Sin City naturally ranked highly for its people-watching and came in at No.2 for nightclubs, including relative newcomers Li FE at SLS and the indoor-outdoor Drai’s at The Cromwell.
Go bar-hopping from the buzzy roof of the Ace Hotel to 82, an arcade bar with craft cocktails, vintage pinball machines, and old-school games like Frogger and Tron—an easy way to ask someone if they’d like to share your next life. A., of course, and one good in-the-know spot is The Varnish, a speakeasy-style bar tucked behind the famous Cole’s French Dip on E. Singles are spoiled for choice in New York, though at first blush, the scene can be intimidating between outspoken, stylish locals and sky-high prices.For an alternative to the clubs, try gallery-hopping through So Ho or hitting one of the many after-hours mixers at top-ranked museums, like the First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum or the K2 nights—with Asian tapas, happy-hour drinks, and a DJ—at the Himalayan-art Rubin Museum.During daylight hours, the tavern-style Randolph at Broome has become an acclaimed meet-up spot, thanks to cozy seating, coffee-snob-worthy pour-overs, and afternoon happy-hour cocktail specials.Pull up a stool to chat at La Carafe—the city’s oldest bar, with a fabulous jukebox—or try the newbie, downtown’s Public Services Wine and Whisky, which is located in the old 1884 Cotton Exchange building and serves a wide range of global wines, sherries, and whiskeys. 1 city for singles still knows how to whoop it up, ranking at the top of the survey for festivals, bars, and wild weekends.But a good singles experience in NOLA need not be limited to collecting beads: some cool places to meet a more local crowd, off the tourist grid, include the Saturday night dance party at the Hi-Ho Lounge in the Marigny; Bywater wine bar Bacchanal, with its live-music-filled courtyard; or Fulton Alley for late-night “boutique bowling,” with shareable, andouille-sausage tater tots.
Gorgeous locals, a wealth of nightclubs, and a wild streak as long as the beach: Miami climbed from second to first place this year, thanks to its flair for throwing a big party.