Thanksgiving Eve in NYC – Part II

The day before Thanksgiving is one of the top six hottest nights on the NYC bar scene. One of the popular pre-Thanksgiving traditions is to go see them blow up the balloons on the upper west side, in preparation for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. The parade is Thursday morning, but they blow up the balloons the night before. Huge crowds gather on either side of the Museum of Natural History (W. 81st & W. 77th St. between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.) You can view them from 3pm until 10pm. Then, once the kids have gone home, the adults still will party on the upper west side well into the night. Here are some suggested locations:

Calle Ocho
446 Columbus Ave (between 81st & 82nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 873-5025

Soldier McGee’s Tavern
480 Amsterdam Ave. (83rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 579-4299


The Parlour
250 W. 86th St. (Broadway)
New York, NY
(212) 580- 8923

Dive 75
101 W. 75th St.
(bet. Amsterdam & Columbus Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 362-7518

The Gin Mill
442 Amsterdam Ave.
(between 81st & 82nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 580-9080

Jake’s Dilemma
430 Amsterdam Ave.
(between 80th & 81st St.)
New York, NY
(212) 580-0556

PD O’Hurley’s
174 W. 72nd St.
(bet. Columbus & Broadway)
New York, NY
(212) 873-1900

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