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RED EYE NY

Direct from New York City, via NOLA, Berlin, LA, and Fire Island, the Red Eye NY team brings you highly caffeinated queer nightlife & concerts, radio, TV & Film, and virtual streaming events. While this full service spiked-coffee bar pumps out drinks day and night, the hottest performers in nightlife, burlesque & boylesque acts, drag royalty, Broadway triple-threats, and TV’s biggest stars are wired to entertain YOU.

Coffee By Day

Featuring blends and single origin roasts from around the world, Red Eye NY’s coffee bar is ready to greet you at the crack of dawn. Stop by to enjoy a cuban coffee at the bar while you read the morning news, or grab a cold brew to go.

Espresso Cocktails By Night

A full service coffee bar transitions from day to night with an espresso inspired cocktail menu for the club. While most venues rely on sugary energy drinks to keep their patrons fueled on the dance floor, Red Eye offers a delicious low sugar alternative to mix with their favorite spirits, touting an original menu curated by owner Sam Benedict, the current reigning Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic Bartending Champion.

“I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee”
-Flash Rosenberg

The Club

Join NYC nightlife’s hottest performers, burlesque & boylesque personalities, and DJ’s- like Nicky Doll, Corey Craig, Joey With The Mustache, & Johnny Dynell.

Given the team’s vast experience in NYC, Fire Island & New Orleans queer nightlife & concert scenes, the audience for RENY is the gay male, bi, lesbian, trans, &  the ever growing ally who enjoy nightlife, podcasts and radio, live music & streaming virtual events.

Red Eye Productions

Parlaying their success producing live events pre-pandemic, Nardicio & Benedict shifted their focus over lockdown toward live streaming concerts including Ute Lemper in ‘Rendezvous with Marlene’, RPDR’s Sharon Needles Halloween special ‘Mask it or Casket’, Kim David Smith’s ‘A Wery Weimar Christmas’, and ‘A Love Letter to Liza’, their streak of producing edgy, provocative, yet thoughtful content will continue at Red Eye with a live studio audience.

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Podcasts

Our current roster of talent includes singer and DJ BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Nicky Doll, Entertainer and Organizer Taylor Shubert, Nightlife Empresario Daniel Nardicio, and Jazz Band “The Hot Sardines” with our personal favorite Sounds Vintage podcast. Sounds Vintage is a 21st-century take on the iconic artists, songs, and moments that defined the beginnings of popular music, hosted by Elizabeth Bougerol and Evan Palazzo, leaders of the hot jazz sensation “The Hot Sardines.”

The Team

DANIEL NARDICIO

DANIEL NARDICIO

is the producer of seminal events and concerts including his pairing of Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming on Fire Island and New York’s Town Hall, followed by Carol Channing and Justin Vivian Bond. In 2017 he produced the all-star Edith Piaf Centennial concert on the legend’s actual 100th Birthday at Town Hall, featuring Elaine Paige OBE. He presented “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs” at Carnegie Hall — based on the live album he co-produced with special guests Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss and Ricki Lake.

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SAM BENEDICT

SAM BENEDICT

is a longtime associate and partner with Daniel Nardicio and was recently listed as one of Out Magazine’s TOP 30 Names in Queer Nightlife. He is a producer for the Audible Original podcast, Hot White Heist, featuring an A-list cast of all queer celebrities including Emmy nominees Bowen Yang and MJ Rodriguez, as well as Jane Lynch, Bianca del Rio, Cheyenne Jackson, Cynthia Nixon, Margaret Cho and others.

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TAYLOR SHUBERT

TAYLOR SHUBERT

is a staple of New York City nightlife. He is a part of the leadership at Dworld, the team behind Club Cumming and BEDLAM Bar in the East Village, the legendary Dworld Underwear Party on Fire Island, Bette Bathhouse and Beyond in New York City and New Orleans, and Mr. Nude York and Mr. Nude Orleans events. In 2019, Taylor joined Sam Benedict at the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic, where he and Sam took home first prize.

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ADAM KLESH

ADAM KLESH

is a hospitality manager and General Contractor who transplanted from Cleveland, OH in the early 2000’s to NYC. He currently owns and operates Tipsy Bear, a queer cabaret known as the heart of Prenzlauerberg in Berlin, Germany. Adam met Daniel while putting on the infamous DWorld Loft parties as well as co-hosting D-List radio while the show was the Saturday Night staple of East Village Radio.

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