The Sugar Baby Guide to New York City

By Colette

Apr 11, 2017

If you’re new to the Sugar Bowl, new to New York City, or thinking about relocating & joining the Sugar Bowl, then this is the perfect article for you!  I’m going to give a broad overview of what to expect. I’ll cover the types of POTs you’ll meet, and some great date & restaurant ideas to get you started.  Let’s dive into the Sugar Baby Guide to New York City!


First of all, New York City is everything you expect it to be and more.  There’s something here for everyone and there’s never a dull moment.  At the same time the expensive city is very full of SDs.  There are tons of them to go around, which also means there are lots of Sugar Babies on the prowl.  The Sugar Bowl is definitely alive and well here, so bring your A game!

To state the obvious looking your best matters.  While New Yorkers don’t tend to be as superficial as those in Los Angeles they still prefer a woman who keeps herself looking fresh.  So it behooves you to keep up with the latest fashion and beauty trends. This is just as important as keeping up with what’s new in the city.

To get started do some homework.  Sugar Daddies live in a world where staying au courant with the latest shows, exhibits, and restaurants matters. It shows you’re cultured.  For example, Hamilton is wonderful and definitely worth the hype, but it’s 2017 now and many Sugar Daddies have moved on because they’ve seen it a couple times.  The shortcut I use to keep up is the New York Times Critic’s Picks. Their broadway picks have never let me down.  I’m not saying you need to see every show on the list—simply be aware of what’s good and have a bucket list at the ready if a POT wants to take you out.  Same goes for art exhibits and restaurants; more on this below.

Who You’ll Meet

I could literally write a full-fledged article detailing the types of POTs/Sugar Daddies you’ll meet in New York, but here’s a brief overview to get you started.

At the young end of the spectrum, you’ll meet hotshots that found success in their field early on.  They range from newly minted surgeons, investment bankers, hedge fund guys and real estate. Developers, investors, architects  to lawyers and everyone in between.  30-something hotshots have a lot of swagger and can be very fun! They can also be very cheap because they don’t have the life experience to approach the Sugar Bowl with maturity.  Proceed with caution.

You also get lots of out-of-towners that want some company while they’re here on business.  These POTs typically come here domestically from bigger cities—as well as internationally.  They sometimes reach out at the last minute to meet up, so flexibility is key.

And then you get 40-50-something commuters, city-dwellers, and native New Yorkers.  Again, this merits its own article in and of itself, but generally speaking, this group contains those who are at the top of their field, since the city attracts so many bright, talented people and weeds out those who can’t keep up.  Also pay attention to which neighborhood they live in—these stereotypes often ring true!

Date Ideas

As I said before staying au courant matters in New York.  I’m not saying you need to immediately head to Per Se, but I am recommending that you’re at least aware of the city’s top restaurants and shows. This is so you have ideas at the ready when your Sugar Daddy asks what you’d like to do.

Probably the worst thing you can do in this area is ask to do dinner at the Times Square Olive Garden. Trust me the city has SO many options that going to a chain restaurant is considered a big faux pas. Instead, download the Zagat app. Or Google the latest Michelin-starred restaurants, and get to work building a bucket list.  Here are my favorites to get you started (in no particular order): Nobu57, Marea, Lincoln Ristorante, Avra Madison, The Modern, Tao, Nello, ABC Kitchen, Gramercy Tavern, Vandal, Bond St, Blue Ribbon Sushi, and Balthazar.

Beyond restaurants, entertainment options include: broadway shows; ballet and opera at Lincoln Center; art exhibits at the Met, MoMA, Whitney, and much more.  Have fun exploring!

Good luck & happy Sugaring!