Now, if we had 100 people crawling down Roosevelt Avenue at midnight just for food, it would overload the arepa lady. She’s so sweet, I don’t want that. So instead of just viewing from the street, I am adding incentives to participate in the imbibing nightlife of Jackson Heights. For the day crawl, the rule was not to step off the pavement. For this Midnight crawl, I’m asking you not to sit down until the end, and check out all the food and bars open all night.
This weekend, I went to every bar and club in the area that I always wanted to check out, but never wanted to pay to get in. Also the places that I wouldn’t necessarily go in without an ambassador. I got free covers and drink specials at every one I asked.
Below is a list of participating bars and entertainment which will be highlights for the crawl. I will provide maps at the start of the event. All you have to do is flash your map and you should get these specials (some aren’t crawl-specific discounts, but are still special). If you think any other bars should be added to this list, let me know and I will try to get them to give us some deals. All of these bars are special in some way, and should be patronized at least once in your life.
9-10, 11-12pm – Meson Asturias – Flamenco dancing performance
10-11pm (Crawl warm-up period) – Terraza Number 7 Train Cafe – Happy Hour specials & Radio Jarocho (Mexican folk band)
Caja Musical – No cover
Los Recuerdos – $3 Beer/wine/well
Amor Karaoke – Not a karaoke bar. $2 plus tip for U-pick dances with girls.
Club Atlantis – No cover
Romanticos Gentleman’s Club – No cover
Lucho’s Place – still in negotiations.
1-3am – Starting Gate (end of the crawl) – Happy hour specials + beer garden
The Roosevelt Avenue Midnight Crawl will be Saturday, August 21st. Warmup period is 10-11pm, starting around the Manuel De Dios Unanue Triangle (83rd & Roosevelt). The ending point will be the Starting Gate bar in Woodside from 1-3am. Midnight Crawl main site / Facebook event page