Because I had the grim a few weeks back I missed my sister’s birthday celebration so I decided to make it up to her and took her out for appetizers and drinks after work to my favorite spot located in the Bedford Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, NYC. It actually happens to be one of her favorite spots as well. The lounge is called Vodou Bar. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. I can’t say enough good things about this bar/lounge. It’s located at the corner of Halsey Street and Nostrand Avenue. It’s sexy and chic. Most times I walk right in with no lines. They have wonderful waiters and waitresses. Black owned. Mixed crowds = Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians, LGTB, you name it, it’s there! And that is EXACTLY the reason I love Vodou Bar. Everyone meshes well, no tension, no drunk assholes, everyone is there to have a good time and the kicker, I DONT HAVE TO LEAVE BROOKLYN TO HAVE FUN. Did I mention the DJ’s? GREAT DJ’s. Thursday was Global Jam night (first time for me attending on a Thursday). Music from all over the world (danceable music), i.e. African music, Haitian, Jamaican, Brazilian, Cuban and he even played for me “Where Have You Been” by Rihanna (Wooooooooooooooooo my song). $5 drink specials! PLEASE TRY THEIR CHILIYAKI WINGS! OMG!!! AMAZING! So if you are ever in NYC, give Vodou a shot, it’s worth it and you will never go hang out in Manhattan again! I am a Brooklyn snob. I can’t help it! LOL.
<GASP> How could I forget Patrick the Manager! He was awesome! Very accommodating, a ball of fun and stylish! Perfect fit for Vodou! And Shanel (who will have a post all to her own) is such a good bartender and stunning!
Here are some pics of Vodou and our night!
I call this the bird-cage..
A glass anyone?
Patrick-The Manager! Wearing (for those who want to know) top: Express; tie: Tommy Hilfiger
And his Diesel boots!
My sister Nyia!
Wearing; top: Vintage from London, England; jeans: Hot Topic; earrings: her own design and creation; bangles: from Capetown, South Africa
Manfred and I!
Manfred is wearing: blazer: H&M; top: Top Shop; jeans: Forever 21
What I am wearing: dress: Forever 21; belt: Necessary Clothing; earrings: Ricky’s
shoes: Zara on sale $50 *dark pic i know, dark in there.
Until next outing!