There is always that moment of painful indecision that seizes one when deliberating upon what “shot” to choose. Whether it be amidst a drove of your pals, on an increasingly awkward first date, or during a solo binge-endeavor—the question remains: what to shoot?
Now there is a proliferation of shot “mixtures”—a subgenre of liquor all itself—that subvert quality drinking with catchy monikers and funky combinations. They masquerade around with names the like of “Kamikaze,” “Buttery Nipple,” “SoCo Lime,” and essentially anything uttered in LMFAO’s infamous song. While these concoctions will achieve the optimal results of maximum frivolity and rapid ossification (a noteworthy achievement), this initiative is directed towards the purists: those seeking a quality shot without all the pageantry.
Brando's Speakeasy, the quaint downtown establishment, boasts an intimate lounge with an unyielding supply of dancing, drinking, and karaoke. The doors open at 10:00am daily and don’t close until 2:00am (3am on Saturdays). Between those hours, the friendly staff tentatively welcomes patrons of every background into their warm, cozy, and dim atmosphere. The bar is the perfect setting for reunions, a girls' night out, or, if you're brave, you can finally live those fantasies of singing "Don't Stop Believing" outside the shower.
One of Brando’s most notable attractions is their raised platform and well-tuned karaoke machine at the head of the speakeasy. The machine is plum-loaded with 250,000 songs: lyrics and music loaded for anything from 1960’s ballads to present day hits. When you decide to take a seat, the MC/DJ plays a rotation of dance-inducing music and nod-worthy soundtracks.
Hey there, you hot tamales. Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo and Joonbug has got all of your Mexican festivity needs covered. Want Tacos? Done. Craving lush margaritas? Done. Strong tequila shots and cool Coronas? Done and done. Grab a sombrero, maybe some castanets (if you're into that), and follow me as I guide your hunger and thirst through New York's top places for the best deals on Cinco De Mayo.
Also: It's important to remember that not all of these establishments have uniform hours to the deals they're serving. Call ahead for times & reservations!
It was during her last trip here that the rumors regarding Paris' supposed relationship with Kim Kardashian's ex Reggie Bush surfaced. The two both were at two Vegas birthday parties that weekend for Mark Sudach and Jason Strauss where they apparently shared champagne and more But eye-witness Robin Leach assures that the couple didn't even speak to each other, and I'd believe Robin if he told me Johnny Weir was straight. That's how reliable he is.