Clarion Hotel Park Avenue
429 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 532-4860
Fax: (212) 545-9727
Jazz Standard, the upscale and relaxing jazz club, has found success thanks to a good location and mainstream but high quality entertainment. The typical cover charge at Jazz Standard is reasonable for Manhattan standards. The sound system is excellent, and there is seating for a total of 130 people.
Riff Raff is a tiki bar and a nightclub. The decor is Polynesian influenced and it has been separated into two spaces. The DJs play the best of music which will make you go wild while dancing. Riff Raff is a fun place to be as you will find waitresses dab paint on voluntary faces and people just enjoying to their fullest. They also serve delicious cocktails, so sway away the night, with tikis, drinks and good music.
The Cutting Room is the only place in New York where you can hang out late night. Here, you can enjoy some great music or sing along with the jukebox, catch live acts while you drink and munch on some classic bar snacks. The venue has successfully hosted live performances by some of the biggest music stars, but the not-to-be-missed is definitely the Le Scandal burlesque show on Saturday nights. The dark wood decor with velvet curtains, leather chairs, chandeliers, painting of music stars on the wall and unique furnishing adds to the club's atmosphere. With a state-of-the-art sound system, a stage area, and its own bar and seating area, this place makes for a great spot for a complete night of non-stop entertainment.
The Jazz Gallery is a cultural center that acts as a venue for young jazz musicians. It provides young musicians with the space and opportunity to interact with emerging artists. Since the year 2000, this gallery has played proud host to several performances which are funded through grants from various organizations in the city. The Jazz Gallery is also used as a venue for meetings, photo shoots, launches, exhibits and rehearsals.
Featuring 13,000 square feet (1200 square meters) of space, 13 tables, and Olympic-caliber cushioned flooring, SPiN New York puts some fun into the concept of a social club. You'll also find a pro shop, lounge, and bar. Ducks is the onsite restaurant serving salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts based on street food from around the globe. Although membership is offered to this club, it's not required, so stop by for an active night in New York
Paddy Reilly's is located in the unassuming neighborhood of Murray Hill, but rowdy fans of Irish music flock here from all over the city. The music is mostly Irish folk tunes, like 'The Jolly Beggar,' 'Cliffs of Dooneen,' 'Cunla,' and 'Pat Reilly,' but there is plenty of rock too. The Irish rock band Black 47 got its start here. The brew on tap is Guinness, and it is definitely the drink of choice. There is also bottled beer available.
Whether you are exhausted from either playing or watching a game, you will enjoy stopping by this typical neighborhood sports bar. The crowd will understand your obsession with sports, and the bartender may even give you a free beer (tipping well certainly helps). It is also a great place to view a game on television. And if you are looking for a companion who enjoys sports as much as you do, this is a good place to hang out at.
Room Service has a main room accommodating thirteen tables complete with music and a dance area. However, people come to this place to party in the individually curtained rooms that range from the standard ten feet by ten feet to an even larger 'Presidential Suite'. Once you enter the boudoir style room, the concierge takes all orders by phone. There is an exciting range of dinner and dessert fares apart from drinks. Chill out with the in-room DVD player and minibar. For anything extra, just inform in advance and make your visit a memorable one. Check website for details.
With visitors ranging from Bruce Willis to the Olsen twins, the swanky Gypsy Tea club is one of New York's most selective night spots. Guests will enjoy choosing from two different floors, each with its own elegantly designed style and mood. Dance to the beats of world famous guest DJs while sipping on a signature Gypsy Cosmo.
The Australian rests in a bad Midtown location where bar names change annually. Hopefully, it will last longer. Fair dink'em. It's worth a visit when trying to avoid Times Square and looking for something different in Midtown. There are no boxing kangaroos or didgeridoos to make the Australian distinctly Australian. Rather the Aussie brews, like Cooper's, and foods, like meat pies and tiger prawns, provide the connection to the land of Oz. The long wooden bar offers ample stools, but a tight standing area when busy, so run for the tables in the back and be sure to say "G'day"!
Snitch Rock 'N Roll Bar & Lounge was formed by rock stars from the bands 'Velvet Revolver' and 'Fuel' as a venue for live music. If you know anything about those bands, then you can guess at Snitch's aesthetic. If you haven't heard of the bands, then imagine exposed brick, cigarette butts and lots of people dressed in black and leather. Sounds like a dive-bar, right? The problem is, Snitch is a dive-bar without the cheap drinks. But for fans of hard rock, the price is worth it. The star power of the owners attracts mostly decent bands and there's always a possibility that the owners themselves break into an impromptu performance.
Take a few shots at one of the professional pool tables, or try your hand at the snooker tables, and the Danish billiard tables. There's a VIP lounge for those who love their privacy, pool lessons for those who want to perfect their skills and lots of lounge areas for you to relax in. The space is enormous and extremely swanky for a pool hall, with a glass bar and enough room to house a private party of 600 people. The Slate Restaurant serves contemporary American food, making this the only pool hall in New York City with upscale dining and a full bar. Check website for more details.