What are your favorite quiet (on a Saturday or Sunday night!) Manhattan bars or lounges that play ambient music, and are good for hanging out? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleGargoyle
on Oct 2, 2013 -
After years of back problems, I am seeking a chair that I can actually sit in comfortably. I am looking at the Gravity Balans
, but it costs a small fortune. However, I am desperate. Does anyone have any experience with this chair and is it worth it? Any suggestions for alternatives? [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes
on Jul 11, 2013 -
My Wife and our 1 year old and I are about to embark on a 3 leg trip. I'm after generic airport/airline tips for babies but I have a few specific things to address. [more inside]
posted by Admira
on Mar 4, 2013 -
Hey Baltimore Mefites! I need your recommendations for a chill place to grab a drink after a show at the Meyerhoff. [more inside]
posted by grateful
on Feb 27, 2013 -
I'm looking for recommendations for lounges in Boston for a birthday party with around 10-15 guests. We'll all be in our early 20s.
Ideally, the place will play livelier music but not blast it to the point where I have to shout to have a conversation.
Price range is pretty flexible. In terms of location, closer to the financial district is preferable, so nothing near Allston, brookline, etc.
This would be for a Saturday night between 8 and 11 PM and I'd like to be able to make reservations.
A decent sized crowd is appreciated, as we don't want to feel like we're the only group of people in the place. [more inside]
posted by 6spd
on Jan 23, 2013 -
How can one keep sane with a 6 (six) hour layover in Detroit airport during the Xmas travel rush? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Dec 12, 2012 -
Does there exist a fancy karaoke venue in Manhattan? I'm turning 31 and I want to have a birthday party at a karaoke bar. I would also like to dress up. [more inside]
posted by millipede
on Sep 10, 2012 -
What was the music playing in the brothel scene in the latest Mad Men episode (Season 5 Episode 5 - 30 Signals)? [more inside]
posted by kookywon
on Apr 16, 2012 -
What was that music webapp I had on my iPod? Help me remember the site I had saved to my homescreen a while ago. I'm fairly sure it was a webapp and not a proper app. I seem to remember the name for the icon was shortened to a two-letter acronym; I thought it was DI for digitalinspiration.com but googling that shows I was wrong. I'll try to describe it anyway: the app had a series of square, colourful icons down the left-hand side, not unlike the style to the iTunes gift card drawings. Each icon represented a category; I definately remember 'lounge', and the others were mostly dance/electronic music related genres like house, groove etc. probably hip-hop stuff too. Definately a cool and groovy site.
posted by Deor
on Feb 10, 2011 -
I'm going to the Pocono Pines area this weekend. This would be my first trip there with a couple of friends and we would like to all go to a bar/club/lounge with a young 20-35yo crowd. Where should we go? We are willing to travel 40 minutes out.
posted by likeapen
on Jan 13, 2011 -
Looking for fun, chill lounges/bars (with lots of single guys) in NYC to celebrate my 21st! Also, ID issues! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 8, 2010 -
I would love to find this great Barcelona hidden bohemian opera cocktail bar again, can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by alchemist
on Aug 23, 2010 -
Where can I find a good reproduction or imitation of Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671)? Alternatively where can I find historical pricing information for original mid-century moderns? [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Apr 2, 2009 -
If I want to be a lady lounge singer, in a restaurant/nightclub, draping myself across a piano in sequins and a smoky spotlight, what are the classic vamp songs I should learn, first?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur
on Oct 23, 2008 -
Looking for classy bar or lounge reccomendations in Connecticut, but willing to visit Southern Mass area as well. Went to the Tunnel Bar in Northhampton, MA some time ago and truly enjoyed the cozy, quiet setting with the lovely ambiance, big leather armchairs, and tasty drinks. Can I get one of those around here? [more inside]
posted by potatopeople
on Aug 15, 2008 -
I've moved from a claustro apartment into a place with a (small) backyard, I have a full ipod with great headphones, and I've got a stack of books to read. It's time to kick back and suntan (quickly, before the really heavy rays kick in in July/August!).
So...can anyone recommend a seriously comfortable yet reasonably portable (must store in garage between uses) chaisse lounge...or other outdoor reclining furniture appropriate for sunning?
posted by Quisp Lover
on Apr 17, 2008 -
I'm going out to drink with a group of friends on Saturday and I need some suggestions on where to go. It has to be a lounge preferably in the East Village area or the LES. Some are looking to dance and drink, or just drink so a lounge with cheap drinks and good music (hip hop, reggae, reggaeton, rock music prefered)...
Know a place?
posted by turkishLola
on Mar 11, 2008 -
Dark Continent music: I have this archetype in my head of lounge/jazz/big band music from the 40s and 50s that drew upon stereotypes of african adventure. Exotica definitely. Please help me find some! [more inside]
posted by Large Marge
on Feb 12, 2008 -
New Years in Chicago- I'm looking for a swanky lounge to spend New Years in the city. Google/CitySearch/Flavorpill have failed me so far. There's... [more inside]
posted by Kevin A
on Oct 27, 2007 -
I'm looking for mid-century pop songs with sexist lyrics. Think Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin singing about how nice it is to have a "girl" cooking dinner at home. Or about all the pretty "girls" out on the street. The lounge feel is what I'm after, though anything jazzy ought to work. Please help me annoy my wife! [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on May 10, 2007 -
Suggestions on where to look for women's cashmere "lounge" pants in Chicago? there is of course [more inside]
posted by AllesKlar
on Dec 14, 2006 -
Going to Hawaii next week. Would love to see Martin Denny, but (RIP). Would love to see Arthur Lyman, but (RIP). Who/What is the next closest, living thing? Vibes are a must. I'll be on the big island.
posted by hellbient
on Sep 12, 2006 -
What's the name of the musician who does lounge style remakes of popular (often heavy metal or hard rock) songs? He's on the Dawn of the Dead remake soundtrack.
posted by Jon-o
on May 18, 2005 -
I'm wondering where one can go in the Detroit area to hear live music, specifically jazz, lounge or alt-country. If responses could provide a parking/dress code/vibe snapshot, I'd be grateful.
posted by boombot
on Mar 14, 2005 -