- April 13, 2006
- Hooked on Hookahs
With Le Souk and Karma still going strong and more than a few rivals bubbling up, the downtown hookah scene is officially smoking.
- May 2, 2005
- Doing it on the Table
As Harold Hill sang in The Music Man, “that game with the fifteen numbered balls is the devil’s tool.” Anyone who has ever had his or her drink knocked over by some aspiring Fast Eddie Felson's pool stick will agree. There are, however, a few bars in town where you can find classic table games that don’t involve sinking the “fat lady.”
- February 7, 2005
- Fat Tuesday Fetes
How to spend Mardi Gras in New York City.
- April 11, 2005
- Pub Crawl: Long Island City
Someday, the Vernon Blvd./Jackson Ave. area of Long Island City might get one of those ridiculous names defining its boundaries. NoLIE (North of the Long Island Expressway)? SoSA (Somewhere South of Astoria)? For now, though, it's just plain old LIC, an industrial and relatively affordable place to live for the young and artistic. Vernon Boulevard is referred to by some as the strip, but the stretch is more accurate: If you go out drinking in LIC, wear your walking shoes.
- August 9, 2005
- Urban Beach Bars
When getting to the beach is a hassle, the resorative powers of drinking at a waterfront bar should suffice. Here's wear to get a pour by the shore.
- August 8, 2005
- What's Brewin'?
Locally brewed. Tastes great. Five brewpubs worth checking out.
- May 9, 2005
- Special Edition: The After-Prom
No fake ID? No problem. Five clubs relax their 21-and-older policy during Prom season, giving all types of high school grads a chance for their Big Night to actually live up to the hype.
- March 15, 2005
- East Houston Street Pub Crawl
Coarse and utilitarian Houston is looking a bit shinier these days, if a little more coldly corporate. Joining the luxury apartments and soon-to-open Whole Foods at Avalon Chrystie Place are a handful of new bars that are almost upscale.
- April 25, 2005
- Smith Street Pub Crawl
In the last decade, Smith Street has been transformed from a seedy, pothole-ridden, downright frightening thoroughfare to Brooklyn's very own restaurant row. It's also been keeping up in the bar department, offering something for everybody.
- February 27, 2006
- Harlem Bar Trotting
Nightlife doesn't begin and end below 14th Street. There's always a party going on above 110th.