Today is the last day for your shot at winning the Discover NightOwl $250 Group Blogger Giveaway! An extra $250 in your pocket makes going out that much sweeter – so if you haven’t entered yet, get on it!
And here’s a special shout-out to this amazing group of nightlife bloggers and luminaires who helped make this giveaway happen! When you need to know the hottest new spot, where to find the best martini in Manhattan, or a great bar with live music, these influencers will keep you in the loop. Click below to meet each one, and be sure to follow them on the NightOwl app:
This week’s Nightcap Interview features Patrick Donagher, a 4th generation bar veteran and owner of Alewife,Fool’s Gold, The Jeffrey, Alewife Brewery & Zymurgy – all in NYC. His bars have won many awards for excellence in service & are nationally recognized. Pull up a seat at the bar, and see what the owner of some of the best beer spots in the city has to share.
NightOwl: How did you get your start in the bar business?
The history of ’21’ can seem both intriguing and intimidating. After all, Humphrey Bogart and Ernest Hemingway drank here. “This is a place where patrons tend to hang out all day because they’re having so much fun,” says Edward Kennelly, the bartender at the historic 21 Club on West 52nd Street in NYC. So, if you’re looking forward to some New York history and very funny Irish humor, head over to the ’21’ Club and ask for Eddie Kennelly. He serves up one of the meanest Manhattans in NYC.
NightOwl: Eddie, tell us a little about Bar ‘21’?
Eddie: Since the opening of Bar ’21’ in the lobby of ’21’ in 2011, I’ve been the opening bartender. Service starts at 12pm with a great regular lunch crowd, but come 4:30pm the “the rest is history”. ‘21’ boasts an intimate bar and lounge perfect for regulars, clients and colleagues to meet and gather around the fireplaces.
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For this week’s NightOwl Nightcap we share a spirited conversation with Colin Spoelman, one of the founders of Kings County Distillery to talk about America’s age-old love affair with whiskey, urban moonshining and the art and craft of distilling whiskey. The Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery (the first since prohibition!), producing handmade moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys out of the 117-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. So without further ado…
Finally, after all the cancellations and endless planning, your phone rings. Your college friends are in town and they want burgers and beer – now. You grab your phone and start searching… and searching. Too many opinions; what to trust. Buzz kill.
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There you are, at the end of a workday, willing the clock to flip to five. The sweet nectar of a cold brew agonizingly close. And just like that, your friends start texting – let’s meet for drinks! Five friends. Five o’clock. Where to go?
It’s all good. You’ve got NightOwl, your drinking guide in your city, tailored to your specific tastes. Search for a quick list of Happy Hour bars in your neighborhood or easily keep your own list of favorite places. You can also check out our exclusive Nightlife Influencer Lists to get recommendations from the experts for hotel lounges with outdoor spaces, top whiskey bars, the best beer gardens, or any drinking-related quest you find yourself in.
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