These are my suggested places to go out Friday night and Sunday night this New Year’s Eve weekend. People get caught up that New Year’s Eve is the be all of parties (its actually corny but don’t let me spoil the party) but remember my earlier posts better parties are happening all week and especially the day before and after New Year’s Eve. One of these places will be off the radar but damn good places to visit as alternatives to the usual diets of tired top 40 music and wallflowers and weekend warriors that are abound this week.
- Brooklyn Bowl- (Brooklyn/Greenpoint/Williamsburg Border 61 Wythe Avenue bet. North 11th and North 12th street. G train to Nassau Ave.) Always a good time to be had with live DJ, performance area for bands and shows and lots of people having fun bowling. This has been one of the most successful nightlife venues in NYC over the last 2 years and its not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s a little wholesome fun, some good music and good spirit. Its hard to come away from this joint thoroughly impressed. NOTE: Go on Friday or even NYE its closed for a private event on a Sunday.
- Sgt– (92 Ludlow Street between broome and Delancey. beneath the Hotel Chantelle. Its hidden ya’ll!!) You got it babee, like the Sarge. You may not know the drill on how to find and what to expect when going to this club/lounge though so let me illuminate and expound. This is a hidden lounge/club under the Hotel Chantelle. It’s word of mouth and you have to go to the illuminated exit sign on the ground floor level and find the stairs going down. It’s a large dance floor with plenty of room and equally huge bar. This has your classic dive bar meets old school discoteque dirty sweaty let it loose dance hall feel in here. It’s good to see a place that feels like a sense of adventure and novelty but not be contrived; it just is cool.
- The Tippler- (425 W. 15th street between 9th and 10th Ave. Look for steps going down) A standout large cocktail lounge located right under the Chelsea Market. The brick archways and industrial look (hey they have train rails from the nearby Highline rail) mix to give a truly pleasing aesthtic. They really make signature well crafted drinks here and the bar scene is very tempstous but also chill. I like it more on Monday when they bring in the Cuban music but its always pretty lively feel in here. Good place to see and be seen without acting brand new or people high browing other people. Its always a good look.
Awright these are 3 pretty decent places to visit either Friday or Sunday to keep the good time rocking. Take my advice you won’t dislike these places.