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Celebrity nightclubs in NYC


May 29, 2011
 

What night clubs are very popular for celebrities to go to?

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May 30, 2011

Prabhjote's answer about things to do in New York

Heya!

The Big Apple, New York City, NYC - many names, many facades. This city is one of the most popular hubs for celebrities to party and when it comes to rubbing elbows with them, I know just the right places to make it happen!

From happening goldie-gold GoldBar to underground lounge SubMercer, NYC has it all.

Times Square (Source: Emily Mills) 

Nightlife

New York is bursting with nightlife in every corner of the city. I've narrowed my suggestions down to the clubs in New York where you have a chance of bumping into celebrities. Hope you like them!

1. Top Of The Standard (Recommended)

This is the hottest of all hot spots! Located in the penthouse of the Standard Hotel is Top Of The Standard. It's got a glass floored terrace which is 18 floors up in the air and a hot tub in the middle of the bar!

Best Nights: Fri, Wed, Thu
Happy Hour: No
Alcohol: Full Bar
Smoking: No
Coat Check: Yes
Noise Level: Average
Good For Dancing: Yes

Here's what one of the clubbers had to say:

There is absolutely nothing understated about this Meatpacking District lounge, located atop Andre Balazs' Standard Hotel. It oozes opulence--from the white leather banquets, which overlook the Hudson River through floor-to-ceiling windows, to the vast bar, centered around a tall wooden column.

Perks include attentive service from good-looking waitresses, smoking balconies with transparent flooring (so that the 18-story drop is visible) and the high likelihood of an A-list celebrity sighting (Madonna, P Diddy and Justin Timberlake have all been spotted). Entry is, for the most part, limited to the famous and well-connected, which explains the crowd of disappointed would-be partiers huddled near the ground floor entrance.

The Boom Boom Room (Source:Citysearch) 

Location:
48 Washington St (West 13th Street)
New York, NY 10014

Contact No:
(212) 645-4646

Timings:
Monday to Thursday, 9am-12pm
Friday and Saturday, 9am-1am
Also open Sunday

Top Of The Standard

Top of the Standard (Source: Patrick Barry) 

2. GoldBar (Recommended)

GoldBar is one of the must do clubs in all of New York! Located in the Soho district, it's relatively easier to get into than the Top Of The Standard, all you have to do is make a reservation. Otherwise, yes, you will be waiting in a long long line.

As soon as you enter, you're welcomed by gold chains at the door. Inside, there are lots of gold painted skulls on the walls and hundreds of gold chains dangling from the walls to form a sheath. The bar is accompanied by throne like chairs. The whole place is glistening in gold.

Music: DJ
Best Nights: Fri, Thu, Sat
Happy Hour: No
Alcohol: Full Bar
Smoking: Yes
Coat Check: Yes
Noise Level: Very Loud
Good For Dancing: Yes

Here's what one of the visitors had to say:

I had one of these moments this week. Two days before Thanksgiving I went to a friend's birthday dinner at Buddha Bar and as she was blindfolded and being walked across the street to a surprise after party at tenjune I was whisked into a cab by my friend Laura to go to a ball.

Twenty minutes after being in a cab in work clothes we were in formal attire walking past the velvet rope at swanky downtown lounge Gold Bar and sipping Dom Perignon as we tried to figure out the faces behind the other masks. We didn't notice Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester until Laura got a text she was there the next day. And unfortunately neither of us kissed a prince, but it was definitely one of those New York moments or just another Tuesday night out and about in NYC.

Gold Bar (Source: OK! Magazine) 

Location:
389 Broome St
New York, NY 10012

Contact No:
(212) 274-1568

Timings:
Tuesday to Sunday,  10pm-4am

GoldBar

Soho, NYC (Source: Dana Deskiewicz) 

3. Rose Bar

The Olsen twins, David Beckham and Penelope Cruz are just few of the famous faces spotted at this bar. The Rose Bar is a mix of styles with an overall medieval feel. It has the kind of ambiance that attracts wealthy locals, VIPs and lots of celebs. But keep in mind that it is a little pricey, so if you get in, be prepared to drop cash.

Music: DJ
Best Nights: Fri, Thu, Sat
Happy Hour: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Smoking: No
Coat Check: Yes
Noise Level: Average
Good For Dancing: No

This is what one of the reviews has to say:

I prefer to skip bars that are severe "scenes;" where you need to be on a list to gain entry. But what Ian Schrager and artist Julian Schabel have created in the Gramercy Park Hotel makes going through the various humiliations it might take to get in almost worth it.

The space is spectacular with rose-colored velvet chairs, original Warhols and Schnabels on the walls, a wood-burning fireplace, a red-and-white tile floor, and a billiards table you will be very intimidated to even approach. But sit on one of those plush chairs, sip your $20 cocktail, enjoy the flawless sound system commandeered by various top name DJs, and for a few moments you might forget that you really don't belong in this swanky, celebrity-laden environment. Reservations (and they are hard to get) are mandatory after 10pm and security is tight.

Rose Bar in New York City (Source: Frommer's) 

Location:
2 Lexington Ave (at 21st St.)
New York, NY 10010

Contact No:
(212) 920-3300

Timings:
Daily, 5pm-1am 

Rose Bar

Peter, Bjorn & John (Source: Mindy Bond) 


The SubMercer is a low key lounge where most of the celebrity drama takes place in the Mercer Hotel.

Music: DJ
Best Nights: Thurs, Fri, Sat
Happy Hour: No
Alcohol: Full Bar
Smoking: No
Coat Check: Yes
Noise Level: Loud
Good For Dancing: Yes

Here's how you get into SubMercer

Stumble upon the door bearing 147.5 with an attitude that says you own the joint, get past the henchmen, take the freight elevator down, make two lefts, then a right. Turn the knob on the red unmarked door, and you're in. Low ceilings and exposed brick archways separate tiny alcoves, giving a cavernous feel to the subterranean space, but the mosaic tiled bar and uber-hip patrons remind you that you've been submersed into a den of coolness.

The SubMercer (Source: Citysearch) 

Location:
147 1/2 Mercer St (Prince Street)
New York, NY 10012

Contact No:
(212) 966-6060

Timings:
Thursday to Saturday, 10pm-4am

I hope you have an amazing time in New York and bump into a lot of celebrities. Please do let us know if want to check out offbeat attractions, cool cafes, and maybe some more places to do celeb spotting.

New York City Nightlife (Source: M.) 

Have fun in NYC.

Cheers

Prabhjote



Answered by I adore photography and exploring new places. Traveling is an important part of who am I, and life would just get too boring without it. Prabhjote Gill

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