We girls sometimes have this strange, perennial urge to get dressed to the nines, smell like cupcakes and flowers, strap on our sky-high Manolo’s and use them to transport us to buzzing, overstimulated bars, where we can teeter around, sipping colorful cocktails, ignoring the opposite sex, and secretly fantasizing we’re characters in our own girly HBO series. Sometimes we want Disney-sized mansions of excess; other times we’ll take chic cosmopolitan standbys, perhaps with some college watering holes thrown in for good measure. We’re women, we’re allowed to change our minds. As if to further stereotype ourselves, these things are for certain, we want a backdrop that looks as good as we do, in a place that makes us feel forever 21, with enough stamina to handle our girl’s night out.
● Lucky Chengs (East Village) – A place to truly let it all hang out while the girl-boy trannies try to keep it all in, and tied up, and hidden. The queens, who happen to be the wait staff, act bitchy while belting out “It’s Raining Men.” ● Elizabeth (Tribeca) – A place to really get off on yourself, vibe is dark and sexy- reminiscent of a Kiki De Montparnasse, with more blood sucking. Gather the girls to set the tone of the evening; Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire. ● STK (Meatpacking District) – To be totally vile and cliche, this steak place is very girl friendly. So girl friendly, the slickness is attributed to Sex and the City’s special brand of trendy- with a dash of Buck Rogers. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire; many ‘Ladies Night’ celebrations take place- many gentlemen read smoke signals. ● Greenhouse (Soho) – Glitters like a Radiant cut diamond, sparkles like a Manhattan nightclub should. Sometimes, a girl has to dance, and dance you will, in environmentally conscious surrounds. Pretty pastel LED lights, vines, moss, and a Louboutin conscious bamboo dance floor. ● Sweetiepie (West Village) – More diner than dinner; but this place is far too novel to leave out. Marie Antoinette styling, pink and gold trimmings, completely trivial options like caviar-topped omelets. Grossly luxe, pint sized plush shop was made for an indulgent evening. ● Bubble Lounge (Tribeca) – Good times are poppin’ along with the Veuve. Nothing beats a fizzy champagne buzz, except treating yourself to the VIP wine cellar. Inner diva is brought out, along with the Visa- poppin’ is pricey. ● Butter (Noho) – When you are with a pack, it’s practical to practice pack-mentality. Go with your natural instinct and opt for a venue that has withstood the test of time. Dancing, music, mini skirts, feel good vibes from the confused foreign models and promoters, Richie Akiva knows a woman’s habitat. ● Casa la Femme (West Village) – Grab a tent for you and your harem, er entourage, and sip signature sweet cocktails while entertaining the belly dancers. Guys go to strip clubs. Why can’t we have the same fun? ● The Standard Beer Garden (Meatpacking District) – Attractive crowds have been magnetized to the Standard since it opened, therefore, people watching is never at a lull. Ideal for the pre-dinner meeting spot to take in the view, enjoy a tasty micro brew and instill camaraderie in your girlfriends during a game of ping pong. ● Automatic Slim’s (West Village) – The ratio always sways towards attractive guys, and the type of guys who will buy you a drink but then leave you alone to dance with your girlfriends. Dancing on the bar always encouraged and after a few feel good tunes, you’ll be into the idea.