So you're traveling to New York, The Big Apple, and you're looking to have a good time. The Statue of Liberty, Time Square and The Empire State are iconic and a must see, but you didn’t come here for that. You came here for the under the radar places, the places with the most character feeling, the places that make New York, well New York and we are going to give you what your looking for. Below is the top 10 underrated places to visit in NYC.
This place is awesome, literally have a beer menu 5 pages long. This place is dripping with personality. The bar looks like it was imported from Germany along with the beer. The bartenders all speak German and were German dresses. All this adds up to a great authentic atmosphere. This is the place to be if you’re looking for an German Style New York night.
- Dominique Ansel ( Bakery)
Do you like pinna coladas… and getting insane baked goods! Dominique Ansell in Downtown Manhattan is the perfect place. Now when I say perfect place I mean this place has the most creative, delicious baked goods in all of New York
The chocolate chip shots as seen above are my personal favorite. If some reason you don't like that have so much more to choose from. The marshmallow s'more with ice cream on the inside! That's not even what their most famous for. If you want there world famous macaroons you better get there before 10 or they’ll be all sold out!
8. Escape the Room NYC (Entertainment)
Got 60 minutes and a sharp mind to spare? Escape the Room NYC is a hell of a time. You are in a locked room for a hour with only one way to get out. The Key. Sounds simple at first but then you realize the key is hidden behind a bunch and insane challenges and puzzles that you need more than 60 minutes to figure out. Whether with your family or on a hot date this is a must to check out.
7. Lucky Strike (Bowling alley)
Located on the outskirts of time square Lucky Strike definitely qualifies as underrated. This bowling alley is notorious for its high profile celebrities sightings. When you are tired of bowling it also doubles as a disco lounge where things are known to get a little crazy. Be warned must be 21+ to enter over 8pm.
6. Peter Luger's Steakhouse (Restaurant)
If you are looking for a high quality meal there is no where better to go in New York than Peter Luger’s Steakhouse. I don’t know if it qualifies as underrated but you have to forgive me because it's just TOO GOOD. The steak taste like butter sprinkled in heaven and the ambience of the restaurant is high quality. Don’t be surprised if you see wall street titans like Carl Icahn rumor has it it is his favorite restaurant.
5. Intrepid Museum (Museum)
Are you looking to have a good, wholesome time with the family? Then you must check out the Intrepid Museum located on a war ship… Yes a war ship. This museum is filled with American military history and features actual planes from World War II. A great way to educate your kids while having a good time.
4. Lavo (Nightclub)
They call it The City that Never Sleeps for a reason. Lavo is the place to be if you want to party New York Style. Don’t drink on an empty stomach the food there is amazing. Be prepared to see some famous celebrities or supermodels they frequent at this club.
3. Max Brenner (Restaurant)
Are you in the mood for chocolate? Max Brenner's restaurant is like if Charlie and the Chocolate factory had a restaurant and then added another gallon of chocolate. Menu includes many chocolate dishes such as fondue, chocolate pizza, chocolate shots, chocolate waffles, etc, etc,etc. If you're craving beautiful rich chocolate and a great meal this is the place.
2. Brooklyn Museum of Art (Museum)
Do you appreciate the fine arts? If yes then you most probably already visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but something you might not have visited was the redesigned Brooklyn museum of Art. Their you will find contemporary art and artists displaying their works of art as well as a newly redesigned museum that will touch all your 5 senses.
1. City Dream Shop (Website)
Lastly are you looking to take a piece of New York Home with you?? There is this really awesome company that has made it so easy to take souvenirs home without carrying them! Check out https://citydreamshop.com/collections/new-york For all your New York Gift Needs!