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25 Ave. B, New York, NY 10009
between 2nd and 3rd Sts.
212-253-2595 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: DJ, Hot Spot, Live Music, Lounge, Private Party Space

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Given that the steamy Rated X party prompted a scolding from the dance police (and a rumored rift among the original six owners), Scenic didn't exactly clean up the reputation of the bi-level space that was once an after-hours club and then the scene of a murder. To improve chi flow, the remaining three principals ditched the panty party and the road-trip kitsch then replaced the roomy banquettes with semi-circular booths of turquoise pleather circa 1998. Although the layout remains the same (a lofted DJ booth near the bar; a few booths and couches with—shhhh—room enough to get your groove on in back), local art now graces candy-striped walls with a vintage pinball machine furthering the vaguely Coney Island motif. And even with original booker JC Scruggs consigned to this club’s history, Midway's upgraded sound system and light-boxed floor continue to make it a choice domain for rocking indie bands today as much as yesterday.