How Are There Only Three Lesbian Bars in New York City?

As the effects of the pandemic unfurl, lesbians are worried about losing their few brick-and-mortar spaces.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-reopenings, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city

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Boomers Are Vaccinated and Down to Party

The Roaring Twenties are back in Southern Florida and other spots where older Americans gather.

#baby-boomers, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parties-social, #vaccination-and-immunization

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At Under the Volcano, Smoky Flavors and Mezcal

The Midtown bar Under the Volcano has no fire pit, but its literary-minded chef still conjures the tastes of his native Puebla.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #indigenous-people, #mexican-food-cuisine, #mezcal, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #restaurants, #tequila, #under-the-volcano-manhattan-ny-bar

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How to Pretend You’re in New Orleans Tonight

The Crescent City is the kind of place you daydream about long after you’re gone. Here are a few ways to be there in spirit.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #big-freedia, #bolden-buddy-1877-1931, #books-and-literature, #bourdain-anthony, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jazz, #mardi-gras, #music, #new-orleans-la, #recipes, #travel-and-vacations

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Testing, One, Two. Fans Flock to an Experimental Indoor Rock Concert.

An organizer said this Barcelona event, one of several planned in Europe, was “a small but important step toward normality.” The listeners there basked in being part of an audience again.

#barcelona-spain, #bars-and-nightclubs, #festivals, #festivals-for-safe-culture, #palau-de-sant-jordi, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventura-barba

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For Them, NYC Will Never Be The Same

The city may be only months from seeming like its old self. But the pandemic has changed many lives.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater

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When Can Vaccinated People Date Again?

And other questions about post-vaccination life for younger adults.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #parties-social, #summer-season, #vaccination-and-immunization, #youth

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For a Night at the Theater, Bring a Negative Coronavirus Test

A pilot program in Berlin is reopening some of the city’s landmark cultural venues, despite surging numbers of infections and toughened restrictions in other areas of life.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #berlin-germany, #berliner-ensemble, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #music, #theater

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How Small Restaurants Leveraged Their Pain to Win Stimulus Money

The Independent Restaurant Coalition turned tears into cheers, urging owners to share their angst and use that emotion to lobby Congress.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #bars-and-nightclubs, #chefs, #cohen-amanda, #compton-nina-chef, #guidara-will, #kass-sam, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #small-business, #stimulus-economic, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Covid Helped a Neighborhood Rediscover Its Restaurants

In Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, the pandemic brought more change to a neighborhood in flux, as locals rallied around their restaurants.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ditmas-park-brooklyn-ny, #food, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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Beer Here, Bouquets Next Door: How a Bar Defied the Pandemic

The Times followed the Hatch and its staff in Oakland after the pandemic began. The business not only survived, it’s expanding.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #hatch-oakland-calif-bar, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Paul Jones, a Hamptonite of Many Pursuits, Dies at 40

Real estate agent, bouncer, furniture maker, coach and also a new father, he was known all over Long Island’s East End. Engaged to be married, he died of Covid-19.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hamptons-ny, #jones-paul-1980-2021, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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With Texas’ Mask Mandate Over, Workers Worry About Encroaching Virus

Gov. Greg Abbott cited personal freedom and economic pain while relaxing coronavirus restrictions. But many are upset, especially those who take precautions and work with the public.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #masks, #restaurants, #texas

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Texas Drops Its Virus Restrictions as a Wave of Reopenings Takes Hold

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Texas and Other States Reopen as Covid Cases Fall

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #states-us, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle

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Hurt by Lockdowns, California’s Small Businesses Push to Recall Newsom

The pain for such enterprises been particularly acute in the state, leading some to back an effort to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business

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‘He Missed Nothing’: Nathan Lane, Chita Rivera and Others on Joe Allen

The man was taciturn, but his Theater District restaurants were like Broadway clubhouses. Even the posters of flops were placed with affection.

#allen-joseph-c-1933, #bars-and-nightclubs, #lane-nathan, #orso-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #restaurants, #rivera-chita, #roth-daryl, #theater

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Remembering Joe Allen, Who Fed Broadway in Untheatrical Style

The theater district restaurateur was famously reserved, but I caught some close-up glimpses from the next bar stool.

#allen-joseph-c-1933, #bar-centrale-manhattan-ny-bar, #bars-and-nightclubs, #content-type-personal-profile, #joe-allen-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #restaurants

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Joe Allen, Theater District Restaurateur, Is Dead at 87

His restaurant Joe Allen and another he opened next door, Orso, have been popular hangouts for celebrities and celebrity-watchers and the flagships of an international empire.

#allen-joseph-c-1933, #bars-and-nightclubs, #deaths-obituaries, #orso-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #restaurants, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

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In ‘Gay Bar,’ Time-Hopping Snapshots of Queer Nightlife

Jeremy Atherton’s Lin first book is a personal and cultural history of establishments that affirmed and challenged his sense of identity.

#atherton-lin-jeremy, #bars-and-nightclubs, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #gay-bar-why-we-went-out-book, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #london-england, #san-francisco-calif, #west-hollywood-calif

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Jerry Brandt, Whose Music Clubs Captured a Moment, Dies at 82

Energizing Manhattan night life, he opened the Electric Circus in 1967 and the Ritz 13 years later. He died of Covid-19.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #brandt-jerry-music-producer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #electric-circus-manhattan-ny-nightclub, #new-york-city, #pop-and-rock-music, #ritz-manhattan-ny-nightclub

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One Martini, Ice Cold, With a Blanket and a Scarf

Drinking outdoors in the winter, thanks to Covid, can be painful, but bar owners are trying to make it feel like fun — or at least less frigid.

#alcoholic-beverages, #baita-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #bars-and-nightclubs, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #curling, #eataly, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

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A New Orleans Mardi Gras With a Different Sort of Mask

The bar scene so central to the city’s economy and allure is about to become the stage for an unusually muted and bittersweet celebration.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bartenders, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #jewel-of-the-south-new-orleans-la-bar, #mardi-gras, #new-orleans-la, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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Alabama Fans and Ohio State Fans, and Reveling During a Pandemic

The immediate winner of college football’s national championship was easy to discern by the crowds after the game. The health consequences are yet to be seen.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #columbus-ohio, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #football-college, #maddox-walter-1972, #ohio-state-university, #tuscaloosa-ala, #university-of-alabama

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Lap Dances, Karaoke, Late Hours: The Speakeasies of the Covid Era

State restrictions, and a surge in enforcement, have pushed some bars underground. Many have been hit with violations and face a challenging winter.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #macs-public-house-staten-island-ny-bar, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #state-liquor-authority

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New Year’s Eve Parties in Los Angeles: It’s Happening

Not-so-secret nightclubs in Los Angeles and new apps alike seek partygoers, even as the coronavirus pandemic rattles California.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #california, #los-angeles-calif, #parties-social, #west-hollywood-calif, #your-feed-selfcare

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How a Small Bar Battled to Survive the Coronavirus: An Update

We chart the trials of a tavern in Oakland, Calif., that was thriving until the pandemic brought economic and emotional turmoil.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hatch-oakland-calif-bar, #oakland-calif, #the-daily-radio-program

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Michael Alig, Club Kid Who Served Prison Time for Manslaughter, Is Dead

Mr. Alig, who gained fame in the 1980s as a party promoter, was a tabloid celebrity who served 17 years in prison for manslaughter.

#alig-michael, #bars-and-nightclubs, #deaths-obituaries, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #social-media

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History of Tiki Bars and Cultural Appropriation

Tiki bars are a beverage industry mainstay — with a painful and underexamined past. Can the format be repaired?

#advertising-and-marketing, #bars-and-nightclubs, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #rum, #tiki

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Stuck at Home, People Are Splurging on Wine and Spirits

Sales of wine, beer and spirits are up across the board, but “consumers are trading up and spending more,” one analyst said.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bordeaux-france, #burgundy-france, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #napa-calif, #personal-finances, #restaurants, #wines

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Why This Force of 150 Sheriff’s Deputies Is Enforcing Virus Rules

The New York City Sheriff’s Office, a law enforcement team unknown to most New Yorkers, has been thrust into the spotlight during the pandemic.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #macs-public-house-staten-island-ny-bar, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sheriffs, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-warnings

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Piano Bars and Jazz Clubs Reopened, Calling Live Music ‘Incidental’

Before Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo moved to ban indoor dining again in New York City, several music clubs had begun offering performances again that they claimed were background music.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #birdland-manhattan-ny, #blue-note-jazz-club-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-reopenings, #jazz, #manhattan-nyc, #maries-crisis-manhattan-ny-bar, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #state-liquor-authority, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Indoor Dining Will Shut Down in New York City Again

The decision, intended to slow a second wave of coronavirus cases, is a blow to the struggling restaurant industry.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #disease-rates, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic

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The Olive Garden Is Open, but Marilyn Hagerty Isn’t Eating There

At 94, the author of a North Dakota restaurant review that became an internet sensation is still at work. In the pandemic, though, she’s had to make a few changes.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #content-type-personal-profile, #hagerty-marilyn-1926, #newspapers, #north-dakota, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants

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How a Bar Became a Symbol of Staten Island Virus Defiance

Local protesters have come out in support of Mac’s Public House, which has flouted coronavirus restrictions for weeks. 

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #macs-public-house-staten-island-ny-bar, #moses-rebecca, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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After Defying Virus Rules, Bar Manager Drives Car Into Sheriff’s Deputy

The manager of Mac’s Public House on Staten Island hit the deputy while fleeing from arrest after authorities confronted him, the sheriff said.

#attacks-on-police, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #macs-public-house-staten-island-ny-bar, #presti-daniel, #shutdowns-institutional, #staten-island-nyc

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Mac’s Public House Manager Arrested on Staten Island Over Covid Violations

Mac’s Public House was shut down after the owner and manager refused to follow virus restrictions. Supporters rallied outside the bar Wednesday night.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #lanza-andrew-j, #macs-public-house-staten-island-ny-bar, #staten-island-nyc, #trump-donald-j

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Making Bar Trivia Virtual

Though many bars are under lockdown restrictions, pub quiz companies still operate online. You provide the booze, they provide the brainteasers.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #content-type-service, #games, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skype-technologies, #trivia, #twitch-interactive-inc, #zoom-video-communications

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Closing Time for a Village’s Last Pub?

With a deadline looming, locals scramble to raise enough money to buy the White Horse Tavern — and save the soul of their community.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #great-britain, #oxfordshire-england, #shutdowns-institutional

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Small Social Gatherings Aren’t Driving the Virus Surge (So Far)

Yes, the coronavirus can be spread over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases seen now, the data show.

#azar-alex-m-ii, #bars-and-nightclubs, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #lamont-ned, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-homes, #parties-social, #prisons-and-prisoners, #restaurants, #scott-phil-1958, #united-states, #walz-tim, #weddings-and-engagements, #your-feed-science

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Party at a Queens Sex Club With 80 People Is Shut Down by Sheriff

Despite rising virus cases, guests crowded into a swingers club in Queens, while 120 people gathered in Midtown.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #parties-social

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Why Are States Imposing Coronavirus Curfews?

State and city leaders are trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus without full lockdowns. But whether curfews will help remains unclear.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #colorado, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #curfews, #massachusetts, #new-york-state, #ohio, #pueblo-colo, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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Finally, New Jersey Might Be Cooler Than New York

If we’re judging by willingness to legalize recreational marijuana, that is.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #marijuana, #new-jersey, #state-legislatures

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19% Test Positive as Outbreak Accelerates in N.J.’s Largest City

After nearly one in five residents who were tested over three days last week were found to have the coronavirus, Newark announced a set of strict new rules.

#baraka-ras, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #newark-nj, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional

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How New York Bars and Clubs Are Keeping Nightlife Alive in the Pandemic

The pandemic has decimated New York nightlife, but some bars and clubs are managing to keep the fun alive.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #common-ground, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gitano-garden-of-love-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #halloween, #misshapes, #parties-social

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Is a Dive Bar Still a Dive Bar WIth Covid Safety Measures?

Measures to weather the coronavirus are transforming drinking holes beloved for their dankness.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ultraviolet-light

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Tony Stempeck, Guardian of a Restaurant’s Legacy, Dies at 63

He spent much of his life training to run the venerable Nevada red-sauce joint founded by his grandparents. Weeks after taking over, he died of Covid-19.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #reno-nev, #restaurants, #stempeck-tony-1957-2020

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As Italy’s Eateries Closed Early, a Small Neighbor Became a Dinner Hot Spot

Local officials fear that diners traveling to San Marino, a small independent nation, will spread the coronavirus. A new curfew in Italy may slow the mealtime trend.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #italy, #restaurants, #san-marino-republic-of

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It Had Aerialists, Fire Eaters and Glitter. Is Brooklyn’s Wildest Party Over?

House of Yes was a revolution in New York nightlife: A space at once wild and safe, challenging and inclusive. Can it ever come back?

#bars-and-nightclubs, #bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dancing, #house-of-yes, #performance-art, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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If Restaurants Go, What Happens to Cities?

Restaurants have been crucial in drawing the young and highly educated to live and work in central cities. The pandemic could erode that foundation.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #population, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #urban-areas

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