Platinum: Dance the night away
Platinum is the best disco in Washington DC. Very often they'll have live music and there are 3 floors with different types of music there. Entrance is between $15-$30, but it's usually pretty packed. Just like all the other discos, Platinum closes at around 3am :(
Dress Code: No Jeans, No Sneakers and must be 21 to get in!Related to:
The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar: Drinking in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Okay, so there's a cover...that part doesn't impress me so much, but since there was a band (though it WAS country), we were okay with it. When we got in, the cover was forgotten as we reached the bar and discovered the seats are saddles. You get to drink on a saddle! That's so great. We had a great time with that. It's a bit touristy--there are other bars that are MORE touristy in Jackson Hole and there's definitely more locals here than anything else. Great bar, great people, great drinks!
Dress Code: Cowboy Hats. Jeanette and I passed up on that, though.
Midway Slots at the Harrington Raceway is a casino with a good buffet. Of course, Midway gambles that by charging cheap prices for the food you will pay them back by losing at the slot machines. I actually came out ahead $3.75 when I was there on a business trip with my colleagues.
Anywhere, USA: Getting a sunset at any cost!
Each night, we aimed to get a fabulous picture of a sunset somewhere in along our journeys across the great USofA, but each evening we were so engrossed in conversation or music, the picture perfect moments slipped right by until all that was left was an amber glow along the clouds or mountain tops that seemed to sneer at us and say "One more lost sunset" ... HA! We were headed in the wrong direction, but with a little determination, caught this one in the rearview mirror~
Dress Code: Oh gosh ... dress code is whatever is appropriate for your tastes ... unless it interferes with that award winning snapshot ... then come as you are!Related to:
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OTIUM: Thursday Night Drink Specials
If you love good music and looking for a good time, check out OTIUM. Every Thursday Night $2 Domestic Bottles & $2 Mixed Well Drinks from 9 p.m. til midnight. $3 Import Bottles & $4 Absolut Martinis - ALL NIGHT. No Cover for the Ladies.
Austin's version of New Orleans' Bourbon Street, is lined with dance clubs, bars, pool halls, restaurants, comedy clubs and live-music venues.
The biggest challenge is finding parking. Unless you know some secret spots, plan to spend $5.Related to:
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Lava flow from Kilauea Volcano: Glowing lava from Kilauea
I was so excited to be given a second chance at going up to the volcano, especially at night. I thought it was pretty exciting in the afternoon, but it was totally AWESOME at night! We saw for miles where the glowing lava was flowing down the mountain. What a thrill it was standing on lava that was hot just hours prior, or watching shelves split, lift and send lava pouring in a new direction!
Dress Code: Where sturdy, covered shoes, bring a flashlight, and a light windbreaker.Related to:
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Southern United States (but not limited to): SPLAT ! ! !
Nothing special really, but thought I might mention this to the weary road traveller ... beware of the SPLATTERBUGS ... they come out during a certain season, and anyone caught with splatterbugs on their windshield will be met with inquiring minds. I so look forward to the topic of conversation at the gas station ... "So, splatterbugs are out, huh?" Keep a bottle of window cleaner in your trunk.
Dress Code: Come as you are, the bugs don't look where they're going anyway.Related to:
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Kingston Mines: Blues in Chicago
Kingston Mines in Chicago is a really fun place to be and never dull. The bar actually consists of two stages were there is a band alway playing on at least one of them. You just move from one bar to the other when they each take turns playing. There is usually very good talent here but it is also very commercial. It definitely caters to the tourist crowd.
Dress Code: Casual.
B.L.U.E.S: Great Blues in Chicago
B.L.U.E.S is one of the best blues bars in Chicago. There is music here every night that features many of the finest blues musicians that the Windy City has to offer. B.L.U.E.S. is not very large but you usually can find a seat as there seems to be more stools per square foot than any bar I have ever visited. The cover is around $10.00
Dress Code: Casual.
For all of you coming from...
For all of you coming from Europe, Asia, S. America, or wherever...if you're under 21- caution:
Here, in the states, they actually check IDs and do not allow anyone under 21 to buy or drink alcoholic beverages.
The Mellow Mushroom: The Mellow Mushroom
If you are ever in Statesboro, GA (my hometown) you have to stop in at the Mellow Mushroom! The food is great at the Shroom and there are superman honeys at the bar!
Dress Code: Casual. Short and tight for the ladies.
Hanalei Gourmet after...
Hanalei Gourmet after nightfall has some live entertainment and friendly locals wearing 'Chuy's' t-shirts (if you're lucky enough to spot 'em!)
It's just kinda kewl with this perfect breeze blowing.
Dress Code: I wore a white gauze dress with sandals.
If you are a foreign visitor singing on the mic at kareoke will most definatly get the attention of the crowd and follwoing will undoubtadly get you free drinks or at worse a conversation with locals due to ur accent.
Dress Code: Casual , smart nothing to formal .
One of the greatest...
One of the greatest conveniences about the USA is the availability of 24-hour shops, diners and other legal activities. Not many places in the world where if you get a yen at 3am to play billiards, buy a loaf of bread, have a beer and veggie burger and refill your medication, you can. This might be particulary true of the area that I live in (metro-NYC) but I have seen 24-hour establishments in different parts of the USA. Great country!
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