Bay Ridge has been a world-famous nightlife destination since Tony Manero hit the scene in 1977.
We know not everybody likes to spend their weekends at warehouse raves in Bushwick or toasting craft lagers with stroller-pushing Park Slope dads. That’s why we’re introducing a new feature called “Bay Ridge Nights” — for those who like to live it up old-school Brooklyn style. And even though 2001 Odyssey — and Pastels — have long closed, there are still plenty of bars and clubs to cure whatever strain of weekend night fever you have.
If you like to dance, you’ll want to hit Cafe Remy (7110 Third Avenue, between 71st and 72nd streets). This Friday DJ Frank Roth will be getting partygoers on the dance floor with a mix of urban, house, and R&B. Things heat up again on Saturday night as owner Eddie Batiz spins a set of Latin music seasoned with 80s classics and house jams. The party starts at 6 pm, and goes all the way to 4 am. In more of a Top 40 mood? DJ Anthony has got what you are craving at the Lone Star Bar and Grill (8703 Fifth Avenue, between 87th and 88th streets). He will be there Friday and Saturday starting at 10 pm.
But maybe you’ve sold your soul for rock and roll — and only a live band will satisfy your nocturnal appetites. No worries, the Ridge is loaded with bars sure to hit the right chord.
Cover band Six-Thousand Days will rock the Three Jolly Pigeons (6802 Third Avenue, at the corner of 68th Street) Saturday night at 10 pm, with rousing renditions of rock and soul classics. But it will have to compete with Rolling Stones cover band Sha-Doobie, which kicks off its gig at the same time at the Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Avenue, between 77th and 78th streets).
For those who like their live music a little more relaxed, swing by the Schnitzel Haus (7319 Fifth Avenue, between 73rd and 74th streets). Acoustic cover duo Lords of the Fjords start off the weekend Friday night at 8:30 pm with sounds ranging from the Beatles to the Black Keys. But be ready to dance Saturday night at 10 pm to the funky, bluesy, original rock sounds of the Crosstown Syndicate. And if you have got an appetite for something from the old country, come by Saturday at 2 pm to hear the soothing zither sounds of Dr. Bill Kolb, who is coming all the way from Vienna.