Clarion Hotel Empire Meadowlands Hotel
2 Harmon Plaza
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone: (201) 348-6900
Fax: (201) 348-1407
Just 12 minutes from New York City, Bananas has a second location in Hasbrouck Heights, that was opened 2 years after the original started up in Poughkeepsie. Attracting the same high-caliber comedy, the Bananas in Hasbrouck is a hotspot for New Yorkers seeking close-to-home, quality entertainment. When buying tickets to the show, you can also opt to upgrade for a dinner and show! Check out the website or call for more information.
Hudson Terrace brings Miami flair to the banks of the namesake river. Formerly a horse stable, the space just off Midtown underwent an extensive makeover in 2008 to become a one of the hottest nocturnal destinations in town. The luxurious rooftop bar has a reputation for hosting uber glamorous parties that are graced by New York glitterati. Wade through challenging crowds for a table by the ceiling-to-floor facade for breathtaking vistas of the harbor, Intrepid and Jersey City. The sophisticated and aesthetic setting is courtesy handcrafted tiles, ivory couches, intimate lights and elegant decor. Enjoy eclectic beats with creative cocktails and delicious bar fare.
The NYC branch of Pacha, the European clubbing dynasty, quickly became one of the city's foremost nightlife destinations. Pacha features four stories, each complementing different decor and music, making it a four-in-one destination. On the top level is Pachita (little Pacha), a more lounge-like space complete with movable cushioned seating. Underneath Pachita is The Funky Room, featuring shower booths inhabited by soaking go-go dancers. All levels feature a full bar. The main floor features the main dance floor with ever-coveted tables, regularly populated by the rich and famous.
A search for the perfect venue for rock out concerts drives you to Midtown Manhattan, where you'll find Terminal 5. This colossal venue is a facility with many levels, allowing multiple events to take place at the same time. Stellar sound and light technology and a design that allows unobstructed views of the stage makes this place a favorite entertainment hub among locals. Winning accolades for the almost flawless technical support, the venue also receives a thumbs up for its capacity of up to 3000. Terminal 5 has the same box office number as Mercury Lounge, so do call ahead for more details.
Upon entering SOL, the first thing you notice is that it is a very, very big club. Some of that feeling may arise from the high ceilings and the sky roof, but still, SOL is, in fact, big. 700 people can cram within its gaudy walls to listen and dance to a mix of house, hip-hop, and Latin music pulsing out of towering speakers. People who come to SOL tend to be of a younger, exhibitionist set that matches well with the technicolor lighting and décor that's more reminiscent of Miami Beach than of the drab shores of the Hudson. It's all pretty tacky, but that's alright every once and a while.
Redefining the concept of nightlife in the Garment District, the Amnesia Night Club has won the hearts of several clubbers with the help of its top-class services. The club is furnished with a superb decor that is enhanced with a mood-setting lighting arrangement and classic acoustics that provide the experience that New Yorkers yearn for. The club hosts various shows in its premises that includes DJ nights and live performances by popular artists. It also hosts private events and theme parties for its clientele. Check website for a detailed event line-up.
The Eagle is a dream come true for the LGBT community with funky DJs playing cool music and hunky barmen doling out drinks. It is a leather bar and is highly acclaimed as one of the best in New York City. The ambience is comfortable and friendly, with really hot men (gay mostly) drinking and dancing. The venue also boasts a rooftop bar called The Rooftop Deck that is great in summer. There are pool tables too for those in the mood for games. Cigar events take place regularly.
Located in the center of the Nightclub District, Suzie Wong's is a good addition to the already bustling nightlife scene in New York. This 4,000 sq.ft. space is dripping with sensual ambiance and character. Oriental touches dominate the interiors with warm colored brocades, ethnic lanterns and Buddha sculptures. The crowd is typical of Manhattan, making it a good place to socialize over a drink. The music is great, with a mix of pop, rock and 80s classics. Drinks can get a bit pricey, which is common in New York and the DJ makes sure you dance all night long by spinning the latest hits on the system.
Juliet Supper Club is one of the most popular and exclusive clubs in the world. Frequented by celebrities, the Club serves dinner until 11p, when it becomes a nightclub. Although the chances of getting into the club are extremely low without a connection, once inside, visitors will be amazed with the brilliant European decor and the array of music that create the party.
The Flaming Saddles Saloon, voted as the best country gay bar, offers a world of fun with cute dancing bartenders performing to the music and to the crowds. This nightclub has a Western theme, hence the country music. The food consists of chili and sliders, and beer makes up most of the beverage list, though cocktails and sangria also feature on the menu. The happy hour deals drive one crazy with their cheap prices. The ambiance is one of a never ending party with everyone dancing to the grooving music, and heart-stoppingly handsome gay men hanging out together.
The upscale HK Hells Kitchen is fast becoming one of the city's most glamorous destinations for dining, entertainment and night life. The cuisine is a gourmet blend of Asian and French favorites and there's a wide range of fine vodkas, mixed drinks, wines and beers. After tasting some of the popular menu items, hit the dance floor, where DJs entertain crowds from behind a glass booth. Check the website for reservations and details of upcoming events.
Despite a healthy gay population on the Upper West Side, there are surprisingly few locations in the area catering to gay men. Candle Bar is one of the rare ones, a cozy spot dominated by a crowd of local, older guys. It offers pool, a generous happy hour from Monday to Friday, and daily drink specials. Service is friendly and professional. In other words, it fits right into the neighborhood. Only cash accepted.