Category Archives: I FeelNYC – Nightlife

FeelNYC reviews the best tequila bars in New York

Everyone has had a bad experience with tequila. Everyone. Here at FeelNYC we know all about those bad experiences and we also know that it can often be attributed to low quality tequila. Thus, we have come up with a review of the top 3 tequila bars in NYC which stock only high quality products, reducing the chances of that all too familiar headache. I said reducing.

Agave

This tequila bar and restaurant in the west village has previously been recognized as the best tequila bar by the New York magazine and the best margarita bar by the Food Network. Stocking over 100 different tequilas, you will be spoiled for choice. Don´t worry though, one of their mixologists will be happy to recommend a tipple tailored to your taste!

140 7th Ave South, New York, NY 212-989-2100 agaveny.com/

Mayahuel

The east village has built a reputation for being the place to go out drinking. Mayahuel contributes to this reputation with its classy interior and equally classy drinks list. Serving a wide selection of both tequila and mescal, this bar is the perfect place to start a night out. We recommend trying the classic margarita made with tequila blanca, Cointreau and lime juice; a proper drink!

 

304 East 6th Street, New York, NY (212) 253-5888 mayahuelny.com/

Gabriela´s Mexican Restaurant and tequila bar

This upper west side Mexican restaurant is famous among locals not only for their delicious Mexican food but their sweet cocktails too. Try one of their classic mango and strawberry margaritas, they go down a treat.

688 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY (212) 961-9600 www.gabrielas.com/

So there you have it, FeelNYC´s review of the best tequila bars in New York. The only problem you might have is the hangover the following morning.

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FeelNYC solves all your problems with a guide to the New year’s eve ball drop.

With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, here at FeelNYC we wanted to give you a heads up with a brief guide to what is going to be happening when we welcome the new year.

The most famous and momentous occasion of New Year is the ball drop atop One Times square. The Times Square ball has been lowered 77 feet down a specially designed flag pole at 11.59 on December 31st every year since 1907, (except 1942, 1943 to respect the wartime blackout). The picture below shows the ball in 1978:

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The ball drop is one of the best known New Year’s celebrations internationally with more than 1 million people attending annually and an estimated 1 billion tuning in to watch it on television. The idea has also inspired other cities to adopt the tradition across the United States with smaller ´drops`.

The ball drop is one of the most spectacular visual displays of the year and no expense is spared on lighting, fireworks and music. Be warned though that once inside it will be very difficult to get out due to the vast amounts of people there.

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As well as the famous ball drop there are also many large extravagant parties being held all over the city which we will cover closer to the time

You won´t be able to complain that there is nothing to do for sure, the only problem will be deciding what do do!

Happy Holidays from FeelNYC!

FEELNYC with the New York Jazz Scene

I Feel NYC…because it has a great Jazz scene!

jazz_new_yorkThe New York jazz scene has always thrived, whether it was back in the days with Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald or the one that is enjoyed today. Before the indoor smoking ban you would find people sat in bar with a cool, laid back atmosphere watching a talented jazz musician on stage crooning about their love, losses, life and hard times. The jazz scene in New York is just as good as it ever was and you can find out for yourself with our list of places to go to enjoy the most authentic jazz sound in the city.

Arthur’s Tavern

Arthur´s Tavern has been around since 1937. Once a regular host to the great Charlie Parker, it now offers live jazz, blues, rhythm & blues, and Dixieland jazz performances every night of the week. Check out the piano bar and grab a pew in the main jazz club. Where: 57, Grove St, Manhattan. When: Sets of live jazz 7pm – 10pm Tuesday through Saturday; Dixieland jazz 8pm – 11pm Sunday and Monday, and the best of blues and R&B from 9pm – 3 am Tuesday through Saturday and 11 pm – 3am Sunday and Monday.

BB King Club

Jazz lovers will get the chance to enjoy great performances from the likes of Jerry lee Lewis in a comfortable and chilled-out atmosphere. The sound quality is fantastic, making for an evening of enjoyable musical entertainment. Where: 55, Christopher Street, Manhattan.

55Bar

A funky bar from the prohibition days with a real jazz beat to it. Jazz lovers can enjoy live music every evening and watch music legends invite veterans and newcomers to the scene on stage with them. Located in the Village, if you looking for an authentic jazz scene then this is the bar for you! Where: 55, Christopher Street, Manhattan.

FeelNYC with the New York jazz scene and immerse yourself in one of the great homes of jazz.