L Hostels, New York
New York Welcome Art Fun In Real Life Movies Music Sports On The Web Holidays Restaurants Background
L-Hostels News Contact

Archive for the ‘Bars’ Category

Garage Restuarant – Live Jazz

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Picture 11

Is Greenwich Village’s best casual American restaurant, outdoor cafe, and Jazz Venue; featuring the rich tones of exposed rafters, brick walls. inlaid wood floors and a double story stone fireplace. Multi-level dining allows everyone to have the best seat in the house.



Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


Tribeca Cinemas will be the host of this year’s ninth annual Horror Film Festival beginning November 18th. There are few great classics lined up as well as some lesser known works by “newcomers”.The event kicks off with a party at BLVD featuring short films, live bands, and an hour of free beer. On November 21th, a lifetime achievement award will be given to William Lustig director/producer who mastered the genre in New York City with a significant number of intense works such as Maniac and Vigilante.

Tribeca cinemas

54 Varick street at Canal

New York, NY 10013

BVLD-the party venue, start at 8pm

199 Bowery

New York, NY

Burnt Sugar

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Burnt Sugar features guitar-wielding critic Greg Tate, who probably acquired more than one revelation from Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew. Thankfully, however, Tate has plenty of his own voodoo to run down. Using a conduction method on loan from Butch Morris, he spurs the large ensemble, always well-stocked with downtown-jazz luminaries, to acid-funk ecstasy. Tonight the combo celebrates ten years in the game, and the release of a new disc, Making Love to the Dark Ages.

Tickets: at tables $15 plus $5 minimum, at bar $10

Tonight 8pm, 10:30pm

Blue Note
131 W 3rd St (between MacDougal St and Sixth Ave)
Greenwich Village

Read more: http://newyork.timeout.com/events/rock-pop-soul/312988/burnt-sugar#ixzz0X3bZKev2

What to do Fourth of July?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Are you coming to New York on 4th of July to stay at L-hostels? Starting today, I will post different options for Saturday celebration. Regardless of the content of your wallet, there is plenty to do!!!!

The Beach Party with Robert Hood

# Water Taxi Beach
# Address: Second St. and Borden Ave Long Island City, NY

and special guest ROBERT HOOD
time: 8p – 3a

cover: $5 with flyer // $10 without

Brooklyn Boom!

* When:Sat 7/4 (9PM)
* Where: Public Assembly
* Address: 70 North Sixth Street Brooklyn, NY Map
* Cost: FREE!

7/4, 9 pm, Front Room, FREE!

*DJ Concerned
*Nappy G
*DJ Sheepdog


4th Of July Special: Hip Hop and Cook Out Classics

* When:Sat 7/4 (9PM)
* Where: Heather’s Bar
* Address: 506 E 13th St # 1 New York, NY Map
* Cost: FREE!


Monday, June 15th, 2009

For many years, Monday night has been traditionally spent with:
Reverend Vince Anderson & The Love Choir
In this small, cozy bar that reminds of speak-easy Prohibition era mystery was the home of believers, non-believers, music lovers, hipsters, random artists and all those in love with the charisma of:
Rev. Vince – Piano & Vocals
Torbitt Schwartz – drums
George Rush – bass
Jaleel Bunton – guitar
Dave Smith – trombone
Paula Henderson – bari Sax

That night was like our private “bar mass” where everybody have fun, could drink and occasionally (or even more often smoke) and listen to amazingly invigorating music that was a blend of dirty gospel, funk, jazz, blues and good old rock and roll. Vince, the heart of the band, is a character that could not be passed by on the streets, always smiling, always sharing stories, always fulfilling the room with his powerful voice and amazingly skillful fingers (keyboard is literally on fire, you will see). The rest of the crew are professional musicians giving their heart and soul to the gig. As it is with NYC lately, due to increase of rent, places disappear from the city map. In this case, we are lucky that Reverend will have a show every Monday at Union Pool, but it is never going to be the same vibe of a haunted, fun-oriented private temple of music for the chosen:)
Spread the word and come tonight. This place is a Brooklyn iconic institution.


plus special guests

Black Betty for only one more night is at 366 Metropolitan Avenue (cnr. Havemeyer & Metropolitan) in Williamsburg. (L train to Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn)

Dinner at 9.30, music starts at 11. We’re going to play all night.

Next Monday we start our new residency at Union Pool!


Parisian Playboy DJing at Love

Thursday, June 4th, 2009


40 W 8th St (at MacDougal St)
Greenwich Village


Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, V to W 4th St; N, R, W to 8th St–NYU


Tickets: $15, advance $10. Advance tickets available through musicislove.net

The smooth Gallic spinner, one of the top purveyors of disco the world has to offer, takes control of Love and its mighty sound system to celebrate the kickoff of his new Dimitri from Paris Presents: Night Dubbin’ triple-disc release, devoted to the dubbier end of the slightly postdisco ’80s-dance-music universe. The Parisian playboy has a great guest, with John Morales—who, with his M&M Productions partner Sergio Munzibai, produced some fabulous remixes in the ’70s and ’80s—joining him in the booth.
Tonight 10pm

Ladies, walk in Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

This time it’s all about you ladies. Time Out Magazine has a proposal of a tour around Brooklyn which will transform even the most stubborn tomboys into ladies. And gentlemen staying at L-hostels, you are welcome to follow the ladies as well. As they say, female brain is an unsolved mystery but who knows maybe this trip can change it…
Start: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkway (2, 3 train to Brooklyn MUSEUM)
End: Barrette, 601 Vanderbilt Ave
Distance: 2.2 miles
Time: 4 hours

1 Start your ladycentric jaunt at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy at Washington Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org) and its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Gape at Judy Chicago’s seminal The Dinner Party, a massive triangular table with place settings for feminist icons (such as Sappho and Mary Wollstonecraft), which anchors the collection. Modern riot grrrls might also enjoy the museum’s new exhibit, “Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video.”

2 Down the block, lush greenery is in full bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (1000 Washington Ave at Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-623-7200, bbg.org). Monday 1 marks the beginning of Rose Month at BBG, whose Cranford Rose Garden houses more than 1,000 different species of the flower. The perennials will be at their peak for the next few weeks, but you can hold onto their scent by picking up a Kimono Rose set of bath salts and body wash ($34) at the gift shop.

3 Meander around the circle at Grand Army Plaza, then pop into the shabby-chic Joyce Bakeshop (646 Vanderbilt Ave between Park and Prospect Pls, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-623-7470). Co-owner Mo Chin runs the café with his pastry-chef wife, Joyce. “We’ve gotten to know a lot of our neighbors,” he says. Settle on one of the benches and fuel up with a latte ($3.25) and a lemon poppy-seed muffin ($2). (They use to serve David Lynch’s signature coffee).


4 If you’ve been scouring your favorite stores for the perfect skull-and-crossbones sweater to no avail, don’t throw up your hands in frustration—DIY with supplies from Stitch Therapy (176 Lincoln Pl between Seventh and Eighth Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-398-2020). Newbie knitters can register for a Not Just Beginners workshop (two sessions for $100), which is popular with a young crowd. Alternatively, owner Maxcine DeGouttes calls the Knitting Circle class ($25) “a mixed bag” that draws men and women between the ages of 14 and 50.

5 Next, head west to Fifth Avenue for a lesson in keeping your lady parts in good health. Yogasana (90 Fifth Ave at Warren St, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-789-7255) offers a female-only class on Sundays (2–3:30pm). “It’s an empowering way for women to connect with their cycles,” says studio owner Kristen Davis. Expect to practice poses that help tame the side effects of menstruation and pregnancy.

6 We’re just going to say it: Most ladies love chocolate. Also, you know, it tastes really good. Get your fix at The Chocolate Room (86 Fifth Ave between St. Marks Pl and Warren St, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-783-2900), where a slice of gooey triple-layer chocolate cake ($6) will satisfy your sweet tooth. The shop is also one of the few eateries in the ’hood that carries Knipschildt chocolates. Sure beats popping Midol!

7 After you wind your way back to Prospect Heights, stop by Red Lipstick (560 Vanderbilt Ave between Bergen and Dean Sts, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-857-9534, redlipstick.net). “I’m familiar with three generations of women,” says proprietor Staceyjoy Elkin. “My customers, their babies, their moms and sometimes even their grandmothers shop here.” Her space is filled with a rotating selection of clothing, leather bags and bejeweled rings by indie designers, and few pieces cost more than $110.

8 End your day of femme appreciation by nestling in one of the red leather booths at Barrette (601 Vanderbilt Ave at Bergen St, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-230-5170). Choose from a menu split between “trashy” and “classy” items: The former offers cheap beer-and-shot combos, while the latter boasts a supergirly signature cocktail containing grapefruit juice and bourbon. Sip slowly. If you’re lucky, you might catch some hot ladies doing burlesque—the bar hosts impromptu performances on its teeny, glitter-festooned stage. We won’t blame you if you can’t resist the impulse to join in, Blair Waldorf–style.

Take a walk in the West Village

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

L-Hostels is on the Upper West Side, but dear visitors, take a walk on the wild downtown part of the city and end up in West Village.
The West Village was this open-minded, politically active neighborhood that many members of New York artists called home or hangout since the early 1900s, and where the modern gay pride movement got its start on the night of the Stonewall Riots in 1969.

A Morning Jolt
Every fantasy of the West Village—charming historic streets packed with historic buildings, creative people absorbed in conversation, closet-scale intimacy—comes to life at Tartine. This archetypal corner bistro is as small as they come, even in warm weather when sidewalk seating wraps the storefront, underneath green-and-white-striped awnings. Because Tartine’s Lilliputian proportions usually spells lines, especially at night, consider arriving at opening hours for brunch. Opting for a morning meal is no sacrifice, since, like lunch and dinner, Tartine’s egg dishes and other platters feature fresh ingredients prepared with little pretense, and the atmosphere is consistently jovial. (253 W 11th St )


Literary Lunch
The pressures of big chain stores and online shopping have not kept independent booksellers from thriving in New York, and Three Lives & Company defines excellence in the field. Bibliophiles have been flocking to the den-like nooks and crannies of Three Lives since it opened in 1968. The store’s small size is deceiving, since its breadth of selection and artful arrangement of new works and classics is as impressive as ever, and both big names and emerging writers participate in enthralling monthly readings. Every day, the Three Lives staff dazzles customers with their attentive care, insightful recommendations and expansive knowledge of the literary universe. (154 W 10th St )

Dig into the pages of your Three Lives & Company purchase at The Spotted Pig. Like Tartine, this restaurant enjoys the kind of popularity that guarantees celebrity sightings and overwhelming crowds. So go for lunch, when it’s easier to grab a seat at the ground-floor bar or a table beneath a lace-curtained window in the upper dining room. Although The Spotted Pig recently passed the five-year mark, what keeps New York’s first gastropub both surprising and relevant is its extemporaneous approach to food. Chef April Bloomfield has done a tour of duty at Chez Panisse, and in that locavore spirit her approach to British and Italian cuisine is simple yet inventive, and constantly changing with the seasons. Despite the celebrities and crowds, Spotted servers are cheerful, generous with their time and suggestions, and adorably scruffy. (314 W. 11th St. )

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs is known for making big statements. The native New Yorker applied plaid patterns to silk and introduced grunge to the runway in 1993, hired Winona Ryder to star in an ad campaign following her shoplifting trial and had dropped trou in print. Another grand gesture can be found on Bleecker Street: the designer has ostensibly transformed that row into a shopping compound, with two freestanding stores devoted to his diffusion Marc by Marc Jacobs collections, another location that sells clothing by his namesake fashion house and a fourth filled with branded children’s clothing. (382 Bleecker St. )
Just Desserts
Although LGBT nightlife is dispersed throughout New York, the West Village still offers multiple destinations for girls and boys. Whereas Henrietta Hudson and Julius are no-nonsense, The Duplex revels in pomp. The City’s oldest continuously operating cabaret serves drinks, drag performances and disco. At the ground-floor piano bar, The Duplex’s multitasking waitstaff alternates between taking orders and belting tunes, and a 70-seat theater is busy almost every night. Patrons may strut their own stuff at an open-mic session, or just chill in the upstairs bar. Overlooking Sheridan Square, it is also an ideal perch from which to view the home stretch of the annual Pride March. (61 Christopher St. )

Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Date: Tuesday, May 5th
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Elizabeth (265 Elizabeth Street between Prince & Houston Streets)
Directions: Take R, W to Prince St. or 6 Train to Lafayette
Cost: $.50


Swing by Elizabeth after day of walking for an outdoor/garden Cinco de Mayo party. $.50 gets you anything you desire (well, almost anything!) Break out your roll of quarters for $.50 shots of Tanteo tequila, $.50 tacos, $.50 scoops of tequila flavored sorbet and gelato, and $5. Tanteo cocktails designed by renowned Mixologist Somer Perez. Cash Only.:)

Hip Hop 1953 at Le Poisson Rouge

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Revive Da Live presents Hip Hop 1953
Pete Rock
w/ Akrobatik , Stimulus , Eagle Nebula , Daru Jones , Justin Brown , Luques Curtis , Corey Bernhard , Keyon Harrold , Corey King , James Casey , Lakecia Banjamin and Mark Kelly

Wed., April 29, 2009 / 10:00pm

Revive Da Live presents Hip Hop 1953 & A Special Pete Rock Tribute

Back by popular demand, Revive Da Live announces its highly anticipated upcoming concert, “HIP HOP 1953″, Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Le Poisson Rouge. Celebrating the 3rd installment of their experimental concert productions, “The Flagship Series,” Revive Da Live seeks to bring people back to the evolution of modern jazz when musicians began to develop new approaches to create some of the best known jazz standards and songs of our time. This concept was created in an effort to bridge the cultural and musical influences of different jazz eras within the influence of hip-hop music. Revive Da Live will present jazz standards from the bebob, hard bop, free Jazz to fusion Jazz era’s. The event features rising jazz and hip hop musicians and special guest MC’s all collaborating and coming together to show appreciation for jazz history within today’s popular music. A collection of songs will be presented from the 1950’s through the 1970’s and as they transition into popular hip hop songs of today. As each song evolves into today’s popular hip-hop version, special guest emcees will join the already stellar band for never before heard interpretations of the material. This show is dedicated to bringing people back to the prominent era’s in jazz history that birthed some of the greatest songs and standards that later inspired some of Hip Hop’s legendary anthems. This show will feature a very special a never before seen live tribute to one of the greatest producers of our time, the legendary Pete Rock.

158 Bleecker Street (between Sullivan and Thompson st.)
Take “C” to West 4th St. or “6” to Bleecker Street.

Tickets: $20