Magic Hour New York Is Your New Go To Bar

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Magic Hour New York Is Your New Go To Bar

In October a particularly bewitching bar opened  atop the Moxy Hotel in New York City. A self proclaimed “urban amusement park”, Magic Hour is the newest creation of the TAO Group. While kids are not allowed, it hasn’t stopped the creators from adding in some childish fun.

When you first walk in you might think that you’re about to fall down the rabbit hole and straight into Wonderland. The tunneled entrance is lit with alluring purple lights and a dizzying spiral door. But the show doesn’t stop once you’ve been granted entrance.

Photo via Magic Hour

Indoors you can gaze out the windows and into the topiary garden that features larger than life hedges of animals in some..suggestive poses. When you step out onto the patio you’ll notice that there are two distinct sides. If you’re looking for a classy night, you’ll want to hang out on the east side of the bar where the vibe is similar to one of a swanky garden party. If you’re feeling a little mischievous you can make your way to the west side which draws inspiration from carnivals. So much that they even have a rotating carousel decked out with seating. Not to mention their mini putt-putt course dubbed “foreplay” complete with flirty statues of pink animals. Despite what you may choose, you can be guaranteed breathtaking views of the empire state building.

Photo via Magic Hour

To no surprise the drinks are just as extreme as some of the decor. If you’re up to the challenge you and your crew can tackle one of three curiosities. The “disco ball for all” is basically a party in a cup (mini disco ball) filled with tiki punch. Served in a jumbo popcorn container, the “popcorn anyone?” is filled to the brim with Magic Hour’s berry bubbly cocktail. Lastly is the “high octane” – a mini fuel pump full of the bar’s float my boat concoction. Bottoms up!

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Buzz Nola Bike Tours Shows You Everything New Orleans Has To Offer

New Orleans is a beautiful city with a rich history and a knack for whipping up some mouth watering beignets. While most tourists stick to the French Quarter, there is so much more of the city to see! Walking by foot may slow down this process a bit, and taking a tour bus won’t give you an in depth experience. However, going by bike may be the perfect solution. Specifically with Buzz Nola Bike Tours.

The company got its start in 2014 and since being bought it 2015 it has grown into one of the highest rated bike tours in New Orleans. This comes as no surprise due to their commitment to customer experience, safety, and comfort. In fact, their bikes are complete with strong durable frames, fat tires, and wide seats. Making for an extra smooth ride.

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Whether you’re up for a grand tour of New Orleans, or simply want to rent out one of their bikes for a few hours, Buzz Nola Bike Tours has got you covered. You can check out a standard single speed cruiser for as little as $20 for two hours, or a swanky 8 speed electric bike at $50 for a half day and for only $10 more you can get a full day of riding . You’ll be given a map highlighting the city’s bike lanes, and safety lights if you are renting over night.  Tours start off at $50 per person, and offer riders a personal and informative ride through the beautiful New Orleans.

No matter which tour you choose, you’ll get a little bit of everything that New Orleans has to offer. If you love history, incredible sites, architecture, and tales of residents past then the complete crescent tour is for you. The garden quarter combo tour gives you the best of both worlds, by taking you through both the french quarter and the garden district. If you’re looking to take the road less traveled, the big easy bike tour will take you into neighborhoods that few tourists know about. Lastly, the creole orleans & creole breeze tour is perfect for those who want a taste of history, famous landmarks, and beautiful architecture.

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Photo via Buzz Nola Bike Tours

While we can’t guarantee that you’ll be cruising along with the likes of Mark Ruffalo and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, we can say that each tour is 3 hours long and includes a bike, helmet, water bottle, photo stops, and of course a good time. Not to mention a unique insider perspective on beautiful New Orleans.  So hop on a bike and get peddling – you won’t want to miss this!

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Food & Drinks

Magic Hour New York Is Your New Go To Bar

In October a particularly bewitching bar opened  atop the Moxy Hotel in New York City. A self proclaimed “urban amusement park”, Magic Hour is the newest creation of the TAO Group. While kids are not allowed, it hasn’t stopped the creators from adding in some childish fun.

When you first walk in you might think that you’re about to fall down the rabbit hole and straight into Wonderland. The tunneled entrance is lit with alluring purple lights and a dizzying spiral door. But the show doesn’t stop once you’ve been granted entrance.

Photo via Magic Hour

Indoors you can gaze out the windows and into the topiary garden that features larger than life hedges of animals in some..suggestive poses. When you step out onto the patio you’ll notice that there are two distinct sides. If you’re looking for a classy night, you’ll want to hang out on the east side of the bar where the vibe is similar to one of a swanky garden party. If you’re feeling a little mischievous you can make your way to the west side which draws inspiration from carnivals. So much that they even have a rotating carousel decked out with seating. Not to mention their mini putt-putt course dubbed “foreplay” complete with flirty statues of pink animals. Despite what you may choose, you can be guaranteed breathtaking views of the empire state building.

Photo via Magic Hour

To no surprise the drinks are just as extreme as some of the decor. If you’re up to the challenge you and your crew can tackle one of three curiosities. The “disco ball for all” is basically a party in a cup (mini disco ball) filled with tiki punch. Served in a jumbo popcorn container, the “popcorn anyone?” is filled to the brim with Magic Hour’s berry bubbly cocktail. Lastly is the “high octane” – a mini fuel pump full of the bar’s float my boat concoction. Bottoms up!

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A Saved By The Bell Diner Is Coming To Los Angeles

Saved By The Bell Diner

Not looking forward to sweat inducing weather, crowded beaches, and melted ice cream stains on your favorite shirt? Neither are we. But we are looking forward to the opening Saved By The Max – a Saved By The Bell diner that will be coming to Los Angeles on May 1st.

Saved By The Bell Diner

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The pop-up originally started in Chicago where it had a very successful (and nostalgic) first run, but will now be calling West Hollywood its home. As expected the establishment will be modeled after the iconic hangout spot that was frequented by Zack, A.C. and Screech for some greasy goodness. Which now that we’re on the subject of food…sounds just as good as it looked on the show. Bite into some juicy AC Sliders with a side of Belding Fries, Indulge in a serving of Macaroni & screech, and treat yo self to a Lisa Turtle Milkshake.

There’s more to look forward to than just food and a blast from the past. The residency is expected to host a string of events during its first semester such as TV-karaoke, trivia nights, brew & views, 80s vs. 90s parties, Zack attack variety shows, fundraisers, and themed school spirit night. Plus there’s rumors that certain cast members may pop on by every once and a while.

Saved By The Bell Diner

Photo via Saved By The Max

Tickets are limited, but lucky for you they have not gone on sale just yet! February 2nd at 9AM sharp is when tickets are expected to be up for grabs. So if you want to grab a coveted spot be sure to stay glued to your computer, ready to pull the trigger! See you there Preppy!

 

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Your City Guide: Denver, CO

Going to Denver and don’t know what the heck to do? DigiMapps has got you homie! Here’s a guide to Denver, Colorado that will ensure a good time! Whether you’re visiting during the cold of winter or the enjoyable climate of summer, we have a list of things to do that’ll keep you busy!

Feed me damn it

We know the feeling. Your stomach is about to eat itself and your heart is pounding with the anxiety of finding a place to eat with good food, ambiance, and service. Your hanger is about to reach levels you didn’t know existed, and the thought of settling for Applebee’s enrages you even more.

El Five

Look to your left and find what can arguably be the best view of the Denver Skyline. Look to your right and your eyes will be met with geometric mirrors, and pops of colorful art. During the warmer months you can enjoy your tapas on the patio.

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Photo Via Eater

Avanti

Inside these modified shipping containers you’ll find seven different restaurant concepts. Your options are endless, ranging from a classic hamburger to some authentic Venezuelan arepas.

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Photo via Passport & Cocktails 

Izakaya Ronin

This eatery is home to beautifully crafted sushi, extensive sake collections, and a boiler room that’s been converted into a speakeasy type bar. Whether your craving sashimi or ramen, you’ll be able to find your fix here.city guide Denver

Photo via Izakaya Ronin

Linger

This previous mortuary is self proclaimed as Denver’s finest eatuary. Oh the puns! Their menu consists of plates from around the world, and when the weather permits guests can enjoy drinks from the rooftop Bar-V.

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Photo via linger

 

Drink. Drank. Drunk

It wouldn’t be vacation unless you were letting loose and getting hammered. Skip getting weird at dinner, even though it is convenient, and definitely don’t count on drinking at the hotel bar. Go out and grab a drink at a place that will make all your Snapchat friends jealous.

Punch Bowl Social

Honestly you could spend the whole night here and not get bored. You could grab some dinner, but the real fun begins when you grab some drinks. Belt out some tunes on the karaoke machine, play your favorite classic games in the vintage arcade, aim for a lucky strike at the bowling lanes, or compete with your friends in a game of pong, pool, shuffle board, darts or foosball.

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Photo via Punch Bowl Social

Ace

When I say Ping you say Pong! Grab a bite, grab a drink, and grab a paddle! This old car garage gas been transformed into a fast casual eatery, drink slinging bar, and ping pong hall.

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Photo via DSC

Williams & Graham 

When you enter their storefront you’ll be met with a small bookstore with dusty shelves of literature. Little do you know that behind one particular bookcase lies a cozy bar with exquisite libations.

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Photo via Eater

The 1 up

We’re not saying this is the best one yet, but as avid pinball fans we must say…it totally is. This bar has locations in LoDo and Colfax, each boasting classic arcade games and pinball machines. In fact the Colfax location has 42 pinball games alone. Oh and don’t forget to grab a beer too!

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Photo via The 1up

 

Adventure Is Out There

Yes mom, please let’s visit the mall and shop at stores we frequent at home. No dad, I don’t want to go to another natural history museum. They’re literally all the same. These are words we are sure get uttered on the daily by tourists. Don’t worry we got some good spots to check out that aren’t completely tragic.

Kilgore books

This lovely book store sells gently used books, local art, and alternative comics such as Unicorns of Planet Earth, King Cat, and A Horse, A Crow, and A Hippo Walk Into a Bar.

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Photo via On The Grid

Lakeside amusement park

Get ready for a blast from the past. This amusement park was originally built in 1908 and it still has its charm. The original carousel is still operating and the famous Cyclone rollercoaster is one of few pre-World War II coasters left running.

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Photo via Lakeside

Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Yes, we know that this is quite the drive BUT it’s charming and has some cute accommodations. It doesn’t matter whether it’s winter or summer, take a weekend trip and soak yourself in these 104 Degree pools

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Photo via Strawberry Hot Springs

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater

If you’re lucky enough to be around during the warmer seasons, you can catch a concert at the legendary and truly breathtaking amphitheater. If not, you can still visit the park year round to take a tour or take a hike along its trails!

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Photo via Red Rocks

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There’s A Secret 3 Story Pirate Bar In San Francisco

secret pirate bar san francisco

A lot of things would come to mind when looking at 650 Gough Street. The plain and unnamed storefront nestled between a dry cleaners and a liquor store would lead one to believe that just like the rest of the neighborhood, it was boring. In fact, upon first glance you may think it was possibly abandoned. Even worse, it could be a depressing insurance company filled with unhappy and mediocre employees dressed in khakis. All of these are good guesses, but also completely far off. Behind those tinted windows lies a 3 story secret pirate bar by the name of Smuggler’s Cove.

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Photo via Smuggler’s Cove

No, that wasn’t a typo. Inside that bland storefront is a colorful, and brilliant pirate themed bar. As soon as you walk in you’ll feel like you’ve stepped on board of the Jolly Roger. The space is decked out with barrels, fishing nets, wooden beams, lanterns, colorful lighting, and of course rum. Loads of rum. Like 550 bottles of rum. So if you love rum more than Captain Jack Sparrow (which would be a little excessive) then we think you’ve found your new spot.

secret pirate bar san francisco

Photo via Smuggler’s Cove

If they have that grand of a selection of rum, then their massive drink menu should come as no surprise. After your done gawking at the waterfall, and the anchor hanging from the ceiling you are left to rifle through an 80 drink menu. The adult beverage world is your oyster and it’s overwhelming enough to make anybody’s head spin.  Do you go with a traditional rum drink like a Cora Middleton? Or something fun like a Top Notch Volcano? If you can’t decide, we hope that you will find comfort in the fact you can request a punch card that keeps tracks of all the beverages you’ve tried. Drink your way through the menu and become a voyager of the cove!

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