Minnesota's seems like it landed in the wrong state, but no one on Long Island is complaining... live music or karaoke entertainment and an outdoor deck where food is served all summer long draw crowds. The restaurant, cooking up seafood & specials every day, becomes a 21 and over nightspot after 10 p.m. Energetic live performances, top 40 tracks, dance & house, rock music, ladies' night, and a fabulous atmosphere make this restaurant and club an excellent place to have fun.
Principally a live music venue, The Long Beach Inn devotes plenty of energy to creating a wonderful concert schedule for music enthusiasts on Long Island, with great results. Special nights all week long tempt guests to satisfy their hunger at the restaurant - try Taco Tuesday - or dance to DJ mixes and happy hour acoustic sets before enjoying performances by great East Coast bands. See website for details and photo galleries.
The Dead Rabbit has been lauded for many things: being the "Best Bar in North America," the "World's Best Bar," and offering the "World's Best Cocktail Menu" among them. This sophisticated Irish pub meets classy cocktail lounge has something for everyone, be it the stellar selection of craft beers in the taproom, more than 70 vintage cocktails in the upstairs parlor, or festive bands and DJs featured weekly. Hungry crowds can choose between elevated bar snacks like cheese and charcuterie plates or heartier dishes like the rabbit burger. There's even a gourmet grocery attached where foodies can stock up on artisan goods. Experience the flow of conversation among fashionable guests on the first and second floors of The Dead Rabbit or book the top floor for a private event.
Ear Inn is one of the oldest bars in the city. The establishment is a relic of yesteryear, replete with old jugs that date back to 1870 and memorabilia that is strewn throughout the space. Originally a watering hole for sailors, this eccentric bar is riddled with several ghost stories, making it something of a local legend. The kitchen offers the usual Irish/American pub fare with a few brews on tap. A true New York City bar, this is a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy a few pints.
Located by New Jersey's waterfront, Son Cubano offers its guests a great dining experience by the sparkling waters of the Hudson. At Son Cubano, guests can relish the delectable Cuban fare as they gaze at New York city's spectacular skyline. Weekends is the best time to visit this place; you can unwind at the bar and sway to the gentle beats of the music. You can also drop in on a Sunday to devour on a typical Cuban brunch. Do try out the Mojito: a Cuban classic cocktail. If you are planning to dine in this sophisticated space, remember to leave your sneakers and t-shirts at home.
Experience what it is like being in an Austro-Hungarian beer garden right at the heart of Hoboken, New Jersey. This charming gem of a beer garden is known for its brewery-like ambiance accentuated with large wooden tables, high ceiling hall and small but a vibrant, smoker-friendly garden space. Needless to say, its bar menu has a collection of German beers with as many as 20 draft beers that are directly imported from Germany. It also has a selection of 50 American as well as European beers, much to the delight of even the most discerning beer-lover. If you are in mood for cocktails then the Kolo Klub loft lounge and private event space inside the Pilsener Haus is just the right place to sip on the tasty mixes churned out by the bartenders. As for the food, Pilsener Haus serves traditional European delicacies like grilled sausages, smoked Polish kielbasa and beef burgers, prepared under the guidance of the expert chef Thomas Ferlesch. Its vibrant ambiance is further upheld with the live music events and movie screenings. Be ready to sip on your favorite beer and listen to Gypsy Jazz music in company of your friends. A perfect place for an after-work hangout, walk in here and live the German pub-life.
Although the interiors display understated elegance with candle-lit dinner tables, linens and paintings, the ambiance is energetic with loud live music and a crowded bar. The 85-seater restaurant serves traditional Cuban cuisine as well as other Latin specialties. The bar with its collection of assorted wines and liquors is one of the main attractions. Tuesdays are Bolero nights and till Sunday live acts are performed. Check website for details.
Iguana New York is a Mexican food paradise right inside the hep city of New York. While you will be amazed to just dive into a myriad flavors of Margaritas and Mojitos here, Chicken Taquitos and Quesadillas are some dishes that would totally put you on an altogether another high. Iguana has splendid decor with separate levels for dining and dancing so you can enjoy both in their exclusive zones respectively. The club also hosts parties and events upon request.
54 Below lies directly beneath the infamous defunct nightclub Studio 54, offering guests a more wholesome experience in their cabaret-style dining space. With tables no further than twenty four feet from the stage, 54 Below has become a haven for Broadway's finest who come here to belt out classic show tunes to excited diners. In addition to up to three performances a night, gourmet cuisine awaits guests on the brief but focused menu. Innovative twists on American cuisine populate the menu, featuring espresso marinated hanger steak in addition to house-made mozzarella and ratatouille shepherd's pie. The dessert menu is quite lengthy considering the number of dinner offerings, allowing guests to indulge in decadent creations while being serenaded by some of New York's finest. Designed and managed by a team of multiple Tony Award winning set managers and lighting technicians, 54 Below is the best place to see the stars out to play.
The striking blue balustrade along with the blue carpet is a welcome break from the warm color tones and lightning at the Carnegie Club. It is a grand Gothic setting to one of the best jazz performances in New York. Carnegie Club, a short walk from the Theater District is an elegant place to lounge over wine, cigars, live music and leather bound publications arranged in hand carved bookcases. Relax beside the stone fireplace or climb to the mezzanine level for a quiet evening. This is also a coveted event location for up to 175 guests.
If you are a fan of jazz music, then Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is the place to be at. Hosting jazz concerts five nights every week, this club has witnessed performances by numerous well-known artists and has been called the best jazz venue by music legend, Tony Bennett. Along with tasteful music and decor, the club also offers a range of soul food items and a panoramic view of the stunning Manhattan skyline and Central Park.
You love vodka. You want a classy, well-heeled establishment in which to drink vodka, surrounded by like-minded people. Russian Vodka Room is for vodka aficionados - their range of martinis, infused vodkas (including challenging flavors such as garlic, pepper and dill), international vodkas as well as a great selection of other liquors and cocktails provides an almost overwhelming choice for enthusiastic patrons. The RVR also serves up some decent food, much of it Russian-inspired.