Tag: Bars and Nightclubs

At Europe’s Illegal Parties, Coronavirus Is the Last Thing on Anyone’s Mind

Nightclubs around Europe are shut. But that doesn’t mean the continent’s party people are staying home. As coronavirus lockdowns are eased, illegal raves are growing in popularity. Outdoor events for hundreds — in some cases, thousands — organized via social media and messaging apps, are in full swing every weekend, causing headaches for police forces […]

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Distilleries Raced to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Pandemic. No Longer.

As the coronavirus pandemic shuttered bars and restaurants in March, Phil McDaniel’s craft distillery in St. Augustine, Fla., stopped producing bourbon. Then he realized there was one alcohol-based product he could make that people would still clamor for: hand sanitizer. His St. Augustine Distillery soon churned out the first of what became 10,000 gallons of […]

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‘Cocktails and Masks Don’t Really Go Together’

MOSCOW — When Nest, a cramped Moscow cocktail lounge, reopened for business in late June after more than two months of lockdown, it offered free masks and antiseptic lotion at the entrance to help calm any fears drinkers might have about sitting just inches from each other around tiny round tables. It needn’t have bothered. […]

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Provincetown: Go for the Mask Compliance, Stay for a Show

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — Varla Jean Merman has a good arm, and when she threw her hairpiece into the swimming pool the other evening at the end of an increasingly frenzied number in her cabaret show, it landed on the surface just right. Then it floated there, inert and disheveled. “Everyone loves a wig in a […]

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As Japan Nears 1,000 Daily Coronavirus Infections, It Shies From Restrictions

TOKYO — The blame game can go only so far. For weeks, as Japan faced a troubling rise in coronavirus cases, officials pointed fingers at Tokyo’s nightlife districts, especially the so-called host and hostess bars on the periphery of the country’s sex industry. The message was clear: The rest of Japan was still doing fine, […]

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N.Y.C. Enters Phase 4, but Restaurants and Bars Are Left Behind

For the 25,000 restaurants and bars in New York City, Monday was supposed to be a day of celebration — the turning point when the city would enter Phase 4, the final phase of reopening after the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, the start of Phase 4 marks a roadblock on New Yorkers’ path to normalcy and […]

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Cuomo Cracks Down on Outdoor Drinking at New York Bars

New York City restaurants and bars, already struggling to stay afloat with skeleton staffs and reduced to takeout, delivery and outdoor dining, suffered another blow on Thursday when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo placed new limits on their ability to serve alcohol. The most significant restriction announced by Mr. Cuomo prohibits restaurants from serving alcohol to […]

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America Drank Away Its Children’s Future

A brief history of the past four months in America: Experts: Don’t rush to reopen, this isn’t over. Donald Trump: LIBERATE! Covid-19: Wheee! Trump officials: Here’s our opposition research on Anthony Fauci. And we’re now faced with an agonizing choice: Do we reopen schools, creating risks of a further viral explosion, or do we keep […]

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Pittsburgh Seemed Like a Virus Success Story. Now Cases Are Surging.

PITTSBURGH — A little more than three weeks ago, officials in Pittsburgh announced a milestone enviable for almost any major city in America: A day had gone by without a single new confirmed case of the coronavirus. It was good news for a city that had seen only a modest outbreak all along, even as […]

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A Virus Walks Into a Bar …

Everything you love about your neighborhood bar — the ambience, the crowds, the music, the free-flowing alcohol — makes it the ideal place to catch Covid-19. Around the country, bars are becoming a common source of coronavirus outbreaks. In Louisiana, at least 100 people tested positive for the virus after visiting bars in the Tigerland […]

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