Carlyle At The Palace
(516) 756-1600, Plainview
Jetsetters get ready, here’s a quick escape to South Beach on Long Island. On the border of Nassau and Suffolk Counties is Carlyle At The Palace—a party with style and flair. Before dancing the night away, grab dinner at Deco 1600, conveniently located under the same roof. Dine in front of the toasty fireplace on those extra brisk evenings and experience a delectable Italian-American meal. The ultra-friendly waitstaff provides helpful recommendations and options to share with a big group, which is definitely the way to party at the Palace. Capture everyone’s attention at this new nightclub draped in white sheers and chic chandeliers. The Palace fits perfectly into the night owls’ schedules with its accommodating bottle service and unique drinks. White plush couches and seats dominate throughout this sultry spot. Projector screens amplify the scene with black and white visions of drinks flowing and bodies moving. Thursday nights are for the ladies! (Men are still welcomed, obviously at your own risk.) Grab your girls and your best dress for an unforgettable evening. Cheers to a newbie worth trying!
Mint Restaurant & Lounge
(516) 307-8677, Garden City
Mint Restaurant & Lounge celebrates Indian cuisine with a vibrant lounge set in tranquil architecture. The refreshing herb chosen as the restaurant’s name derives from the main ingredient incorporated in each dish. Roosevelt Field Mall is lucky to have another hotspot to visit after a long day of shopping. With the holiday season upon us, it’s perfect to kick back at this stellar bar and watch Tushar (a bartender with a serious passion) create a spectacle. Ask for the Flaming Lamborghini, as flamboyant as the car itself. Their most popular mint-tini is the Lychee Martini (for good reason). This delicious cocktail is a perfect mix of Grey Goose, lychee liqueur and juice with a touch of Chambord. Careful, this one tastes so good you’ll order more than one. Feel like doing some good? Sip on the (Belvedere) Red cocktail that consists of apple and cranberry juices mixed with the vodka’s (Red) bottle—50% of their profit goes to The Global Fund to support AIDS & HIV programs. Now that’s a drink that will have you smiling! Large groups should consider the Super-tini, equivalent to three cocktails served in a massive martini glass. Each martini on the menu can be made into this monstrosity. Corporate happy hour is Monday through Friday, 4-7pm, be sure to stop by. City lovers can head west to Mint’s sister at 50th St.
(212) 431-3433, NYC
Champagne can make any given night more enticing with the dramatic pop of a cork and bubbles overflowing. Who says you need to be celebrating a specific occasion for a toast of the good ole bubbly? The Bubble Lounge is a champagne salon in the fashionable neighborhood of TriBeCa. This classy downtown lounge features 300 types of champagne including unique specialty drinks by the glass. An extra special sipper is the “Champs-Élysées” topped off with a hibiscus flower. This combination of Caposaldo Prosecco and Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur cures a long week.
The succulent flavor of pear is proven to be one of the most desirable fruits with “A Pear to Remember” cocktail—another Prosecco selection mixed with pear purée and Combier Liqueur d’Orange. If you’re looking to stay longer than a drink or two, call ahead and reserve a table. Fine hors d’oeuvres are available along with exquisite champagne bottle selections. Ladies, put on your best stilettos and men, grab those loafers—you will feel the energy vibrate once the night gets going. The music gets louder after midnight mixing some old and new classics. Go for the plunge and pay the price to taste why the Bubble Lounge is the best of its kind. Salut!