Hosting a birthday in New York City is like attempting to rationalize a $50 Uber ride home from Brooklyn when your mascara is somehow on your cheeks and your dignity on the floor - a struggle. No matter how many times someone excitedly tells you that you live in the city that never sleeps or that you should stop watching Netflix until it asks you if you're 'still there,' making decisions about where to celebrate can be difficult when the possibilities are seemingly endless. However, there's no reason choosing the perfect place for your birthday bash has to be more stressful than everyone replying 'maybe' to your carefully curated Facebook event. Check out this guide to the perfect place to binge drink and force people to hang out with you on your special day.

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