Imagine how Alice felt as she fell down the rabbit's hole and maybe you will be able to comprehend what went on at Hendricks Gin's Voyages Into the Unusual. The event, which takes place every year in big cities across the country, makes its final stop in New York City. Words can scarcely describe what goes on during this booze-infused evening, filled with eccentricities you can hardly imagine. Drinks pushed into your hands through shelves lined with skulls, dancing flowers, hidden bars, and unique creatures are just some of the things you can expect to find on your voyage. As you imbibe your delicious Hendricks Gin cocktails and explore this unusual world, you might find yourself lucky enough to be grabbed by a small hand and led to a secret lair hidden beneath a giantess's skirt (you read that correctly). Inside you will find a punch bowl filled with 'Cucumber Blood' which will be served to you quickly before you get shooed back outside.
Looking to add a little pizazz to your midtown drinking adventures? Look no further. The Haven Rooftop Ski Chalet at the fabulous Sanctuary Hotel is a little kitschy, a little heavy on the European clientele, and a whole lot of fun.
Who doesn’t love an atmosphere where fur clad servers will occasionally walk around with a giant ski that holds four shot glasses, with the promise of the warm, comforting feeling that only Fireball Whiskey can provide? For the whiskey adverse, there are delicious holiday-inspired cocktails, like our favorite, the Apple Sauced (Stoli Apple, Cayrum, Apple Sauce, Simple Syrup, and Caramel) which is sure to appeal to the sweet tooth in us all.
You may have had your fair share of bar crawls in college, but don't let that make you think they aren't for the grown and mature. Bar crawls are the perfect way to get all your friends together so you can go from bar to bar and drink the night away!
This New Year's Eve make sure you check out some of the hottest bar crawls on barcrawls.com. Ring in the New Year with your friends while gaining access to the best bars in your city.
If you're still on the fence about whether to do a bar crawl this NYE, check out the list we compiled about all the benefits of a bar crawl!
Friday, December 13th
Figure and Crizzly will be featured at Webster Hall this Friday night as part of their All Black Everything Tour. Get down and dirty with the these two trap producers/DJs, along with resident DJs Alex English and Rekless. Can't forget to mention the three other floors of partying all with different genres of music. Tickets can be purchased here.WEBSTER HALL, 125 E 11th St, New York NY 10003
Cosmic Gate German trance duo, Cosimic Gate, will be arriving to Pacha NYC this Friday night. These two never stop touring and their show does not suffer from this, it only gets better with alll the practice. This should be a great show for sure. Get tickets here. PACHA NYC, 618 W.46th Street, New York, NY
Oscar G New York's beloved DJ, Oscar G, will be gracing the newly opened Stage 48 venue this Friday night. This venue has been popping the past couple of weekends, and it sure wont stop this weekend. Get your tickets here. STAGE 48, 605 West 48th Street, New York NY 10019
Saturday, December 14th
Animal House Tour: Bro Safari, Crnkn, Torro Torro
The trap doesn't stop at Webster Hall this weekend, as the Animal House Tour will take over Saturday night. Bro Safari, Crnkn, and Torro Torro will be the headliners for Webster Hall's brite nites event. Get you tickets here and be ready to turn up. WEBSTER HALL, 125 E 11th St, New York NY 10003
New York's newest dance club is holding it down every Saturday night with their Sankeys Saturdays event. This week tehy will be hosting DJs Butch, Oliver $, Daniel Dubb, Russ Yallop, and Vanjee B2B Nadav. Get your tickets here.
SANKEYS NYC, 29 West 36th Street, New York NY 10018
Sunday, December 15th
Funkbox w/ Tony Touch Finish your weekend off right with Tony Touch at the Sullivan Room. Funkbox NYC is New York's longest running underground house and techno dance club, and is always the way to go for your Sunday night turn ups. Get tickets here. SULLIVAN ROOM, 218 Sullivan St, New York NY 10012
Dating these days can be tough--add a snowy winter into the mix and it can be downright impossible. Why bundle up in excessive layers and head out to the bar when you can throw on pajamas and snuggle with yourself on the couch? Luckily, we've got some tips for you on how to make this winter count, courtesy of Christina Bloom, founder of Find Your FaceMate. Find Your FaceMate is a dating website that matches couples based on similar facial features. Bloom believes that you shouldn't hibernate during the winter, but instead go out and seek the love you desire!
SantaCon is more than just dressing up in Christmas attire and getting wasted (even though that's the best part of it). In most cities, like New York, SantaCon is affiliated with charitable good works and donations. In 2011, Santacon New York raised $10,000 for Toys for Tots and donated over 6,000 pounds of food to Manhattan and Brooklyn food banks. SantaCon reminds us to have a good time and celebrate the season, but also to spread cheer and goodwill.
New Year's Eve doesn't have to be all about boisterous 20-somethings who are drunkenly hoping for that special someone--or anyone--to kiss at midnight. There are great venues that have parties for all ages and perfect for families. New York has something for everyone;kids, grownups, and teens all looking to party like rock stars. And Joonbug knows where it's all going down on December 31st.
Dave and Buster's in Times Square offers your standard five-hour premium open bar, but also includes a full buffet, dancing, and arcade games for the kids. This 31,500 square foot venue offers over 200 arcade games, and will feature a live DJ performance to get the party juices flowing well before the New Year. Catch live coverage of the ball dropp from flat panels and projection screens and a champagne toast at midnight.
Fourplay has been a major player in the Jazz world since 1991. Grammy-nominated, and with thirteen albums to date, Fourplay makes a serious pit-stop in NYC this winter. They are playing at the world famous Blue Note Jazz Club in the West Village from Dec 10th to Dec 15th, with multiple showtimes.
Fourplay puts on a contemporary Jazz set with elements of R&B and pop. A notable member of the band is Nathan East, who has collaborated with Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, and most recently, was the bassist for Daft Punk's new hit album, Random Access Memories.
The stars will be out tommorow night when the Louis Armstrong House galahonors music legend Quincy Jones, CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson, jazz scholar Dan Morgenstern, and community civic leader Grace Lawrence. All four have dedicated their work to preserve and promote the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong at the Museum.
Each year, the Louis Armstrong House Gala raises important funds to maintain the long-time home of Louis and Lucille Armstrong, which has become a National Historic Landmark and New York City Landmark in Corona, Queens. Since its opening in 2003, more than 100,000 visitors from all over the world have enjoyed the Museum’s historic house tours, jazz concerts and a wide variety of educational programs.
German trance duo, Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Bossems, better known as Cosmic Gate, will be bringing their amazing trance energy to the stage of Pacha NYC this Friday, December 13.
With a musical career spanning more than decade, these seasoned professionals are sure to thrill the crowd by bringing their own unique blend of classic and updated trance.
Earlier this year, they released a deluxe edition of their 2011 album release Wake Your Mind and the material from that has proven to be a dance floor hit.
This Friday, December 13th, their energy combined with Pacha NYC’s luxurious environment holds the promise of a fantastic night out.
Check out one of Cosmic Gate's classic tracks here.
Celebrate the season of merriment with Loreley this Thursday, December 12, as they host their free Holiday Party!
Starting at 7pm, the Lower East Side biergarten will be offering all night drink specials, featuring $1 off half liters of beer and $3 off steins. Five different warming winter cocktails, perfect for escaping the winter chill, will be just $6. Such options include Lorely's Hot Toddy (Barenjäger Honey Liquor mixed with Jägermeister Spice), Spiked Eggnog, Glühwein (red mulled wine), Heißer Seehund (white mulled wine), and Warm Cranberry Apple Cider.