Hell’s Kitchen: The Most Interesting Places to Visit

2:24 pm  |  27.06.2021

Right next to the Theater District in New York is the infamous Hell’s Kitchen. Where gang wars and violence used to rule, Broadway fans now storm the hippest restaurants in town.

Ailey American Dance Theater


Hell’s Kitchen is heavily influenced by nearby Broadway. Thanks to the Ailey American Dance Theater, there are several renowned dance offers in the district. That’s including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II. 

If you are passionate about dancing, you should definitely try to see a performance or even a lesson when you are in the City are. Ailey School’s dance education is one of the most famous in the world. It’s a dream of many budding young dancers.

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Ailey’s home is the Joan Weill Center for Dance – New York’s largest building entirely dedicated to dance. This is where the students of the Ailey School train, the dance company rehearses, and dancers and non-dancers alike can come by to attend courses at the Ailey Extension.

Holidays Under The Stars

Beautiful lights.

Holidays Under The Stars in the shops at Columbus Circle offers the largest special exhibition for illuminated lights & colors in the world at Christmas time!

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York’s only museum on the water. A former aircraft carrier was converted into a museum ship here. 

It is located on the banks of the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan and, in addition to the world-famous aircraft carrier, houses other historical technical exhibits from the areas of the US naval forces, aviation, and space travel.

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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Auto Show, Comic-Con, and NYC Marathon Expo – the world-famous trade fairs and events take place in no less a place than the Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen. 

You can find the fairgrounds at the southernmost tip of Hell’s Kitchen, right next to the Hudson Yards. According to its own information, the Javits Center has been fulfilling its mission as the world’s marketplace since 1986.


New York Comic Con is shown at the large Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Midtown Manhattan. The huge exhibition center is also within walking distance from 42nd Street. The fair shows the latest comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, films, and television series and offers its visitors a deep insight into the fantasy world of comics. You can spend a whole day here.

With around 130,000 visitors every day, you can imagine what the New York Comic Con has to offer. Long-awaited trailers are often shown here for the first time and entire casts from TV shows and superhero films are available to answer questions from fans.

Every year, countless actors, authors, and other actors are invited to the trade fair so that they can be very close to their fans. Visitors to the fair can visit forums, workshops, sales booths, and exclusive premieres. The New York Comic Con is an incredible experience if you are interested in the subject.

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Manhattan Cruise Terminal

A proud 1.7 million passengers passed through Pier 88 and Pier 90 of the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in 2018 and the number is increasing from year to year. 

The famous Norwegian Cruise Line is the only cruise ship that uses the Manhattan Cruise Terminal all year round, while other giants like Carnival, Crystal, Cunard, Holland, Princess, and Disney only travel seasonally.

The cruise ships leave from here for the Caribbean or even Europe. The huge passenger ships often hold more than 5,000 – 8,000 people! If you want to see the giants live, they usually leave around 4:00 p.m. and arrive very early in the morning around 6:00 a.m.

The Nightlife in Hell’s Kitchen: Going out & Partying

Hell’s Kitchen in the Evening.

The nightlife in Hell’s Kitchen offers you a large selection from elegant lounges to the wickedest dive bars and everything in between. If you’re looking for the best nightclubs in Midtown Manhattan, head to the cabarets, gay bars, Irish pubs, wine bars, sports bars, and quaint pubs in Hell’s Kitchen.

One of our favorite places in the Sky Room, a nightclub with indoor and outdoor areas, a rooftop, and impressive views of Manhattan. Another excellent rooftop bar nearby is La Terrazza.

Industry Bar, Flaming Saddles Saloon, and Therapy are some of the most popular LGBTQ bars and clubs in Hell’s Kitchen. There is always a lot going on at the weekend.


As for clubs, check out Elevate or the Retroclubnyc (70s, 80s and 90s).

In Terminal 5 in Hell’s Kitchen, you also have the opportunity to see a really good concert. “Bowery Presents” opened this place at the end of 2007. With three floors for over 3,000 people, this is Midtown’s largest indoor venue.

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