Monday, January 31, 2011

Nightlife Operators, Tequila Specialists and Beer Snobs

Nightlife News for February 1, 2010
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Prince of the City
Special Feature: On Retros, Realists and Rebels
There are three types of operators in New York nightlife. Knowing which operators run which kind of venues will make it easier for you to decide where to go out and have an experience that is good for you. And in the end, having a good time is what nightlife is all about. So read more about them here.

Type 1: The Retro
Type 2: The Realist
Type 3: The Rebel

Nightlife Media
Seize the Night
The book on the business and culture of New York Nightlife was quoted as an example of a new trend in marketing.

Bill Jarema
Good Night Mr. Lewis sits down with one of the original operators from Studio 54 to talk about how New York nightlife has changed.

The East Coast vs. West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour
Beer snobs get together for a cross country micro brew battle

Opinion: Best Tequila Bars in New York
City’s Best offers a selection of premier tequila venues in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

Have fun.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Once and Future Kings of New York Nightlife

Nightlife News for January 25, 2011

Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Prince of the City
Beauty and Essex
Read my review for the new LES date spot.

The New Club Kids
The New York Times takes a look at some of the new tastemakers in New York nightlife.

Rising Stars
The New York nightlife events examiner for takes a look at the changing scenes in Queens and Brooklyn.

Steven Lewis
The perennial nightlife operator offers his list of the 10 Best Clubs in New York nightlife right now.

Michael Musto
The perennial club kid offers his list of the 10 Best Clubs to ever grace New York nightlife.

David Rabin
One of the most prominent nightlife operators of the past decade has major plans lined up for this decade too.

Have fun

Monday, January 17, 2011

Riff Raff, Max Fish, Habibi, AwShockKiss and the $100 Cocktail

Nightlife News for January 18, 2010
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Prince of the City
New York Nights sits down with lead signer Kiri Jewell on the eve of their Mercury Lounge performance.

Nightlife Media
Gamal Hennessy discusses the past, present, and future of his nightlife media business at the Legal Studio

Max Fish
The Village mainstay manages to survive for another year.

Nello SoHo
NIMBY’s prepare to close the potential celebrity hot spot before it even opens.

Rise of the Outer Boroughs
With more new venues opening in Brooklyn, your best nights might soon include a trip across the Bridge.

The 12 Most Expensive Cocktails in New York
Some of these drinks are so expensive, they make bottle service look cheap.

New York Nightlife has a party for everyone. When LGBT members of the Arabic community need to party, they come together at Habibi.

Is Food the Next Big Thing in Nightlife?
Brooklyn Based talks to Jeff Start about the pressures on nightlife and how the industry is using their kitchens to adapt

New Venues
Riff Raff
The tiki trend of Painkiller, Lana Kai and Hurricane Club continues with this midtown venue.

Rum House
A landmark venue in the theater district gets a cocktail lounge make over.

Have fun.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Andrew Andrew, Fraunces Tavern, NIMBYs and Tammany Hall

Nightlife News for January 11, 2011
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Andrew Andrew
The New York Times looks at the almost twin personalities of celebrity DJ’s Andrew Andrew.

Not in my Backyard
Eater reports that NIMBY's have prevented a wine bar from opening in Grammercy Park.

Venue News
Tammany Hall
Urban Daddy takes a look at what happens when a rock venue and a speakeasy have a lovechild.
Fraunces Tavern
One of the oldest venues in the country and the place where George Washington sat in the VIP section reopens this month. No tea parties please.

Have fun.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Affaire, The Paris Burlesque Club, and How to Drink in 2011

Nightlife News for January 6, 2011
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Tiki Bars
Shecky's offers a list of the best tiki bars in New York nightlife.

Drinking Trends
Check out the new drinking trends for 2011 from

New Venues
Urban Daddy highlights the new French lounge opening in the East Village.

Paris Burlesque Club
The planned club runs into NIMBY opposition on Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Have fun.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Year in Nightlife: 2010

By Gamal Hennessy

Prince of the City
The New York Nights 2010 Venue of the Year Award goes to...

2010 Year in Review
The writers of New York nightlife media offer their industry perspectives for the year that was.


Guest of a Guest

New York Nights

The Village Voice

Starting a New Venue

Do you want to open a bar in 2011? Inc. Magazine offers tips on how to do it right.

Drinking Resolutions offers New Drinking Resolutions for 2011.

Dr. Billy Taylor, a staple in the New York jazz scene, died earlier this week.

Happy New Year