I spent a summer in NYC last year. As i was working in a bar in NJ all the time, i didn't get to go out in Manhattan much. I'm heading over to Manhattan for 4 days at xmas. Id like some advice on fun places to go at night. Clubs, Bars etc...
Check out www.clubplanet.com and then click on the "New York" link. I wish I could give you specific recommendations. It's been a while since I've visited NYC and done any clubbing there.
Bars....try out Trailer Trash Lounge...its my favourite bar in NYC....also try out the bar in the Hudson Hotel, its all designed by Phillip Stark, really beautiful!expenxive though but worth checking out!!!also meatpacking district is full of cool places, try Lotus (a tad pretentious but give it a try!!super cheap $3 lethal maragaritas in an alfresco place called Blockheads on 50th and 8th...clubs, try out Crobar, really cool!