Do you want to leave your house tonight but also feel pretty passionate about avoiding a run-in with NYC’s drunkest? Ya know, the green-adorned pub-goers who just can’t seem to leave their college days behind? They’re decorated with cheap plastic shamrock beads and leprechaun hats—perhaps a day as awful as Santacon in terms of public displays of intoxication and douchiness [Read more…]
This annual event turns 7 this year with lots of new spots to sample:
TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is an annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor! Entering its 7th year, this block party style tasting event features sample tastes from over 50 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations and much, much more. Participating restaurants below: [Read more…]
There’s less than 48 hours left of 2015, and as we count down the clock, you may be rushing to find that final spot to let loose this New Year’s Eve. But don’t fret, I’ve sifted through an extremely tall stack of invites to parties around North brooklyn and decidedly landed on a nice handful of ragers specifically designed to help you forget and forgive into 2016.
Starting off up in Greenpoint, the men of all things tropical, funky, and disco, Tiki Disco reign in the fun at Good Room for an all night affair including an open bar for 5 hours! If you’re over on the south side of the burg, Black Flamingo has you covered with a triple promoter collab featuring Kaviar Disco Club, Discovery and Boston house DJs Will Martin and John Barera. Heading further east you’ll find MeanRed posted up at the Sugar Hill Disco with an incredible cast of Detroit players including Kai Alce, Andres, Rick Wilhite, FLO REAL, and Turtle Bugg. For those invested in secret locations, both Mutual Dreaming and Rinsed have fantastic warehouse parties with stacked bills consistent with their brand of left field techno and house, including talent like Newworldaquarium, Gunnar Haslam as well as Todd Edwards, Jacques Greene, and Morgan Geist. Finally get your night cap on at Glitterball’s NYE2016 at intimate east willyb staple, The Graham where former Limelight resident DJ, The Horrorist drops heaviness into the new year.
All this and more below!
Sending out ghostly vibes to all you North Brooklyn ghouls! Tomorrow marks the first All Hallows Eve on a Saturday in a long while and the weather’s not looking too shabby either. Let’s start the night over at Good Room where legendary Funk/Disco producer Maurice Fulton lays it down at the Greenpoint spot supported by NY wax slingers Dope Jams too. Down the street, Cameo celebrates its last Oct 31st with a stacked indie night featuring a DJ Set from Neon Indian, and it’s FREE courtesy of Jukely! Make your way deeper into Bushwick where Rinsed has a full showcase of secrets; secret warehouse and secret guests playing late into the night. Things get discofied in the Black Flamingo basement where DJ’s Tommy Castro and DJ Duckcomb spin classic tunes. And finally, MeanRed plays hosts to big talent from NYC’s Wolf + Lamb with New Jersey Disco afficionado, Mike Simonetti too. Happy Halloween y’all!
They have a $3 taco happy hour, which is alright by us:
The team behind Williamsburg barstaurant Battery Harris have joined forces with musicians Eli Goldstein (Soul Clap), Philipp Jung (M.A.N.D.Y.), and Gadi Mizrahi (Wolf & Lamb) to open Black Flamingo, a Miami-esque restaurant and lounge they say they’ve “tailored to remove the BS that plagues burgeoning New York restaurants and nightclubs alike.” An ambitious, arguably Quixotic dream, but at the very least Black Flamingo is a reliable destination for vegetarians who want to go dancing in a retro basement club after eating their Latino-inspired fare. [Read more…]
Trapped in the heat and you can’t get out? This weekend’s Northside Festival is due to be a hot one so make sure to stay hydrated! For those looking to keep the party going after the showcases, I’m back laying out the weekend’s finds for nightlife pleasure seeking. Starting with The Bunker tonight, presenting a heavy night of techno, celebrating the release of EPs on their label from both Løt.te and Mark Verbos. Then its off to Bushwick where you can find left field producer Willie Burns (L.I.E.S., WT Records) melding records together from years worth of collecting at Brooklyn’s The Thing record store. Cap it all off at the newly opened Black Flamingo for a classic night of Disco and House from Jacques Renault and Justin Miller. Saturday begins early with a daytime rooftop special at Output with Metro Area and local staples Kaviar Disco Club. For the pièce de résistance you can find Tigersushi honcho and french bred DJ/Producer Joakim at Cameo for an all night long DJ set with the legendary Justin Strauss! Go out and get some New York! – @evvnmichael