The weekend started so early for us that we weren’t able to get the post out on time today. Thus, we have to cater to our late night crowd tonight and give you all some of the best things under the moon this Thursday night. Here is your Black Oak Nights Thursday Rundown for July 29, 2010.
Late Night Eats
Chirping Chicken (355 Amsterdam Avenue): If you’re out late on the Upper West Side and you’re looking for a tasty, late-night meal, the Chirping Chicken may be the best spot for you. Beyond its great service and favorable atmosphere, the Chirping Chicken has great food—most notably their chicken! The chicken sandwich is great, their broiled chicken is even better, and the souvlaki chicken is beyond words. Of course, they have more than chicken, including Baby Back Ribs and some a nice little fish platter. But definitely come here for the chicken, and let this be your go to stop for mid-night dining—if not even later in the night.
HD Thursdays – 11pm
Amnesia (609 West 29th Street): For one of the best times of your New York City, mid-week existence, come through to Amnesia tonight, where the party doesn’t stop until six in the morning! That’s right, folks are getting down at Amnesia tonight and it won’t even try to be kosher. That’s not to say that this won’t be a swanky and trendy affair, but it will be anything but your typical Thursday night party. Young, black professionals that have to go to work in the morning, might want to rethink coming to this one. Then again, young, black professionals that are sick and tired of having to go to work in the morning—well, you mine as well come through anyway, because you will kick yourself for not going when you get the post-party wrap. I’ve barely given any details about this shindig, so I will just say this: ladies are free, hip-hop all night, and beautiful people everywhere!
Questlove – 10:30pm
Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue): Yeah, I spelled Questlove’s name with a “Q.” Hell, he’s lucky I’m even calling him Questlove, because his momma sure as hell doesn’t call him that (Ahmir!). Anyway, “Quest,” or Ahmir, or whatever he’s calling himself will be at Brooklyn Bowl, which is apparently the place to be if you are a famous, or semi-famous, black person looking for a little anonymity and/or peace and quiet in New York City. Then again, “Quest” will be in charge of the hip-hop 1′s and 2′s tonight, so he’ll be in charge of the very loud noise that most celebrities try to avoid by coming here. Brooklyn Bowl has the feel and flare of a New York City nightclub, it just lacks the people. That’s okay though, plenty of young, black professionals make this their spot once or twice a week, as it’s a great place to have a drink and a conversation while people-watching at the same time. You can’t people watch at too many Brooklyn venues, so take advantage of this one—even if the person you’re watching for is “Questlove.”