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Al’s Afterparty


The quintessential adventurous, up-for-anything, barhopping “Jack of all trades,” Alan Fanitzi has been a local nightlife expert in the Hudson Valley since 2010.

Alan prefers the “club scene” and modern locations with mixed drinks, dark lighting, a flirty crowd, and loud music. But he’s not all about mixed drinks and nightclubs – he also spends time at casual bars watching sports, enjoying ice-cold beer and wings with his gang.

Armed with a degree in magazine journalism, Alan works a 9-5 job during the day. His ultimate goal, however, is to cruise the Hudson Valley in search of the hottest locations and share his experiences. There’s a party to have all around us and we hope you can join him for the ride!

Al's Recent Posts

A Night at Darby’s

Friday nights at Darby’s are crazy! At 10pm, people start pouring in this place! There’s not a Friday night that goes by where I don’t drive by and see a 25 ft line of people wanting to get in — even in the dead of winter.

Feeling the VIBE!

In an attempt to revitalize art in Newburgh, Will Teran turned his unique art studio, known as Teran Studio, into a music & mass art exhibit featuring work by over 20 NY artists. The event is known as VIBE and it’s held once a year.

Dancing in the Shadows

I’ve been holding out on reviewing Shadows on the Hudson until I knew I had these two things in order. Number one: at least five hot girls to bring along with me in addition to my normal party crew, and number two, and perhaps the most important, a DD (Designated Driver). Once I had these two very important things in order, it was time to party the night away.

Craziness at Club Thirty 3!

It’s a new year and I’m kicking off 2015 by bringing you my after party experience at one of the latest reincarnations of an old Poughkeepsie favorite. I’m talking about Thirty 3 Nightclub & Ultra Lounge!

Freestyle at The Hyde

George LaMond and HYDE Nightclub — two things I’ve never heard of until recently. So naturally when I got an invite to check out George LaMound perform at The Hyde Nightclub in Hyde Park I was a little dumbfounded.

Golfing all Season Long

Poughkeepsie has its own indoor golfing facility for golfers to practice their skills when the cold weather hits. DC Indoor Golf is equipped with 8 PGA Tour Simulators that feature over 40 courses to choose from. The 15 x 12 foot High Definition screens provide a rich and realistic experience!

DC Indoor Golf Open House

DC Indoor Golf has teamed up with Casperkill Golf Club to host an open house on December 16th from 11am to 2-pm. Visitors who attend the Open House will be invited to take a tour of the indoor golf center and the pub area.

Blue Collar Brew!

It’s no secret that the Hudson Valley loves its beer, so when a friend told me about Blue Collar Brewery in Poughkeepsie, I couldn’t resist getting a few buddies together to see what this place was all about.

A Night at Kas’s!

It’s getting cold outside, there’s no denying that. So here’s a tip: put a cold-weather contingency plan in place that includes taking refuge at a local bar. There’s a new place in Brewster called Kas’s Bar & Restaurant. It’s a great little spot to hang out, enjoy some wings and warm up with your favorite alcoholic beverage.

Chilling at the Brewery!

Right as you walk into Hyde Park Brewing Company, you will see a huge kettle enclosed in its own space on the right side of the building. Once you make your way to the bar and look up, you will notice huge fermenting vats directly above it. This alone is enough to make any brewery fan love this place!