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Believe Lounge

1 E. 36th St., New York, NY 10016 40.749731 -73.983529
at Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-481-4955 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Lounge, Private Party Space, Romantic

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6 at 33rd St.; B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.

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Some nightspots are calculated to please a niche while others reflect the owner’s personality. This lounge by gypsy-of-all-trades Chynna Soul is most definitely the latter. Soul, whose jingling belts and bare midriff bespeak her belly dancing skills, has run the high-ceilinged space for ten years, during which time it has housed an art studio, a hair salon and a private party venue before opening to the public. And while waitresses wearing feathery angel wings and cocktails called “potions” suggest a New Age sensibility, drinks named Hashem’s Rain, Honor Thy Sabbath and 36 Chai (akin to a Long Island Iced Tea) add a bit of Judaic frisson. The isolated Murray Hill location means that when a party hasn’t flocked in, it can be either dead empty or the ideal place for a little Page Six-style tete-a-tete depending on your company.



The lounge's small mezzanine has served as a nook for VIPs, tarot readers and reflexologists, as well as the launching point for belly dancers. Lessons in the latter art are available.