LIFESTYLE
Decision Making Gets a Whole Lot Easier with Dyce


It’s Friday night and you find yourself facing the same problem you face every weekend—where shall you go for dinner and drinks? Everyone has suggestions, but no one make a decision. What you need is a third-party decision maker that guarantees an exciting night. Dyce can help you!

Dyce is a smartphone app that randomizes the process of selecting a restaurant or bar. It works like this: Dyce finds six of the best bars or restaurants close to your location, and with a random roll of the “Dyce” it decides where you and your friends should go. In order to make these choices, Dyce utilizes a dynamic selection algorithm that uses Foursquare ratings to find six of the best restaurants or bars in your area. It then filters these to select the range you want to search in (i.e. 1 mile, 5 miles), but it doesn’t stop there. Dyce also filters the results based on the type of restaurant or bar you and your friends are in the mood for (i.e. Dive Bars, Lounges, Cocktail Bars, Sports Bars etc.), and provides you with instant directions on how to get there using Google Maps and Apple Maps.

WEEKEND PICKS
Boston Weekend Round-up : January 17 - 19 2014

Friday January 17th

100 Warrenton St. , Boston, MA , 02228

What's better than having a great night out? A great night out with no cover charge! Fridays at Gypsy bar are FREE with RSVP on eventbrite right here The event starts at 10pm and cover is free until 11:30! Resident DJ's DERA and Richard Fraioli will be playing all night. See you there!

116 Boylston Street , Boston, MA , 02116

Saturday January 18th

246 Tremont St , Boston, MA , 02116

100 Warrenton St, Boston , MA, 02228

Sunday January 19th

560 Harrison St, Boston, MA , 02118

WEEKEND PICKS
The Weekend is Finally Here New Jersey!

After Work Party

Begin your weekend celebration today, August 9th at the official After Work Party at D’Jais Bar and Nightclub. Beginning at 9 p.m. and up until 2 a.m. Carlos Melange and DJ Kipples will be playing through the night for you and your friends to dance until drop. There will be no cover at the door, and best of all, Devotion will be giving away Yankees tickets! For more information check out their facebook page.1801 Ocean Ave, Belmar, New Jersey, NJ

THE HOT SPOT
South on North

Imagine for a moment you're going to meet up with two of your bestest bros. Maybe you were friends in high school, maybe college roomates, or maybe you served on a submarine together however you want this to go is fine there are no wrong answers here. You decide to get together on Clark Street, Chicago's watering hole. It's a warm summer evening, the Cubs just lost another game (this is a scenario not a fairy tale), and despite prior experience, you're absolutely sure you and your wing men work best as a team, and over the course of the night you guys will only become that much more charming.

THE HOT SPOT
Bar Pelham Brings Class & Culture Back to The Bronx

Bar owner and visionary John Burla decided his day-to-day as a paralegal had run its course. Like many who dream of the autonomy that comes with owning a business, Burla gathered his resources and invested in what many would agree is the riskiest sector of the service industry, bar ownership. A bold move in today’s economy, John’s headlong commitment is evident in the improvements on the space. Prior to his ownership Bar Pelham, as it is now known, was home to another drinking establishment with a reputation of seconding as a drug den to local vagrants. The quaint 1200 sq-ft space is located in the north Bronx, at the crossroads of the 6 Train and numerous bus routes, most notably the BX 12, which during the summer months extends its route all the way to Orchard Beach.

LIQUID COURAGE
Hot New East Village Sipping Spots

The East Village is home to some of the best boozy bars in the city, so it's no surprise that two new spots have opened up, dishing out creative cocktails.

Evelyn Drinkery is not only a cocktail mecca, but it's also budget friendly, which we all know is hard to find in the city that never sleeps. The cocktail bar resembles an old-style saloon, split distinctly into two parts -- the front room, which has masculine features such as wooden benches and exposed brick, while the back room has a more feminine appeal with banquettes and cocktail waitresses. The Drinkery is brought to you by Drummer Hoff Hospitality, which was founded by Jared Shepard, Justin August Fairweather, and Christian Sanders, who have had extensive experience in the cocktail industry. The cocktail program at the bar is broken down into four categories: juleps, collins, cocktails, and spirited phosphates. If you're wondering what that last one is exactly, it's booze-infused housemade sodas (carbonated cocktails are hot right now). Not only are their phosphate drinks to die for and their liquor concoctions unique and tasty, but they surprise you with a non-traditional pricing for the city, clocking in between $7 and $11. With bargains, booze, and an 'all are welcome' attitude, this is sure to be the new 'it' desitination this Fall.

LIQUID COURAGE
Beating The Beer Snobs With BeerText

If you can’t beat the beer snob in the group going on and on about the best stouts from New York’s Great Lakes region, now you can at least join them. Thanks to a new a service, BeerText.Us, you can find out about a brew ahead of time, skipping out on the embarrassment of not knowing what you ordered and risk spitting it out all over the bar.

BeerText is as simple as texting the name of the beer to (315) 679-4711. Moments later, check your phone for the beer’s history, ingredients, and alcohol content. The service beats scouring the web on your phone’s browser, and is super helpful for those with specific allergies.

NIGHT STALKER
Nolita House Closing Its Doors


After eight years, Nolita House is closing. Sadly, the end of the month will mark the last day of the beloved watering hole.

A brief message was left on their Facebook page that read, “NH Friends, please join us this week from 5pm till close for farewell drinks. Sadly, after 8 awesome years, we will close our doors on May 31.”

The owners make note of new adventures, but it's too early to say what that may entail.

Be sure to make your way to Houston for farewell drinks tonight!

CULTURE CLUB
Bar Ploys 101: Trivia Night

The beginning of the week is a proverbial “no man’s land” in terms of revelry. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday typically present rather bleak prospects for the gregarious reveler. Whether it’s due to priority (rationing the wildness ‘till the weekend), financial strains, or an inculcated sanctity for the “early week”—most bars/pubs remain barren dens of hooch and silence during the week. In an effort to combat this desolation, bar owners have been relegated to rifling through their crafty “bag o’ tricks” to create an enticing evening for the potential reveler.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
5 New Places to Get Your Drink On in the L.E.S

According to The Lodown, after Monday night's CB3 liquor licensing meeting, the committee has approved five new restaurants. Forsyth Street's Grotto team was given the go ahead with their 303 Broome Street restaurant and lounge venture, "La Gente." The lounge aspect will be located below street level with DJs spinning no more than three times a month. The team also agreed to soundproof the venue in order to avoid noise violations and complaints.

161 East Houston, formerly Spanish tapas "Oliva" is becoming a Mediterranean restaurant. Unfortunately, the CB3 comittee denied the restaurant a request to extend their hours of operation. Due to the denied request and a noise complaint filed by a neighbor this new spot will only be a day eatery.