10/22/2010 06:01 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Five Nightlife Spots To Hit In The West Village (PHOTOS)

Nightlife on the west side of Manhattan had, until recently, taken a downward dive. Either it was the wine bars and old-school dives of the West Village or the Meatpacking District's sparkler-driven clubs, which were better suited to New Jerseyites than New Yorkers. But thanks to a string of new spots from some of the city's top operators, the kind of anarchic, anything-might-happen bathroom shenanigans-type parties that are unique to New York are back on the west side. From Don Hill's to the Bunker, here's a rundown that'll serve as your new weekday-night circuit, and a handy guide for any Village elders who want to be reminded of why they moved here in the first place.

TOP 5: Westside After-Hours Destinations (PHOTOS)