Econo Lodge Meadowlands
395 Washington Ave.
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Phone: (201) 935-4600
Fax: (201) 935-0264
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.
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.
Calling out to all hard rockers and headbangers, Dingbatz has been serving the rock music community in Clifton, and surrounding areas, since 2004. Macabre and gore meets you as you enter the venue, with the decor made of hanging severed heads and human skulls. However, Dingbatz also boasts a spacious stage and dancefloor, so that fans can mosh or headbang freely. Do see the website or call to know more.
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.
Started around 1999, when Augie's Jazz Bar closed its doors, Smoke Jazz and Supper Club is sort of a tribute to the former. Initially starting off purely as a venue for good jazz, this place now has also incorporated a fine restaurant. Patrons can not only enjoy good music but also great food along with it. With emphasis put on individual attention to each attendee, the capacity of this place is barely over fifty. A subdued ambiance makes for a romantic atmosphere.
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.
The original Cotton Club was a Harlem institution during the Roaring 20s. Politicians, gangsters, movie stars and other celebrities congregated here. They delighted in fine dining and drinks while listening to the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald. Today, the club's new incarnation is part of the latest Harlem Renaissance. In addition to Swing Night on Mondays, jazz and blues nights are popular the rest of the week, and the Gospel Brunch is a treat on Saturday and Sunday.
Do you love listening to jazz? If yes, then Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is the place to be at. Hosting several jazz concerts, this club has witnessed performances by numerous well-known jazz players. Offering educational programs on understanding the art of jazz, this theater has carved a niche for itself by encouraging the emerging musicians interested in playing jazz. To know more about this venue, please check the website.
Tribecca is one place in the city where something or the other is taking place on a regular basis. A popular nightclub, the place is host to a variety of events like live music shows, theme nights, celebrations and so on. The usual Thanksgiving evenings as well as the Halloween Fiesta are something to look forward here because of the pompous with the way these events are conducted. Besides, the cozy decor and the light mood help you relish the delicacies served here, and relax over the night. Visit the website for event schedule.
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.
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.