Things to Do Single in NYC? Best bars for avoiding couples and creeps By Dana Reszutek firstname.lastname@example.org Updated September 30, 2016 12:13 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Let’s face it: There are both positives and negatives when it comes to being single. And that goes for going out, too. Sometimes the worst places for singles are spots filled with couples, or worse -- bars filled with creeps. But we have you covered. Whether you’re looking for a spot to chill with fellow single friends or you're in search of your next soul mate, here are some places that welcome the single life with open arms. So, goodbye third-wheeling and hello to these single-friendly bars where you can kick back and enjoy your relationship status. Beauty Bar Photo Credit: Dana Reszutek It's hard to find a good spot to dance when you're single -- bars and clubs are either too couple-heavy, or there are too many touchy patrons to really enjoy the music. But Union Square's Beauty Bar offers the perfect crowd. Though a great place to go dancing on a date night, the bar's backroom -- open on weekends -- plays hits from the '70s and '80s that will have everyone on their feet. Plus, you can get your nails done as part of their $10 manicures and martinis drink special. (Beauty Bar, 231 E 14th St., 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. to 4 a.m. weekends, thebeautybar.com) Diamond Dogs Photo Credit: Diamond Dogs This Astoria bar (yes, named after the David Bowie song), features cocktails and a great selection of beer. Head to the outdoor seating area for community tables and enjoy a drink with fellow bar patrons. Diamond Dogs even encourages guests to bring their own food, and what better way to meet new people than over a shared pizza pie? Complete with friendly and knowledgeable bartenders who will create your new favorite cocktail, this bar may become your next go-to spot. (Diamond Dogs, 34-04 31st Ave., Queens, 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Sundays, 929-522-0061) Alphabet City Beer Co. Photo Credit: Am Media Group This East Village hangout is a combination beer shop and bar, with plenty of brews for sale up in the front. The back of the store is fitted with comfortable chairs and a community table perfect for playing the board games available. Grab a brew and your friends for a chill night of beer and Scrabble (or whatever game you prefer). (Alphabet City Beer Co., 96 Ave. C, Manhattan, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. on weekends, abcbeer.com) Otto's Shrunken Head Photo Credit: Otto's Shrunken Head This East Village tiki bar and music space is a unique place to check out with your friends. Grab one of the big booths in the front and enjoy Otto's tiki drinks like a Mai Tai or daiquiri, all served with drink umbrellas (of course). Or, head to the back to catch live music, comedy or poetry. (Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St., Manhattan, 2 p.m. to 4 a.m., cash-only, ottosshurnkenhead.com) Charlie's Bar & Kitchen Photo Credit: Charlie’s Bar and Kitchen via Facebook Whether you go with a group for a mimosa-filled brunch or swing by alone for a cocktail, this Bronx bar and restaurant won't disappoint. Besides the weekend brunch, Charlie's frequently offers a $15 burger and beer deal, as well as a variety of live music, DJs and even viewing parties for TV shows. This comfortable atmosphere is a great spot to grab a drink and relax by the bar. (Charlie's Bar & Kitchen, 112 Lincoln Ave., the Bronx, Tuesday through Friday, 3 p.m. to midnight, weekends, 11 a.m. to midnight, charliesbarkitchen.com) The Levee Photo Credit: The Levee Dive bars often make for a great place to chat with fellow bar patrons or just enjoy a drink with friends. Williamsburg's The Levee offers cheap drinks, bar eats (including vegetarian hot dogs) and outdoor seating in the back. Meet new people over a game of pool or darts and even bring your dog -- the bar is pet-friendly, and dogs are always a great conversation starter. (The Levee, 212 Berry St., Brooklyn, 12 p.m. to 4 a.m., theleveenyc.com) Union Pool Photo Credit: Union Pool Head to this Williamsburg bar's outdoor space, which commonly features live music, plenty of seating and even a taco truck. And with a lively crowd on weekends, this spot's a great place to meet someone new. Want to capture your singles night out? Snap some pics in the photo booth to commemorate your evening. (Union Pool, 484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. on weekdays, 2 p.m. to 4 a.m. on weekends, union-pool.com) By Dana Reszutek email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.