19 Dec 8 HOTSPOTS TO HIT IN YOUR LONG ISLAND PARTY BUS
QUINTESSENTIAL LONG ISLAND DESTINATIONS FOR YOUR PARTY BUS
Maybe you’ve planned a night out with several of your friends to celebrate a birthday or a graduation or maybe even a divorce. You’ve got the party bus booked and ready to go, but maybe you aren’t exactly a connoisseur of Long Island or its surrounding hot spots and are looking for some sage advice on keeping the party roaring long into the wee hours. We’ve gone to the trouble of compiling some definite must go’s for your party bus festivities, but remember, if we fail you, you can always tip your chauffeur extra and get him to slip you some hints.
1. BLACKSTONE STEAK HOUSE
The Blackstone has been voted best steakhouse by Long Island Press for 2012, and it’s easy to see why: not only does Blackstone offer exquisite traditional steakhouse favorites, they also offer incredible seafood, sushi and an 850-bottle wine list that could take any Long Island party from bland to positively delicious. The atmosphere and service are equally luxurious and will leave nothing to be desired.
2. DUTCH KILLS BAR
This Long Island City nightspot offers some unique atmosphere and some undeniably strong and delicious cocktails. Named in honor of the historic water channel that extended into the heart of Long Island City, the Dutch Kills is a must go for any revelers looking for some seriously interesting atmosphere.
3. CLOVER CLUB
8 Hotspots to hit in your Long Island Party Bus is a historic building that used to serve as a sort of secret society meetinghouse for prominent journalists in the late 19th century. The Club today is a premiere restaurant and cocktail bar in Brooklyn, with an impressive listing of Juleps, Smashes and Punches, in addition to seasonal cocktails and old-faithful traditional concoctions made with the freshest ingredients by excellent bartenders.
4. DEATH AND CO.
Death and Company in New York, New York gets its name from the old Prohibition Era beliefs that drinking alcohol of any kind was inviting death, and from the riveting, mysterious atmosphere to the unbelievable list of specialty and traditional cocktails, Death and Company is clearly comfortable with extending such an invitation. For a hazy encounter with cocktail bliss, take your party bus over to Death and Co.
5. SYSTEM DANCE CLUB
The System Dance Club in Long Island City has over 8,000 square feet of event space, complete with a state-of-the-art sound system and a fantastic bar. If your party catches the dancing bug, party bussing it over to System could end in sweaty, exhausted success.
6. THE BOWERY BALLROOM
If your party is looking for underground music to set the tone of their celebration, look no further than the Bowery Ballroom, which offers shows almost every night of the week, alot of which donate their proceeds to charitable causes. Check the calendar at the website to see if any of the shows appeal to you on the night of your party bus extravaganza; it might end up being the highlight of your night.
7. SOCA VIBE LOUNGE
The Soca Vibe Lounge offers ambient nightclub atmosphere with enough room to dance and comfortable seating for when the drinks from their large and easily accessible bar go straight to your head. Their soundtrack is an eclectic mix of reggae, Latin, hip-hop or rock n’ roll, depending on which night of the week you visit.
8. KNITTING FACTORY
The Knitting Factory is a decades old venue and concert hall in Brooklyn that offers some of the best in night spot attractions with a great bar and a retro vibe that illuminates the Brooklyn party experience. If your party goers enjoy a good romp through independent music land, then the Knitting Factory will be their eureka.