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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