Life on Long Island
As the temperatures on LI continue to swing between winterlike and spring, it’s nice to know that some of the Island’s seasonal hot spots stand unfazed by Mother Nature's indecisiveness, and are getting ready to debut.
At least one Hamptons hangout has begun to show signs of life, as has a popular Fire Island venue – but now the list of summer stops gearing up for warmer days has expanded...Read more »
It shouldn't be much of a challenge to find spots hosting a St. Patrick's Day party on Long Island – as the holiday is arguably the mostused bar promotion of all – but for the most part, these events follow a similar (and very popular) plan: drink specials, corned beef, cabbage and live entertainment.
This year, Katie’s of Smithtown is adding something extra to its St. Patrick's Day merrymaking,...Read more »
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...Read more »
Have you ever walked into an LI bar or club and found a band working the stage wearing outlandish masks, wearing ill-fitting clothing and performing high-intensity versions of one-hit wonders while jumping into bursts of synchronized dancing, engaging in R-rated banter with the audience and occasionally pouring beer on their own heads?
Probably not, but if you did, that was almost assuredly...Read more »
Although the new year has just arrived, the nightlife scene is already saying goodbye to one of its longer-lived and popular spots.
Port Jefferson Village is easily one of Long Island’s busier areas when it comes to good times in the evening, and over the past decade one of the hallmarks of that particular scene has been the palpable energy coming from Port Jazz, a nightclub located at 201...Read more »
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...Read more »
For those looking to go out and party late at night on Christmas Day, The Cortland in Bay Shore will be turning on its lights and opening for business at 8 p.m.
The Cortland will also be in operation on Thursday, Dec. 26, but on that occasion – despite the fact the doors will be open – the lights will not be on at all.
Problems paying the electric bill, you wonder? Not quite – in fact,...Read more »
There are plenty of evening affairs that tie into religious and national holidays -- but of all the times Americans celebrate, New Year’s Eve is the one night that is purely all about partying.
It’s likely that every bar, club, dive, lounge, restaurant and other fun spot on the Island will have something going to cheer on the arrival of 2014, but here’s a lead on some Nassau County venues...Read more »
In the world of nightlife, Tuesdays are generally considered to be the least popular for clubbing and barhopping -- but with 2014 arriving on a Wednesday this year, Tuesday, Dec. 31 will be a late-night monster.
For a jump on what’s bumping in Suffolk County on New Year's Eve, here’s a breakdown of some special parties set to close 2013:
INFO 290 Old Montauk Hwy.,...Read more »
Following a small fire that damaged its kitchen and offices in early May 2012, Painters restaurant and bar in Brookhaven closed its doors, and at that time its ownership announced the closure for repairs would be brief.
Locally known for its food, live music and event calendar, Painters was also notable for the dozens of paintings that hung all over its walls and ceiling. The spot then further...Read more »