(631) 549-7074, Huntington
Huntington’s hidden gem makes you feel engulfed in a warm embrace. Multiple levels of intimate camaraderie allow for a perfect night out. The first floor, adorned with a small, wood bar, a dining room wrapped in exposed brick and accented with candles, is ideal for a more private and conversation-filled evening. Tables surround an enchanting fireplace, a long unpretentious bar sits in the back and a small platform where bands play is lined with long leather couches. XO is known for their chocolate. Their signature chocolate martini and their house-made chocolate truffles and fondue should not be passed up. Take your date here and you’ll be sure to end your decadent night at XO with an X and an O.
(631) 627-8787, Patchogue
Think Hard Rock Café meets mega nightclub. Stationed in the heart of Patchogue, this spot attracts guests from all directions on the Island. Emporium is the perfect combination of a rock ‘n’ roller’s and a club-goer’s dream. It presents diverse entertainment with exotic food selections and drinks you won’t be able to resist (one of the bars is in front of a shark tank). 48 beer taps in the beer garden and indoor and outdoor dining areas complete this awesome venue. If you’re not into rock, visit on Saturday when a DJ spins dance music while guests mingle around elevated VIP tables that overlook the bustling dance floor.
(212) 725-4300, Manhattan
Sexy. Chic. Irresistible. These are just a few words to describe one of Manhattan’s most talked about multi-floor clubs. The Penthouse Lounge is where you instantly feel like a million bucks. Couches and curtains in shades of purple, pink and gold garnish the venue, along with flirty and funky company. It’s impossible to miss the colossal floor to ceiling penthouse windows, which give the space an opulent flair and guests something to look at while they dance and mingle. The Rooftop Garden sits right above the Penthouse Lounge. Here, visitors can enjoy dinner and dancing among the stars while taking in immaculate views of the Empire State Building. Although magical on a hot summer night, the Rooftop Garden can be enjoyed during the winter months thanks to heated lamps and Snuggies that guests can purchase at the club.
Novitá wine bar and trattoria
(516) 739-7660, Garden City
Happy hour or late night, Novitá satisfies. The spacious restaurant is filled with round, red leather booths, metal dining tables, oversized hanging lamps and a long bar that stretches all the way to the back. The spot is bustling with trendy couples and outgoing singles who dance to swanky beats while still being able to converse over the music. Wine is the main attraction here. Novitá offers over 100 bottles of wine by the glass thanks to their coveted fridge system. Don’t skip out on their popular events like Thursday ladies night with bar and lounge area specials or their once a month wine and cheese tastings with knowledgeable sommeliers.
Photo courtesy of The Emporium