Don’t let the snow ruin your weekend! In fact, take advantage of it. Plenty of people will avoid the clubs and bars this Friday and Saturday, thus, making them that much more pleasant to be in and a little bit cleaner too. In addition, anybody who treks through the snow to make it to a bar this weekend is clearly looking for a good time. So my bet is that anywhere you can find a bunch of young black professionals this weekend is a place that is going to be whole lot of fun. Here is the Weekend Rundown for January 21st and January 22, 2011.
Friday Rundown – January 21, 2011
Free Open Rum Bar – 5:30pm to 11pm
Empire Hotel Rooftop, 44 W. 63rd St., Manhattan, NYC
Get your Friday off to the right start by taking over the Empire Hotel Rooftop’s open bar this Friday evening. Today’s after work part includes all the rum you can drink atop one of New York City’s most visited rooftop venues. Sure, the snow probably doesn’t make being outside the most exciting thing in the world, but fortunately, Empire Hotel’s rooftop is completely heated and they should have the rooftop clear of all snow well before the party gets going at 5:30pm this evening. So leave the snow boots at home, get your sexy on, and make your way over to Empire Hotel Rooftop with all of the other young, black professionals.
Fridays at Taj – 10pm
Taj, 48 W. 21st Street, Chelsea, Manhattan, NYC
Ah, the wonderful Taj Lounge! Where else would you be on a Friday night? This Friday should be all the more special, as Showtime Entertainment brings in one of New York City’s sexiest, young, black crowds. The party will be bumping with plenty of hip-hop music from DJ Cr8, and there will be a taste of Latin music as well. Ladies are free until midnight if you tell them you are on the Showtime list, and gentlemen get the dreaded reduced tab all night long.
First Kiss Fridays – 10pm
Suzie Wong’s, 547 W. 27th Street, Manhattan, NYC
Suzie Wong’s always gets it going on Friday nights, and this night is no different. Tonight they continue to honor birthday guests and large groups with complimentary bottles of champagne. Of course, service like that comes with a door charge, so be prepared. Nonetheless, it’s going to be the place to be tonight, as DJ SNS kills the 1’s and 2’s with nothing but hip-hop and R&B music. In addition, there is a Ciroc special, in which you can get 2 bottles of P. Diddy’s heavily promoted elixir for a mere $400. Yeah, you might have to be on baler status to truly afford that price tag, but with a big enough group, you can knock that out with little fanfare, no?
Saturday Rundown – January 22, 2011
Webster Fridays – 10pm
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., Manhattan, NYC
Hey, if you knew what Webster Hall charges on a typical night, then you would be really excited about the fact that tonight, you can get in for free! On the AC List (that’s what you tell them of course), ladies and gentlemen are free this Saturday night, and it comes with no strings attached. As for the party itself, Webster Hall has all of your bases covered. There are drink specials, hip-hop music, Latin music, and even some house music for those young, black professionals that have been out on the town one too many times when they were out of their element—so to speak. And if you didn’t know, Saturday is probably the most popular night of the week at Webster Hall, so if you want to get in, make sure you get here early—besides, who wants to stand in the snow for that long?
Pretty Girls Rock Saturdays – 10:30pm
Roam, 5 E. 19th St., Manhattan, NYC
Oh, the joys of being a lady. Sure, many of you will go through the process of birthing a baby, but it all evens out since you get to get into all of these nightclubs for free, right? Just kidding. No emails please! Naturally, ladies are free at before midnight this Saturday night, and fellas are not. But guys, this is definitely a party you are going to want to pay for. I assure you that plenty, of young, sexy, black professionals will be in the building, and few other places will rival the level of talent, from women and men, at Roam tonight.