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.


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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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Friday, 13 May 2016

5 of the Best Dance Clubs in NYC

New York City is known for the spectacular nightlife it has to offer and it is no stranger to dance clubs. We have chosen 5 of the hottest dance clubs in NYC to highlight that fact in this article. Each venue has something unique to make for a truly amazing event where you can dance like no one is watching!


The DL
the exterior of the DL in NycThe DL is one of New York’s hottest dance clubs. This multi-level venue is great for any party or event because of its versatility. The top floor is a retractable rooftop space with room for up to 400 guests to break a move! Music can be played by a DJ or via an IPOD and the space is also equipped with an HD video wall that truly transforms the rooftop into a magnificent dance floor. There are two other levels to complement the third floor dance party; the sexy Red Room on the second floor ideal for birthday parties, and the main dining area for Dinner on Ludlow, ideal for up to 150 guests. Both the first and second floor have the ability to play music through an IPOD adapter or by having a DJ. If you’re looking for a dance club that can do it all, you will not go wrong in choosing the DL.





The Hudson Terrace

The Salon at Hudson Terrace is located on the 2nd floor and has its own DJThe Hudson Terrace is a modern, up scale night club perfect for dancing till there are holes in your shoes. There are several rooms— The Salon, The Garden Terrace, and the Rooftop Garden Lounge— and the best dancing happens in the Rooftop Garden Lounge. This space features a retractable rooftop, glass walled cabanas, and lots of comfortable seating in addition to the spacious dancing area. And don’t forget about the amazing views from this rooftop heaven.





The Empire Hotel Rooftop
empire hotel new picsThe ultimate sophisticated dance party awaits you at the Empire Hotel Rooftop. Head to the 12th floor of this iconic, Upper West Side hotel for incredible views of the Lincoln Center, delectable bites, and tasty drinks all while you bust a move! This is the perfect venue for anyone who is both classy and sassy. It has also been rumored that the rooftop is going to be getting a make over this year— in the form of a retractable roof— in the hopes of being even more attractive for a multitude of dance parties.



Suite 36
The lights are dimmed at Suite 36Suite 36 is a bi-level club that doubles as a sports bar and dance club; it’s a spectacular space designed with everyone
in mind. The spacious ground floor is the perfect area for dancing the night away to the superb music. Suite 36 is the place to be for a laid back night with friends. They have delicious food and a tasty cocktail menu to compliment it. With an abundance of beautiful leather furniture, you can take a seat in between your dancing sprees at this fantastic venue!

Highline Ballroom
Highline BallroomThe Highline Ballroom is a unique venue where they are dedicated to providing guests with the best experience possible! This immaculate space offers plenty of room to dance and the stage for live shows makes for an unforgettable experience. Highline Ballroom offers a diverse menu with tasty appetizers like Cracker Jack Jerk Wings, Pulled Pork Buns, and Mahi Mahi Tacos. Don’t miss out on their great drink menus too! Highline Ballroom is a fabulous event space with all the entertainment and dancing room you could hope for!



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Sunday, 8 May 2016

3 Mother’s Day Brunch Spots in New York City

Every year has one day in May dedicated to celebrating the amazing job mothers do. I myself, have been fortunate enough to have an awesome relationship with my mom so celebrating her on this day in an extra special way is a great way to thank her for being such a terrific mom! At Birthdays and Bottles, we would love to help you find a stellar brunch spot in New York City that shows your mom just how appreciated she is on this upcoming Mother’s Day.

Our first spot is The Chester in the Meatpacking district. Located in the heart of the Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking district, The Chester is a beautiful location for this year’s Mother’s Day brunch. They have a delicious menu selection with brioche French Toast, Eggs Benedict, or a White Omelet (tomato, spinach, and feta) if you’re looking for breakfast items. They also have a scrumptious selection of burgers and sandwiches including a Foie Gras Burger and Caprese Sandwich. Weather permitting, the Chester also has a beautiful outdoor event space called the Biergarten. This area offers beautiful views of the historic Meatpacking district in an intimate and lively space surrounded by natural foliage. The Chester is truly a space that says Mother’s Day brunch in a classy, unforgettable way.

Our second spot is Hotel Chantelle on the Lower East Side. This sophisticated venue offers a unique family style brunch menu perfect for a Mother’s Day gathering— without the stress of cooking or cleaning! The family style meal is served in two prix fixe courses beginning with truffle grilled cheese, avocado toast, breakfast pizza, baby leaf caesar, and greek yogurt. The second course includes stuffed french toast, scrambled egg crostini, bacon crusted kobe sliders, chicken and waffles, or a lobster roll. While you and your mom enjoy the decadent food, you have the option to sip on a Bloody Mary, Bellini, mimosa, and other speciality cocktails. The rooftop restaurant with killer views is a sure fire way to show your mom just how appreciated she is for all her hard work.

The Maple in Midtown is another amazing Mother’s Day Brunch spot. With flowing, all you can drink Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas and a delicious combination of breakfast and lunch items, The Maple truly has it all to show your mom the appreciation she deserves. Check out their Huevos Rancheros with crispy tortillas, black beans, and salsa rosa or the Pan Roasted Salmon with brussels sprouts, bacon, and creamy polenta. Not only does The Maple have a lot to offer in itself but its prime location, in the center of Times Square, is great for a post-brunch exploration of the city. It’s guaranteed that your mom will feel special and appreciated at her brunch at the Maple!

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

5 Places to Celebrate Your Bachelorette Party in NYC

First of all, here’s a huge congratulations to all the soon-to-be brides. You may have been dreaming of your wedding day since you were a little girl or maybe it’s something you’ve just started to think about; regardless, it will be nothing less than fabulous. But before the big day arrives, there is one party you have to have: your bachelorette party! Check out these five venues we think will rock your socks off for an unforgettable night before your wedding.


Hudson Terrace Rooftop – Hell’s Kitchen – Midtown West

hudson terrace new picThe Hudson Terrace Rooftop is the perfect combination of night club and upscale lounge. This bi-level venue has a full retractable roof that transforms the space from indoor to outdoor in minutes! The also have the Garden Terrace if you’re looking for a more relaxed bachelorette party or The Salon for a more contemporary and rich event space. With their outstanding refreshments and service, you can’d go wrong. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in a bachelorette party at the Hudson Terrace because it truly is the space that has something for everyone.




Sky Room Rooftop Lounge- Hell’s Kitchen

sky room during day wooOur next location, stellar for a bachelorette party, is the Sky Room Rooftop Lounge. It is known for being the highest rooftop hotel in New York City which means the views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River are unparalleled! Sky Room is another venue that offers multiple party atmospheres. The North Terrace has a retractable roof and the South Terrace has private cabanas. They also have the Times Square Lounge, the Cube Balcony, and the Candlelight Lounge. Not only is Sky Room a great event space but they also have a delicious menu, amazing cocktails, and great bottle deals for your private event. No doubt, Sky Room will be a fantastic venue for your bachelorette party!
Cellar Bar at The Bryant Park Hotel- Gramercy
cellar bar bryant parkOur next venue choice takes you from the rooftops to the underground. Cellar Bar at The Bryant Park Hotel is a gothic lounge located beneath the hotel itself. They are known for their creative cocktails like the Coco which is made with Old Forester 46 bourbon, pumpkin vodka, crème de cacao, coconut milk, honey, and other spices. Cellar bar is a great spot of a classy, sexy bachelorette party in an intimate setting with tasty cocktails, and fun music.







State Lounge – Flatiron District
Slate Lounge NYC

This bi-level lounge has 16,000 square feet of space with both private and semi private reception areas. Slate offers a variety of group entertainment games like pool, ping pong, foosball as well as a spacious dance floor with a great music selection! Head on over to Slate where you’ll have a blast with all your friends— it’s a space that has something for everyone which makes it ideal for a bachelorette party. They have delicious modern American cuisine and drinks so check out Slate for an unforgettable evening!





49 Grove Lounge- West Village
49 GroveThis unique, swanky lounge is an awesome location for your bachelorette party. They have four distinct rooms each with mahogany wood, fabric embellishments, and a state of the art video/ audio system. Dance the night away to the variety of music offered and enjoy some tasty drinks while you’re at it! The staff at 49 Grove Lounge contribute to the amazing experience guests have and their professionalism couples with the outstanding atmosphere will make for a wonderful bachelorette party.



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Saturday, 23 April 2016

5 Ways to Celebrate 30 in New York City

As everyone has to at some point in their lives, my sister just went through what she believed to be a traumatic milestone in her life— she turned thirty. Transitioning from your twenties to your thirties can be really scary, no doubt, but what my sister has begun to realize, and you will too, is that being 30 doesn’t mean you’re “over the hill”, being 30 marks the beginning of a fun-filled, real adult life and being 30 in New York City is what people dream of! So seize the day and enter into your thirtieth year of life with the thrill and excitement of all that New York City has to offer; here are five ways to celebrate turning thirty in NYC!

1. The Chester- Meatpacking District
Start your birthday with brunch at the Chester! This quaint restaurant, located in the Meatpacking District has a decadent menu perfect for celebrating your 30th birthday. Try their Brioche Trench Toast if you have a sweet tooth or the Eggs Benedict if you’re craving something savory. If you’re more the type who orders “lunch” at brunch, check out their Foie Gras Apple Burger or the Caprese sandwich; regardless, pair the delectables with a tasty cocktail like their Espresso Martini— Ketle one, Godiva Kahlua, and espresso— or The Cobblestone— tanqueray, mint cucumber, and rhubarb bitter— for an unforgettable 30th birthday brunch! This venue is one of the best birthday restaurants in nyc. It’s large enough to accommodate 300 guests so don’t hesitate to invite all of your friends to help you celebrate.

2. Hotel Chantelle- Lower East Side
If you’re a history loving partier then Hotel Chantelle is the ideal setting to kick off your thirtieth year of living! The name of the hotel comes from a World War II safe house and as soon as you step into it, you’ll feel like you’re in Paris in the 1940’s.They have it all from a rooftop restaurant and garden to an underground dance floor where you can party the night away. Hotel Chantelle offers a sophistication without being stuffy so it really is the perfect place to celebrate turning thirty. They have a plethora of delicious cocktails ( Sunny and Share with bourbon, fresh peaches, and mint, yum!) and I wish I could list them all because of how tasty they sound but you’ll just have to plan your birthday bash at Hotel Chantelle and find out for yourself what a hidden gem it is!
3. Open House
This lounge makes its guests truly feel at home. It’s tucked away behind a wooden façade so when you walk in on your thirtieth birthday you’ll be transported to a completely unexpected space. They have the perfect combination of modern and vintage which creates an elegant atmosphere giving it all the comfort of a hospitable house setting. They have an assortment of platters to choose from and the family- style food service is a nice addition to the homey feel of Open House. In terms of birthday ideas nyc, Open House is an excellent one. Check out Open House to celebrate your thirtieth birthday with friends and family!


4. The Monarch- Midtown
The Monarch is located on the rooftop of an 18 floor building, overlooking the Empire State Building and Midtown Manhattan. This is the place no one forgets especially if they’re also celebrating you turning 30! They have tons of comfortable seating, both indoor and out and the level of sophistication offered is unparalleled. If you’re feeling adventurous, try their tomato basil martini and mushroom flatbread. If you’re palate is more traditional they have an abundance of wines, whisky’s, and craft beers and pomme frites (aka french fries) and beef sliders that are to die for! Regardless of what you choose as your refreshments, you’ll have a spectacular thirtieth birthday celebrating at the Monarch.

5. Slate Lounge- Flatiron District
With their multileveled event space, large dance floor, audiovisual capabilities, and beat- matched club lighting, Slate Lounge is the perfect venue to celebrate a hot 30th birthday! They pride themselves on the the elegance of their space but have no fear, you can still break it down and dance into your new decade. If your feet ever get tired, Slate has accommodations for a bit of relaxation (super comfortable seating areas) and libations for everyone. Mac and cheese spring rolls, open faced ruben wontons, crispy fish tacos, salad, pizza— what more could you ask for? If you said drinks you’re in luck, try the Slate Sipper (raspberry, cranberry juice, orange juice, triple sec, pama, and cherry) or perhaps the Ginger Paloma (Patron Reposado, grapefruit, simple syrup, lime, canton, club soda, and a lime wedge). Slate Lounge is the ideal combination of refinement and playfulness which makes it a great place to celebrate your thirtieth birthday party.

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Saturday, 16 April 2016

5 Trending Hip Hop Clubs in New York City 2016

Clubs all over the city are opening their doors to eager customers for the chance to be THE space that hosts THE parties. We’ve hand picked a list of five amazingly hot clubs in New York that are sure to make your upcoming event unforgettable. Each venue we’ve chosen has its own unique attribute that sets it apart from anything you’ve ever experienced; there are clubs with no roof, multileveled clubs, clubs that allow you to let loose and go wild, and clubs that offer a sense of sophistication so come one, come all, these five trending clubs will not disappoint.


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Sky Room
First up, the Sky Room. Imagine this: the sun is setting over the city and just and it’s getting ready for bed, laser lights begin dancing in an entrancing show through the fog of a smoke machine while a DJ spins a tune so perfect you can’t help but get up and dance until the sun reawakens. What seems to be a scene taken right from a movie becomes a real possibility at one of the most unique hip hop clubs in New York, the Sky Room! They have amazing views, mouthwatering cuisine, and heavenly cocktails plus with their five distinct spaces, partygoers can relax in the privacy of the South Terrace cabanas or enjoy the effervescent sunset in the North Terrace with its retractable roof. If you’re searching for a venue where you can harness your inner hip hop star at your event, look no further, the Sky Room is the place for you!


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Hudson Terrace
Next we have the Hudson Terrace which was designed with the intention of attracting fun-loving, life-living, adventurers. It is truly a one of a kind place with Hudson River views, two enormous dance floors, and a great selection of dancing music, this bi-floor night club is sure to set your party apart from all the others. You’ll remember what an amazing time you had while experiencing their open air atmosphere due to the retractable roof (SO COOL!), sipping tasty cocktails and delectable dishes all night long! One of the best aspects of the Hudson Terrace is that it is large enough (or small enough) to accommodate any size of gathering you’re hoping to have. Hudson Terrace is amazing which is why it’s in our list.


hip hop night at taj

Third on our list is a hidden gem, a diamond in the rough really. Taj II is an incredibly balanced atmosphere that allows all the guests in attendance to de- stress and let loose! Because of the three New York city venues and their flexibility to host an array of events, Taj is a place for everyone. When you walk in the doors you’re immediately transported to Indian night life in the event space, lounge, and restaurant. They have a copper-topped bar and interesting, imported décor that adds to the ambiance and helps create an unforgettable experience. When you choose Taj for your event be sure to try their roasted beet salad, Chilean Sea Bass dish, or coconut and green curry vegetables paired with one of their tasty cocktails like The Elderflower— a decadent mix of vodka, elderflower cordial, lemon, and champagne— or the Sari Night— rum, tamarind, cranberry, lemon, and lime. Taj is the place to be if you’re looking for a classy, exotic venue to host your next event!

m1-5 hip hop night

Our fourth recommendation is perfect for everyone. This fun, casual bar truly has it all! Cozy lounge seating, curtained booths for intimate conversation, and a bar area with eight flat screen TVs perfect for viewing the big game. Not only that, they have an in house PA system, state of the art turntables, and a stage compatible for dancing until early morning hours! When you’re taking a break from all the dancing, enjoy some delectable dishes M1-5 has to offer! They have the expected bar food including delicious wings, beef sliders, and chicken tenders but if you’re feeling adventurous, consider ordering the samosas, an Indian pastry with potatoes and peas that is one of my personal favorite dishes of all time, or perhaps the Boullette— Moroccan spiced lamb meatballs, tomato coulis, saffron, and preserved lemon aioli on a baguette. M1-5 is hip, fun, and hands down one of the best places to throw a party!

hip hop at the attic rooftop

The Attic
Last but certainly not least is The Attic. Renowned designer, Marc Dizon, found inspiration from the Golden Era of Hollywood when creating the masterpiece space. It is a relaxed environment with a cozy lounge, plush seating at the bars, multiple levels and a DJ booth with spectacular systems making it an amazing spot to host an event. The color palette is one of soothing silvers and grey interspersed with warm woods that set the mood for an elegant evening soirée. Be sure to try the Maple Glazed Lamb Lollipops and the Uptown Penicillin cocktail— a tasty concoction Dewars Scotch, Glenlivet 12 Yr, Muddled Ginger House Honey/Mint Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice. For a sophisticated night to remember, check out The Attic!

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Saturday, 9 April 2016

5 of the Best Lounges in NYC for a Birthday

New York is one of this biggest, busiest places in the world, even referred to as the city that never sleeps by Frank Sinatra himself! Because of the continuous night life this amazing city has to offer, planning an exciting birthday party can be both exhilarating and terrifying which is why we at Birthdays and Bottles want to not only help plan your event but give you some insight to five of the best lounges in nyc for a birthday. Because there are hundreds of lounges across the city that have proven to be fantastic venues, we’ve chosen an eclectic variety where there is something for everyone.


#5 Cellar Bar
Our first stop is at the Bryant Hotel located in Gramercy. Situated between the lobby and screening room, you’ll find the Cellar Bar, a gothic style lounge perfect for hosting a private party aka your spectacular upcoming birthday. The setting is intimate enough to have conversations with friends with the added bonus of being able to dance to music spun by the DJ of the night; a great addition to the fun night of dancing with your guests are the top notch bar services offered. Cellar Bar has an abundance of chic cocktails with stimulating flavor combinations such as rhubarb liqueur and Earl Grey tea or ancho chile and passion fruit puree and have no fear, if oddly delicious combinations aren’t quite your speed, they have a variety of classic cocktails, champagnes, wines, and beers to choose from as well.

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Cellar Bar, 40 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018


#4 Gansevoort Park Rooftop Lounge
Our second choice is one of the most unique locations to host an event. Gandevoort has six distinct venues located twenty stories high which offer a variety of settings including a rooftop pool, patio, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a beautiful terrace. This extremely elegant hotel- rooftop venue is sure to make you feel and important and sophisticated as your truly are. The beauty of the space will add immensely to the tasteful soirée you’re hosting as will the decadent flavors the chef has to offer. Start the meal with a delicious Charcuterie Board followed by Lamb Lollipops, Tuna Tacos, or Kobe Sliders and finish with a decadent Chocolate Crunch dessert with almonds and caramel, yum!

Pool Bar Terrace at the Gansevoort Park NYC


Gansevoort Park Rooftop420 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016


#3 Maple
Described as an “artisanal hidden gem” Maple truly offers a rustic, homey, and comfortable space to host a birthday party for the ages. Here you have the ability to have an open bar for your guests as well as food service in a space large enough to accommodate three hundred of your closest friends. Maple serves a take on Asian fusion cuisine with a menu that not only has delicious chicken wings and french fries, but decadent sushi, what more could a party goer ask for? They have a multitude of wines as well as sake and seasonal cocktails., but the best part about this venue is its versatility. Maple hosts private functions for brunch AND dinner so if you feel like having a breakfast birthday bash, enjoy mimosas and pancakes or huevos rancheros and a Bloody Mary!

Maple NYC


Maple, 157 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036


#2 Suite 36
A sublime combination of an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere, Suite 36 offers a sophisticated space for guests to enjoy their favorite sporting events in conjunction with Manhattan night life. Suite 36 is a high class lounge located in Midtown East. Its multileveled floor plan is conducive to a large, diverse crowd so despite this venue’s dedication to sports, you don’t have to love the game to love the venue. Their assorted menu has an option for everyone! Take the classic sports bar approach and order the Suite 36 Sports Share which has buffalo wings, chicken tenders, and nachos or enjoy a tasty Margherita flatbread with mozzarella, tomato, and basil — the choices are endless! They also have a large selection of beer, wine, and tasty cocktails including a Cherry Popped Mule— Suite 36’s take on a Moscow Mule— or Suite and Spicy, jalapeño infused tequila served with muddled strawberries, simple syrup, fresh lime juice and soda. If you’re looking for a great birthday party in a space favorable for everyone, Suite 36 is definitely for your event!

Suite 36 NYC

Suite 36, 16 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018



#1 Visana Lounge
Our final lounge is Visana Lounge in Gramercy. This classic speakeasy-style lounge who’s name was derived from the Italian “healthy life”, offers an abundance of organic liquor, purified water, filtered air, non-toxic building material, and essential oil fragrances culminating in a exclusively sophisticated lounge setting the trend in popular party planning. The lounge is situated behind a nondescript pizza store front so guests get the full speakeasy experience which is made even more pleasant by the outstanding staff. If you’re in for a little mystery and a memorable experience, check out Visana for your birthday party this year!

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Visana Lounge321 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003

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