Wednesday, 1 March 2017

5 Great Lounges in the Lower East Side | NYC

The Lower East Side is typically thought of as the stopping grounds of the working class—a bit gritty, and certainly not flashy or sophisticated. Yet there is a certain authenticity to this part of the city that gives it a panache all its own. Here are 5 lounges that you should check out to get that LES feel and have a great time!

1. Antler Bear & Wine Dispensary        If you’re looking for a great craft beer selection, this is the spot to stop. On Allen Street right above Delancy, Antler provides easy Friday night out. A rustic kind of anthropology vibe will have you not missing the hype at all, and instead enjoying a relaxing night with friends. Their prices are reasonable, and don’t stop at just beer, they also have an organic wine selection with some options on draft. They even have a back room with games and couches.



2. Back Room
This speakeasy, one of my personal favorites, is going to require some extra effort to locate. You have to go down a set of steps (next to Sunita Bar) and through an underground hallway to find this gem. The teacups used for serving drinks and live jazz music creates that old fashion feel. It is one of only two speakeasies that were still in operation in NYC during the prohibition, so soak yourself up some history this weekend and check it out.




3. Open House
Open House is the probably one of the chicest little lounges you’ll find on the L.E.S. Host a fashionable party without all the drama (contact Birthdays and Bottles to arrange). There’s even a secret dance floor at Open House, but space is limited, so be prepared to make new friends! The music is hoppin’ so this is a great place to get people together and let loose on the weekends.





3. Spitzer’s Corner
Spitzer’s Corner is at the crossing of Ludlow and Rivington, and they are a gastropub experience you won’t forget. Start your night out with delicious American food and your choice of 40 draft beers, wine, or mixed drinks. They are pretty much famous for their truffle mac and cheese, and they have a new Darkhorse Oatmeal Stout (which I’m dying to try). It might be an early evening stop though, considering that the open seating fills pretty quickly. It would also be a great spot for day drinking, if that’s your thing. It’s typically a pretty hoppin’ casual lounge.


5. M 1-5
Just outside the L.E.S., this bar & lounge is the perfect place to spend a weekend night with friends. Happy hour is from 4-10pm, which is ultra convenient. It’s a casual atmosphere, but it also has a club feel, dancing, and great tunes, but all without the cover charge. A varied crowd makes everyone feel like they belong. This spot is also a great place for hosting parties (contact Birthdays and Bottles to arrange). No pomp and circumstance, just go and have a great time at M1-5!



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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Top 4 NYC Clubs and Lounges for a Sunday Night Out

Sunday nights are not typically known for buzzing with social events but in a city like New York, something is always happening! If you’re looking for a great club or lounge to try on the last night of the weekend, you’ve come to the right place. We want to do away with the stigma of Sunday night blues and show you a good time. We have hand picked four amazing venues for a fabulous Sunday night out on the town.

1. Taj Lounge—Chelsea
Taj Lounge is great spot for a Sunday event. On the first Sunday of every month, Taj hosts a brunch buffet extravaganza— a party that goes well into the night— with delicious food and tasty spirits.The brunch menu screams comfort food with a homemade chicken wing station, brioche french toast, traditional mac and cheese, and cornmeal crusted catfish fritters, yum! Opulent imported décor in addition to the mahogany and copper-topped bar transport guests to India without every having to leave the comfort of New York City and this warm atmosphere truly inspires a relaxing, Sunday night out.

2. The DL—Lower East Side
The DL is one of the most unique venues in Manhattan making it a perfect place to spend a Sunday night out. Their multi-level floor plan offers guests a variety of atmospheres to choose from, ensuring the experience of a lifetime. If you’re looking for a relaxed dinner party with delicious cuisine, the first floor will happily oblige. The second floor, known as the Red Room, is reserved for smaller events, and the pièce de résistance is the third floor. A spacious room with a retractable roof, outdoor patio area, and superb dance area is what everyone is talking about while enjoying the amazing views of the Williamsburg Bridge, a tasty cocktail, and a mood set my the DJ of the night. For a fantastic Sunday night out, definitely stop by The DL.

3. The Ainsworth— Chelsea
The Ainsworth in Chelsea is a crowd favorite every day of the week! It is a multi purpose space making it the perfect venue for any occasion (especially a Sunday night out). Sunday specials at The Ainsworth include two hours of unlimited brunch cocktails when you add twenty dollars to any entree and a forty dollar specialty brunch pitcher of the month (July is Watermelon Basil Margarita)! They also have a hopping Sunday nightlife! The eight HD televisions make for a great spot to watch the big game and the wood paneled walls give off a rustic and homey vibe. Pair that with the mac and cheese burger that guests rave about and you have yourself the perfect, relaxing Sunday night out!

4. Le Reve— Midtown East
Our fourth venue is Le Reve. This place is one of the best for a Sunday night out. From 5pm to 4am guests can enjoy the Mediterranean décor and cuisine in this Arabian nights inspired hookah lounge. They have state-of-the-art sound systems, intelligent lighting, multiple plasmas and large projection screens and a stage for performances. Start off your culinary experience with their Three Way Hummus Tasting, complete with classic, chipotle, and cilantro hummus. Followed by a shawarma wrap or a specialty kebab and finish the meal with their decadent chocolate mousse. Pair your dishes with a cocktail like the Moroccantini— Stoli Orange, mint, Triple Sec, and cranberry juice— and Le Reve Hookah (mixed fruit) to complete your memorable Sunday night out.

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The Top 3 Spots in the Flatiron District for a Night Out

Everyone is looking for great ways to beat the heat during a night out on the town. Regardless of where you’re from, the Flatiron District is a short ride away by car or by train so head out there. The Flatiron District is becoming one of the hottest spots in Manhattan for party goers and hosts alike because of the amazing venues they have to offer. The three places we’ve chosen, each have a unique aspect that can only be found in the Flatiron District! Bring everyone you know down for spectacular drinks, food, and unforgettable experiences.


1. Taj Lounge

Our first choice venue is Taj Lounge. With beautiful imported décor—including sandstone dancing shivas and carved teak woodwork—and an equally gorgeous mahogany and copper bar—guests will immediately be transported to an Indian inspired lounge. Try the Crispy Calamari, Roast Beat Salad, and Coconut and Green Curry Vegetables for a delectable experience. Pair any food item with tasty Indian inspired drinks from the bar such as a Sari Night, made with Sagatiba Rum, tamarind, cranberry, lemon, and lime or the Indian Summer—tequila, agave nectar, kamareene, and spicy pepper. This place is perfect for a relaxing night out on the town, especially a weekday! The event space is meant to accommodate parties of all sizes so don’t feel limited in who you can invite to your corporate event, birthday party, or celebration. Get started today!

2. Bounce Sporting Club
This 4,000 square feet venue can accommodate almost 300 guests on any given night! Their menu is absolutely to-die-for with yummy baby back ribs, crispy chicken wings, perfect juicy burgers, and more (seriously, there is something for everyone on their menu). Not to mention their unique signature cocktails like Red Monkey made with El Jimador, house made red pepper and habanero purée, lime, and agave or the Infield Fly Rule with Remy Vsop, Cointreau, El Guapo Orange Syrup, lime, and Peychaud’s Bitters. The bar has a layout that emphasizes the industrial beauty of New York City with wooden hightop tables and comfy booths. The walls are lined with flat screen TV’s, ensuring any sports fan will instantly fall in love with Bounce Sporting Club. It’s a great venue for any occasion!

3. Slate Lounge
Our third choice venue in the Flatiron District is Slate Lounge. It is one of the only venues in New York City that offers both private and semi-private reception spaces in the form of 16,000 square feet over two floors. This bi-level club is both upscale and elegant— qualities that can be found in the sleek décor, lit from within glass bar tops and stairs, and group entertainment such as pool, foosball, and ping pong. They offer tasty American cuisine like the Jumbo NY Pretzel, Chick Fricken A (chicken sliders with Louisiana Hot Sauce spike aioli on cheddar buttermilk biscuits), and The Southwest Chopped Louie Salad. Be sure to finish off your meal with the 21+ Waffle— a warm Belgian waffle topped with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream, banana Jameson syrup, whipped cream, and a surprise on top! Their cocktails are just as good as the food. Try the Slate Sipper (Raspberry Vodka, cranberry juice, orange juice, Triple Sec, Pama, and cherry) or the Party All Night (Tito’s Vodka, Chambord, Sour Mix, and Grenadine). If this isn’t enough to convince you that Slate is a great place, they also have customizable and beat matching lighting, a Funktion- One sound system, and a 9-panel video wall so now you have no excuse not to check it out!

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

NYC’s 4 Top Venues for a Wednesday Night Out

Many people are under the misconception that a night out should be reserved for Friday and Saturday nights only but in New York City, every night has something exciting going on. Wednesday’s are the perfect night to get out with friends or co-workers and blow off some steam from the first half of the week now that you’re in the final stretch! These four venues are just some in the city with the best deals for a Wednesday night from their unbeatable happy hour prices to their delicious food and fun atmosphere, you can’t go wrong in choosing one of these spectacular venues!

The Attic
The doors to this rooftop lounge are open from 6pm to Midnight. Come in from 6pm to 8pm and expect five dollar beers, glasses of wine, and well drinks! If you’re looking for something more unique, The Attic has a great selection of delicious house cocktails that will bring your palate to life! They have a savory Tomato Basil Martini or if you’re looking for something sweet, check out their Strawberry Fields drink with muddled strawberries, mint, and lime. Their unforgettable food is to die for— Wild Mushroom Sliders, Korean BBQ Pork Belly Lollipops, and Wild Caught Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes are just a few of the tasty menu items The Attic has to offer. Of course, you’re getting out not only to eat and drink but to let loose and dance which you can definitely do on a Wednesday night at The Attic with their in house DJ spinning great mixes.

2. Katra Lounge
This sultry, Moroccan inspired lounge is a great place to get out on a Wednesday night. Their happy hour, from 5pm to 9pm includes 2-for-1 top shelf drinks, five dollar beers, and six dollar wines! Pair your drink choice with their amazing Mediterranean cuisine. They have Lamb Tagine, Harrisa Infused Chicken Pie, and Northern Moroccan Vegetables to name a few delectable dishes— all of which you should order with their tasty Naan and smooth hummus! Katra also offers hooka and a great dance floor and DJ combo which will contribute to your fabulous Wednesday night out!

3. The DL
Our final suggestion for a great Wednesday night out is The DL. This rockin’ club is great if you’re looking to get a little wild and really let loose dancing the night away. If you’re a member here, the club covers your first drink, which is awesome but if becoming a club member is too much of a commitment for a Wednesday night out, happy hour is from 6pm to 7pm with 2-for-1 drinks and six dollar beers. The DL is really about the atmosphere. It is one of the hottest up and coming clubs in the city because of it’s fabulous rooftop dance floor and DJ.

4. Taj Lounge
Taj is a great place to get out on a “Wild Wednesday” with 2-for-1 drink specials as well as four dollar drinks from 4pm to 5pm, five dollar drinks from 5pm to 6pm, six dollar drinks from 6pm to 7pm, and seven dollar drinks from 7pm to 8pm. They have a tasty appetizer menu including Crispy Calamari, Taj Spiced Wings, and Pan Seared Crab Cakes! Taj Lounge is a venue where you can kick back and relax with friends on your Wednesday night out while enjoying the warm, Indian inspired environment.

No matter where you decide to spend your Wednesday night out, let us help you plan! We have specialists who can make your night unforgettable and take the hassle out of planning, giving you the best experience possible. In the meantime, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @birthdaysandbottles and like our page on Facebook for more great deals and articles!

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Friday, 17 June 2016

5 Fun Lounges for a New York City Birthday

Planning your birthday celebration can be an incredibly daunting task, especially in New York City! There are a plethora of venues in all of the best locations so it is easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices you have to make as a hostess or host. The most important decision to make is what you want the evening to look like—a casual evening, birthday dinner, or a fun-filled night of dancing and partying with your friends. We have put together a list of five of the best celebration spots NYC has to offer!

1. Slate Lounge
slate nyc dancefloorThis modern, upscale lounge located in the Flatiron District, is the perfect spot for a birthday bash. With 16,000 square feet of space over their bi-level design, Slate can accommodate a large birthday party that people will remember for ages. This venue is fun and the ultimate place to let loose. Slate offers great group games like pool, ping-pong, and foosball as well as state of the art audio visual capabilities, Funktion One sound system, and a nine panel video wall! Not to mention the sizable dance floor where you and your guests can break down and bust out your greatest moves all night long. Slate also has an unforgettable menu made up of modern American cuisine including a Jumbo NY Pretzel, Crispy Fish Tacos, and several tasty sliders. Pair these items with a delicious cocktail and you’ll have the best birthday bash in no time!


2. M1-5
m1-5 backHave you ever dreamed of a place where you can eat a multitude of cuisines, drink cocktails inspired by places around the world and watch your favorite sports game, all while rocking out to any kind of music your heart desires? Well look no further, M1-5 truly has something for everyone and would be a dream spot for any birthday party. Eight high-definition TVs surround the circular bar and are visible from any booth or table to accommodate the sports fans. State- of-the-art turntables and an in-house PA system set the mood for dancing your heart out. And for those who are looking for an intimate conversation while enjoying the refreshments, there are draped booths, elegant lounge areas, or dining tables of every size. Come out to Soho for exquisite food, tasty cocktails, and the party of a lifetime! Want to have your party at M1-5? Let’s do it!


3. Open House
Open House Lounge NYCWhen Open House was being designed, Blackbook columnist, Steve Lewis, was consulted for his remarkable knowledge of city nightlife in order to create an elegant party space that combines both modernity and classical styles. This chic venue offers the perfect balance between contemporary swank and vintage old-school providing the perfect location for any birthday party. It is described as “a cordial house setting” where the antique furniture, flowers in mason jar vases, and gilded wallpaper, coupled with the unique flavors of bacon infused whiskey, strawberry infused rum, or blueberry vodka sets the mood for a laid back atmosphere that can be enjoyed by any party goer out there. The homey feel of Open House offers an immediate comfortability so plan to dance the night away to a mix of hip hop, top 40, electro, rock, 80’s and old school favorites on the main floor of this lower east side hot spot at a birthday party more memorable than your 21st! Check out Open House


4. The Ainsworth
The bar of the original Ainsworth in Chelsea, New York.The Ainsworth in Chelsea is one fabulous and unique birthday party venue! This venue is the perfect combination of a restaurant, lounge, and event space that can hold up to five hundred guests! They have an open floor plan with plenty of seating, eight HD TV’s, a DJ booth, and a large bar space. Don’t forget about their tasty menu with Crispy Artichokes, Mussels and Sausage, Thai Kale Salad, and the to-die-for Mac& Cheese Burger (panko-crusted mac and cheese, a tender beef patty, and another scoop of ooey gooey macaroni and cheese, yum!) You and your guests will definitely not leave hungry! They also have great specials throughout the week if you are looking for a smaller event to celebrate another year of your fantastic life. Either way, the Ainsworth is worth checking out!


5. The Gilded Lily
gilded lilyTravel down a staircase beneath The Monarch Room restaurant to the golden dusted club. The sunken dance floor is the ideal space for dancing on your birthday night but if your feet get tired do not worry; expanding outward from the dance floor are concentric rings with seating, dining, and drinking areas. The club is inspired by the Gilded Age, reflected in its name, and if you choose the Gilded Lily for your birthday extravaganza you’ll feel like you were born in the wrong era. The music is fun, generally artists such as Kid Cudi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, J-Kwon, and moonlighting live DJ’s. There are tons of delicious drinks to choose from including several types of beer, a tasty cocktail menu, and champagnes. The Gilded Lily would be a superb venue for your birthday celebration!


Now you have plenty of great places to celebrate your birthday in NYC. Let us plan your next killer party for you! If you are ready to have an unforgettable NYC birthday party, then get in touch with Birthdays and Bottles today! Call 212-845-9750 or book your party online.

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

5 Great Open Bar Spots in NYC for 2016

Among the hundreds of bars in New York City, there are tons of venues that offer open bar packages. If you’re celebrating a birthday, corporate event, bachelorette party, or anything else, you’ll be sure to find a bar that can accommodate with an open bar. We’ve put together a list of of five fantastic New York City bars perfect for any occasion to enjoy all your favorite eats and drinks in an open bar setting.


1. Cellar Bar at the Bryant Park Hotel

cellar bar bryant park Located in Gramercy, this upscale venue offers customers the flexibility to design their own food and beverage package from the extensive house list. Cellar Bar continuously updates their menu and are happy to do specialized packages which means you can have an awesome open bar party here! Not only that, but the Cellar Bar has the sexy, dark, nightlife feel and upon entering you’ll be whisked away to a gothic, underground cavern. They have plenty of delicious, edgy cocktails to choose from so you and your guests will be able to take full advantage of the open bar.




2. Slate Lounge

SLATEThis awesome venue is located in the Flatiron district, a truly great place to host an open bar event. What makes Slate Lounge so unique is the several different entertaining spaces available to choose from. It’s trendy and hip and can accommodate any event to the specifications of the hostess/ host. The staircase and bar are lit from within to give the lounge a modern, upscale feel. In addition to open bar packages available for private events, Slate offers an excellent menu with American cuisine and plenty of fun group activities like pool. ping-pong, foosball, and a spacious dance floor!


3. The Ainsworth
Additional pictures of The Ainsworth in ChelseaThis upscale bar, restaurant, and event space in Chelsea culminates in the fun that Manhattan events are known for. Throughout the week guests can enjoy many specials put on by the venue with cocktail deals, on pitchers (45 dollars on speciality cocktail pitchers everyday!) and open bar deals. In the summer, they have event more special offers for patrons so now is a great time to book an event there. The bar area is spacious and the space can accommodate up to 125 guests. The Ainsworth also has a to die for menu with ribeye, oysters, and delicious chicken sandwiches to name a few tasty items. It’s a venue you and your guests are sure to love.


4. M1-5 Lounge
hip hop night at m1-5Located in TriBeCa, M1-5 clearly depicts the cultural influences of the industrial area in which it was built. The lounge can be home to a plethora of events from birthday parties to corporate events and they have plenty of great open bar and other drink packages available to ensure a perfect night! Additionally, M1-5 Lounge has an exquisite bar menu to compliment the drinks they have. From buffalo wings, to shrimp nachos, to pan seared breaded eggplant— M1-5 has something for everyone to eat. The entertainment is always fabulous because of the state of the art mixer turn tables and stage and best of all, the island bar is accessible from both sides which eliminates the overcrowded feel of some bar venues.


5. The Attic
hip hop at the attic rooftopEnjoy your open bar event at this rooftop bar and lounge located in Midtown West. The Attic is a hot  venue that’s perfect for birthday parties, corporate events, and more! They have a great selection of specialty cocktails that are sure to quench any palate. Try their Tomato Basil Martini for something more savory or the Strawberry Fields cocktail for anyone with a sweet tooth. The Attic has a delicious, elegant menu to compliment the drinks from Shaved Prosciutto Flatbread to Wild Mushroom Sliders. The night culminates in beautiful rooftop views of the city to give you the New York experience of a lifetime.


If you liked this article and want to see more, visit our blog or like our Facebook page for great deals and venue suggestions in the city.Check out the other amazing NYC party lounges that we work with. Be sure to contact us today if you’re in need of an event planner, we’ll make your special night unforgettable! Birthdays and Bottles offers the best bottle service in NYC!


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Friday, 27 May 2016

5 Things You Must Know About Guest Lists in New York City

If you’re young and living in New York city, chances are you enjoy the night life. There are dozens, maybe even hundreds of nightclubs in NYC to let loose and have a good time at and one way to ensure your entrance to these clubs is to know the ins and outs of the guest lists. Here at Birthdays and Bottles, we’ve put together an extensive list of five tidbits of knowledge, crucial to New York city guest lists from the do’s and don’ts to how to get on them and other questions you’re dying to know!


1. Being on the guest list does not always guarantee admittance
Your name on the guest list is just one of many factors considered by the manager. Lounges in NYC are looking for crowds who add to the atmosphere and if your party is too large, you have a bad attitude, or the club is already too crowded then your name being on the guest list may not matter. It’s also important to know that not being on the guest list is not an automatic rejection at the club doors. If you look like someone who is going to bring the party with you to a club on a slow night, if you’re fun, and easy going, and if you look like you’re in it for the long haul, the club manager may still let you in. So to sum it up— being on the guest list does not make or break you.

2. How to get on the guest list
If you’re reading this article you’re probably thinking that going to an exclusive club and hoping they let you in because you look fun is not something you’re willing to test. You’re saying “but how do I get on a guest list?” Well you can use your connections with the owner or manager of a club— if you have them they’re a great asset that you should utilize. You can use a promoter however this option can be just as risky as hoping you get into the club without your name on the guest list. Promoters can be unreliable and sometimes they do not have the ability to persuade the manager enough to get just anyone into the club. The third, more reliable option, is to use a bottle service (like Birthdays and Bottles perhaps) that can help get you the night out you’ve always dreamed of. There are a handful of clubs that don’t really care whether you’re on a guest list; minimums are as high as $2K for a party of only 10 people.

3. Dress accordingly
It’s important to know that, whether or not you’re on the guest list, complying with the dress code is a must! Getting onto a guest list or getting access to an exclusive club is much easier if you look like you belong with the A-list guests. Do your research on the dress code of whichever club you’ll be attending but know that it’s generally expected that some effort was put into your attire.

4. Picking the right club
You’ll have an easier time getting onto the guest list of a club that fits your style and taste. Club owners and managers want people who make their club even more enjoyable so if you look for clubs that you’ll have fun at, the manager will be able to see that you’ll add to the vibe they’re going for. Make sure you research the types of crowds at any given club, the types of music they play, and the nights to be there. If you pick the right club for you, getting in will only be the beginning of a great night!

5. Who do you know?
Back in the day, everyone in a party had to be on the list. This is no longer the case! If you’re having a party (and say you used a bottle service to ensure getting on the guest list) your name is the only one that has to be on the list. Invite all your friends and their friends— even if you don’t know their names— because the only name that needs to be known is yours.

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