New York State Nightlife

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    by sarahparker
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    Jack o' lantern
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New York State Nightlife

  • SOB's

    New York City Nightlife

    I was at SOB's just last night as an invited guest. I was there to do a freelance job for Art of Rhyme which involved doing a video spotlight on one of the artist they had performing that night. We made all our arrangements with the club's publicist, Derick, who appeared to be very accomidating. He put our party of three on the "guest list" and...

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  • Williamsburg

    Brooklyn Nightlife

    Pleasant, established, comfortable Anglo/Irish pub on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. Good tap beer selections, and numerous bottle choices as well. Pub grub too. Sit at the window and look out at the strollers.

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  • Elements

    White Plains Nightlife

    One of Liz's co-workers entered them in a Radio contest for a free Happy Hour and won. So off we headed to Elements for our Holiday Happy Hour. Parking was a bit of a nightmare due to it being Christmas time and the shoppers all head to White Plains. After twenty five minutes of searching for parking we found a spot about 5 blocks down from the...

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  • Glenlo Tavern

    Queens Nightlife

    Ferni and I often found ourselves here on a Sunday during football season when we lived in the neighborhood. The pub was just a short walking distance from our home which was good as we didn't have to worry about driving. This is a local bar that gets quite crowded during the afternoon games. The bar is a nice size with two separete areas, one...

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  • The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

    New York State Nightlife

    Thousands of artfully carved Jack O' Lanterns cover the property of the historic Van Cortlandt Manor in the quaint little town of Croton on the Hudson. The 300 year old Manor is the perfect setting for this amazing Halloween display. A lantern guided path takes you past all kinds of carved masterpieces, including intricate Celtic designs,...

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  • McSorley's Ale House

    New York City Nightlife

    Seriously, I want to move to East Village just to become a regular here. Just a couple singles gets you not one, but TWO delicious hand crafted beers. And it's not that crap Miller Light, gotta be ice-cold, tap the stupid Rockies crap. It's room temperature (the way God intended all fine alcohol to be... whiskey, cognac, red wine, beer, etc) and...

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  • Smith Street/Cobble Hill

    Brooklyn Nightlife

    If you get up to Smith street, you're set for the night. You can find parking on the street (I didn't have any problem, but we got there early) and just roam from bar to bar. Here's a few of the many many places to go in this area: Angry Wade's 224 Smith 718-488-7253 This place is corner bar with lots of room inside--pool tables and such, if you...

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  • Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

    Queens Nightlife

    This place is the tale of two visits. I chose it for the evening of the NYC June 2007 meeting based on a visit I made earlier in the year. The first visit we kept to the inside and it was a lot of fun. A small inside bar keeps everything friendly and together. They have dining rooms and an large outside. The outside beer garden on the Saturday...

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  • Broadway & Shows

    New York City Nightlife

    Can you imagine that some performances were so good that I forgot to use my camera? I was lucky to see George Coleman playing sax, like God. It was such a great experience! I was hypnotized for an hour and a half, by the sounds of the Jazz music, played by the BEST! Smoke is a very small Jazz Club, so if you’d like to go there make sure you made a...

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  • Park Slope

    Brooklyn Nightlife

    This is a funky spot to stop by before/after a movie or just to get a bite or a drink. It has a fantastic array of furniture and is arranged to allow for SOME privacy. Very cool. Try to get a seat by the windows overlooking Prospect Park. Sadly, they no longer have tea-time. Try the crepes or the sandwiches...it's more for the location and...

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  • L.I.C.

    Queens Nightlife

    The owners of the Pencil Factory are making an iron curtain of beautiful establishments on the shores of Brooklyn and Queens. Their newest addition, LIC adds to their two other beautiful establishments The Greenpoint Coffee House and the Pencil Factory both in Greenpoint Brooklyn. (see my Brooklyn page). They hopped over the Newtown Creek and...

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  • Guest House & Home

    New York City Nightlife

    OMG, this place was hot, hot, hot!! There is a huge line to get in, but if you don't mind shelling out a few hundred (more like $600) for a table, you're in!! Come with a group so you can all chip in for the bottles that come along with the table service!! The music and atmosphere are pumping and the crowd very sexy!! Beware, it's expensive!!

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  • Flatbush Avenue

    Brooklyn Nightlife

    Now, I don't know if this is nightlife, necessarily, but it's definitely a place to go just hang out and have a few beers. This bar is great, but not for everyone, I don't think. If you are looking to meet someone or hook up for the night, then this isn't the place. If you're looking to avoid covers, have good conversation and feel a little bit...

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  • Tupelo

    Queens Nightlife

    Yuki, my lady, use to live next door to this bar which we considered the best of the boro. She would walk by on her daily morning city voyage and a Dread wearing dude told her to come by that night, so naturally we accepted and dropped by. To our suprise they had a live experimental band and a fireplace ripping. The interior was detailed with a...

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  • Copacabana

    New York City Nightlife

    My first time here we were lucky enough to get on the guest list for this great club. Saved us the hassle of waiting on line as well as the admission price. I honestly really like the place. Upstairs is live music and dancing while downstairs is more of the DJ/mix club scene you are used to. It was great fun. The other times I’ve been here we have...

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  • Brooklyn Academy of Music

    Brooklyn Nightlife

    If you are interested in seeing good shows, go to Brooklyn and investigate what the program is at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Many big names appear there because they do not have to make as long a commitment.

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  • The Village Idiot

    New York City Nightlife

    i went there i was staying down town for a talk show iwent around the cornner to bar it sucked i asked weres a good down to earth bar with a abetter prace whyb pay 20$ for abeer when you could pay buck fifty it was great had at a van coach seat in the cornner i had the time of my life in the village idiot and had planed on going back and they...

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  • Cafe Wha?

    New York City Nightlife

    This nice small venue is a typical pub with live music every night. It’s located in Greenwich Village like many other small venues like this. The stuff were very polite to us and the man at the door told me that the entrance fee is $10 +2drinks per person. We were there early so we could choose our table. Most of them are small so I guess it’s...

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  • De La Guarda

    New York City Nightlife

    This is by far the craziest thing we have ever seen! It's not quite theater, not quite a concert, but somewhere in between. It's indescribable, all we can say is LOOK UP! COMFORTABLE! You are on your feet for the whole show, so wear comfortable shoes. Also, if it's cold out, bring a change of clothes cause you get very WET!

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  • Slainte Pub

    New York City Nightlife

    Slainte is a great Irish pub with a large beer menu on tap or bottle. It also has a large selection of top shelf liquor and wines to please any one. Ferni likes his Bacardi and I usually enjoy a Blue Moon. The pub is quite large with a cavernous feeling, large bar area, large communal tables for large parties with a few scattered tables at the...

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  • Mulberry Street Bar

    New York City Nightlife

    We were wandering around the San Genaro Festival when I felt like a drink. We ducked into the Mulberry Street Bar. The crowd was definitely local and were watching the football game on the big screen TV. I ordered my beer and a club soda with lime for Liz. We moved to the side of the bar and enjoyed our drinks while watching the game. It was a nice...

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  • The Bitter End

    New York City Nightlife

    The Bitter End claims to be New York City's oldest rock club. I will not dispute the claim as it is a fabulous place to see rock bands of the highest quality. Numerous notable celebrities have played and began their careers here. The Bitter End's website claims such notables as Taj Mahal, Woody Allen, James Taylor and Etta James. I saw a clip on...

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  • Sound Factory

    New York City Nightlife

    It was Saturday night. Your first clue you're in the wrong NYC club is the line. There is zero dress code and everyone wearing anything gets in. I need you to picture this for a second because it was ridiculous. Your second clue is the pat down. I understand security completely, but I've never been that throughly checked by anyone since my last...

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  • Gin Mill

    New York City Nightlife

    Jazz Clubs in New York New York City is the "hub" of the Jazz World. All the greats made their names here, and young up-and-comers flock to the city for the chance to prove themselves. ##55 Bar 55 Christopher St. (btwn. 7th Ave. So. & Waverly Place) 212-929-9883 ##Arthur's Tavern 57 Grove St. (N.W. corner of Grove and 7th Ave. South at Sheridan...

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  • Fat Cat

    New York City Nightlife

    Very laid back place with late night/early morning live music. Music, Billiards, Table Tennis, Shuffleboard, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Cards, Beer, Wine, Soju, Coffee, Tea, Juice, Hand-made Sodas. Casual

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  • Village Vanguard

    New York City Nightlife

    Max Gordon founded this much-celebrated jazz club in 1935. Ever since, it's been in the same basement location in the West Village. With a seating capacity of 123, it retains the same intimate ambiance that it has always had. Since Gordon's death, his wife has managed the club. It has hosted nearly all of the famous modern jazz artists, including...

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  • Coyote Ugly

    New York City Nightlife

    After seeing the (pretty awful) film of the same name, I was sure that the Saloon would be the No.1 tourist trap of all time. Unbelievably this my No.1 bar in NYC. At $4 a pint, bottle or short, it's also one of the cheapest. OK, if you've been bred on the cocktail bars of Mid-Upper Manhatten, then this probably isn't the best place for you. But if...

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  • Fat Black Pussy Cat

    New York City Nightlife

    We were having a bad night, my friend's birthday bash at Tortilla Flats, in the West Village, was a bit flat - not exactly a party atmosphere and neither the food nor drinks were great. We decided to walk into Greenwich Village - unlike London the bars in NY aren't densely packed together and we had all but given up hope when we stumbled on the Fat...

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  • Culture Club

    New York City Nightlife

    This place is for people who like to dance and just have so much fun. Downstairs is eghties music, upstairs nineties. The vibe is tourists and bachelorette parties and anyone else fun. There is no line, no pretentious people no hostility. Its truly just if you want to have a really fun time. Best drink is the Top Gun, it has a lot of alcohol...

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  • The Rainbow Room

    New York City Nightlife

    The Rainbow Room is one of those MUST DO New York experiences. It'll set you back a small fortune but will be a drink you'll remember for the rest of your life. View is half of what you'll see from Top of The Rock (you can't see Central Park) so do TOTR by day and this in the evening. I suggest coming about 45mins before sunset for two important...

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  • Lucky Cheng’s

    New York City Nightlife

    This is a Chinese food restaurant with Drag Cabaret for entertainment. Before you go here, please go to their website so that you don’t get surprised by anything. I will try to explain it as easily as possible. I came here for my birthday several years ago and again recently for a bachelorette party. The food was pretty good, definitely not the...

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  • Radio City Music Hall

    New York City Nightlife

    I new about it already, so many big names had played there in the past (Frank Zappa, Who etc). When I’ve heard that Porcupine Tree will play there we booked the tickets the same day. The day of the concert we got out of the subway and walked towards the venue, it was amazing to see the neon lights (pic 1), we got inside and checked the amazing...

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  • Don't Tell Mama

    New York City Nightlife

    Don't tell mama is a wonderful piano bar where you can drop in for a couple on nightcaps and listen to some incredible performers who also serve the drinks sing all the Broadway show tunes. Go early (9.30-10pm) as it is a small cosy bar if you don't want to line up. Smart casual

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  • Limelight

    New York City Nightlife

    Built within the shell of a vast stone church, it features a massive stage, video screens, stained glass windows, an outdoor garden, several dancefloors, a DJ booth/party room suspended over the cavernous main dancefloor, numerous futuristic bar stations, and a coat check larger than many other clubs' dancefloors.

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  • Webster Hall

    New York City Nightlife

    I could go on forever, but my allround fav club at the time (we're talking 1996 here) was Webster Hall. Yeah yeah, I know it's very touristy and often perceived as 'out', but who cares? It's the largest club in town, has many bars, a huge hangar-style techno area, and many other dance rooms. What more could you ask for? The pic shows me and a...

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  • Pyramid Club

    New York City Nightlife

    The Pyramid, 1984 night (Fridays 10pm-5am) $7 Cheezy 1980s nights abound everywhere, but this one is bouncy and cheap and consistently fun, so I'm recommending it, especially if you are from out of town and want to get some good dancing squished in without blowing your bank account. it's a big gay night, too, so if you don't want to be pressed up...

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  • Cielo

    New York City Nightlife

    Ro was in town celebrating her NYC Bithday Bash as usual and we decided to venture to Cielo for her first night in town. The club is small and is surrounded by the bar to one side and the entrance to the outdoor smoking area. The music is your typical house music. The drinks are a bit on the pricey side, but who cares when you are having a good...

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  • B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

    New York City Nightlife

    Blues legend BB King has a bar and grille/club over on 42nd street. The real draw to BB Kings is actually the live music scene. They draw in a wide variety of acts, some famous and some not-so-famous. Occasionally, there will be a pretty big name act performing, usually in the evening. There are also weekend brunch events, some even featuring the...

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  • Stout

    New York City Nightlife

    I've come here often to meet up with fellow Vters, friends or co workers. It's a busy place and normally jam packed with people. They have good service and decent food so I don't mind coming here. The menu is a mx of pub grub as well as more substantial fare. The beer menu is nice with selections from around the world. My last visit here was with...

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  • Pravda

    New York City Nightlife

    A Russian themed, subterranean bar on Lafayette St. Like most trendy places in New York, the discreet branding and KGB headquarters style entrance could be easily missed. Iron curtain themeing continues with the mostly vodka based drinks. Less authentic are the $12 cocktail price tags. Pravda is owned by the same people as the more French than...

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  • Blue Note

    New York City Nightlife

    I am not an expert in jazz, but a visit to the USA would be incomplete without a night with jazz. It happened in Blue Note, Chick Corea's club. Not cheap, almost one hour waiting in the lines, but we got a table, a drink, and... jazz. We had to book in advance (I think it can't be otherwise), even before leaving Portugal, and it was a rush driving...

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  • Chill Lounge

    New York City Nightlife

    I have been going to Chill for a few years now - love the place. The decor is warm, the food is good (margherita pizza and crab cakes are recommended), the crowd is diverse and fun and lets not forget the BEST happy hour in NY. All drinks and food are half priced if you pay in cash; however, you are allowed to run a tab with a card and pay out in...

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  • CBGB's

    New York City Nightlife

    CBGB's is the punk mecca of America. The Ramones, Blondie, and Lionel Ritchie have all played here. Ok, maybe not Lionel, but I think he will one day when he tours with Metallica! YEAH! The place knows it has a rep, so they tend to charge a pretty penny at the door to get in sometimes. The bar is a small sliver in the Bowery but when there's a...

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  • Crobar - Closed

    New York City Nightlife

    We were fortunate enough that one of our favourite DJ's, David Morales, was playing here while in New York. After scouting about looking for ways to buy advance tickets (to be sure of getting in), I stumbled across the website of a guy called Bradley Rose. He basically does promotions for Crobar, and after contacting him via email, he put us on a...

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  • The Campbell Apartment

    New York City Nightlife

    Are you a people watcher? Is "The Great Gatsby" one of your most poignant memories from your high school, or college freshman, American Literature class? If you answered, "Yes," to one or both of these questions, grab your Platinum American Express card and head for The Campbell Apartment in the upper level of Grand Central Terminal. It ain't...

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