It's down to just a day away and just like that, Electric Daisy Carnival New York is here. As it's the first to kick off the summer festival season in NYC, EDC NY will top last year's event and the festival's producer, Insomniac made sure of that. They have teamed up with nightlife gurus EMM Group, the team behind FINALE in NYC, where the two powerhouses will create the ultimate VIP experience for fans on May 17th and 18th at Citi Field.
In 2003 the Princeton Review declared that DePaul University students were the “happiest” students in the country, and it's not hard to figure out why. The campus lies right in the center of Lincoln Park, an area surrounded by great restaurants, thousands of spandex clad women, and a sh*t ton of bars!
The bars dotting the area around the campus are certainly part of what makes going to DePaul a unique college experience. It's not a house party school by any means. If you really want to dive into the school's social scene you have to get aquainted with the local bars, but Lincoln park has a reputation for being very very expensive and make no mistake, it is. There are however a number of bars only a few blocks from campus that offer not only terrific atmosphere but deals that allow even the most cash strapped students to get slushed.
On St. Patty’s Day we’re all Irish and on Cinco de Mayo we’re all Mexican. It’s that time of year to be Mexican again. Are you ready for tequilas, cervezas, fish tacos, and sombreros? Joonbug loves a well-made tequila cocktail and also loves sipping on some good tequilas. You can't beat a day of Mexican food, drinks, and culture as I’m sure many of you embrace on this festive day. Cinco de Mayo started with Mexican-Americans on the west coast celebrating democracy and freedom at the start of the American Civil War. So how do we survive celebrating the holiday? Well Joonbug doesn’t want you to just survive. We want you to relish. So here are some tips on what to include in your celebrations:
The longest running nightclub on the planet, Webster Hall, has teamed up with Area Event, an NYC-based production company (who put together Swedish House Mafia's first ever NYC show in 2010) to bring a new Saturday night experience called 'brite nites.'
Webster and its crew have already established NYC’s legendary party with 'Girls & Boys' and 'brite nites' is sure to gain the same popularity in the downtown club space. It's set to be an interactive party experience aiming to bring the passionate dance music aficionados a combination of the biggest names in dance music alongside the stars of tomorrow. So dress bold and brite as you inspire yourself, and those around you, to release their inner ‘lite.’
The first ‘brite nites’ event will take place on Saturday, April 13th and features a showcase of artists representing Kindergarten Records—Popeska, Dallas K, and Charlie Darker. Upcoming ‘brite nites’ events include A-Trak on April 20th, Myon & Shane 54 on April 27th and Super Mash Bros on May 4th.
Earlier this week, Joonbug celebrated noted mixmaster DJ Hesta Prynn's birthday at Gold Bar. The night had an epic turn out, with a surprise performance by Vinny Cha$e, who was just signed by LA Reid to EPIC Records, as well as a guest performance by Pittsburgh Slim. ANTM alum and co-owner of The Dalloway, Kim Stolz also made an appearance.
Part festival, part fête, part conference, and part 5-day cocktail party the 4th Annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic is a “celebration of the myriad points of intersection between cocktails and culture.” Tickets for one of the most sought out events in the city go on sale this afternoon at noon. The multi-day celebration of cocktails and culture is held throughout the city at the most renowned watering holes, across three boroughs. From May 17-21, cocktail and spirit enthusiasts will revel at dozens of events including boozy brunches, spirited soirees, bar crawls, bus tours, punch parties, and a three-day trade conference for industry professionals.
Watch the 85th Academy Awards in style at KTCHN Restaurant. Their viewing party will play homage to the first annual Academy Awards in 1929. Enjoy a cocktail hour at 7pm featuring champagne drink specials and complimentary hors d'oeuvres while you watch the red carpet arrivals on the restaurant's 120 inch screen TV. Continue the evening watching the awards ceremony while feasting on a special menu showcasing the dishes served at the first Oscar awards dinner, including consomme celestine, filet of sole saute au beurre and long branch potatoes, or you can opt for KTCHN's regular dinner menu.
All guests will have a chance to predict the night's big winners for the chance to win a variety of prizes and even their own Oscar (the edible candy version). Please book your reservations in advance at their website. Happy viewing!
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, meaning it's time to whip out all your green, stock up on beers, and snag some luck o' the Irish. Since St. Paddy's is the ultimate drinking holiday, we've rounded up some of the best bar crawls happening in the city -- even the non-Irish may participate!
St. Paddy's Kick-Off Party: For just five bucks, you can attend the St. Patrick's Day Kick-Off Party, taking place at Midtown favorite, Public House. The party will take place on March 15th from 5pm until 4am. All sorts of debauchery will ensue.You can purchase your tickets here.
A weekend in Las Vegas always promises nights of bottle-popping debauchery and mischief, but when New Years Eve comes around, this playground for adults takes its musical madness to a whole new level. Party amongst the biggest DJs in the world, Hollywood stars, and Hip Hop's hottest artists around America's playground, Sin City! Check out our picks below and for more hot parties visit here.
Marquee Nightclub New Year’s Eve Weekend
It’s NYE and you know the drill:
Hot venue √
Sexy outfit √
Champagne at midnight √
What could possibly make ringing in a brand new year that much more spectacular? A performance by one of electronic dance music's hottest DJ’s? Absolutely! If you’re lucky enough to attend any of the NYE parties spanning across these five fabulous cities, you’ll be guaranteed beats, ball drops and a banging good time! Here’s a look at the Top 5:
Armin van Buuren – New York City
Don’t miss out on this adrenaline fueled electric dance party extravaganza presented by Joonbug.com. It all goes down at Pier 36, a 64,000 square foot pier that stretches out to Manhattan’s East River. There’s a 3-hour open bar taking place between 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. This event is strictly 21+. Several VIP packages are available and tickets can be purchased by clicking here.