After six days in the Big Apple and you're so accustomed to meters and transports that you relax with a newspaper between destinies .... you look at the pages of the paper and find something as moving as an ad for a drink .... terrace on the roof of a skyscraper on 5th Avenue ...... and overlooking the Empire State Building... . perfect! The fact is that when we raise the resting place of the 'yupiies' of the area, reserved for large banks and companies in the City. We enjoyed a delightful afternoon watching the sun set on the Empire State Building with music, I don't know how many meters high we were in this tasting experience in this amazing city ...
The Fat Cat jazz club, games room, and bar is the ideal place for an "underground" experience. First, it is literally underground: you enter Christopher Street and walk down some stairs to get to a huge local room. The first thing you see when you enter is a bar to the left, but then you can discover pool tables, foosball, ping-pong tables, chess, and backgammon sets that are spread over a vast area of this area. It seems scattered, but on the other hand, there has been an attempt to clean up a nice corner with a piece of carpet and a second-hand sofa. In this corner the jazz bands play; some are better known or more acclaimed than others. With a concert program for every day, I guess a gamut of bands is normal. When I went, there were three spectators, and the rest of the audience were vaguely listening. Listeners should perceive the sound of music as something that has been given as much attention as a tennis strategy or a chess move. Of the three listeners, we made up two of them, and the third inspired us. We created a self-portrait out of charcoal and a large sheet of music, that was pretty well done. Finally, it's a very peculiar place where you can drink a beer, listen to music, or play all kinds of games in the New York underworld.
The Stonewall Inn is the most famous bar in the history of Gay Rights movement in the United States. On 27 June 1969, the police burst into the Stonewall Inn, one of the most popular gay clubs at the time. The operation became a brawl between the crowd and the police, and the resulting Stonewall riots lasted several days. These events gave rise to the first gay liberation movement, and today, gay pride celebrations normally take place in June to commemorate this historical fact. Today, the Stonewall has become a destination for tourists. When I got there, there were many foreigners, both gay and straight.
In the Rainbow you can have a few drinks but its main focus is food, pizza or burgers. The bar has an 80s style. It is open at night and people are drawn to satisfy the hunger from the Roxy and Whiskie a go go and other premises in the area. Apparently, the owners are the same as those of Whiskie a gogo. Many famous rockers and great musicians have eaten here including John Lennon, John Belushi (who had his last meal here), Jim Morrison, Motley Crue, Poison, Van Halen, Kiss, Motorhead and many more.
Chilkoot Charlie's is the most famous and largest bar in Anchorage. Inside it is like a maze with different bars such as the Bird House and lounges where there is live music. The floor is covered with sawdust and it looks very rustic in a typical cottage in an Alaskan style. In the car park there is a mill in the winter light. You can not come to Anchorage and not go and see this bar which is so famous and yet so crappy, I recommend it to all who come here.
The Salty Dawg Saloon is famous throughout Alaska. It is a very seedy bar, but is very original and rustic. It normally closes during the winter and reopens in March. The building itself was built in 1897 and was one of the first buildings in Homer. You have to go for a drink if only to say you've been in the Salty Dawg.
Tony's Bar is the seediest bar in Kodiak, but it is so well known that it's worth going just to say you've been. The bar's slogan is "Biggest navigation danger in Kodiak" because all the fishmongers come here. There are always fights and I wouldn't suggest going alone, but if you visit Kodiak you must at least go through the door of Tony's.
They say that this studio was born on Rock 'n Roll, and it's no wonder that this is where Elvis recorded "That's All Right", and after, his fame did nothing but grow. But it wasn´t the only style that flourished within its walls, jazz, blues, country or R & B also was popular. Artists like BB King, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash left their mark in this studio. If you want to know the place where Sun Records made magic, come here.
Dirty Frank's Bar is legendary for its walls that are decorated with portraits of people whose common denominator is the name ... All the figures in the photographs are called Frank. The place has a striking impression from the street but such a typical American bar that one thinks they might find Homer Simpson having a beer there. Again, its decorations standout (especially the year-long Christmas decorations, for example). It is a very interesting place to visit that must not be missed.
Known as the tavern frequented by George Washington, the George Washington Tavern retains its original location from 1762 in a small, red-brick, English-style building. It is situated near the ferry port that goes to Staten Island and Wall Street. Inside the style is like an English pub. It's dark and there's a historical fresco on a wall. I only had a beer when I went but I believe that it's also a renowned restaurant. The service was not very good on the day we went which is a strange thing in New York where the waiters are always very friendly and efficient.
The Riverside Market seems at first like a friend's garage, with huge old sofas, tables, and decorations made of stacked boxes. Choose what you want to drink from the refrigerators, and pay when you leave ... and you have many, many options when it comes to the beer! All are bottled or canned, but there are unusual options like tutti-frutti if you want something different from the classics. There are huge, delicious sandwiches too, and you can take your leftovers home with you.
A small place with good beer, this has been named as one of the top 100 bars in America by brewers. There are more than 70 options for beers available, all bottled or canned. The bartenders will help you with in-depth explanations of the different drinks, and if you go at Halloween, there's a pumpkin-carving contest ... where the winner gets free beer, of course! A great place to sit outside and watch the world go by.
The Lauderale is a relatively new brewery. Open since July, they now have 10 different types of their own beer available. They are really quite unusual, and cost between $5 and $7. The staff are great, the beer is delicious, the decor is unique, and there's a great tasting menu with small portions of the best beers for $9. On Fridays and Saturdays there are food trucks outside, and the bar is open from Thursday to Sunday. Enjoy!
Saint Nick's is a small Harlem bar where you can find jazz and other music from 20:30 on. It's close to Starbucks! The atmosphere is very nice and it's always full of neighborhood residents, though there are always tourists who join in the merriment to create a cosmopolitan ambiance.
This is one of New York's coolest clubs and has a variety of moods, music and theme evenings. It really is unique. Moreover, it is surrounded by other prestigious clubs. I can promise you that you won't get bored!
Hidden away in a small street behind the Cathedral and Jackson Square, and not easy to find at first, the Pirate's Alley Cafe is a nice little bar, almost secret, that we love in New Orleans. Far from the noise of the famous Bourbon Street, you'll find a special atmosphere here, with small live bands sometimes. It's a great place to go and relax with a glass of something!