Set Back Inn
33 Main St, Tarrytown
914.631.9740; www.setbackinn.com (cash only)
Open nightly starting at 5 p.m., Fridays are especially exciting at the Set Back Inn, when there’s always music in the air at Tarrytown’s wood-paneled paean to classic dive-bar entertainment. The weekly musical lineup includes regular local performers, like Jimmy Tate and the Laura Merrill Duo. Cap off the evening with a game of darts or billiards.
Don Coqui White Plains
105 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
Kick up your heels at Don Coqui’s Latin Mix Fridays, when a trio of DJs spin the latest beats until 4 a.m. After dancing up a sweat, enjoy Puerto Rican delicacies like oxtail stew and braised pork with pigeon pea rice.
The Brazen Fox
175 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
The Brazen Fox hosts specials every night, but “Detention Fridays” are a salute to teachers: Appetizers are half price for educators with identification. Let the weekend begin!
Copper Face Jacks
166B Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
Though this White Plains hotspot is open every day from 11 a.m. to 4 a.m., stop by on Fridays after 10 p.m. to take a ride on Copper the Mechanical Bull. The bar hosts monthly bull-riding competitions with cash prizes, so come and practice often. (Thursday nights are bull-riding nights, too.)
McShane’s Public House
123 Main St, Port Chester
This wood-paneled Irish pub pours local brews and serves bar food, like fish-and-chips and cottage pie. Open until 4 a.m., McShane’s is usually hopping. If the Friday crowd is too intense, check out Ladies’ Night every Wednesday from 5 p.m. until midnight.
One Radisson Plz, New Rochelle
Tucked inside the lobby of the Radisson Hotel is a swinging tapas bar and nightclub. Sample scrumptious tapas and cocktails, and then hit the dancefloor on Fridays and Saturdays, when DJs spin heart-pumping tunes for happy-go-lucky regulars. Open until 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.