Bar owner and visionary John Burla decided his day-to-day as a paralegal had run its course. Like many who dream of the autonomy that comes with owning a business, Burla gathered his resources and invested in what many would agree is the riskiest sector of the service industry, bar ownership. A bold move in today’s economy, John’s headlong commitment is evident in the improvements on the space. Prior to his ownership Bar Pelham, as it is now known, was home to another drinking establishment with a reputation of seconding as a drug den to local vagrants. The quaint 1200 sq-ft space is located in the north Bronx, at the crossroads of the 6 Train and numerous bus routes, most notably the BX 12, which during the summer months extends its route all the way to Orchard Beach.
Built and owned by two hard working Hungarians and beloved by locals and those in the know, Keybar triples as a bar, DJ lounge, and jewelry-box sized nightclub for an übercool, international, carefree clientele who pop in for the cocktails and famous 2 for 1 happy hour and stay for the amazing music and downtown New York-meets-Budapest vibe.
Global DJs energize the crowd every night with everything from 80's grooves to house and with the fire crackling in the hearth casting a warm glow across the room and an ultra friendly European staff serving an excellent selection of beers, cocktails, and signature shots (including the delectable Rolo shot and Zwack, a Hungarian herbal liqueur), it's hard not to fall under the spell of Keybar's special allure.
Keybar: 432 E. 13th St (212) 478-3021
Summer is a time where New Yorkers can finally break free from the bitter cold for a few months and enjoy some sunshine. Though the humidity can be unbearable at times, the summer is the best time to experience New York City nightlife. The city streets are bustling and alive. What can be better than summer in New York? Well, one thing that's for sure is celebrating your summer birthday in the Big Apple. Summer birthdays are less of a hassle. You don’t need to worry about where to put your coat jacket, snowstorms, or looking as white as paper. All you need to do is find a venue to have your birthday bash.
4th of July Weekend is a nationally recognized time to throw the best summer bashes you can- or go to the coolest ones you can find. At Joonbug, we know that party hunting in Las Vegas is pretty intimidating. So, we’ve put together fantasy itineraries for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of July 4th weekend to help you get started. Follow them step by step, or click around to find a party yourself. Get your tickets, reserve your VIP service, and break out the sexy swimwear…SINdependence Day 2010!
SATURDAY- 7/3- God Bless Alka Seltzer
It’s day two of Independence Day weekend in Vegas and you’re probably feeling your Friday night all over. After you go through whatever hangover cure method you practice (don’t have one?), you have to get back out into the city where the fun is just beginning.
It seems like every week a spectacular, groundbreaking, all-encompassing and irreplaceable new show premieres in Vegas. This past weekend, producer David Saxe unveiled Vegas! The Show at his Saxe Theater, and it is spectacular, groundbreaking, and so on. Saxe, son of two Vegas producers, calls this production his “baby” and his proudest achievement in entertainment.
His show is a tribute to the “neon boneyard” of old Las Vegas- the Las Vegas everyone has forgotten but no one stops revisiting. The show has Elvis impersonators, Rat Pack impersonators, Tom Jones impersonators, and other ghosts of the Fremont weaving in between the showgirls and choirs singing to a live band. You can imagine the flamboyant costumes and set pieces used to make this show as glitzy and gaudy as possible.
Just because Tuesdays tend to be an off-night for going out doesn’t mean that they have to be! I know, I know - working all day can really take it out of you, and for some, staying in, having dinner delivered, and watching HBO sounds perfect. But for the rest of us, a fun happy hour can really help take the edge off. For that reason, Taco Tuesdays proves to be an ideal way to spend a Tuesday evening.
Many Mexican restaurants in the L.A. area have a Taco Tuesday special—cheap tacos, discounted drinks, and an upbeat atmosphere. Because of the extremely reasonable prices, these deals are primarily offered during the typical happy hour time, but the exact times depend on the venue. These early hours are convenient for those who work full-time and embrace both a few hours out on the town to unwind after a long day as well as a good night’s sleep. On the other hand, because the places that offer Taco Tuesday specials tend to be part restaurant and part bar, it’s easy to stay out and keep the night going if you wish to do so.
The décor is best described as dank and the music is awful, but you don’t come here to bask in the ambiance. You come here to get twisted comfortably, so dive in…
8450 W. 3rd St.
You’ve never heard of jolly old St. Nick’s? Not the fat guy in red, but the watering hole down the street from Wokcano and Berri’s Pizza. It is here where I learned to drink and it will probably be where I take my last sip. Depressing, but I digress. Fridays and Saturdays are prime as hordes of easy-going guys and gals come out and get sloshed before making their way to a house party or lounge. From Beverly Center employees who’ve just finished work, to actors filing out of the workshop upstairs, there’s a drinking partner waiting for you on any given night. Drink and be merry.