Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bottle Service Debates, Club Priests and the Best of 2008

Nightlife News for January 5th, 2009

By Gamal Hennessy

Bottle Service isn’t dead. Or is it?
David Hauslaib asserts that the bottle service trend is alive and well, although his argument using the Eldridge is less than compelling. While Scott Solish of the New York Observer provides anecdotal evidence that that economic trend is suffering and may not come back.

If Your Bar Moves, Will You Move With It?
You’ve owned a spot for years. You have a good set of loyal regulars. The economy forces you to change locations in an attempt to save money. Will your loyal regulars be there for your grand re-opening?
Glenn Collins of the New York Times isn’t so sure…

When Generosity is Clearly a Sin
Did you hear the one about the priest who holds down the VIP? Well,
Sean Evans and Tracy Connor of the Daily News reported on Father Greg Malia living the high life in New York’s most expensive clubs. Unfortunately Fox News followed up that story with news that the church rewarded his nightlife attraction by firing him.

The Best of 2008
Good Night Mr. Lewis author
Steven Lewis highlights his picks for best club, best DJ, best party, best blog and best trend in nightlife. Unfortunately New York Nights wasn’t picked for best blog, but we’re hoping to do better next year.

What do you think? Is bottle service on the way out? Will patrons follow a bar? What was your favorite spot of 2008? Add a comment and let us know.

Have fun.

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