Tag Archives: Nightlife

Play Skee-Ball and Pinball in Pizzeria Paradiso’s New Game Room

Source: Washingtonian Food

DC pizza favorite Pizzeria Paradiso is adding another option to its menu: arcade games. The Georgetown location is now home to Paradiso Game Room, a space for drinking beer, eating pizza, and playing games like Skee-Ball, Big Buck Hunter, shuffleboard, pinball, and darts. The spot opens today in the restaurant’s basement, which used to house […]

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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s New Year’s Eve, the holiday New Yorkers celebrate with unnecessary cover charges and forced prix fixe menus. It doesn’t have to be this way! There are plenty of excellent spots where it will be more or less business as usual — and you can ring in the new year …

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Here’s New York City’s New Hard-Cider Headquarters

Source: Grub Street NY

New York is a hard-cider capital, and as the beverage has regained popularity among more curious drinkers, the number of producers in this state has ballooned. (From 8 in 2014, the governor’s office says, to 24 in 2016.) One of these is Twin Star Orchards, a New Paltz apple …

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The Brooklyn Heights Social Club Combines Cocktails With Stunning City Views

Source: Grub Street NY

Restaurateur Matt Abramcyk (Beatrice Inn, Tribeca’s Smith & Mills) was seeking to partner with a hotel when an opportunity presented itself: Food and beverage operations at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which opened in February. His partnership with Eddie Bilowich (1 Oak) includes the stunning tenth-floor lounge and rooftop bar, …

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Classic Brooklyn Dive Hank’s Saloon Will Close Next Year

Source: Grub Street NY

The writing has been on the wall for years, so it’s not entirely surprising that Boerum Hill dive Hank’s Saloon will, according to owner Julie Ipcar, close “at the end of next year.” Ipcar shared the news on the bar’s Facebook page, explaining that the developer …

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A New East Village Tea Bar Specializes in Rare Oolong, Savory Snacks, and Matcha-Infused Beer

Source: Grub Street NY

The slender glasses could be full of green juice, or something you might drink on St. Patrick’s Day. The beer, a rice-based lager from Japan’s Echigo Beer Company, is very green, but the color doesn’t come from food coloring. It’s matcha, first whisked with a bit of the beer in …

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Your Eating, Drinking, and Partying Guide to Halloween Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Test your Halloween knowledge at Ventnor Sports Cafe with their seventh annual Halloween Themed Trivia night on Wednesday, October 25 starting at 8:30 PM. The questions focus on scary movies, mythical monsters, pop-culture vampires, and Nickelodeon’s “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” Come for the Halloween-themed cocktails and pumpkin beers and stay for the chance to […]

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Several openings at the Wharf are delayed. Here’s what to know before you go.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

This post has been updated. Thursday marks the grand opening of the Wharf, a mile-long, $2.5 billion development in Southwest D.C. But in the final hours, many of the restaurants that hoped to be fully operational for the occasion have been delayed due to construction hiccups, permitting holdups and an aggressive timeline. The site remains an active construction […]

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Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

District Oktoberfest Multiple locations around Chinatown The District Oktoberfest kicks off this Saturday, September 16, with a bar crawl in Chinatown. Check in at 10 Tavern by 3 PM to enjoy drink and food specials, as well as live Bavarian music. Your ticket ($24 if you use the promo code “cheers”) includes free 12-ounce Oktoberfest beers […]

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14 New Cocktails to Help You Accept That Summer Is Ending

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s always a good time to drink in New York, but it’s particularly good these days. Cocktail culture has spread so that all restaurants of a certain stripe offer interesting original drinks, while loosening its collar and relaxing a bit in recent years. With fall around the corner, many of …

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A New East Village Bar Evokes New England’s Seaside Dives

Source: Grub Street NY

When the Lost Lady opens tonight, its owners will attempt something that’s particularly difficult to pull off in the bar world: creating a new space that feels instantly comfortable and lived-in. It’s a tall order — but if anyone can do it, we’d bank on owners Robert Ceraso and …

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New Clarendon Bar Offers Glowing Cocktails and Hardware Theme

Source: Washingtonian Food

Don’t let the name Wilson Hardware fool you. The new Clarendon storefront might make you think paint cans and garden tools, but inside the 7,000 square-foot space, you’ll find five separate dining and lounge areas, including a rooftop bar. The venture, which opened last week, comes from Jad Bouchebel, a partner in U Street’s the Prospect […]

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Oka Plays Fast and Loose With Izakaya Food

Source: Grub Street NY

People love izakayas for obvious reasons: They’re casual, fun places to drink, like taverns, but with better food than mozzarella sticks microwaved for not long enough. What’s not to like about Japanese fried chicken and good beer delivered sans sermon? John McCarthy likes them as much as the next guy. …

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19 New Bars for Every Type of Drinker, Opening This Fall

Source: Grub Street NY

Acoustik Garden (early September)
1515 Atlantic Ave., at Albany Ave., Bedford-Stuyvesant

The bar of summer was Diamond Reef; this fall brings another indoor-outdoor spot a few blocks east on Atlantic. Acoustik Garden, from event coordinator and former bartender Heather-Sky McField, will have live music — jazz, R&B, neo-soul, …

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The Owners of Mother’s Ruin Opened a New Downtown Spot for Cocktails and (Soon) Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

Mother’s Ruin became a downtown favorite by smartly toeing the line between a highbrow cocktail bar and a lowbrow dive. Six years into its run, the bar is still consistently packed. Owners Richard Knapp and T.J. Lynch have clearly hit on a formula that works, and they’re sticking to …

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How Employees Only Moved to Asia — Staff Included

Source: Grub Street NY

Behind the curved bar at Employees Only the other night, a white-jacketed bartender dutifully measured and mixed a signature Manhattan. Waiters ferried orders of steak tartare and bone-marrow poppers to diners seated at red café tables. Near the entrance, a psychic told fortunes. And, 30 minutes before closing, homemade …

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Brooklyn’s Newest Outdoor Bar Features Breezy Cocktails and First-rate Tacos

Source: Grub Street NY

When the owners of Gowanus performance space Littlefield, Julie Kim and Scott Koshnoodi, were given the boot by their now former landlord, they decided to find a new home in the neighborhood. But when they set out to search, they found an old printing warehouse with a 4,000-square-foot outdoor …

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The Absolute Best Rooftop Bar in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

The very idea of a “rooftop bar” can conjure up images of too expensive drinks, terrible crowds, and a vibe that’s more “outdoor club” than proper bar. Yet, places do exist that balance stunning views with well-made drinks and snacks. Yes, these spots can get crowded on nice nights, …

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Star Bartender Eben Freeman Will Leave AvroKO

Source: Grub Street NY

Eben Freeman has always done his own thing: When he ran the bar at wd~50, he doled out jellied gin-and-tonics. At Tailor, he infused vodka with bubble gum, and smoked Coca-Cola with cherrywood for a bourbon drink named after Waylon Jennings. At Genuine Liquorette, which opened …

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New York Had the Most Exciting Cocktail Bars in America — Why Do So Many Now Feel Like They’re Stuck in the Past?

Source: Grub Street NY

New York’s cocktail culture is balanced, elegant, and luxurious. It’s a masterful exercise in well-crafted, standard-bearing sophistication. It is the Brooks Brothers of the cocktail world. Sit down at any of the city’s top-tier bars, and service will be gracious, you’ll be comfortable, and the product will be refined and …

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A New Petition Demands NYC Change Its Controversial ‘No Dancing’ Laws

Source: Grub Street NY

New York is a nightlife-obsessed city that likes to think of itself as a progressive, multicultural place, but its history is, of course, a little more complicated. In 1926, the city enacted the Cabaret Law, which prohibits any and all dancing in businesses without a Cabaret License. It was passed …

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What Happened When the Health Department Messed With McSorley’s Iconic Wishbones

Source: Grub Street NY

McSorley’s is one of Manhattan’s most legendary bars, a living artifact of old New York where regulars remain staunchly committed to the pub’s traditions and rituals. A new memoir, Two and Two: McSorley’s, My Dad, and Me, tracks the relationship between author Rafe Bartholomew and his …

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Get High at the World’s Most Celestial Beer Garden

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

SkyGarten/Facebook

Every spring, beer gardens pop like cherry blossoms across Philadelphia in vacant lots, historic sites, and parks. These sometimes controversial spots provide spaces to gather outdoors and enjoy the warm weather over a frosty beverage.

Philly’s (and the world’s) tallest, SkyGarten — which looms 51 stories above street level — has reopened for a second season of German-inspired festivity in the Sky Philadelphia space atop 3 Logan Square (1717 Arch Street).

(Also, we hate to burst your bubble—but it’s just a coincidence that we’re posting this headline on 4/20. Only legal substances are served at SkyGarten.)

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12 New Cocktails That Are Very Good for Tax Day Drinking

Source: Grub Street NY

It is Tax Day. Possibly, you’re lucky, got some money back, and want to go spend your newfound wealth on a celebratory drink or three. Maybe you had to fork over a few more bucks to Uncle Sam, and would like to soften the blow a bit. Whatever camp you’re …

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