Saturday night fever survives in New York City.
From Little Italy in red sauce to Bushwick party venue, local bars and restaurants bring the spice of the ’70s back into nightlife with cool décor and classic tunes to match.
“Disco brought everyone together in one room – it didn’t make a difference to what you looked like or who you are. Now, we’re witnessing a young generation embracing the music and happy times our parents grew up in,” Roman Grandinetti, partner at newly opened Manero’s Restaurant in Mulberry, He told the newspaper.
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Named after Tony Manero by director John Travolta, the pizza-sash hero in the 1977 classic movie “Saturday Night Fever,” this restaurant reminds us of Brooklyn’s Little Italy Red Sauce, immortalized in that movie. The restaurant’s small bathroom was equipped with a disco ball and pictures of Travolta, emblazoned with instructions such as, “No cigarettes or those funny electric things! You understand?”
The menu features Italian staples and signature drinks like Grace Jones (a blend of vodka, pepper, and hot oil for $15), described as “funky for a dirty martini,” and Steph Moves to Madison (a blend of vodka, espresso and Sambuca, also for $15). dollars). Guests will soon be able to sip cocktails and enjoy outside on the restaurant’s outdoor garden patio when it opens later this spring with a DJ Rotating 54 party on Saturdays. It’s been known that guests start dancing parties in the back rooms afterwards Dinner too.
113 Mulberry Street; (212) 961-6183. Maneros.Pizza.com
hello hello disco
An unmarked door in a former warehouse leads to Ciao Ciao, a 1970s-inspired cocktail bar that opened in Williamsburg last month. Open Thursday through Sunday, the casual appetizer hour begins at 7 p.m., with pre-dinner drinks and savory snacks like artichoke crostini ($10), and prosciutto and watermelon ($14). Sip a mix of Negronis and spritzes, like the $15 Disco Spritz (digestive liqueur, elderflower liqueur and lime soda); and Ciao Ciao Negroni (liquor infused with strawberries, Martini Rosso vermouth and gin, also $15).
“We created Ciao Ciao like it was in the late ’70s, and you wander along the side streets of Trastevere on a nice day, stumble upon a hidden gem somewhere, and end up having the night of your life,” Brad Gallagher, co-founder of Freehold HospitalityAnd Who owns Hello HelloAnd He told the newspaper.
Outside the bar, the room opens onto a disco, where a shimmering disco ball spins and lights pulse to the tunes of Diana Ross and the Bee Gees when the neon-colored ballroom fills up around 10 p.m. And mirrored walls, too.
97 Tenth Street, Brooklyn; there is no phone. CiaoCiaoDisco.com
Let the good times come back. Beginning June 16, roller skaters will be welcome to glide across the Wollman Rink in Central Park. The spectacular launch, dubbed DiscOasis, will look like a real disc disco, with the design of three-time Tony Award nominee David Korenz. Stage performances, live DJs, artists and other featured guests are also tapped with songs like “Le Freak” and “Everybody Dance” from popular funk group Chic. Grammy Award-winning Niall Rodgers serves as the “Official Educator”.
Wollman Rink in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue; Tickets start at $19. WollmanRinkNYC.com
This two-level bar, with 5,000 square feet of event space, opened last month, and despite its name being called the ’90s-era “No Aloha” by the Breeders, make no mistake—the disco is the star of the show. Mirror balls rotate on both floors. The pink halls rise to the second level where there is a stage for DJs and live music. The disco fun expands on Sunday, May 29, when the restaurant launches a weekly 1970s-themed brunch. The $45 fixed-price menu includes a selection of main dishes, including Cajun eggs Benedict, pancakes, avocado toast, steak and eggs; And a mimosa, a screwdriver or a bloody mary cocktail for every meal. There will be a DJ on hand to bring the funk. Disco-themed clothing is encouraged, although not required.
17 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn; 347-599-0127. NoAloha.bar
friday disco fever
Boogie down at this downtown evening touted by the organizers as “the best disco in NYC.” Every Friday night since March, Casa Events Space in Midtown has hosted a “Latin Hustle” dance class starting at 8 p.m., which then turns into a full disco fortune. Prepare for a sea of sequins, platforms, and bell-sleeve crop tops and glitter in this Studio 54-inspired nightlife scene. The scene comes to life with a real girl skating on the dance floor and an air doctor taking the party to new heights. Happy hour starts at 8pm too, with 2 for 1 “disco drinks” like the classic Tequila Sunrise and Tom Collins. Meanwhile, MixMaster Eddie D. keeps the party going with loud disco music.
625 West 51st Street; General admission is $20, and advance tickets (purchased 48 hours in advance) are $10. CasaEventsNYC.com
Gimme Gimme Disco
Calling all dance queens! ABBA fans in New York City can clamor to West Village nightclub Le Poisson Rouge, which is hosting an ABBA roving event on Saturday, June 4. Gimme! Gimme! (After-Midnight Man)” To ‘Mamma Mia’. Songs from Cher, Bee Gees, and more will also be shown. This crowd comes dressed up to party, so you might stand out if you’re wearing anything but sequins, bell bottoms, or boots.
158 Bleecker Street; Tickets start at $17.36. GimmeGimmeDisco.com
The saint is downstairs
Beneath the new Saint Mark’s East Village brasserie restaurant is the modernist-inspired Saint Downstairs Bar, opening Friday, May 27, to honor the splendor and charm of Saint Mark’s Place. Inspired by the party days of the Andy Warhol era With a glowing glass disco ball lamp and neon lights bouncing off the mirrored walls, the luxurious space features floral murals reminiscent of Warhol’s famous prints. Starting May 31, the dance floor will have rotating DJs throwing it back in with songs from the ’70s and ’80s. Expect cocktails with fun names like Holy Water (a blend of rum infused with coconut oil, lemon, milk, tea, and aloe vera for $17), and Redemption (a blend of gin, plant-based liqueur, Avèze Gentiane Liqueur, also $17).
136 Second Ave. , open Wednesday through Saturday at 7 p.m.; (646) 490-0099. SaintNY.com.