Yeah Mon: New Jamaican Themed Bar Hits the East Village

The men behind Ninth Ward, Nic Ratner and Robert Morgan, are slated to open a new spot this Friday. Kingston Hall. Located in the former Holy Basil space in the East Village, it's said to resemble a Jamaican mansion taken over by '60s joke.

The theme is obviously Jamaica in 1962, complete with two fireplaces, and a pool table (do they need fireplaces in Jamaica?).

The new spot will be serving up cocktails in coconuts (we expect nothing less), as well as pub grub with a Jamaican flair, such as beef patties.

We look forward to checking out this new and unusual bar!

Rec Room Wednesdays at CHALK

A new weekly party is coming to town this Wednesday, February 15th. The night will kick off with sets by premier DJ Keen and will feature ping pong and pool tournaments. Chalk is the only spot in Miami that combines ping-pong, billiards, and a party lounge. If you're tired of the same old parties, and are looking for something new and exciting, you'll want to check out Rec Room Wednesdays! With modern fixtures and a space boasting 6600 square feet, which includes wireless jukeboxes, a VIP room with iPods, and twelve big screen TVs throughout, it's the ultimate spot to catch the game or play ping pong/pool while sipping a brew from their extensive international beer menu. And with so many activities to participate in, you're sure to never get bored.

Check out for more info and contact for reservations.

The Newly Revamped Polish Bar Warsaw

You may know the Greenpoint hotspot Warsaw as the Polish National Home, but recently the bar has shaken things up! Swedes, Americans, Spaniards, and all nationalities are welcome to come party at this place. The bar has brought in new beers, liquors and DJs, who will be playing a wide variety of music every night. Shoot some pool (for free!) and take advantage of their nightly drink specials. This newly revamped digs are known for their amazing international bands, but now they are showcasing NYC's very own local talent. Oh, and did we mention you can snack on Polish faves like pierogies?

Waterproof Makeup: A Summer Must-have

The verdict: Your Face + MakeUp + Mascara + Heat/Sweat= Bad News! It's definitely the time of year where you're going to need waterproof makeup. Luckily, there's a wide range of cosmetics that will keep you from melting. Afterall, no one likes the Wicked Witch of the West!

Here are a few of our favorite picks for outsmarting the sun...

Perfect for highlighting your lashes length, volume, and intensifying those eyes without dripping or smudging after a dip in the pool.

Did a double take? You guessed right. A waterproof makeup for your face and your body. The Face and Body Liquid goes on smooth and stays put. First let it dry, pat excess, then get dressed or jump in a pool!

The Beekman Beer Garden Opens at Pier 17

The Beekman Beer Garden has officially opened at South Street Seaport. Taking the place of the old Water Taxi Beach, The Beer Garden features 18,000 square feet of space (including a 6,000 square foot beach) adorned with cabanas, lounge chairs, glowing couches and hammocks. And to every beer lover's delight, they have foosball, pool and ping pong tables! (Beer pong, anyone?) The menu features an extensive beer list (obviously) of pretty much every German and American beer you can imagine. The kitchen is headed by Chef Jason Mayer, who brings traditional beer garden charm with menu items such as Spicy Cheddar Bratwurst on a pretzel bun, fish and chips, and a juicy 8 oz. LaFrieda burger.

Rooftop Club Attracts Miami's Most Glam

Perched high over the lapping breakers of Biscayne Bay, The Viceroy Hotel's exclusive Club 50 is a new hotbed for celebrity sightings as well as a luxurious oasis for Miami locals and tourists alike. Situated on the hotel's rooftop pavilion, The Viceroy's nightlife paradise offers a spectacular atmosphere complete with floor-to-ceiling windows in beautifully crafted dining rooms as well as in the iconic restrooms. Internationally renowned chef Michael Psilakis and conceptual interior architect Kelly Wearstler have created a perfect marriage of Mediterranean fare and design. Fifty stories above the bustling streets of Miami, Club 50 demands a sophisticated wardrobe tagged with designer labels for a night of poolside cocktails while ogling over the hottest looks and trends.

Featured Venue: Slate

Scene: Restaurant, Bar, Lounge, Nightclub, Game

This massive venue is perfect for the hyperactive pool shark who likes having their lounge, club, billiards room, ping pong room and restaurant, all in one place. Coming in for the billiards and pong, and staying for dinner and drinks is what Slate is all about. The menu is dubbed Nouveau American and remains traditional, but extensive enough to please everyone. Slate PLUS lounge is filled with comfy red velvet chairs which adds to the drawing room atmosphere. It also has a private VIP lounge and private dining area. Overall, the space offers an upscale twist on the dimly lit, old man billiards bars of yore.