As we bid ado to what was once known as EVR, we welcome the newest addition to the NYC bar scene. While you might be thinking, “what could this city do with yet another sports bar?” we have the perfect answer. Proper West will be opening this Thursday in Midtown, the hub of New York. This multi-level, not-your-average-sports-bar venue is complete with a plethora of flat screens and delectable fit for a king (or a queen, no offense.) Catch your favorite athletic events in style whilst nibbling on an array of sliders or gaining a slight buzz at the fully stocked bar.
Don't feel like going glamorous? Who can blame you? After a week spent behind a desk in a stuffy suit, sometimes we want to show another side and let loose a litle. Check out these places for an luxurious evening minus the luxurious dress code.
Hotel Chantelle (92 Ludlow St.) It's not every day you find a casual rooftop lounge. The three level venue offers something for everyone; a lower level club, a mid-level social lounge, and a swank rooftop. Perfect for after work, or before a night out, this is the ideal destination for a casual, yet swanky, evening on the town.
Wednesday nights at Slate just got a little freakier! Join the Freak Show at Slate’s weekly American Horror Story Viewing Party starting this Wednesday, October 22nd from 9pm to 12am. Enjoy Slate’s food and drink specials including $5 beers, $6 house wine/wells, $7 Candy Apple Martinis, carnival themed snacks, $5 cotton candy, $9 appetizers, ½ priced pizzas and FREE popcorn as you catch the latest developments unraveling under the big top. Customers decked out as their inner most freak will be entered to win special prizes throughout the night. Slate’s American Horror Story: Freak Show Viewing Party will continue weekly through the series finale. For reservations please call 212-989-0098.
Everyone get ready. On Friday Oct 24th, the house duo known as Dusky will be returning to NYC for the first time since summer. As part of their larger world tour, the group will be bringing their diverse range of house and techno to the very suitable venue, Verboten, in Brooklyn, NY. The extended four-hour sets, promised at all their shows guarantee that the group will be taking us deep into the night. Lose yourself to breathtaking classics, such asCareless, and preview to a broad range of new material, which they have been releasing from their recently launched label, 17 Steps.
Epic. That's the first word that comes to mind anytime anyone mentions Quintino, and it's probably the most apt way to describe him in every sense of the word. For one thing, 'Epic' was probably the first, but hopefully not the only, Quintino song you ever heard. At only 18 years old, Quintino found himself underneath the wing of his mentor, Laidback Luke, who guided him through the ins and out of dance music and transformed him into the SupersoniQ force to be reckoned with that his today. This Friday, Pacha NYC will feel the full weight of Quintino's speaker slamming sound, and we can only hope New York City is ready to 'Go Hard.'
If Monday Night Football isn't your thing, take a stab at some Monday night stand up. Put a spin on after work happy hour and laugh at some comedians over drinks with friends. If you have yet to check out the weeknight comedy scene in the city, you are definitely missing out. Mondays tend to suck, add a bit of laughter to your dreary day by checking out some all-star comedians.
An Evening With Friends at Liberty Hall (20 W 29th St.)
Check out some quality comedy that discusses real topics with a comedic spin. Laugh along with your unfamiliar neighbors at this bi-monthly show hosted by Dave Hill, John Early, and Michael Cavadias. After the show, dance the rest of the evening away to the DJ set. We were lucky enough to catch the series' debut show last month, and see such names as Janeane Garofalo, Amber Martin, Lizz Winstead, and Jacqueline Novak. Liberty Hall is located inside the elegant Ace Hotel, which is surely a superb way to kick off your work week.
It is October, and as per usual, the streets of New York are riddled with pop-up costume shops, festive Halloween décor, and well-executed, yet fictitious haunted houses. All in good fun, these aforementioned ornaments of the season may have a few of the braver souls ill appeased by their genuinely harmless nature. That is why we have rounded up a list of New York’s most haunted dwellings—the real ones. Hang on to your hats dare devils, because this is one scary ride.
1) The House of Death (14 W 10th St.)
This beautiful townhouse is surprisingly known as one of the most haunted places in New York, now home to over 20 ghosts. Mark Twain lived here from 1900 to 1901 and claimed that he had experienced supernatural incidents. Throughout the twentieth century, 14 West 10th was the site of several gruesome incidents, including a murder-suicide and the beating death of six-year-old Lisa Steinberg at the hands of her adopted father, prominent attorney Joel Steinberg, in 1987. The specter of Twain himself—white suit and all—has been seen ascending the staircase.
Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, but let's be honest, who actually wants to relax when there's football to watch? It may be pre-Monday, but it is still technically the weekend and there is much more fun to be had. This is where our new weekly party at Slate comes in. Allow us to introduce you to Sunday F.U.ndays, the only place where you can raise a glass with a room full of dire hard football fans with one hand, and raise a finger to all the things you hate about Mondays with the other.
October 26th, save the date, because the ever-popular When in Robe dance party is making a much-anticipated return. A ticket to When in Robe: Brooklyn SPA Dance Parties will earn you a complimentary glass of champagne, free food, a robe, and a locker. Guests are encouraged to change into their swimwear or beach attire in order to effectively experience the relaxing spa.
The party offers multiple options. The wet lounge which comes complete with a sauna, hot tub, steam room, massages, and a cold plunge. The dry lounge is a bit more active with a full bar, multiple DJs, free food, (yes, free) and a spacious dance floor.
Take an extraordinary trip to Toyland while never leaving New York City. “I Feel… Land of the Living Toys” is a monthly celebration with various themes that allows guests to transport themselves to the most unique experience we could find. The I Feel group aims to connect with individuals and allow them to channel their inner creativity. The party will give guests the chance to experience magical phenomena through music, sounds, art, and performances
It’s Oktoberfest and if you haven’t been celebrating, it’s about time to start! OktoBEERfest at Johnny Utah’s is the best place to take part in the holiday festivities. With “Beers, Bulls, and Brats” on the agenda, you’re definitely in for an eventful Saturday. Of course there will be drink specials all night, it’s the only way. On top of cheap alcohol, take part in the themed games and contests that also last throughout the night.
Located in the Rockafeller Center, this is the perfect location for your Oktoberfest celebratory activities. The mechanical bull is just the cherry on top of the perfection that is Johnny Utah’s. Quality drinks and themed food should be enough to attract anybody looking for a quality Oktoberfest celebration. So come out to Johnny Utah’s for the best holiday celebration in the city, and tell them we sent you.