Without a doubt, New York City has one of the best fireworks displays in the country for the 4th of July. Why skip town when you can catch an amazing showing of bright lights and amazing colors? One thing about Joonbug is we sure know how to party. So we've rounded up the best spots in the city for prime firework viewing and a good bash to celebrate America's birthday.
XVI Light up your 4th of July with hints of decadence and glamour at XVI Rooftop Lounge. At sixteen stories in the air, you’ll feel as though you’re celebrating in an opulent French chateau- right in the heart of midtown. Guests can gaze out over the Hudson River while surrounded by unbelievable views of Manhattan.
The Dream Downtown is the perfect spot to soak up all summer has to offer. With multiple venues within the hotel to throw a bash, like PH-D Rooftop, The Beach, and The Electric Room, you can decide whether you want to get some sun or get crazy in the dark. This weekend, PH-D will be throwing a special NYC Pride event that you won't want to miss. Check out the Dream's weekly and bi-weekly parties that they will be hosting all summer long and make sure to get on the list to check them out!
2nd Annual Shark Pride Special Event
@ The Beach and PH-D at Dream Downtown
June 24, 2012
The infamous Sunset Saturdays at Dream Downtown's pool will now be taking place at PH-D Rooftop Lounge. The lounge is located on the 12th floor of the Dream Downtown and has amazing views of the city. The Lounge has hosted numerous celebs such as Solange Knowles, Christina Ricci, and Tyson Beckford and is brought to you from the creators of Tao, Marquee, Lavo, and Avenue. Signature cocktails are pricey, but equally delicious. Similar to The Standard, this venue is selective at the door (read: dress to impressss), but once you weave your way in, it is worth the wait. Don't miss these wild evenings every Saturday from 5:30-10pm. For reservations, e-mail SunsetSats@gmail.com.
Philadelphia has always had food trucks but it seems as though Jose Garces has raised the bar with Guapos Tacos, a roving taco truck. Hitting the streets earlier this spring, this kitchen on wheels sells modern Mexican fare to hungry people throughout the city. Based on its success, more gourmet food trucks are sure to follow.
Unlike all of Garces’ previous ventures, Guapos Tacos doesn’t have a specific home. To indulge in his creative tacos, you need to follow Guapos Tacos on Twitter (@GuaposTacos). Keep an eye on the feed and then head out to the sidewalk and line up to place your order.
The Art Museum area of the city is one of those hidden gems that most Philly folk ignore. Fare, an organic themed restaurant and wine bar, will be changing that. That means you better make your way over there before the buzz gets any louder.
Located on Fairmount between 20th and 21st Streets, this chic eatery opened earlier this spring. On one side there is an inviting contemporary bar and on the other, a collection of tables with cozy, plush seating. In the warmer months, outside dining is also available.
You don’t have to head to Mexico to track down some darn good guacamole. Philadelphia has more than a few Mexican eateries worth visiting. And the best part is many of them offer outside seating, which really is the best way to enjoy a margarita.
For those of you near Rittenhouse Square, head over to Tequilas on the corner of 16th and Locust. This upscale Mexican eatery serves traditional dishes in a charming setting. Tequilas is owned and operated by David Suro, a native of Guadalajara, and his commitment to authentic Mexican cuisine shines through with standout dishes like Cochinita Pibil and Mole Pablano. Also be sure to enjoy some of their incredible tequila and mezcal cocktails. Tequilas serves dinner every night of the week and offers a lunch menu Monday to Friday.
With warm weather finally here, now is the time to take advantage of the outside dining options the city has to offer. Whether you’re looking for some really good grub or prefer to leisurely sip a cocktail while people watching, al fresco dining options abound. And there are plenty of spots the city to find a table.
West Philly is often thought of as the academic pocket of the city. Home to both Penn and Drexel, this corner of downtown Philadelphia often gets skipped by non-students. Midatlantic, the brainchild of restauranteur and chef Daniel Stern, is just the reason for you to cross the river and explore West Philly. Located on Market Street, this seafood themed restaurant has a large outdoor patio where patrons can enjoy dishes like Crispy Clams and Skate Fish & Chips. Cocktail options are also strong. Plus, you really can't beat the chic atmosphere.
Avicii burst into the house music scene in 2009 when he was dubbed "breakthough DJ/producer" by Dj Tiesto, Laidback Luke, and Dirty South in interviews on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs site. Since then Avicii has become an international sensation with hit singles like "Bromance," "Bom," and "Jailbait." Gaining even more momentum, he has collaborated with the likes of eletronic music heavyweights Tiesto, Bob Sinclair, David Guetta, and Robyn.