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…..Did I grab your attention? Good – because this For The Weekenders has a bit of something for everyone. A real pick and mix.
With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, practically everywhere you go now stores are filled with holiday cheer – literally. To the brim. Christmas music blasts from every speaker known to man, and I feel sorry for the poor guy who works in retail and has to listen to holiday music for 8 hours straight. It kills the spirit in the song. Sometimes, it’s just plain healthy to switch it up.
Lately, in particular this year I’ve really been into Smooth Jazz Christmas radio on Pandora (side note – Funk Jazz is also a pretty great station, too). So this got me thinking about Jazz spots…which got me thinking about sharing one spot in particular – Analogue.
This sexy, sultry spot in NYC is low key, and contrary to most assumptions, holds a friendly, warm atmosphere compared to many places that have the aesthetics down but no real heart…and speaking of heart, they’ve got some great drinks that’ll be sure to warm you through this winter season.
The play? First, sign up for their mailing list – it’ll keep you posted on all the latest and greatest. Second, head down there with a few friends that have developed an appreciation for quality sounds and of course, enjoy jazz. If you’ve got a special someone, even better – make it your business they cuddle up to you in one of Analogue’s ultra soft leather chairs and prepare for mellow sounds with even mellower drinks.
I recommend the New Yorker – Bourbon shaken with lemon juice, simple syrup served on the rocks with (wait for it) a float of dry red wine, and orange garnish. Really like the place and want to bring a bigger crowd? Ask about renting out a spot and they’ll be happy to oblige – Analogue is one of those places where the music is great, but also just loud enough to avoid shouting over the music and making an arse of yourself.
Which reminds me – sports bars (did that correlation come out wrong? Anyway) – Christ knows in the states there are enough sports bars to satisfy any sports enthusiasts…but rare is it to find a sports bar with sophistication.
I won’t lie – because of this reason I’ve never really been a fan of sports bars…actually I’ve never been a fan of sitting and watching sports (15 minutes in I feel compelled to get up and go play the sport)…but with a place like FC Gotham on the scene, opinions are bound to change. The power of persuasion just takes a bit of strategy.
…and you know, the replacement of the word “bar” with “lounge” plus a touch of making the place feel like it’s that den you always dreamed of. Either way, FC Gotham supplies and delivers. I recommend that back room – the closest thing to watching a game live is watching it on a 70″ TV (though 100″+ is even better – that’s another story though).
While their website is still in progress, Yelp supplies all the need to know details. What makes this place so special? Well, a lot of reasons, actually. For one, any place that serves up lamb burgers and grilled chicken subs to go along with your drink gets an A+ in my book. There’s drinking and watching the game – then there’s drinking, watching the game, and eating epic food that can’t be defined as “bar bites”.
Think of it as the secret spot only you and your buddies know about when half the U.S. is getting ready to go out and watch all the major games. To the bat cave,
While we’re on the subject of secrets – it’s no secret that this is also the time of year for holidays (vacations) and traveling…but aside from the discussing the joys and that feeling of touching down in a previously visited place that feels new but familiar all at once, let’s talk about the gritty side of traveling – jet lag, wrinkled/sweaty shirts, and airlines that lack those little toothbrushes for 4+ hour flights (seriously, KLM).
More on that last one later. While two out of these three things may be inevitable, there is one the guys over at Parker Dusseau have been battling, and doing quite a good job at, to say the least.
Going out there and dressing well while still getting yourself into some adventure is no easy task at times. It’s moments like these you need proper threads that keep you feeling cool and collected, ready to tackle anything – from heavy checked baggage to a rented motorbike or super sexy automobile.
The guys at Parker Dusseau realized this, and have decided it’s time to take action. Think active lifestyle meets quality dress. Though their starting line is small, it’s all about quality over quantity and with selections like the casual chino revamped and suiting up being redefined, I’d say they’re doing it right.
Head over to their shop now and see all they offer. Keeping things casual never looked so good.
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