Manhattan Ave by day is a busy hustle bustle of business activity. But by dark, watch out, this road hands itself over to the Brooklyn vibe I have grown to love. Scattered along its streets are restaurants and bars that come to life.
Along the road you will find Blackout. The exterior predicts a speak-easy, but upon entering you discover a decadently decorated bar, (think Marie-Antoinette goes to Brooklyn, circa now) with cheap drinks and even better music from the in-house DJ. Wednesday is Weds-Gay at Blackout. As well as always out-going, bubbly characters behind the bar, on Weds-Gay there is a go-go dancer on the bar! A projector which sometimes displays gay porn on the wall, and the bar has a soundtrack that you will only find on a fag-hag’s iTunes: Gaga, Kelis and Madonna oh my! As the night progressed so do the attendees: the outfits are fabulous and the drinks fabulous-er. Try the Manhattan Ave Cocktail, a naughty concoction made with Rye, Lillet, Lustau Sherry and Bitters.
Blackout is open Mon to Fri 4pm to 4am, and Sat and Sun 2pm to 4am.
Their next event “Mixed Messages” will take place on Fri, July 30. Open bar from 11pm-12pm.