THE HOT SPOT
Imagine for a moment you're going to meet up with two of your bestest bros. Maybe you were friends in high school, maybe college roomates, or maybe you served on a submarine together however you want this to go is fine there are no wrong answers here. You decide to get together on Clark Street, Chicago's watering hole. It's a warm summer evening, the Cubs just lost another game (this is a scenario not a fairy tale), and despite prior experience, you're absolutely sure you and your wing men work best as a team, and over the course of the night you guys will only become that much more charming.
Memorial Day Weekend is the big kick off to summer and everyone is looking for the best places to party. Some people decide to spend it at big resort destinations such as Vegas, Atlantic City or Miami but if you’re staying in the Tri-State area, there is no better place to be Saturday, May 25th than Brunch Bounce at La Marina Beach.
Started by Irvin Benitez and later joined by his partner, Jose Espinal, Brunch Bounce has been rocking parties for almost a year now. Recently they have teamed up with Apt. 78 owner, Jose Morales to hold parties at the super dope, art gallery inspired cafe and lounge. The music at Brunch Bounce is an eclectic, open format orgy of genres that sets the tone for a wild day party unlike any found in NYC. Brunch Bounce distinguishes itself from other NYC parties by staying away from the pretentious, bottle popping, arrogant crowd that has permeated NY nightlife recently. The good people at Brunch Bounce only concern is that guests have fun, dance, take off their cool and let loose. At Brunch Bounce it is not uncommon to see beautiful women having a great time, crowdsurfing, raging and dancing with the fellas. Everyone bounces to the sounds of the music together, simply enjoying the moment. For Memorial Day Weekend there will be a special twist to the party.
Ladies! Put on your little black dress and stilettos, Pink Lady Fridays is an event you and your girlfriends don't want to miss.
Located at 505 Madison Street, The West Five Supper Club is one of the hottest spots to both dine and party in Hoboken. Open at 5:00 pm for dinner you can make reservations to meet up with your gals and then dance the night away! This venue has a New York look with a New Jersey vibe. The DJ spins the hottest house, hip-hop, top 40, and mash ups. They even have a power hour with $2 mixed drinks and domestic beers between 10pm and 11pm.
Ever thought about ditching your desk at work to skip out for a mid-day dance party during lunch? Well, you now have that opportunity! Lunch Beat NYC, which started in Sweden in 2010, when founder Molly Ränge and 14 of her co-workers danced in a parking garage to a mixtape on their lunch break, is hitting Manhattan on Wednesday, April 24th from 12:30pm- 1:30pm at Slate club in Flatiron. Prepare to daytime disco as a DJ spins the beats while host venue Slate serves a healthy vegetarian lunch—all included in the $12 ticket price!
The first Lunch Beat in Manhattan is being organized by New York City residents Sarah Reynolds and Isha Toor. "All we want people to do is to forget about their work for one hour, decompress, and dance in a fun, healthy environment," said organizers Toor and Reynolds. The dynamic duo hopes to help spread the Lunch Beat movement throughout the neighborhoods of NYC and is excited to bring people from different walks of life and various backgrounds together through the common language of dance and fun! Anyone can start a Lunch Beat by following the startup guidelines of the global movement, found via their website here.
Check the details for the event below and plan to wear your dancing shoes on April 24th!
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.
In the wake of Toshi's Living Room's tremendous popularity and success, hotelier, Robert "Toshi" Chan has recently announced the imminent opening of Toshi's Penthouse Bar & Rooftop, which rests above the swanky Flatiron Hotel. Here at Joonbug, we had the pleasure of enjoying live music at Toshi's Living Room after it had recently opened. We can expect the same comforting and cheerful atmosphere evoked by Toshi and his staff when Toshi's Penthouse Bar & Rooftop opens this May, just in time for those hot summer soirees.
From NYC to Mexico to Vegas, 1 OAK has made its mark in each city and now has plans for a new location on the historic Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The Butter Group, New York’s preeminent hospitality company and owners of renowned restaurants, The Darby and Butter; lounges and nightclubs, The Darby Downstairs, 1 OAK and 1 OAK Las Vegas announced today plans to unveil the first California outpost of hot spot, 1 OAK. Located at the former Key Club (9039 Sunset Boulevard), 1 OAK Los Angeles will open its doors in the space that once housed the likes of legendary musicians, including The Doors, Van Halen, Tom Petty, Tina Turner, Guns N’ Roses, and Bon Jovi.
This weekend for some is the end of their Spring Break and others are home for the holidays. So what better way to celebrate spring happenings than to party the night away? Below are four great ways to spend the end of your vacation before heading back to school or work on Monday.
Friday, March 29th:
Friday’s Above Park at Gansevoort Park Rooftop (420 Park Avenue South)
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.
Last night revelers and burlesque connoisseurs from all over the city headed down to the Meatpacking District for the one year anniversary of the French eatery, Brasserie Beaumarchais’ weekly night of burlesque, Nuit Blanche. The glamorous atmosphere of Beaumarchais on a Wednesday evening is an exciting, eye candy-filled way to finish out Hump Day. With flowing bottles of champagne, French fare, and alluring burlesque performances by New York nightlife sensation, Dances of Vice this is one dinner party that is not to be missed. The dancers, described as being a “decadent menagerie of illustriously costumed dancers” change weekly, in accordance to a weekly theme with a sultry tone, to entertain and titillate diners and bar patrons. Past themes of Nuit Blanche includes Film Noir, Pretty in Plumes, and Moonglow.