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.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #jazz, #stabile-meghan

As Some Office Workers Return, Happy Hour Sees a Wobbly Comeback

Even as companies struggle to coax employees back to the office, some bars report that their after-work crowds are nearing prepandemic levels.

#2twenty2-tavern, #bars-and-nightclubs, #beer-authority-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #everson-royce-bar, #jimmys-corner-manhattan-ny-bar, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #urban-areas, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Developers Embrace Passion for Pickleball

The growing sport has lured investors eager to cash in on its popularity, opening courts in former warehouses and vacant big-box stores, and adding food and other entertainment options.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pickleball-sport, #real-estate-commercial

Blue Jays Manager Charlie Montoyo Moonlights at Salsa Clubs

His passion is playing percussion at salsa clubs, but Charlie Montoyo also thrives at his day job: managing the Toronto Blue Jays.

#anthony-marc, #bars-and-nightclubs, #baseball, #canada, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #montoyo-charlie-1965, #music, #toronto-blue-jays

Things to Do in Paris

Big spaces and boldface names lead a stylish comeback for the City of Light. “We’re looking at a lovely year,” one chef says.

#ando-tadao, #architecture, #arnault-bernard, #art, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bourse-de-commerce-paris-france, #chirac-jacques, #content-type-service, #culture-arts, #ducasse-alain, #fischer-urs, #flavin-dan, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #louvre-museum, #mcgurr-lenny, #musee-dorsay, #museums, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #nouvel-jean, #paris-france, #pigalle-paris-france-retail-store, #ray-man, #restaurants, #travel-and-vacations

Adams, Nightlife-Loving Mayor, Offers Plan to ‘Let the People Dance’

Mayor Eric Adams proposed a series of zoning changes designed to eliminate bureaucratic rules that interfered with New York City’s recovery.

#adams-eric-l, #bars-and-nightclubs, #dancing, #new-york-city, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #zoning

An Indian State Banned Alcohol. The Drinking Moved to Nearby Nepal.

The ban in Bihar State, championed by local women, was aimed at tackling alcoholism and domestic violence. But a drinking scene has sprung up across the border in Nepal.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bihar-india, #fines-penalties, #india, #nepal, #politics-and-government, #smuggling

Scott Sartiano, the Man Behind Zero Bond

Scott Sartiano opened the private social club in Downtown Manhattan where Kim Kardashian, Tom Brady and Mayor Eric Adams are frequently spotted.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #content-type-personal-profile, #sartiano-scott

‘What New York Is All About’: Welcome Back to the Piano Bar

On any night of the week, New Yorkers can be found in piano bars that carry on the city’s tradition of live performance.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #jazz, #music, #new-york-city, #pianos, #pop-and-rock-music

After Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Attacks, Comedy Venues Increase Security

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage at the Oscars. Dave Chappelle was tackled at the Hollywood Bowl. Now some venues are increasing security to protect comedians.

#assaults, #bars-and-nightclubs, #chappelle-dave, #comedy-and-humor, #movies, #rock-chris, #smith-will, #theater

Mickey Gilley, Country Music Star Whose Club Inspired ‘Urban Cowboy,’ Dies at 86

Mr. Gilley, who had more than 30 chart-topping records, owned a Texas nightclub that was behind a country music revival.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #country-music, #cowboys-and-cowgirls, #deaths-obituaries, #mickey-gilley, #texas, #urban-cowboy-movie

Making Up for Lost Time as Ibiza’s Clubs Reopen

After more than two years of pandemic-mandated uncertainty, Europe’s nightlife industry is hoping for a return to the days before Covid-19.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #club-commission-berlin-germany, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disc-jockeys, #ibiza-spain, #lame-amy-1971, #pacha-ibiza-spain-nightclub

Is the Dirty Shirley the Drink of the Summer?

Vodka-spiked Shirley Temples — nostalgic, colorful and unapologetically sweet — have found a way to upstage the vodka soda.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #summer-season, #temple-shirley, #vodka

Régine, Whose Discotheque Gave Nightlife a New Dawn, Dies at 92

Credited with opening the first disco, she built an empire of glittering playgrounds for the Beautiful People in Paris, New York and beyond.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #deaths-obituaries, #manhattan-nyc, #paris-france, #regine, #studio-54

Nightclubs? They’d Rather Play Shuffleboard and Jenga.

As people ease back into the nightlife scene, board game cafes and niche clubs offer relaxed ways to socialize. Here’s where you can play shuffleboard and Guess Who.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #billiards, #content-type-service, #games, #new-york-city, #royal-palms-shuffleboard-club-brooklyn-ny, #uncommons-the-manhattan-ny-restaurant

Man Is Charged With Arson in Fire at an L.G.B.T.Q. Club in Brooklyn

Prosecutors said John Lhota can be seen on security camera footage setting the blaze, which destroyed the club, Rash, and injured two workers.

#arson, #bars-and-nightclubs, #burns, #bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lhota-john, #rash-brooklyn-nightclub

Nebula, a Big New Club, Wants Manhattan to Dance Again

Yang Gao, a newcomer to the nightlife business, took a gamble when he spent $12 million in the middle of a pandemic to carve out a 10,000-square-foot space in the heart of Midtown.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #nebula-manhattan-ny-nightclub

No More ‘Have a Nice Day’: Lviv Learns to Live With War

Ukraine’s cultural capital, the western city of Lviv, is trying to adjust to being on the fringes of war and at the center of massive displacement.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #lviv-ukraine, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

The Owner of Angel’s Share Built (and Lost) a Little Tokyo of His Own

The remarkable hidden history of Tony Yoshida, who transformed a single block in New York City, helped start the cocktail revolution — and inspired John Belushi to become a samurai.

#angels-share-manhattan-ny-bar, #bars-and-nightclubs, #brooklyn-nyc, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #industry-city-brooklyn-ny, #japan-village-brooklyn-ny, #japanese-food-cuisine, #kyo-ya-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #little-tokyo, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc

With MOMEN, Frankfurt Officials Give Techno the Stamp of Approval

The municipal authorities in Frankfurt are backing the Museum of Modern Electronic Music, as Germany’s policymakers’ embrace clubbing as an economic force and part of the country’s heritage.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #club-commission-berlin-germany, #frankfurt-germany, #museum-of-modern-electronic-music, #museums, #music

I Got Lost in Tokyo Station and Found the Perfect Comfort Food: Kakuni

Kakuni (braised pork belly) is velvety and heartening, heightened by its directness — and wildly simple to cook.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #chinese-food-cuisine, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #japanese-food-cuisine, #pork, #recipes, #tokyo-japan

N.Y.C. Bar Owners Report Large Crowds After Mask Rules Were Lifted

Since mask restrictions were lifted, bar and club owners in New York City have reported huge crowds and long lines.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #new-york-city

Booze, Biscuits and Bands: Musical Brunch Is Back in New York

Here are six brunches that, after a long pandemic pause, are entertaining and feeding weekend crowds in Manhattan and the Hudson Valley.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #boy-band-brunch, #broadway-drag-brunch, #chelsea-table-stage-manhattan-ny-nightclub, #city-winery, #cove-castle-greenwood-lake-ny-restaurant, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #hudson-valley-jazz-festival, #lips-manhattan-ny-nightclub, #manhattan-nyc, #music, #restaurants, #spaghetti-tavern-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #strawberry-fields-ultimate-beatles-brunch, #sunday-jazz-brunch

Miami Beach Announces Curfew After Spring Break Shootings

“We can’t endure this anymore, we just simply can’t,’’ said Mayor Dan Gelber. “This isn’t your father’s, your mother’s spring break. This is something totally different.”

#bars-and-nightclubs, #beaches, #curfews, #florida, #miami-beach-fla, #south-beach-miami-beach-fla

Where Jazz Lives Now

The jazz club, with its dim lighting and closely packed tables, looms large in our collective imagination. But today, the music is thriving in a host of different spaces.

#angry-raymond, #arts-for-art-inc, #bars-and-nightclubs, #blue-note-jazz-club-manhattan-ny, #charles-melanie-jean-baptiste, #jazz, #jazz-gallery-manhattan-ny, #nublu, #parker-william-1952, #public-records-brooklyn-ny-music-venue, #restaurants, #ross-joel-musician, #smalls-manhattan-ny-music-venue, #village-vanguard

Netflix’s Trivia Quest and The History of Trivia

From bar gatherings to Zoom calls, trivia is widely popular, and Netflix wants to join the buzz.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #crossword-puzzles, #game-shows, #hq-trivia-intermedia-labs, #netflix-inc

Nightlife Inflation: Why Drink Prices and Entrance Fees are going up

Surging prices are taking a toll on a night on the town. “I remember just going ‘yikes’ when signing off on a nearly $80 bill,” a bar patron said.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #flower-shop-manhattan-ny-bar, #gerber-group, #house-of-yes, #inflation-economics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

Lesbian Bars Are Popping Up Around the Country

Around the country, new pop-ups have sought to fill a void left by L.G.B.T.Q.-focused spaces that have closed.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality

This Party Stinks. That’s the Point.

Pandemic isolation, and a rejection of deodorant, finds a niche nightlife release.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parties-social

A Hallowed London Jazz Club Comes to Life Onscreen

The new documentary “Ronnie’s” tells the story of a venue that reshaped the city’s jazz scene, and the mysterious musician who lent it his name.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #jazz, #king-pete-1940-2020, #london-england, #murray-oliver-filmmaker, #ronnie-scotts-jazz-club-london-england, #ronnies-movie, #scott-ronnie

D.C. Bar That Defied Vaccine Rule Becomes Conservative Darling

Senator Rand Paul and other Republicans are lionizing The Big Board, a family-owned bar a mile from the U.S. Capitol.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #big-board-the-washington-dc-bar, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flannery-eric-restaurateur, #paul-rand, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records, #washington-dc

How a Sports Bar Manager Spends Her Sundays

Abby Dowd, often with a megaphone, ministers to the football fans who call Blue Haven East “church.”

#bars-and-nightclubs, #blue-haven-east-manhattan-ny-bar, #content-type-personal-profile, #dowd-abby, #football, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny

Millennial Nightlife Swanks Up

Jon Neidich opened Acme, a groundbreaking restaurant and trendy night spot in New York City. A decade later, the rising impresario has opened a piano bar.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #neidich-jon, #noho-manhattan-ny, #restaurants

English Island Seeks a Landlord-King Who Likes Solitude, Seals and Beer

On Piel Island, winters are wet, travel is limited, and the solitary pub crowns the landlord king or queen under a shower of beer.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #england, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #landlords, #palaces-and-castles, #piel-island-england

Burning a Key West Symbol Was Bad. Not Tipping a Bartender Was Worse, Locals Say.

The Southernmost Point Buoy in Key West, Fla., was damaged by a pair of tourists on New Year’s Day, the police said. Their bartender recognized them.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #key-west-fla, #southernmost-point-buoy, #tips-and-tipping, #vandalism

Nashville Finds Opportunity in the Hole a Bomber Left in the Heart of the City

Since the explosion last Christmas, the city has grappled with how rebuilding will fit into its larger ambitions of transforming downtown. The hope is to draw more than just tourists.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #bombs-and-explosives, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #nashville-tenn, #nashville-tenn-explosion-2020, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Harnessing an Unusual Kind of Natural Energy: Dancers’ Body Heat

The power of dance? It’s literal at a Glasgow arts center that is installing a geothermal heating and cooling system that runs on heat from dancing bodies.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bars-and-nightclubs, #dancing, #fleming-brown-andrew, #geothermal-power, #glasgow-scotland, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #sustainable-living, #townsend-david-energy-executive, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Sardi’s Is Back After 648 Days, Its Fortunes Tied to Broadway

The caricatures are back up. But many shows are canceling performances just as Sardi’s reopens, a hurdle for a restaurant catering to the theater crowd.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #klimavicius-max, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #restaurants, #restoration-and-renovation, #sardi-vincent-sr, #sardis-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #schumacher-thomas, #shubert-organization, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #wankel-robert-e

How a Relief Fund for Restaurants Picked Winners and Losers

First, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund was supposed to promote equity. Then the grants were meant to be first come first served. Both ways had problems.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #restaurants, #small-business, #small-business-administration

Why a Times Reporter Keeps Writing About Dive Bars

Attracted to the grit, equality and community of those modest watering holes, a Times reporter has worked them into his coverage.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #brazil, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil

Public Singalongs Finally Return to New York City

From Sondheim tributes to rowdy bars to sacred chapels, New Yorkers are bringing back the singalong.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cutting-room-manhattan-ny-arts-venue, #judson-church, #karaoke, #music, #new-york-city, #west-village-chorale

Finland’s Prime Minister Apologizes for Clubbing After Covid Exposure

Prime Minister Sanna Marin said she should have “double-checked the guidance” after someone in her government tested positive for the coronavirus.

#apologies, #bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #finland, #marin-sanna

Samba, Cachaça and Pickled Eggs: ‘Dirty Feet’ Bars Are ‘Essence of Rio’

A cross between a dive bar and a greasy spoon, Rio de Janeiro’s beloved (and proudly filthy) hole-in-the wall joints are some of the most democratic spaces in a deeply unequal city.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #brazil, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil

Overlooked No More: Ruth Polsky, Who Shaped New York’s Music Scene

She booked concerts at influential nightclubs in the 1980s, bringing exposure to up-and-coming artists like the Smiths and New Order.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #danceteria-manhattan-ny-nightclub, #deaths-obituaries, #hurrah-manhattan-ny-nightclub, #new-order-music-group, #new-york-city, #polsky-ruth, #pop-and-rock-music, #smiths-the-music-group

A Club for Aerialists and Clowns Moves to Manhattan

House of Yes, a Brooklyn nightlife behemoth, has opened a Manhattan outpost. Will its “burner” aesthetic translate?

#bars-and-nightclubs, #house-of-yes, #public-hotel-manhattan-ny, #sapozhnikova-anya, #schrager-ian

N.Y.C. Clubs Are Packed, but Many Are Still in Debt

Will the crowds be enough to recoup months of lost revenue?

#bars-and-nightclubs, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-reopenings, #good-room-brooklyn-ny-nightclub, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #office-of-nightlife-nyc, #small-business

Elaine Romagnoli, Longtime Fixture of Lesbian Nightlife, Dies at 79

The bustling downtown bars that Ms. Romagnoli created, beginning in 1972, became central to New York City’s gay community.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #bonnieclydes-manhattan-ny-bar, #crazy-nannys-manhattan-ny-bar, #cubby-hole-manhattan-ny-bar, #deaths-obituaries, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #manhattan-nyc, #romagnoli-elaine-1942-2021

Dining Sheds Saved N.Y.C. Could They Destroy It?

The Lower East Side has turned into an all-night fraternity party, locals say, and small businesses are asking for help.

#alcoholic-beverages, #bars-and-nightclubs, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #rats, #restaurants

Last Call for the Beer Bar?

Once the best place in town to discover new craft beers, bars are finding it hard to compete with brewery taprooms.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #beer, #brewers-assn, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Dee Pop, Drummer and Downtown New York Fixture, Dies at 65

Initially known for his tight and soulful playing with the celebrated post-punk band Bush Tetras, he later became an entrepreneur of avant-garde music.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #bush-tetras-music-group, #deaths-obituaries, #pop-and-rock-music, #pop-dee-1956-2021