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Get ready for unabashedly decadent nights at Mehanata - The Bulgarian Bar. While this nightclub and bar plays host to live music bands that serenade from mezzanine floors and DJs that get the party going, Mehanata does other things differently. Shed your inhibitions (literally!) and get a shot for free, or jump into the Ice Cage where you can strut around in Soviet military uniforms and have vodka shots for effect. For low-key party people, there's plenty of food too. Dance to DJ grooves as he jumps music genres as quickly as you down those shots.
Situated in SoHo, SOB'S also known as Sounds of Brazil, is renowned for playing wonderful world music, while serving delectable cuisine that involves Latin and Brazilian specialties. At SOB's one gets to hear an eclectic mix of live world music, where you can relax your senses and enjoy an evening filled with lovely entertainment. Popular performers like Marc Anthony, Seu Jorge, Celia Cruz, Issac Delgado and many more have performed here.
This legendary little dance dive in the East Village hosts some of the best '80s nights in the city. On Thursday Remission and Friday 1984, you will hear plenty of New Order, Depeche Mode, Bauhaus and Roxy Music (no New Kids on the Block, thank you very much.) The fun-loving crowd is a mixture of gays and straights, some of whom danced here when the music was new. Many people are discovering the scene for the first time. Only cash is accepted and the admission fee varies.
Inside an old hairdresser's shop, this theme bar draws its inspiration from a 1950s beauty salon. The bar is decorated with hair dryers you can sit under, vintage beauty salon chairs and glamor magazine covers to look at. There is even an in-house manicurist available! Groove to funky DJ music and let your hair down at Beauty Bar. It can get enormously crowded on the weekends, but it is worth a stop for the decor.
Featuring 13,000 square feet (1200 square meters) of space, 13 ping pong tables, and Olympic-caliber cushioned flooring, SPiN New York puts some fun into the concept of a social club. This trendy nightclub is all about ping pong, you can reserve a table to play or just enjoy a cocktail and socialize. Ducks is the onsite restaurant serving salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts based on street food from around the globe. Although membership is offered to this club, it's not required, so stop by for a unique spin on New York nightlife.
This upscale sports bar-styled nightclub offers patrons a classy place to enjoy the finer things in life, most notably cigars, drinks and sports. Comfortable leather couches, large high definition screens and a selection of sports memorabilia give the 40/40 Club an inviting environment. For the true sports fan, keep an ear to the bar to find out about exclusive events like signings and personal appearances by the creme de la creme of the sports world, including Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Jose Canseco.
Skinny Dennis might seem a little out of place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but if you're looking for a glass of cold beer to go with some live country music, this is the place to be! With a perfect country bar set up, featuring the cowboy musicians, this bar invites all those who love to relax and party in this humdinger of a place. Grab a bowl of hot peanuts and a mug beer to celebrate your evening at this happening venue.
The Flaming Saddles Saloon, voted as the best country gay bar, offers a world of fun with cute dancing bartenders performing to the music and to the crowds. This nightclub has a Western theme, hence the country music. The food consists of chili and sliders, and beer makes up most of the beverage list, though cocktails and sangria also feature on the menu. The happy hour deals drive one crazy with their cheap prices. The ambiance is one of a never ending party with everyone dancing to the grooving music, and heart-stoppingly handsome gay men hanging out together.