Best Places To Meet Girls In New York City & Dating Guide

Last updated on February 4th, 2021

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If you are looking for the best places to meet girls in New York City and a dating guide for this massive metropolis then you are in the right spot. The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island will all be covered here.

The good news is that there is you will never be lacking for things to do. You can go out at any time on any day and always find a good place to try and pick up single women or a fine date spot.

The bad news is that you might have to wait a really long time to get in and spend a whole lot of money on your night out. But that is what this city is all about and if that bothered you then you probably wouldn’t be here.

When it comes to trying to meet single girls in New York City most of the best nightclubs in town are found in Manhattan. This is the prime real estate where some of the sexiest women in the world go out to see and be seen.

If you have the money to get into the club and the game to pull one of the models then you will be in for the night of your life. But most guys can’t afford that scene too often, and hooking up with a model isn’t the easiest thing to do either.

Luckily there are plenty of cheaper singles bars around town that are still packed with sexy ladies that are much more attainable. After we cover the great singles nightlife this city has to offer we will then mention some good day game spots, those aren’t hard to find either but it can be a bit tricky which we will get into later.

Obviously since it is the 21st Century online dating is going to deserve a mention. If you aren’t using the internet to help you meet girls and get laid then you aren’t maximizing your chances and are ignoring one of the best resources a guy could ever find.

Once we finish talking about where to pick up women we will move on to the dating guide section. Whether you are looking for a romantic bar, restaurant, a cheap date idea, dates in the day, or some form of entertainment for the two of you to do we have plenty of suggestions coming up. Before we get going here is a map of the subway, make yourself familiar with it if you are new in town.

Nightclubs & Pick Up Bars

The first thing we want to point out is that in a city like this one the hottest nightclubs or best pick up spots can change quickly. One may be ‘trendy’ one month and closed the next. We will do our best to keep up with the current nightlife scene, add new spots, and delete the closed ones but here that can be difficult.

We will go through the districts in alphabetical order, lets start with the Bronx.

Pick Up Girls In The Bronx

If you are looking to go out and pick up girls in the Bronx there are plenty of singles bars you can visit. Some of our favorites would be:

  • Skyline Bar & Lounge Bx at 1511 Wilkinson Ave
  • Illusions Hookah & Mixology Lounge at 3229 Westchester Ave
  • Mingles Restaurant & Lounge at 4012 Boston Rd
  • Bronx Beer Hall at 2344 Arthur Ave
  • The Punch Bowl at 5820 Broadway
  • Rulay Lounge Bar at 2959 Webster Ave
  • Mott Haven Bar at 1 Bruckner Blvd
  • Evo Cocktail Lounge at 1306 Unionport Rd

Is Brooklyn Still Cool?

It wasn’t long ago that Brooklyn was the new cool place to be in this city. Lots of young entrepreneurs were moving in, there was a vibrant singles nightlife scene, and many would tell you it was the best place for a guy to get laid in this city.

Of course in this day and age many people hate everything, and now Brooklyn is considered too hipster and not near as cool as it once was. Is this really true? Who knows, but we still think it is a great spot to try and pick up single girls, there are plenty of awesome bars here like:

  • Mood Ring at 1260 Myrtle Ave
  • Barcade at 148 West 24th Street
  • House of Yes at 2 Wyckoff Ave
  • Skinny Dennis at 152 Metropolitan Ave
  • Bembe at 81 S 6th St
  • Black Flamingo at 168 Borinquen Pl

Just stroll around Williamsburg any day or night and you should see plenty of cute girls that you can try to hook up with.

Best Nightclubs In Manhattan

We aren’t going to say it is cheap to go out and try to pick up girls in New York City at bars in any bureau, but if you are on a budget stay out of Manhattan. This is one of the most expensive places in the world, your wallet will probably be empty by the time you finish the night.

With that said you can find the best nightclubs in NYC here and plenty of good bars as well so getting a hotel here would be best if you can afford it. For good bar districts head to the areas around St Marks Place between First Ave and Ave A, and Ninth Street between Third and Second in the East Village. Some specific singles bars in Manhattan and around the East Village we really like are:

  • Solas at 232 E 9th St # 1
  • Hotel Chantelle at 92 Ludlow St
  • The Wren at 344 Bowery
  • Belfry at 222 E 14th St
  • 13th Step at 149 2nd Ave
  • The Dead Rabbit at 30 Water Street
  • The Back Room at 102 Norfolk St

Some good bars in the Upper East Side are:

  • Penrose at 1590 2nd Ave
  • Stumble Inn at 1454 2nd Ave
  • Dorrian’s at 1616 2nd Ave

If you prefer to try to pick up girls at New York City’s hottest nightclubs then visit:

  • Le Bain at The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St
  • Avenue at 116 10th Ave
  • 1 Oak at 453 W 17th St
  • PH-D Lounge at 355 W 16th St
  • Lavo at 39 E 58th St
  • Marquee at 289 10th Avenue
  • The INKwell at 760 8th Avenue

If you plan to do a lot of clubbing try to make friends with a promoter (or give them some big tips) to see if they can make your life a little cheaper and easier in the future. Either way it is probably best to go out early as you can avoid the longer lines and sometimes get in for cheaper.

Trying To Hook Up In Queens

It is pretty much impossible for anywhere to follow up the great singles nightlife in Manhattan, but if you want to try to hook up with hot girls in Queens visit these bars:

  • Elevate Sky Lounge at 123-07 Liberty Ave, South Richmond Hill
  • Tropix Bar & Lounge at 9532 Queens Blvd, Rego Park
  • Donovan’s Pub at 57-24 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside
  • Leaf Bar & Lounge at 133-42 39th Ave, Roof, Flushing
  • Lic Bar at 45-58 Vernon Blvd in Long Island City
  • Dutch Kill’s Bar at 24-27 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City

Pick Up Spots In Staten Island

Lastly we will cover Staten Island. The great thing about trying to meet girls in New York is that no matter what area of the city you are in there are always going to be lots of singles around you, Staten Island is no exception:

  • Craft House at 60 Van Duzer St
  • Above Rooftop at 1100 South Ave
  • 1001 Nights Cafe & Lounge at 2025 Richmond Ave
  • The Coupe at 379 Van Duzer St
  • Bootleg Mannings at 2645 Forest Ave
  • Burrito Bar at 585 Forest Avenue

While not in this city there are more opportunities to try and pick up women in Newark as well.

Day Game May Not Be Easy

Trying to meet women in New York City during the day can be easy in some ways but also difficult in others. Lets start with the positives, there are chances to meet single girls near you everywhere you turn.

Exit your hotel or apartment, walk in any direction, there are day game possibilities galore. But on the negative side when you have so many people crammed into a small area that doesn’t make for great pick up spots.

Space and time are at a premium in major cities, people walk faster here and don’t want to pause their life to give you the time of day. As a girl walks from the subway to her destination she probably doesn’t want a stranger to come up to try and hit on her.

Lets just say people in this city aren’t known for being outwardly friendly on the street, but that is understandable. So while there will be foot traffic all around you and cafes with hot single ladies sitting around don’t be surprised if you get blown off more often than not.

If you wanted to try to pick up the hottest girls in New York City head to Fifth Avenue. This world renowned shopping district will have plenty of locals and tourists and can be a good place to start your search.

Hanover Square around lunch time or after Wall Street shuts down is another good place. The bars will fill up after the closing bell, get a seat a few minutes before and let the professional ladies come to you.

Other good day game spots can be:

  • Central Park
  • Hudson River park
  • Murray Hill
  • Soho
  • Union Square Green Market
  • Williamsburg in Brooklyn

Chat With New York City Girls Online

This city can be great but it can also be a pain in the ass in some ways. So many people and such expensive prices can start to weigh on you after awhile.

It is much easier and more relaxing to log on to a dating site and chat with girls near you instead of having to go out and try to pick them up. Not only does it save you money but it is also a whole lot faster, you can message more girls in a matter of hours then you could approach in a month.

There are many sites out there that can help you find your soul mate to settle down with. They are easy to find, but we are going to tell you about one that is more about hooking up. You surely have seen Adult Friend Finder around the internet and wondered if it was worthwhile or not right?

In some cities there aren’t many users, but this isn’t most cities. There are literally thousands of New York City girls looking to hook up on Adult Friend Finder. They don’t want a husband, they don’t want to move in, they want to get laid and are looking for guys to help them with that problem. Does that sound like something you could do for them?

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New York City Dating Guide

If you were interested in finding a long term relationship instead of just a quick hook up you can check out this list with more sites on Now you know about more than enough places to meet single girls, it is time for our New York City dating guide to begin. We have mentioned it a few times already, but in this city finding places to go won’t be a problem.

There are so many cafes, bars, and restaurants that will be great for a date. If you are looking for some nice, romantic, and not budget friendly bars and restaurants for a first date you could try:

  • Auction House at 300 E 89th St
  • One if by Land, Two if by Sea at 17 Barrow St
  • Salinas at 136 9th Ave
  • The River Café at 1 Water St in Brooklyn
  • Peasant at 194 Elizabeth St
  • La Lanterna di Vittorio at 129 Macdougal St

Then there are some good bars and restaurants for a cheap date in New York City like:

  • Patricia’s at 1082 Morris Park Ave
  • Pete’s Candy Store at 709 Lorimer St in Brooklyn
  • Alameda’s at 195 Franklin St in Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Night Bazaar at 150 Greenpoint Ave
  • Spin Ping Pong Bar at 48 E 23rd St

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Spin can be a fun spot for a day date as well. Just know that after dark and on weekends the raise the rates to rent a ping pong table, so it isn’t as budget friendly during peak hours.

You can find some of the best comedy clubs in the world here and they can make for an awesome date night. Some we recommend are:

  • Gotham Comedy Club at 208 W 23rd St
  • The Stand at 239 3rd Ave
  • New York Comedy Club at 241 E 24th St
  • The Bell House at 149 7th St
  • Carolines on Broadway at 1626 Broadway

For something a little classier take her to a show on Broadway, here are links to some great theaters where you can catch a show:

  • Richard Rodgers Theatre
  • New Amsterdam Theatre
  • Lincoln Center Theatre
  • Lyric Theatre

You may want to walk around Broadway and look for a specific show that is playing now that interests you.

Day Date Ideas

Then if you are looking for some more good day date ideas any of these should do the trick:

  • Central Park Express Cafe
  • Gantry Plaza State Park at 4-09 47th Rd in Long Island City
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden at 990 Washington Ave
  • Museum of Interesting Things at 177 Prince St
  • Gallow Green at 542 W 27th St
  • The Cliffs at 11-11 44th Dr in Long Island City
  • Deep Tanks Studio at 150 Bay Street, St. George
  • Bagatelle at 1 Little W 12th St

Another fun place to go on a sunny day would be the Bronx Zoo. Deep Tanks Studio is only held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, and Bagatelle has some great Sunday brunches that can be good for a date or as a place to look for single girls. A weekend getaway to Atlantic City could be a lot of fun for the two of you.

Enjoy Dating New York City Girls

We don’t like to come off as a broken record but this is one of the great cities for nightlife and entertainment in the world and is probably our longest American dating guide. While you do have plenty of options for pick up and date spots that doesn’t mean lots of guys don’t struggle with how to get a girl in New York.

Check out some of the links above to find out which spots fall within your budget and give it a go. If you see a sexy lady anywhere go say hello and see what happens. Maybe it won’t work out, but if you don’t try then it definitely won’t work out. Don’t forget about the thousands of single women using Adult Friend Finder to get laid either, they can help get you through some dry stretches.

That wraps up our best places to meet girls in New York City and the dating guide, enjoy your time here.

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