessibility, crowd levels, and parking.

Can you recommend bars for groups over 50?

  • Oliver's Astoria - This spot in Astoria offers full access to a two-story bar, making it the perfect choice for company events, birthdays, holiday parties, showers, and cast parties. Craft cocktails and multiple celebration areas, including a private lounge, are available for all guests. With 6 custom packages, starting at just $32 per person, you'll find options to suit your needs. Oliver's can comfortably accommodate up to 70 guests if you prefer a seated celebration.
  • Gadfly Bar - Located in laid-back and classy Chelsea, this is the ideal venue for private events with up to 55 attendees and can be rented for a reasonable $275 per hour. You have the freedom to play your own music here, and if you prefer, you can also bring in outside catering, although they do offer in-house options. Plus, Gadfly Bar boasts an extensive selection of beers and whiskeys for your enjoyment.
  • Velvet Brooklyn - This Williamsburg bar offers a 1000 sq. ft. private room with a capacity of up to 60 seats. Inside, you'll find exposed brick walls, impressive accent lighting, and rich red velvet accents, creating a unique and inviting atmosphere. The Velvet Room offers 3 packages which start at just $30 per person. And if you're in the mood for dancing, they even have a disco ball to add some extra sparkle to your celebration!

Guest Reviews of Bars for Groups on Tagvenue

Kerri R.
Booked Entire Venue at Exposed Brick Multi-Use Event Space
Venue was perfect for our event. The exposed brick gives it a nice touch, there was plenty of natural light and enough space for people to mingle as well as sit and eat/ converse. Communication with the host was great during the entire experience.
Hank G.
Booked Entire Venue at King Tai
Amazing venue for a private party of 30-40. The staff was so great and the drinks were tasty. Matt was responsive and a great help at getting everything set up.
Maya S.
Booked Dragon Room at Pekarna
We had a great time here for my husband’s 40th! It was awesome to have a private area, the food was delicious, drinks were strong, and the servers were very helpful. We were even able to have impromptu karaoke at the end. Everyone enjoyed themselves!
Diego C.
Booked Entire Space at Cafe Skye
We had an incredible time for my birthday. Everyone was very pleased with the location, the drinks (including the special cocktails), and the food. Cameron and the team were attentive, professional, and great to work with overall. I'll be coming back for sure!
Jennica K.
Booked The Radio Room at RPM Underground
The manager was communicative and accommodating. Service night of was stellar, karaoke systems worked seamlessly and the song selection was massive. We had an absolute blast, definitely recommend for a birthday.
Rose A.
Booked Tasting Room at Wandering Barman
I couldn't recommend this space more. It's super stylish, easily accessible by train, and the drinks are great. Roxane and her team were very accommodating, responsive and easy to work with. Five stars!
Jonathan B.
Booked Entire Venue at Gadfly Bar
Kara and the whole staff were amazing and made my engagement celebration so special! Kara was super responsive and helped me make sure everything went off without a hitch.
Philip S.
Booked The Radio Room at RPM Underground
I had such a wonderful event here! The entire staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, and made the whole thing easy. The space itself is gorgeous! I can’t wait to do something here again!

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