Bachelors, as you are about to have your last night of bachelorhood, you couldn’t have a better city to plan for your party than New York. Whether you want a place for a small gathering of quiet and somewhat reserved types, or you are searching for a venue to accommodate a large gathering of outgoing and boisterous types, New York has the right party house for you. Here are some top places to investigate:
· Bar13, located at 35, East 13th St., at University Place; a three-level bar/lounge; accommodates up to 400 guests; rent one level or all three; offers outstanding service; you can enjoy a top sound system ; karaoke or DJ; on-site/off-site catering is available;
· If you want to laugh the night away, try Caroline’s on Broadway; conveniently located in the heart of Times Square at 1626 Broadway; guaranteed to make you laugh; they will customize an uproarious stand-up routine especially for your group; DJ available; having done this for 25 years, they know how to please your group.
· If you are looking for a laid-back, relaxing night, try Obivia’s, 201 Lafayette Street; like visiting a good friend and relaxing in his living room; comfortable digs and 22 different martinis or other liquors; amber lighting; appetizers / full menus; 5 plasma TVs, individual movies available; choice of music; accommodates up to 40 guests in lounge, or 175 whole facility;
· Slate PLUS, 54 W. 21st St., offers private and semi-private lounges; gaming option; 27 pool tables, ping pong tables, foosball, along with audio/visual capabilities; a diverse and fun evening; full service bar; American cuisine; outside catering available; upscale destination.
· Turtle Bay Grill and Lounge, 987 2nd Avenue– located in midtown east – has it all; unique bar and grill with three floors. First floor features a bar atmosphere; second floor, the namesake Turtle; dancing; third floor is a lounge with a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere.
For the football fans:
· McFadden’s, 800 2nd Avenue– located in Midtown-East. It has a fraternity-style atmosphere with lots of wings, fish ‘n chips and burgers, filling the stomachs of the die-hard sports fans; features a full bar; until 4 am; favorite haunt for Buffalo Bill’s fans
· Blondie’s, 1770 2nd Avenue; neighborhood sports bar, located upper west side. High energy, and get there early to assure appropriate seating to cheer for your team. Cleveland Browns fans are frequently found here on game night; traditional game day food-- chicken wings, burgers, and sandwiches, but steaks are also available. Full bar available; prices range from $9 to $15;
· The lower east side features The Blue Seats, 157 Ludlow St.; a newly opened two-floor sports bar whose fans include the New York Giants; incredible 72” high-definition TV screens; for smaller settings, choose among 4 private booths, with 5 flat-paneled TVs; outstanding seafood and steaks; full bar; $16-$25.
Some more fun places:
· 925 Café and Cocktails, 800 2nd Avenue at 42nd St., in midtown east; unique, name reflects its prices-- $9 cocktails, $2 snacks and $5 beers; caters to the over 25 crowd (males under 25 not allowed); features specialty martinis; six-foot fish tank.
· The Volstead, 125 E. 54th St., in Manhattan; rooms available for private parties (reservations required); accommodating staff; bottle service available for parties; full service bar and excellent dinner. Upscale ($31-70) , dressy attire; a non-smoking facility; DJ is available.
· Irish Rogue Pub and Restaurant, 356 W. 54th St., in Hell’s Kitchen/Manhattan/Theatre District; wing night, only $3 for 9 wings; beer bong ($3 beers available); or order from full service bar. Great for games, two super large (10 ft) screens as well as 10-15 plasmas. Outdoor seating; comfortable room upstairs.