You’ve no doubt gone to great lengths to build a trusted network of clients and co-conspirators in this town.
And now is the time of year to remind those folks just how valued they are.
With, say, a private lounge at MSG. Or a ride to a nearby shooting range in a Jaguar F-Type. Hell, we even know a guy who’ll rent you an entire movie theater if you ask nicely.
Because while business may be formalized in offices, it’s rarely conducted there. So we rounded up six white-glove experiences that’ll ensure those hard-earned handshakes keep coming clear through Q4 and into the new year.
Happenstance having the theater to oneself: great, if a little lonely. Taking over an entire theater and showing whatever movie you desire with spirits flowing freely till the credits roll: that’s a night that won’t soon be forgotten. Nitehawk Cinema offers customizable theater takeovers with your choice from a killer catalogue of films, a custom film-inspired menu, a DJ and, oh yes, superior cocktails.
For a spirit lover, this is NY's Shangri-La. Private tours of Kings County Distillery mean hanging with the master distiller and diving into the intracacies of his swill. And by diving in, we mean tasting. Journey through bourbon, moonshine an abundance of charcuterie and crudité and finish with a spot of their Chocolate Whiskey for dessert.
Classic cars and clay shooting. This is a no brainer. The “Autogasm” from Classic Car Club Manhattan will put you and your cohorts behind the wheel of such steers as the Ferrari 458 Spyder and McLaren MP4. It’s full speed up Bear Mountain to Orvis Gun Club to take down some “birds” before finishing off the day with a nice lunch. Pro tip: if you’ve got a full roster of accounts to seduce this season, CCC also offers corporate memberships.
A little camp and completely classic, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular is an NYC cornerstone. If you’re entertaining out-of-towners, skip the Empire State Building and Harbor Tours in favor of a tradition that doesn’t make the average local grimace, this time complete with the company of two lovely Rockettes.
The Big Slipper
Might want to leave the kids at home for this one. A fantastical and tantalizing LES burlesque show, Slipper Room’s seasonal offerings include a “Fireside Mystery Theatre” and something called “Naughty and Naughtier.” Expect Santa hats but not much else. We don’t recommend looking at their (very NSFW) gallery while on the clock, but a client outing doesn’t actually count as work, right?
In the Knick of Time
Between year-end celebrations and family obligations, your calendar might be getting full. So wait till the New Year to get the crew together and say, “Hey man, we made it.” A mighty fine means to extending that token of gratitude: a private lounge at MSG for a ball game while chatting it up with a Knicks legend during tip-off.