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Meeting Cool Friends At The Happiest Hour In The Greenwich Village

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In December we ‘re always trying to meet with everyone to wish them a great Christmas, right? In January we meet up with everyone again to celebrate the New Year that started! Well…we can’t deny that we love going to The Happiest Hour in the Greenwich Village with friends!

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Located in the Greenwich Village, The Happiest Hour is a relatively new cocktail bar and full service restaurant that opens at 5pm and runs up through late night hours. If you’re the night-owl type, this is a great place for you to try.

Founded by the restaurateur Jon Neidich and the bartender Jim Kearns, the place contrasts the low light with a 1970’s and 80’s tropical Californian decor.

The space is divided up into a bar, a dining room and a downstairs old school vibe bar. We love this downstairs area, for they play Ray Charles, the amazing Ella Fitzgerald, etc…giving it a nostalgic 50’s mood.

Try their fantastic signature cocktails and their Happiest Burger – some consider it the new “it burger” in town. Worth a try to experiment and rate if for yourself. The place it also great if you’re up to small bites and sharing dishes with friend. This is a great way to be able to taste a bit of everything on the menu.

In the picture: Joan Smalls, Giovanna Battaglia, Poppy Delevingne, Karen Elson, Alexa Chung. They have already tried out the spot!

And, we have to say, The Happiest Hour in the Greenwich Village has become on of the New York hotspots with the trendiest Manhattan folks. During the New York Fashion Week, the place is one of the main spots hosting the hottest and most desired parties in the city!

Before heading there for drinks, you might want to have dinner at places like Rosemary’s (neighbor to The Happiest Hour) or at the 1 Michelin-star Nix.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 5pm – Till Late
Saturday & Sunday: Opens 2pm

Location: 121 West 10th Street

www.happiesthournyc.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Happiest Hour and Giovanna Battaglia
*Last Update on March/2020.*

The Cutting Room for fantastic live music performances in NY

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The Cutting Room is New York City’s premier live music venue serving great food, drinks and some of the best live music performances in NY!

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From the amazing Bowie, to the unapologetic Lady Gaga, The Cutting Room has quite a story to share!

It first opened in 1999 through 2009, closed for a few years and was then reinvented by Steve Walter and Chris Noth – Mr. Big from Sex and the City. Finally, it reopened in the beginning of 2013 at a new address, in Midtown.

It is considered a special place where you will find great eclectic live music and good food.

The guitar chandelier is obviously one of the stars of the place. Plus, the barber chairs mingle with the décor and the massive wooden staircase is also a highlight. From there, you are able to see the entire place, giving you a privileged view of what’s going on.

“We wanted a place where up and coming artists could get seen and established artists felt comfortable playing club gigs. We wanted a place with great sound, creative food and cocktails where the venue itself was as beautiful as the music.”  ~ Steve Walter, Owner

If you want to grab dinner before heading for your exciting night at The Cutting Room, you might want to try the Lebanese, ILILI. We simply love it!

For a nearby hotel to stay, at an affordable rate, go to INNSIDE New York.

Now, to explore some more amazing live music performances in NY, head to Brooklyn! More specifically,  East Williamsburg to a spot called Brooklyn Steel. This is the place to go in the neighborhood.

Hours: May vary, so check their website to confirm!

Location: 44 East 32nd Street

http://thecuttingroomnyc.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Cutting Room NYC
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Marie’s Crisis Cafe: Feeling Inside A New York Musical

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Marie’s Crisis Cafe is the place to be if you want to experience a different type of scene in New York City!

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Have you ever wanted just just walk into a bar and sing as loud as your lungs can handle? Now, imagine doing that at a cool neighborhood bar in New York, where many other talent voices can sing along!

Located in the West Village, in Manhattan, Marie’s Crisis Cafe attracts a bit of everything. From locals, to artists and the coolest gay crowd, you’ll definitely have a great and interesting time there!

“If you like how people in musicals can go without warning from normal conversation to singing their hearts out, this is the West Village bar for you.

One minute, the barmaid is pulling you a pint of Bass, the next she’s belting out “Me and Bobby McGee.”

At 5:30pm, groups of friends and random folks start gathering around the piano in the basement level. It’s quite an experience.

We have to emphasize that people there are usually Broadway lovers and know all the shows and lyrics!

In general, drinks are cheep, décor has a nostalgic early 1900’s vibe and guests are all pretty “random”. You’ll find young ones, gays, straight, everything in between and older people. But, that isn’t the point! The thing is, they all have one thing in common: they all love musicals!

It’s not a place you need to worry about how you look today. So be free to be yourself, have fun, appreciate everyone around you and…let go!

Do observe the sign that says it’s prohibited to film or take pictures of presentations. This is a place to have fun and enjoy, not to be behind a camera capturing everything. Besides, they do appreciate the privacy of not sharing what happens there. Not everyone likes to be broadcasted on social, right?

Be polite and respectful while there!

Oh! They are a cash only bar, so do be sure to have cash on you!

And believe it or not, Marie’s Crisis Cafe has no mirror or soap in the bathroom, so go prepared or bring your own. No, this is not a joke.

The West Village is one of our favorite neighborhoods in the city, so explore it with love!

Try Wilfie & Nell as another bar option. For food, you can go to the super trendy Via Carota and Buvette restaurants. For sushi, the famous Sushi Nakazawa is fantastic.

For one of the top minimalistic Brazilian fashion brands, go to Uma.

And last, go to Sofar Sounds to see what secret music gig they are hosting in the neighborhood. It’s a fantastic plan for a laid back, bring your own bottle night where upcoming artists singing to a small, private group!

Location: 59 Grove Street (b/w 7th Ave South and Bleecker Street)


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Kennedy N.

9 Best Speakeasies In New York City

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We contribute with New York content for Glamour Brazil. This post was about 9 best speakeasies in New York City that are secret spots!

Here is the Portuguese version and below, the English version:

In the US, Prohibition Era happened between the years of 1920 through 1933. During these years, the American Constitution banned the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages in the entire country! It did not take long for the black market liquor traffic to appear and quickly grow.

One of the most famous traffickers this time was the famous Al Capone! Consequently, bars hidden deep inside restaurants or in the basements of bakeries, spread across the country. These places were called “Speakeasy” and served illegal alcohol for customers!

In New York there are still several speakeasies around the city, but obviously today are all legal. Anyway, it’s always a thrill to go into one of these bars, as they remain hidden behind small doors or in secret rooms, in the most unlikely places!

We reveal 9 best speakeasies in New York City at some of the most sought after addresses:


55 Bar

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Located in the Greenwich Village, 55 Bar has wonderful jazz concerts, funk and blues nights, seven days a week!

It is one of the bars with the best vibe, incredible music, a more intimate place, where bands interact with the public, which in turn is laid back, the decor is super cool … and the best: zero tourists!

Surely a perfect place for those who want to feel like a real New Yorker!

Take a look at their website to see what is their upcoming events and bands playing. If you live in New York, be sure go to there too!

Location: 55 Christopher Street

www.55bar.com


Please Don’t Tell

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After entering a small hot dog restaurant called Crif Dog, in the East Village, you will see an old phone booth to your left. This cabin is actually the entrance to the speakeasy called Please Don’t Tell (great name, by the way!).

As you pick up the phone, you inform the hostess the number of people with you and she will open the door!

No doubt it will be a grand entrance! The place is gorgeous, with a full bar and it can get pretty packed!

Nonetheless, you will have a great time!

Location: 113 Saint Marks Place

http://pdtnyc.com


Apothéke

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Inside an old opium den located in the famous, hidden Doyers Street, in the heart of Chinatown, an Austrian named Albert Trummer, founded Apothéke.

Now, imagine a place where a mad scientist meets a mixologist in a place full of opium! It is strange!

This speakeasy is one of the most stylish in the city, with a bar offering more than 250 drinks and 500 bottles of liquor brought in from different parts of the world.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays they have live music, but the coolest day is Wednesday with the house’s jazz band! Bewere of their dress code after 9pm – Elegant Sophisticated Attire – and you should be fine!

Location: 9 Doyers Street #1

www.apothekenyc.com


Bathtub Gin

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Hidden deep in a cafe in Chelsea, Bathtub Gin has a very good menu and an interesting beverage menu with elaborate cocktails!

The name of the bar is in homage to the homemade Gin, who during the years of Prohibition in the United States, was very popular. Bathtub Gin portrays the poor quality of the drink that was available during that time in the country.

The suggestion is to try to make a reservation to ensure that you’ll be able to get it, since it can be tough at the door. You can still be lucky enough to attend one of the burlesque shows that take place at night!

Location: 132 Ninth Avenue

www.bathtubginnyc.com


Here are a few more of the best speakeasies in New York City:

The Raines Law Room at Flatiron District – www.raineslawroom.com
Employees Only in the West Village – www.employeesonlynyc.com
Death & Company in the Lower East Side – www.deathandcompany.com
The Richardson in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – www.therichardsonnyc.com
Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – www.hoteldelmano.com

If you are looking to organize a unique company gathering for your team, we are sure our team of experts behind our Concierge Services will do a fantastic job.

But, if your in town with friends, family, or if you live here, but don’t have time to organize a dinner, your birthday, a small event, let us help you out!


Photo Credits: Courtesy of venues and Max R. Sequeira Photography, Smoke & Oakum’s Gunpowder Rum and The Creamynals

A Speakeasy bar in New York named Bathtub Gin

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Hidden in the back of a cafe in Chelsea, is Bathtub Gin a super cool Speakeasy bar in New York. It has a great menu and an even better cocktail selection.

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The bar’s name is an homage to Gin – the drink – that during the Prohibition Era in the United States, became very popular.

If you don’t really know what the Prohibition Era was, it’s ok. In short, it was a 13 year period between 1920 – 1933, where the production, commercialization, distribution and importation of alcoholic beverages was completely banned.

The name – Bathtub Gin – portrays the bad quality of the drink that was available back then in the Country. That was the name given to homemade Gin, of mostly of poor quality – as many of the other alcoholic drinks at the time.

Besides the homemade drinks, some people decided to open secret places not known to the vast public, that was used to service alcohol. They were usually hidden in basements and back rooms of businesses like laundry shops, groceries and cafés.

Today, New York City is the home of countless speakeasy bars.

Obviously, they are all legal today, but the thrill of keeping it a speakeasy remains and many people still do not know of their existence.

Bathtub Gin in Chelsea is one of these spots!

The décor is great with dim lights and a “vintagy” aspect to it. You can order small plates to share, that is a great option to taste a bit of everything you order. They also serve some great artisanal cheese and charcuterie. Last, if you have a sweet tooth, they have some dessert options, like the “toast your own s’mores”! Yum!

Our suggestion would be to try a reservation to avoid the crowded doors.

Plus, you can get lucky enough to see one of the burlesque shows that happen during the night.

If you loved this speakeasy bar in New York and want to explore a few other speakeasy options, you will certainly have fun and wont’ be disappointed.

Oh! If you find out new spots, share them in the comments below with us!

Hours:
Sunday: 4pm – 2am
Monday – Wednesday: 5pm – 2am
Thursday: 5pm – 3am
Friday: 5pm – 4am
Saturday: 4pm – 4am
Sunday Brunch: 1pm – 4pm

Location: 132 9th Avenue

http://bathtubginnyc.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bathtub Gin
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Press Lounge Rooftop Bar In Hell’s Kitchen, Atop The Ink48 Hotel

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What an amazing panoramic view! The Press Lounge is a rooftop bar in Hell’s Kitchen, situated atop of the Ink48 Hotel. Adam Block’s sister venue to PRINT.Restaurant is a classy favorite.

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Everyone is always looking for the best rooftop in the city. When the summer season arrives, then it’s the only place people want to head to after work or on weekends.

New York City has some of the most fantastic places and the view is always priceless.

The Press Lounge is an amazing place and is located in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen.

Surrounded by huge glass windows, you are able to witness one of New York’s most amazing rooftop views. To one side the gorgeous Hudson River, to the other side, our beautiful concrete jungle that never sleeps.

Adam Block was sure to created a menu with fresh, locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms and the best regional suppliers. They offers great cocktails with this unobstructed view of Manhattan and the Hudson, besides an extensive wine list and seasonally inspired small plates.

You can try by having their Caipirinha, a very famous traditional Brazilian cocktail. We can guarantee it will not disappoint you and you will ask for more! It can be addictive.

The space opened in 2010 and quickly became recognized as one of Manhattan’s finest rooftop lounges featuring in top publications. Be sure to put your your “casual elegant” attire, since they do have a dress code.

We are sure you will love this rooftop bar in Hell’s Kitchen!

Also, if you enjoyed the Caipirinha, you might want to try other places with this Brazilian cocktail. Beco Bar, in Williamsburg is a super insider spot. Miss Favela can get pretty energetic and crazy. Berimbau NYC is a great restaurant option, if you also want to try typical Brazilian food.

For hotels to stay in Hell’s Kitchen, try the modern Yotel Hotel.

Need help find your way around the city? Let us know what you need and how we can help you out. For corporate group requests, contact our experts.

Hours:
Sunday: 4pm – 12am
Monday & Tuesday: 4pm – 1am
Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm – 2am
Friday & Saturday: 4pm – 3am

Location: 653 11th Avenue

www.thepresslounge.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Press Lounge
*Last Update on March/2020.*

The Bowery Ballroom: It’s a New York City Classic

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Built just before the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the Bowery Ballroom was formerly a high-end retail store. It remained locked down for several years and it was only in 1997 that it became this unique music venue.

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The Bowery is one of our favorite spots to see live performances, intimate shows, indie bands and some of the coolest people in town.

The club serves as the namesake of Joan Baez’s Bowery Songs album, recorded live at a concert at the Bowery Ballroom on November 6, 2004.

It has amazing acoustics, the perfect size, a great story, and a 3 pretty cool bars! Their balcony is also a fantastic option if you want to have a clear view of the stage, but even downstairs you’ll be able to see it well.

The bar downstairs is more intimate and great to start off the night with drinks. When the bands are about to go live, you can walk up to watch them.

If you’re wondering how many people they need to fill up the place, it’s just a little over 550. So, it’s not too big, nor too small!

Like many New York venues, the Bowery Ballroom was also the stage for a famous film. Coyote Ugly was filmed back in the year 2000 and they have a scene at the Bowery! Pay attention next time you watch the movie.

Check out their website for the full list of upcoming shows! It’s certainly a New York City classic.

Plus, here are a few additional tips on the Lower East Side neighborhood or with the same vibe as the Bowery Ballroom. For dinner, you might want to explore Contra. We love going to few hidden speakeasy bars too. For places to stay when you come to New York City, try the super trendy and hip boutique Ludlow Hotel.

Hours: May vary, see their website!

Location: 6 Delancey Street

www.boweryballroom.com


Photo Credits: Courtesy of the Bowery Ballroom
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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