bars and nightclubs

In Quarantine, Restaurant Recipes Are Postcards From Another Time

In Quarantine, Restaurant Recipes Are Postcards From Another Time

Our critic hasn’t eaten out in more than two months. But recipes can let us recapture certain tastes and moments, and remember how a restaurant meal can enchant.
Will Bars Exist in NYC After the Coronavirus?

Will Bars Exist in NYC After the Coronavirus?

Even when businesses like mine can open up for real, it will be very hard to keep them going in a socially distanced world.
What Is New York Without New York Bars?

What Is New York Without New York Bars?

I miss the promise the night offers. Liquor bottles standing sentry behind the bartender. The endless possibility in conversations overheard, lives intersecting.
Will Britain’s Pubs Survive the Coronavirus?

Will Britain’s Pubs Survive the Coronavirus?

A fundamental pillar of British life is in peril.
Jimmy Glenn, Ex-Boxer Whose Times Square Bar Endures, Dies at 89

Jimmy Glenn, Ex-Boxer Whose Times Square Bar Endures, Dies at 89

A fighter, trainer, cutman and manager, he once owned both a bar and a gym. Only the bar survives. He died of coronavirus complications.
Filipino Musicians Drive Hong Kong’s Music Scene, but Gigs Have Dried Up

Filipino Musicians Drive Hong Kong’s Music Scene, but Gigs Have Dried Up

Battered by the one-two punch of protests and a pandemic, Hong Kong’s music venues have mostly gone silent. No one has felt the pinch more than singers, drummers and guitarists from the Philippines.
Jimmy Glenn, Ex-Boxer Whose Times Square Bar Endures, Dies at 89

Jimmy Glenn, Ex-Boxer Whose Times Square Bar Endures, Dies at 89

A fighter, trainer, cutman and manager, he once owned both a bar and a gym. Only the bar survives. He died of coronavirus complications.
As South Korea Eases Limits, Virus Cluster Prompts Seoul to Close Bars

As South Korea Eases Limits, Virus Cluster Prompts Seoul to Close Bars

With no vaccine in sight, the country is urging people to reclaim more of their daily lives, while bracing for new waves that are all but inevitable.
As South Korea Eases Limits, Virus Cluster Prompts Seoul to Close Bars

As South Korea Eases Limits, Virus Cluster Prompts Seoul to Close Bars

With no vaccine in sight, the country is urging people to reclaim more of their daily lives, while bracing for new waves that are all but inevitable.
The Man Who Taught Australia How to Mix a Proper Drink

The Man Who Taught Australia How to Mix a Proper Drink

Vernon Chalker helped to turn what was once considered a menial job, bartending, into a celebrated career.
She Just Wanted to Play Bass. That Life Is Gone.

She Just Wanted to Play Bass. That Life Is Gone.

It was always hard making a living as a musician in New York City. The quarantine has made it impossible.
Where Did All the Lesbian Bars Go? Increasingly, They’re on TV

Where Did All the Lesbian Bars Go? Increasingly, They’re on TV

Most lesbian bars have vanished in recent decades — and that was before the pandemic. But three current TV shows offer their own fictional forms of wish fulfillment.
It’s Showtime! Press Play to Hear the N.Y.C. That Used to Be

It’s Showtime! Press Play to Hear the N.Y.C. That Used to Be

“Missing Sounds of New York,” an album from the New York Public Library, recreates the everyday soundtrack many have been missing since March.
Filipino Musicians Drive Hong Kong’s Music Scene, but Gigs Have Dried Up

Filipino Musicians Drive Hong Kong’s Music Scene, but Gigs Have Dried Up

Battered by the one-two punch of protests and a pandemic, Hong Kong’s music venues have mostly gone silent. No one has felt the pinch more than singers, drummers and guitarists from the Philippines.
Small Clubs Are Where Rock History Is Made. How Many Will Survive?

Small Clubs Are Where Rock History Is Made. How Many Will Survive?

Independent venues are critical to local scenes and artists on the rise. With concerts on hold during the pandemic, they’re struggling to hang on and fighting for government aid.
Small Clubs Are Where Rock History Is Made. How Many Will Survive?

Small Clubs Are Where Rock History Is Made. How Many Will Survive?

Independent venues are critical to local scenes and artists on the rise. With concerts on hold during the pandemic, they’re struggling to hang on and fighting for government aid.
Beirut’s Nightlife Survived Civil War. Can It Withstand Pandemic?

Beirut’s Nightlife Survived Civil War. Can It Withstand Pandemic?

In Lebanon’s capital, it’s a point of pride that the party never stopped, even during war and protests. But will the dancing and drinking come back after the coronavirus lockdown?
Beirut’s Nightlife Survived Civil War. Can It Withstand Pandemic?

Beirut’s Nightlife Survived Civil War. Can It Withstand Pandemic?

In Lebanon’s capital, it’s a point of pride that the party never stopped, even during war and protests. But will the dancing and drinking come back after the coronavirus lockdown?
Restaurant Burglaries on the Rise as Thieves Target the Liquor

Restaurant Burglaries on the Rise as Thieves Target the Liquor

Emboldened by the vacant streets and empty dining rooms, thieves in some cities are targeting restaurants.
Restaurant Burglaries on the Rise as Thieves Target the Liquor

Restaurant Burglaries on the Rise as Thieves Target the Liquor

Emboldened by the vacant streets and empty dining rooms, thieves in some cities are targeting restaurants.