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'Bar Rescue' creates P's & Q's Auto Body in Huntington

The speakeasy-themed Huntington nightclub P?s & Q?s Auto

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

When looking to enter P’s & Q’s Auto Body in Huntington, keep in mind: it doesn’t have a front door.

Of course, it has an entrance -- yet instead of employing a typical doorway, P’s & Q’s has a doorman to guide guests beyond what at first seems to be the wall of an old auto repair garage, decorated with vintage oil cans, gas containers and a blackboard offering repair services for...

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The Arden arrives in Port Jefferson

Patrons mingle at The Arden while others can

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Although it only first opened its doors last Thursday, The Arden in Port Jefferson is already making a serious nightlife splash.

A new bar, club and restaurant, it’s located in the second-story space previously belonging to the now-defunct Port Jazz — and its owners have done more than just take over the location, as heavy renovations have been made inside and out.

The Port Jazz scheme...

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'Party in the Park' at Carlyle on the Green

A sunset scene from a 2010 summer event

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

While it's true that much of Long Island's late-night summer-season fun is to be found on or near the coastline, it turns out one of LI's most successful and long-lived get-togethers is completely landlocked within eastern Nassau County.

Back for a 15th year – an impressive age for any recurring event to reach when you consider the capricious nature of nightlife -- Carlyle on the Green’s warm...

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Two new Hamptons sunset-spotting cocktail stops

A sunset as viewed from Bay Kitchen Bar

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

As Memorial Day weekend 2014 came to a close and the summer season in the Hamptons got underway, two of the East End’s newest stops emerged as successful spots to catch a brilliant, cocktail-in-hand glimpse of the setting sun.

Naturally, Long Island’s many bays, harbors and other waterways allow for striking vantage points for one to witness le soleil slip below the horizon -- both in and...

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Bay Kitchen Bar opening soon in East Hampton

The entrance to Bay Kitchen Bar in East

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

If you were wondering when some new Hamptons spots would be arriving this year, it seems that Bay Kitchen Bar will definitely be one making an early entrance.

Over the past few days, one traveling on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton can see -- upon passing the corner of Gann Road -- a sign declaring: “Bay Kitchen Bar…Opening April 17.” (This is an uncommon development, as new seasonal...

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Parlay Gastropub opens for business in Rockville Centre

The crowd at Parlay Gastropub in Rockville Centre.

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

As of the first weekend in April, Parlay Gastropub in Rockville Centre officially opened for business.

Its actual arrival had been a point of nightlife discussion for most of the past year, starting when the tavern that was previously located at Parlay’s current address – McFadden’s RVC – announced it would be shuttering in May of 2013. Regularly drawing a young, raucous lot that interfaced...

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Unleashed: The Pet Peeves gala returns to help LI groups

Pet Peeves, an umbrella charity that raises funds

(Credit: Sherwood Triart Photography)

Such amenities as a DJ, cocktails and food usually work well as enticements when it comes to possibly attracting people to patronize a party, but anyone who attends the 12th annual Pet Peeves celebration set for Thursday, March 27 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury will also enjoy the added bonus of being a benefactor.

As it has for the past dozen years, Woodbury-based nonprofit...

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Ringside Bar comes out swinging

Ringside Bar at 247 S. Broadway in Hicksville.

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Hicksville is not exactly a bar-stacked town. In fact, there are only a couple of dedicated late-night stops, and one of them was No Limits -- which is now no more.

After almost two decades in existence, the simple, mostly-locals bar closed its doors in 2013. However, a new tenant has moved into the No Limits former digs, one armed with both a fresh game plan and a brand new look.

As...

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Dress up for 'Diamonds & Snow'

Tito Batista will perform at the "Diamonds &

(Credit: Brent Eysler)

When looking at today’s casual nightlife fashion, it may seem strange to think that formal attire was once not just preferred, but required.

In 2014, a man doesn't need much more than a collared shirt to gain entry to most venues — and women can often get away with street clothes — but back when long-defunct Manhattan destinations like Toots Shor’s, El Morocco and the Stork Club set the tone...

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Meeting and meatballs at That Meetball Place

The sign over That Meetball Place in Patchogue.

(Credit: Ian J. Stark)

In a time when misspellings are almost an expected occurrence (see social media posts and Long Island highway exits for examples), it’s easy to assume upon first seeing the sign for That Meetball Place in Patchogue that its orthographical error is to be yet another blow to the collective psyche of area English teachers – however, in this case it’s no mistake.

In fact, a quick check of the...

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