As she leaves her role, the bar czar reflects on what she discovered about the city, and about herself.
Tag Archives: Bars and Nightclubs
Disco Night at Mar-a-Lago (and Other Tales From Palm Beach’s Private Clubs)
Inside the exclusive dinner clubs in South Florida, where money talks and Donald Trump sometimes plays D.J.
Memphis Grizzlies Guard Ja Morant Suspended 8 Games for Gun Video
The N.B.A. said it was “irresponsible, reckless and potentially very dangerous” for Morant to livestream video of himself holding a gun in a nightclub near Denver.
Malachy McCourt, Kicked Out of Hospice Care, Still Has Stories to Tell
The actor, writer, radio host, bartender and man about town is 91 years old and got himself kicked out of hospice care. But he still has a few stories left.
Tennessee Law Limiting ‘Cabaret’ Shows Raises Uncertainty About Drag Events
The measure is part of a wave of legislation by conservative lawmakers across the country against drag performances. Many are wondering how it will be applied.
Fatal Overdoses of 2 Who Died After Leaving Gay Bars Are Ruled Homicides
The New York City medical examiner’s findings came about a year after one of the victims was found abandoned in the back of a taxi.
Annie Mac’s Before Midnight: A Dance Party With an Early Bedtime
The Before Midnight parties promise all the thrills of a hedonistic night out, but with a respectable finish time for older dance music fans.
In the Middle of Eagles Territory, an Oasis for Chiefs Fans
Big Charlie’s Saloon is a South Philadelphia bar with a bit of a conundrum: how to celebrate Kansas City’s Super Bowl berth without drawing the ire of locals. “We’re in a pickle.”
You Don’t Go to Sun Valley to Party
The Idaho ski resort is a favorite of the rich and famous, but still maintains a down-home feel, with casual restaurants and little pampering.
“The White Lotus” Dance Remix is the Hottest Club Song
Variations of the spine-tingling intro music have played at rave parties, Australian music festivals and Sundance.
A Guide to Tainan, Taiwan’s Oldest City Turned Food Hub
Grilled beef tongue and black-sesame espresso martinis await in Tainan.
It’s Dry January. Pour One Out for the Bar Owners.
Between the “tripledemic,” the economy, holiday fatigue and the temporarily sober, businesses are suffering.
In Philadelphia, a Cocktail Bar With Bold Colors and Swedish Meatballs
Plus: buzzy hotels, psychedelic collages and more recommendations from T Magazine.
Seoul’s Best Hidden Restaurants and Bars
Not far from the glare of the city center, the South Korean capital offers a wealth of cozy, cool hangouts, if you don’t mind ducking down alleys and opening a well-concealed door or two.
Dry for January? New Bars Cater to the ‘Sober Curious’
A former barfly samples alcohol-free bars and mocktail pop-ups in New York City.
A Vibrant Nightlife Scene Booms in South Africa’s Townships
Clubs in Khayelitsha, the nation’s second largest township, are attracting Black professionals with entertainment that “we love, we want.”
New Year’s Eve D.J.s Haven’t Been This Busy Since 2019
For the first time in years, New Year’s Eve parties are back in full swing, despite a possible equipment shortage and a tripledemic.
New Year’s Eve 2023: The State of the Midnight Kiss
Has our modern era dimmed the appeal of making out with a stranger, or are people still eager to participate in the New Year’s Eve tradition?
Druggings, Deaths and Robberies Put New York’s Gay Community on Edge
At first, the men’s deaths were treated as overdoses, until tens of thousands of dollars were found drained from their bank accounts.
Why Throw a Cocktail?
A showy tradition of mixing drinks in midair can add both flavor and a show to the bar experience.
One Last Public Party at the Jane Hotel
Patrons braved the cold to celebrate the final night the ballroom was open to the public before it becomes a private club.
What We Know About the Colorado Springs Shooting Victims
Daniel Aston was a bartender at Club Q. Kelly Loving was on a weekend trip from Denver.
For a victim’s friend, the loss will be visible at the Thanksgiving table.
The mass shooting at Club Q also left at least 18 people injured.
The police said a suspect in the shooting, who was also injured, had been taken into custody.
At Least 5 Killed in Nightclub Shooting in Colorado Springs
The police said a suspect in the shooting, who was also injured, had been taken into custody.
NYC Ends Monkeypox Emergency and Mobile Vaccine Vans
As the monkeypox emergency subsides, the city has stopped placing vaccine vans outside nightclubs and sex parties. Vaccinations will still be available at sexual health clinics.
Budd Friedman, Who Built an Empire of Comedy Clubs, Dies at 90
Starting with the original Improv in Midtown Manhattan, he gave Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin and countless other comedians a launching pad to fame.
Jimmy DeSana, Downtown Pioneer and Provocateur, Goes Mainstream
The photographer moved effortlessly between scenes: No Wave music, performance, queer subcultures, downtown nightlife, the Pictures Generation and mail art.
Itaewon Goes Quiet After Deadly Crowd Crush in Seoul, South Korea
Itaewon was popular for its diversity and nightlife. A week after a disaster killed more than 150 young people there, the neighborhood is a monument of grief.
How a Festive Night in Seoul Turned Deadly
There were few police officers around as a mass of revelers swelled. From within the crowd came calls to “push, push” and a big shove, according to witnesses. Then, they began to fall.
On Car-Free Streets, Many New York Restaurants Thrived
By promoting outdoor dining, the city’s Open Streets program has helped some eating and drinking establishments survive the pandemic, a new report finds.
How to Spend a Perfect Weekend in Santa Cruz
What once felt like a quirky California pit stop is now a popular getaway destination. Here’s a guide to the city’s beaches, bars, bookshops and beyond.
Elon Musk Has the World’s Strangest Social Calendar
When the world’s richest man isn’t tweeting, he’s flying to Burning Man, trying to impress comedians and hopping on yachts.
Casa Cruz: $250,000 to Join this Private Playground
Casa Cruz, a London celebrity hangout, opens on the Upper East Side.
Ghosts of New York’s Glamorous Past Haunt an Empty Pub
A bar from the Stork Club, once a gathering spot for Grace Kelly, Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, collects dust in a downtown tavern that went out of business.
On the Edge of Delhi, a Dynamic Cultural Scene Takes Shape
Beneath an ancient tower, contemporary galleries, studios, bars and clubs are popping up in three neighborhoods, drawing art lovers, fashionistas and nightlife seekers.
In NYC, Some Doors Now Close at 10 p.m.
Is New York still a 24-hour town?
The Final Days of New York’s ‘Wild West’ Outdoor Dining Scene
It is a pivotal moment for the city’s restaurants — and the cobbled-together eating areas created during the pandemic.
Britain’s Pubs Are Threatened by ‘Alarming’ Rise in Energy Bills
Businesses have fewer protections than residential users against higher electricity and gas costs, and industry groups warn of widespread closings this winter.
Teenagers Died of Asphyxiation in South Africa Tavern, Parents Are Told
Health officials met with families that had waited more than two months to learn why 21 teenagers died one June night in an overcrowded bar.
Making the Rounds on Nashville’s Singer-Songwriter Circuit
For music fans, songwriters’ nights at often unassuming venues provide an inexpensive and illuminating glimpse into Music City’s most celebrated business.
Chelsea Manning, Brooklyn D.J.
Before she orchestrated the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history, Ms. Manning was known to D.J. on occasion. On Friday night, she shook off the cobwebs in Bushwick.
Eric Adams After Dark: A Private Table and Tarnished Friends
New York’s mayor vowed to boost nightlife establishments in every corner of the city. But again and again, he returns to the same spot, run by friends with troubled pasts.
In Ukraine, Ravers Clean Up Rubble (to a Beat)
More than 100,000 buildings in Ukraine have been destroyed in the war. Volunteers are clearing away the rubble — and partying while they do it.
Kyiv Nightlife Comes Back Amid Urge for Contact. ‘This Is the Cure.’
Frenzied raves. Crowded bars (with free therapy). And of course, cuddle parties. Nightlife is returning to Ukraine’s capital. But revelers still have to reckon with guilty feelings. Plus curfew.
Sweet & Vicious Bar Owner Will Pay $500,000 for Harassing Workers
The state attorney general says employees at the Manhattan bar were subjected to repeated slurs and sexual harassment.
A Perfect Weekend in Asbury Park, N.J.
An hourlong drive from Manhattan offers a seaside idyll for rockers, diners, surfers, art patrons and fans of just relaxing on the beach. Here’s how to make the most of a weekend there.
South African Teens Recall Choking Gas, a Stampede and One Exit
Teenagers inside a tavern where 21 died one June night recall a mysterious gas and then a crush to escape. Community members blame the tavern owner, and the police for failing to respond.
Meet the Man Bringing Drama and Joy to Brooklyn’s Nightlife Spaces
Through carefully designed D.J. booths, bars and doorways, Safwat Riad has been setting the tone for New York City nightlife venues for more than a decade.
Where Is Jazz Most at Home?
The genre has long been filled with tension between mainstream outlets and the spaces in which the music is most likely to grow.