"There are four things I refuse to pay for in this city: parking, publicity, and p---y. The other thing is alcohol," Justin Ross Lee told the New York Post last month.
The free ride is over.
The Post is now reporting that while the club crasher is a shameless self-promoter, he's a shamefully bad businessman. His pocket square business -- yes, he's selling pocket squares -- is flat broke.
"Russian Dolls," Lifetime's newest foray into reality television, is the "Jersey Shore" of Brighton Beach. And unlike their MTV peers, these kids can speak other languages ("DTF" and "bros before hos" doesn't count, sorry.) But if you really want to appreciate a hard-partying Russian crowd, it might be time to head deep into Brooklyn, and spend a day in Little Odessa.
As the TV show continues (Thursdays at 10:30), you can find more hotspots for yourself. But if you can't wait, here is your guide to a memorable night out in Brighton Beach.
The Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub has a daiquiri bar and one of the most inexpensive bottle service on the Strip. It opens at 9 p.m. nightly with live DJs and dancing in Las Vegas’ only bird cage. Rockhouse is located on Las Vegas Blvd. in front of Imperial Palace, directly across from Caesars Palace, in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. Its ambience crosses between that of a local dive-bar experience with the glamour of Sin City's nightlife scene.
By day, it's the spot to grab an ice-cold daiquiri while people-watching on the Strip-view patio, play in a few rounds of beer pong, or catch sporting events live on 28-television screens throughout the bar. The patio features a daiquiri bar and beer tub with bikini-clad cocktail waitresses serving everything from draft beer to 80-ounce souvenir guitars filled with your sin of choice.
By night, dazzling bartenders swing from tires suspended from the ceiling, dance on the bars, and pour easy-on-the-wallet cocktails. Their music is a blend of upbeat rock, hip-hop, and dance, giving partygoers the ultimate nightlife experience – without the "VIP" attitude. With a casual dress code and bottle service that won't break the bank, Rockhouse is the perfect place for locals and tourists alike.
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Beneath the curved brim of DJ George Garcia's beige hat and above his modestly low-cut t-shirt and half-zipped coat beams something that you can see plain as day from the dance floor of any club as you peer towards the DJ booth, or even in a low-key conversation here in the Joonbug offices: A smile. "You’ll never not see a smile on my face," he boasts. "That’s how I was raised."
Coming from a boisterous Spanish family and background, Garcia has always been involved in parties and family gatherings, and, frankly, always around a crowd of people. "I plug in my music and my dad jumps up and starts dancing and grabbing people out of the crowd," he explained about a family gathering, which usually turns "from dinners to parties" fairly quickly. His upbringing, too, led him to experience all types of music, from Spanish to Greek to heavily drum-influenced tunes, which, in turn, allowed him to pick up the snare drum in the high school band.
There's been a lot of buzz around town about the film that has been labeled "the movie that defines the decade." The Social Network got my wheels turning about the future of media, where we stand now as an industry, and, moving forward, what my responsibility as editor is to you. As we move forward into the most important season in nightlife, I want you to know that I have heard your collective voice and I promise to deliver to you the stories of the people who make our world what it is. You have told me through your interest in our interviews with notables in the nightlife community that you want to hear personal accounts from the mouths of the people who open the velvet rope for you every night of the week here in New York. So, look forward to some witty remarks, inside stories, and an exclusive look at the elite in the nightlife community.
The Roman forum it is not. In ancient times, the forum was a place everyone could come into. Don't expect XIX to be as inviting. Fitting into the upper echelons of New York nightlife, XIX will soon become the one of the most celebrity infused and intimate gathering spots this side of Rome. Find your way into the deep red corners of this new A-List nightclub for some of the hottest DJs in New York City.
As a Brazilian native, Alan Liao, started his career at 14 years old when he began studying music at the Souza Lima conservatory in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has utilized his mastery of guitar, electric guitar, vocals, musical theory, and sound perception to create the extraordinary and unique music he plays in venues throughout the world.
With a strong fan base in Brazil, DJ Alan Liao decided to bring his talents to the states. He came to NYC, one of the world's best night life scenes, in order to spread his love for music and continue his adventure. While having much success in NY, Alan took the wonderful opportunity to tour back in Brazil for 4 months at some of the hottest clubs out there.
Halloween may be on a Sunday this year but that doesn’t mean the clubs won’t be popping. Celebrate Halloween night in style with a great beat. Tao Las Vegas is presenting Morillo Massacre with international superstar DJ Erick Morillo. Get your name on the guest list now before time runs out. Party starts at 9:30pm. I would get Monday off from work now.
Basking in the glowing lights of The Empire State Building, Epoca is destined to become a new star of the Midtown culinary and social scene. Promised to be a haven for celebrities from around the world, the Friday September 24th Grand Opening begins at 11pm at 136 West 31st Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Yaz Band will be playing from 6pm-11pm followed by DJ Marty V in the lounge from 11pm-3am.
Check out a bit about the dream behind Epoca-
"A few months ago, after realizing we actually knew what we were doing the first time out, a business man, an entertainment entrepreneur and a builder with imagination got together again to give NYC yet another place to savor! Led by Entertainment Entrepreneurs and Operators Ele Kauderer and Sagiv Israeli with the design eye & restaurateur experience of Danielle Kauderer and the creation of Sex Appeal by Gary Polistena, Epoca is poised for fine dining and Entertainment success!"