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Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow

There are two types of people in this world: people looking for a romantic date spot for Valentine’s Day, and people looking for next year’s Valentine’s Day partner. But no matter whether you’re looking for the perfect candle-lit spot to take your special someone, or a place with 2-for-1 shots and lots of hotties to meet your next guy, gal, or other, NightOwl has got you covered. Choose your own adventure and search by Crowd to find a great singles scene, or utilize Categories to find just the right cocktail bar. With NightOwl, the night is whatever you want it to be.  

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Sports Bars: Where To Get Your Game On

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.

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NightOwl Update – What’s to Come… and Help Wanted!

 

NightOwl Community–

We felt this was the right time to give you a preview of what’s coming soon, and a quick recap of where we’ve been.

When we started NightOwl, our belief was that if we built a local search and discovery platform from scratch, and did so truly looking through the eyes of the person with his or her phone in hand, we’d end up with something that looks a lot different from Yelp or Google Maps. Why? Well, because when we’re out and looking for something, it’s pretty rare that we have no idea what we’re looking for. Usually we either know exactly what we want, in which case we Google the place, or we have a general idea – eating, shopping, sight-seeing, or getting drinks – but need help choosing the right spot. And if that’s the case, it makes a lot more sense to be using something that’s built for that specific need instead of an app that attempts to be all things to all people. It’d be like a carpenter who only owned a Swiss Army knife.

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Strange But True New Year’s Eve Traditions

If you’re anything like us, you probably still make New Year’s resolutions that you have no hope of actually keeping. Oh, you’re going to go get up early to hit the gym before work, you say? Yeah, and so is everyone else for the first two weeks of January. Plan to stop hooking up with your friends? No, for real this time. Suuuuuure. If you want to peep how they ring in the New Year in countries you wished you were going to travel to this year, check this out:

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NightOwl Top Trending Speakeasies

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 night with NightOwl. Click HERE for the full list of top trending speakeasies in your city.

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A Nightcap with Emily Arden Wells of Gastronomista

Emily GastronomistaTonight we share a Nightcap with architect and avid imbiber – Emily Arden Wells. We were intrigued to learn about her blog, Gastronomista.com, a website focused on the culture of cocktails where Emily shares her take on delicious treasures, tipples, and trips around the world. The Gastronomista has been featured in many publications including The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Glamour, Company, Saveur, Gilt Taste, Eater, Coolhunting, Food Republic, Forbes, and much more. She was even featured in a national Blackberry Commercial with the food lovers app, UrbanSpoon and in Ms. Lesley M.M. Blume’s ode to the cocktail, Let’s Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition – Emily was named an “Epic Imbiber and Bon Vivant.” Kudos to you, Emily!

NightOwl: As an architect by day and avid drinker by night, tell us about Gastronomista – how and why you started the blog, how long you’ve been writing about cocktail culture, and what a typical day looks like for you?

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Terry DagrosaA Nightcap with Emily Arden Wells of Gastronomista

NightOwl Trending List: Top Cocktail Bars

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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Discover your night with NightOwl. Click HERE for the full list of top trending cocktail bars in your city.

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A Nightcap with Women Who Whiskey

 Women Who WhiskeyWomen who whiskey? Damn straight they do. Just ask Julia Ritz Toffoli, featured in this week’s exclusive Nightcap Interview. Julia is the founder of Women Who Whiskey, a women’s-only whiskey club headquartered in NYC, with chapters across the U.S. and now worldwide. Here we share a dram at Tanner Smith’s while we chat about her network of women with a taste for new experiences and strong drinks.

NightOwl: What was your inspiration to start Women Who Whiskey?

Julia Ritz Toffoli: The inspiration was really other women that I met when I moved back to New York. I started drinking whiskey again, after not having regular access to it when I lived in Europe. I saw other women drinking whiskey, and saw it as a way for us to meet, and make friends in a situation where a lot of people didn’t know anyone. We also used to land on the subject of how men thought it was strange we were drinking whiskey, and how that was ridiculous. From there, we thought it would be fun to try and get to know NYC, which was new to a lot of us, through whiskey bars.  

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Terry DagrosaA Nightcap with Women Who Whiskey

10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL

You may know where to find a glass of Pappy Van Winkle or where they grew the hops in your favorite IPA, but we’ll bet you didn’t know these 10 weird factoids about alcohol.

UNDER PRESSURE: A bottle of champagne contains 90 pounds of pressure per square inch (3 times the pressure of a car tire) and as many as 49 million bubbles.

EASY IN, EASY OUT: Ethanol, the intoxicating ingredient in alcoholic beverages, pours directly out of the stomach and small intestine into the bloodstream without being digested.

DRINK YOUR VEGGIES: Almost all fruit, and some vegetables, contain a small amount of alcohol.

BLIND DRUNK: Methanol (a distillation of wood pulp) can destroy the optic nerve. Unscrupulous bootleggers used it to cut grain alcohol during Prohibition, which is how the term originated.

BABY BOTTLES: You probably know that the legal drinking age in much of Europe is 16. But one step further: alcohol is even served in some school cafeterias. Teenage drinking laws in the United States are the strictest in Western society.

GOT MILK? Drinking enough milk can cause a person to blow a .02 on a breathalyzer test, enough to cause legal issues in some states.

IN OTHER WORDS, A BUNCH: It takes about 600 grapes to make a bottle of wine.

CAVEMEN WERE SMART: Research suggests that intentionally fermented beverages existed as early as 10,000 BC.

A BATHTUB OF BEER: The country that drinks the most beer is the Czech Republic, with per capita consumption of almost 40 gallons per year.

HOPE THEY’RE NOT UBER DRIVERS: Research suggests that 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk at any given time. That means 50 million people are drunk right now.

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NightOwl’s Top Trending Music Venues

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.

 

Discover your night with NightOwl. Click HERE for the full list of top trending music venues in your city.

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