Posts tagged "NightLife"
72 Hours in Las Vegas

72 Hours in Las Vegas

When asked what city I consider to be quintessentially ‘American’, many people are often surprised to find that my answer is not New York, Los Angeles or even San Francisco. Instead, my response to this query is invariably Las Vegas. Why? Because Las Vegas is the kind of place that could only exist in America....
Day 17 | LivingWells California Road Trip - Petaluma

Day 17 | LivingWells California Road Trip – Petaluma

Day 17 of my California adventure revved into high gear with lunch in downtown Santa Rosa at Stark’s Steakhouse, yet another of the Stark Reality restaurant outposts, which are consistently among the best eateries in Sonoma (don’t miss Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar in Healdsburg which is a personal favorite among favorites). In keeping with...
Bob Sinclar: The Pied Piper of Paris Nightlife

Bob Sinclar: The Pied Piper of Paris Nightlife

I’ve spent more nights than I can count (and certainly more than I can remember) dancing the night away in any number of those dim, uniquely Parisian bars that are short on light and long on the kind of fun that goes on past dawn. And more often than not, the rhythmic hooks of Bob...
supperclub The Restaurant | A Dinner Spectacle

supperclub The Restaurant | A Dinner Spectacle

My first ever brush with the supperclub experience took place in London when one of my smartest friends invited me to his birthday celebration at the Notting Hill-based outpost of the hotspot. It was at the time still such an underground secret that even the generally extremely knowledgeable London taxi drivers had no idea where...
Villains Tavern’s Reinvention

Villains Tavern’s Reinvention

The cavernous and popular downtown hideaway, Villain’s Tavern, has enjoyed an enthusiastic following ever since the space threw open its doors in the not so distant shadow of the famed Los Angeles 6th Street Bridge back in 2010. But in a city where what’s hot and what’s not can shift over the course of a...
The Churchill: Redefining Contemporary L.A. Cocktail Culture

The Churchill: Redefining Contemporary L.A. Cocktail Culture

A drink or a cocktail? It’s not the eternal question, but it is a frequently asked one. As those of us who partake know, there are times in life when you just want a drink. You know the moments. The ones where a couple shots of liquor poured over ice and mixed with juice or...
The Churchill: Redefining Contemporary L.A. Cocktail Culture

The Churchill: Redefining Contemporary L.A. Cocktail Culture

A drink or a cocktail? It’s not the eternal question, but it is a frequently asked one. As those of us who partake know, there are times in life when you just want a drink. You know the moments. The ones where a couple shots of liquor poured over ice and mixed with juice or...
The Redbury: Home in Hollywood

The Redbury: Home in Hollywood

Judging from the bustling scene that generally greets guests who pull up to valet at The Redbury on any given night, it would be hard to imagine that this paparazzi-ready backdrop had ever been anything but. However, it wasn’t so long ago that the structure that now houses The Redbury was a casualty of the...
Gay LA: Best Gay Power Parties

Gay LA: Best Gay Power Parties

Gay LA: Best gay power parties: Outfest If you want to mingle with the movers and shakers of gay LA, you have to know where to find them. A good start are these gay power parties, which are teeming with out insiders. Whether it’s a celebration of the arts, equality or each other, these soirées know...
The Audacity of East London

The Audacity of East London

I have been trekking to London ever since I was a wide-eyed 18-year-old college student who had seen little of the world beyond America’s borders during what might have been called my “formative years.” In fact, though London was the second European capital city I visited on my very first overseas tour, it was the...
Berlin: Europe's Capital of Cool

Berlin: Europe’s Capital of Cool

Berlin: Europe’s Capital of Cool  Duane Wells 11/3/2011  As European capitals go, Berlin is not of the variety that plays by the rules. Yes, there is a certain grandiosity to the famed Brandenburg Gate which once divided East from West. And yes, there are the impressive, if de rigueur, monuments and buildings that have survived Berlin’s war-torn...
For The Love Of Spain: A Boy Behaving ‘Badly’ in Barcelona

For The Love Of Spain: A Boy Behaving ‘Badly’ in Barcelona

I said I would have not one drink on my first night in Barcelona. Fail. I said I would not go clubbing after dinner on my first night in Barcelona. Fail. I said I would get a good night’s sleep on my first night in Barcelona. Fail again. All of the sanctimonious pledges I made...
London 2.0: Undiscovered Gay London

London 2.0: Undiscovered Gay London

London 2.0: Undiscovered Gay London  Duane Wells 7/8/2010 London may be a grand old dame of a destination, but don’t be fooled into thinking it has lost one ounce of its spunk or legendary cool with the passage of time. After years of being thought of as one of the world‘s leading gay-friendly destinations, London remains...
World Pride 2012 London Recap

World Pride 2012 London Recap

World Pride 2012 London Recap Duane Wells 7/12/2012 All photos by Jeffrey James Keyes It is no secret that World Pride 2012 was plagued by a series of widely reported calamities along the way, but in the final analysis, out of what might be called chaos arose a global celebration worthy of the title World Pride....