The key to a great St. Patrick’s Day is to find a great, traditional Irish pub that isn’t just a SantaCon mosh pit dressed in green. Unless green beer and ankle-deep vomit is your thing, of course, and if that’s the case, just follow the teeming hordes of unwashed staggering masses to the next fetid, stinking swill hole. But when you want to enjoy a couple of pints, some Irish cheer, and perhaps a kiss from that cute lad or lassie, you should head to one of the area’s many great Irish pubs. A pint of Guinness and a bowl of stew? A plate of corned beef and cabbage, some bagpipes, and a whiskey? Faith and begorrah, it sounds like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow to us! Check out the top trending Irish pubs near you today!
You know that place on your corner? There’s no line, no rope, no fancy cocktails, it doesn’t have “wine” in the name, and they definitely do not sell “artisanal” anything. That’s a dive bar. It’s a place where you can go any time, day or night, to find cheap drinks, cold beers, and a good time. It’s the neighborhood classic. And after a couple of trips, the bartender will know your drink, and may even know your name. OMG, the bartender bought me a round?? Yeah, that’s called a “buy-back,” and you get them if you tip well. Try getting the house to buy you drinks at a club. You might go there to be ironic, but, ironically, you’ll find yourself more at home there than any other bar you know. Check out the top trending dive bars near you.
Falcons, Pats, wings, beers, huge flatscreens, and your crew. Perfect Sunday wish list, but where are you going to find all of that? Kelly’s TV is too small, Mike’s couch is too filled with Mike, and the options only get worse from there. That’s why you need to head to one of our top trending sports bars for the big game. Multiple TVs, a killer sound system, and all the wings you can eat? If you throw in an order of nachos, we’d take the under on seeing us there before kickoff.
Have the winter blues? Seems like the world is upside down lately? Do ya just need a good laugh? We feel you. This time of year is always tough, and this year seems a little tougher, which is why you need to kick those endorphins into overdrive and run, don’t walk, to the nearest comedy club. Comedy clubs are where all of your favorite comedians hone their craft and you never know who might stop in. Just last week, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, and Dave Chappelle all crashed the same show at the same New York club on the same night! If you’re feeling blue, or off your game, or for whatever ails you, laughter is the best medicine. Well, except for a VD; penicillin is probably the best medicine for a VD, but you know what we mean. Seriously, good luck with your VD. But go to a comedy club anyway.
If you’re a real estate novelist, in the Navy, a waitress practicing politics, or a businessman slowly getting stoned, you probably know that feeling you get when you’re in a bar and your song comes on – it makes you want to just start belting it out as loud as you can, right? Well if you’re at a piano bar, that’s not only acceptable, it’s expected! Whether you want to channel your inner Billy Joel and sing along to classics, hear a bunch of professional singers sing your favorite show tunes, or just enjoy being around happy people singing and having fun, a piano bar is for you. And while most people will be happy to take your requests, try to be more specific than “Son, can you play me a memory?”
Sushi. Karaoke. Second dates. “What are three things that go well with sake,” Alex? No longer just for 14th century Japanese warlords, sake bars and izakaya are popping up all over the place. Usually offering cool vibes, tasty small plates, and a speakeasy-esque mystique to the uninitiated, the one thing they all have in common is sake – the brewed rice wine with as many styles, looks, and complexities as David Bowie. Drink it hot, drink it cold, drink it as a shot dropped into a beer, but trust us, you want to get into some sake. Whether you’re looking for a unique date spot, a fun place to grab a bite and a couple cold ones, or just a chance to get loose with some friendly local Japanese businessmen, you simply can’t go wrong with a sake bar. Check out this week’s trending sake bars/izakaya near you.
If you’re in San Diego, you probably just got back from a bike ride and hammered a couple of fish tacos, and now you need a beer. Heck, we’re NOT in San Diego and we need one! Check out NightOwl influencer Sara Norris’s list of favorite San Diego pubs to kick back and enjoy a pint. If being around happy, tan people in the best weather you’ve ever seen isn’t your thing, take a look at NightOwl’s trending pubs across the country. Two pints of lager and a bag of crisps please!
Take a sip of history as we discuss the Speakeasy. There’s something alluring about a secret place. Someone tips you off, and just like that, you’re into another world.
Back in the days of Prohibition, if you wanted a drink, you’d most likely find yourself in a speakeasy, an illicit establishment that sold booze, often found “underground” in a garage, a basement or attic; even disguised as soda shops, cafes, and entertainment venues. The name “speakeasy” came about to keep these secret places from the authorities – therefore, the need to whisper or “speak easy” when discussing your drinking plans. The only way to gain access to a speakeasy was to know the address and the password of the night. Sometimes it took a special handshake, or you had to tap-out a secret knock on the door. After Prohibition, speakeasies largely disappeared, but in the past decade, they have seen a resurgence. Use today’s NightOwl trending list to experience top ranked drinking dens across the country that do their best to evoke the mood of the past.
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Discover your next crush at any one of NightOwl’s Top Trending Cocktail Bars. There has been a renaissance in the art of cocktail creation, and there’s never been a better time to enjoy this high artform. With innovative combinations of flavors and ingredients, bartenders across the country are serving up perfectly prepared classic cocktails, seductive drinks made with small-batch spirits, and luscious libations made with farm-fresh ingredients like rosemary, basil, cucumbers, lavender and berries. Set aside the wine and beer for one night and treat yourself to an extraordinary experience.
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Grab your friends, a few drinks, and rock out as you tour NightOwl’s top trending music venues. Whatever your style – pop, EDM, blues, alt, jazz, or hip-hop – these top-ranked venues will steer you to the best live music your city has to offer.
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