Ed Lederman
A Night in SoHo

By Sarah Lederman

There’s always a new bar or club sprouting up in SoHo and come nightfall, you can feel the energy of the neighborhood shift into high gear.

For a low-key locale where you can chat with friends over an extensive cocktail list and bar menu, check out the Crosby Bar situated within the Crosby Street Hotel (79 Crosby Street). Extending across the width of the hotel’s ground floor, the Crosby Bar is whimsically decorated in bright swaths of color and features artistic touches like giant lit crystal globes dangling from the ceiling, an installation created entirely from telephones on one wall, and garden-facing windows that give the room a light and airy atmosphere.
Unsure whether you’re looking to dance or just sip on a drink? Try Sway (305 Spring Street), tucked away on a corner in West SoHo. Make your way through Sway’s three rooms where you’ll find a standard bar, a dance floor lined with cushy banquettes, and a lounge area that can be rented out for private parties. The candle-lit interior and Moroccan themed décor make for a cozy experience that’s part club – part lounge. Sway has been a favorite of New Yorkers looking for good music and a laid back atmosphere since the 90s so if you’re looking to avoid the line, make a table reservation in advance.

But if it’s that lavish dance party scene you seek, Greenhouse (150 Varick Street) is a must. Greenhouse’s two stories serve as Manhattan’s first eco-friendly nightclub complete with LED lights, bamboo walls and organic vodka cocktails. For the typical club-goer there is also a basic cocktail menu and your standard house music. What better way to party guilt-free than in the environmentally conscious Greenhouse jungle?
On any given evening you’ll find that celebrities and average New Yorkers alike make their way to SoHo to be a part of the vibrant and varied downtown scene. Whether you’re looking for a casual drink or a dance party, you can find it South of Houston.