Lastly, if you’re looking to do some local late-night carousing, look no further than Morningside’s collection of bars and clubs. Though nothing like the downtown scene, there’s a homey charm to many of the uptown destinations. One bar to check out is Suite, a gay bar that hosts nightly drag queen shows that begin at midnight each night.


Technically in Harlem, Silvana is a very short walk from Morningside Heights, and it is well worth the trip. The cafe serves Middle Eastern fare on its upper level, and its lower level serves drinks and functions as a hookah bar. It also offers extensive live music programs that run late into the night, featuring anything from jazz to reggae to psychedelic rock. Open for coffee at 8am, Silvana remains open till 4am, making it an equally great place to start the day or end the night.