In New York, quirkiness comes with a price. Everyone is out there spending money on mastering their styles and trying to be different. Yet in the end, they all come out the same. Nightclubs and bars are treated in a similar manner. They work hard in preparing weekly parties that will make their mark in the nightlife industry. While some of them are truly unique and entertaining, others are no different than the rest. While many of the city’s delightful and wonderfully strange bashes aren’t always advertised to attract a pretentious crowd, some parties are just too good to pass on. Whether you’re looking for an intense game of ping pong or just want to go back in time for some throwback fun, jumpstarting your nightlife before the weekend is fortunately possible and worth exploring. Here is our list of what might be seen as quirky from the eyes of a New Yorker.
Top Quirky Weekly Party: Champagne Tuesdays @ Superdive
200 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
Who say champagne was just for New Year’s Eve? Head to this Manhattan favorite for Franch’s fine celebration wine on the cheap. Superdive is a fraternity-like dive bar in the East Village that caters to anyone looking for a good time. It is New York City’s first dive bar that offers keg service, daring you to show off that toga. However, on Tuesdays, they do things a little differently. Picture this: unlimited champagne served to you in a bathtub on wheels by a midget dressed like a pirate. If this picture is something that you want to see more of, then come to Superdive on Tuesday nights. All you need is a 20 dollar bill and your thirst for champagne will be quenched.
Top Quirky Weekly Party: Wednesday Night Swing @ Columbus 72
246A Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
Unlike most dance parties in New York, Columbus 72 is one venue that isn’t afraid to spin throwback hits. Every Wednesday night it’s all about swing music performed by Joe Battaglia and his 17 piece band at this beautiful Upper West Side dance hall where you can wear your vintage threads and look like a real cool cat. While this party is for the 30+ demographic, it’s one of the few, highly successful swing nights in the city, making it a favorite among longtime patrons and curious first
timers. Not only will you enjoy live music all night long and meet hundreds of new people, but the $15 admission also includes one free drink. With two rooms for dancing, there’s plenty of space to do the Lindy Hop or Jitterbug.
Top Quirky Weekly Party: Panic Paddle Mondays @ Rock Star Bar
351 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Lounges that features ping pong games are quickly becoming a major trend in New York City nightlife, but a bar that offers free table tennis every Monday night? Now that’s what we call a steal, especially if you’re tired of the usual electronic club
anthems found in many nightclubs. Brooklyn’s Rock Star Bar hosts “Panic Paddle” every Monday night, a new ping pong/bar game that you won’t even find in Manhattan. Beginners are welcome to participate in this fast pace tournament and you
could even win free when games have at least 12 players. Enjoy a sound of rock and '80s hits at this cash bar favorite while breaking a sweat in the name of cocktails.
Top Quirky Weekly Party: Ladies Night All Male Review @ Play
77-17 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, NY 11373
Girls, if you’re tired of trying to get your rocks off at a decent bash in the city, then you’re in for a major treat. Queens may not be known as a place for premier nightlife in the city, but trust us, you’ll be changing your mind very quickly. Every first
Thursday of the month, PLAY hosts a sexy all male review where you can see the hottest guys and go-go dancers show how buff they really are. And let’s face it, can anyone resist some beefcake especially when it’s just for ladies? There’s also an open bar sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka to satisfy your thirst for vodka martinis. Play is sexy and sleek, but we believe it’s the sultry performers that get the crowd all hot and bothered.