No more Monday Blues, and Hump Day is long gone. Thursday is here, which means it’s basically time to start your weekend. To get you off on the right foot, we have a few ideas you can skim over in our Thursday Nightlife Rundown for March 4, 2010.
Girl’s Night Out – 10pm
Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street): As the title suggests, ladies are free all night. Dudes, you get the infamous “reduced” tag yet again. As for the party itself, you can’t do much better on a Thursday night. For the ladies, the drink specials are off the chain, so you won’t have to break the bank to have a good time at both the club and the bar. As for the fellas, the price of admission may be somewhat costly, but you won’t find a better female to male ratio anywhere else in New York City.
Note: You may be able to avoid the likely $20+ cover charge by going here.
Intimate Sessions – 10pm
Hotel on Rivington (107 Rivington Street): DJ Finesse is in control of the 1’s and 2’s this Thursday, so you can expect nothing but the best in hip-hop, R&B and old school music all night long. As you can imagine, Hotel Rivington does things nice and classy; thus, you should be dressed accordingly. So make sure you’re in your double-take gear so that you do not have any problems at the door. Besides, you don’t want to feel like a fish out of water when you enter the grandiose LEVANTeast room at the Rivington. This place is absolutely gorgeous, and usually, the people who come there don’t fray far from that description. So do your best not to mess up the atmosphere!
Black Speed Dating – 7pm
People Lounge (163 Allen Street): If you think the market does not serve the needs of single, black professionals—think again! New York Minute Dating is doing their best to service the African American community with a speed dating session catered to people like you. This event will be held at People Lounge, a beautiful lounge and bar with the grandeur and trendiness befitting of a young, black, up-and-coming professional. The cost is $35. The organizer recommends women be between the ages of 21 and 35 and that men be between the ages of 23 and 38. For your $35 you get one free drink; it’s up to you to get 7 free digits. http://www.nyminutedating.com/events.aspx
Kimberly Hotel Rooftop (145 East 50th Street): If you are looking for a new place to call your own, try out the recently opened rooftop at the Kimberly Hotel. Talk about unbelievable views, the rooftop at the Kimberly is certainly nothing to scoff at. The view of midtown Manhattan will take your breath away, as will the décor of the rooftop itself. The rooftop has a full service bar, which should take care of any cold weather issues that may concern you during the month of March. Of course, if alcohol isn’t enough to keep you warm, they have a controlled fire burning for your viewing and warming pleasure.
High Life Thursdays Afterwork – 6pm
Taj (48 W. 21st Street): Get your evening started early with a trip to Taj after work. There is a 2 for 1 happy hour from 6-8pm, but the door is tight so make sure clothes are too. There is also no cover if you get there before 8pm, so I suggest you make your way there right after work. Besides, you don’t want to have to wait in line for this one if the weather gets ugly as the weather forecasts have predicted.
Honey Afterwork Thursdays – 6pm
Honey Lounge (243 West 14th Street): I have given Honey a hard time, but they usually do afterwork parties right. They have a great atmosphere for chilling after work, having a few nice drinks, and chowing down on a nice selection of appetizers and entrees. This is a great spot to bring your co-workers if all you want is a place to sit and the ability to hear yourself think. Naturally, there is no cover, and you’ll only hear the music you want to hear all night long.
Our House Thursdays – 10pm
Marquee (289 10th Avenue): The famous and infamous Marquee Lounge continues to get your weekend started right with Mike Chach handling the music on the main floor of the club. Couple that great music with a fashion preview, and what you have is one of the more upscale parties of the week. Sure, the place will be a lot more diverse than just young, black professionals in the building, but it is sure to be entertaining, and I am told that the fashion preview is something no fashion aficionado would want to miss.