Why do people throw parties? Attending someone else’s party is fun and carefree but throwing a party can be hell. This time of year is the best time to get people out of their winter hibernation modes for a real kick start to the season with a well planned gathering. Taking into account the world’s financial woes, you and your friends may want to consider a relaxed and cheap setting for your evening festivities.
You want to find a location that you can settle in for a while and really own, because you don’t want friends complaining about drink prices in the first hour. For those already creating a Facebook event page, take a look at these suggestions.
940 Flushing Ave
Fenders and license plates and graffiti litter the walls at this divey Bushwick watering hole. The average drink is 6 dollars along with great beer and shot specials. Plug in your iPod for a personalized touch before the DJ sets up and spins for the crowd that continuously grows until 2 am.
The Wreck Room is a laid back option for Brooklynites and inter-borough commuters.
169 E. Broadway, Manhattan
Considered a neighborhood “nightclub,” this Chinatown establishment has been around for over 100 years.
Stir up some friendly competition amongst your friends with their pool table that gives off the suburban basement vibe.
Happy house lasts from 1pm to 7:30pm for you to enjoy their fantastic drink specials.
402W. 54th St. Manhattan.
If you’re looking for something a little classier, and by “classier” you mean margaritas, then head up to Disiac. Visit their website for reservations and figure out what kind of party you want to this to be.
They will work with you to create the perfect get-together based on your needs. They have indoor and outdoor seating making it an ideal springtime meet-up.
Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern
188 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn.
Cut loose with 32-ounce cups of beer for a great price. The longtime owner, whose name you could probably guess, will happily share stories of the neighborhood and bar scene from the past 50 years.
Inside you’ll have to yell for your drinks while you look around the orange-tinted walls and workingman vibe, but a friendly atmosphere in which any guest can enjoy.
297 10th Ave
For those truly special gatherings, try the warm and exciting environment at this sleek 10th Ave lounge. Best on a Monday or weekend, Velour will astound your guests with their drink menu and DJ entertainment. Intimate, yet good for groups, this spot is ideal for that important birthday coming up.
Make a reservation or have them help plan an event with you.