Following up the first installment of our guide to navigating nightlife in White Plains, we’ve added three new places to try. If you’re an adventurous beer drinker, football fanatic looking for a new place to catch the game, or have a burning desire to dance the night away, this is a must-read.
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If You Love Craft Beer…
Beer lovers, this is the place for you. Lazy Boy boasts 52 rotating drafts to choose from, in addition to carrying more than 150 bottles. “Thirty to 40 percent of our customers are craft-beer maniacs,” says Lazy Boy manager Colum Flattery. (For an updated list of their offersings, bookmmark beermenus.com.)
Flattery says they tend to attract an older crowd, no doubt due to the refined beverage options. “It isn’t too loud, people can still converse,” he says. “You’re not going to come in and get pushed around.” Their Thursday trivia nights, with first prize receiving a $30 gift card, are a big draw as well.
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Foodies can expect staples including nachos, spinach and artichoke dip, sliders, and potato skins. They also make mean chicken wings, which come in 12 different flavors. Flattery says they are famous for the tequila-lime variety, and if you’re around during happy hour (Monday-Friday, 5-8 pm), a Samuel Adams draft beer and five wings are only $8. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with their gourmet milkshakes.
Something Noteworthy: Coors Light pitchers cost $13, but if you’re wearing a Jets shirt, they’re only $11.
If You Want to Mingle…
While the gigantic flat screens hanging at the bar may be tuned to the football or soccer, owner Neal Alpuche (also owner of Ron Blacks) insists the Brazen Fox is so much more than just a sports bar. “It’s more hip, almost like a gastro pub,” he says, pointing out, “We have craft cocktails and a solid food menu.”
The bar attracts a young professional crowd, and while they have a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays, you likely won’t be too squeezed by a crowded dance floor, given the spacious capacity of its upper and lower levels, plus an outdoor patio. But you can expect a lively social scene most evenings.
Something Noteworthy: Every Wednesday is Ladies Night, meaning special cocktails are served with pink sugar on the rim and a portion of proceeds going to breast cancer research.
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If You Want to Watch Football (Or Dance)…
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First, let me help you get your bearings. Black Bear and Copper Face Jacks (referenced in Pt. 1) are neighboring bars and share an owner, and while they have separate entrances, you can access both through a connecting doorway.
According to the manager Matt Klewan, Copper Face Jacks tends to be a little more upscale, while Black Bear attracts a younger crowd. Think louder music and more people and dancing. Its relative reputation as a party bar is especially true in the late evening or early morning hours, but otherwise its big-screen TVs offer a more laid-back vibe for watching the game. A full menu is available at the bar to enjoy while you (hopefully) cheer on the Giants or Jets.
Something Noteworthy: They have an upstairs room with a pool table and dart boards.