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Passerby

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436 W. 15th St., New York, NY 10011 40.742049 -74.005916
nr. Ninth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-206-7321 Send to Phone

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    9 out of 10

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  • Scene: DJ, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Singles Scene, Wine Bar
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Who says getting your buzz on at a gallery has to involve a plastic cup of tepid Pinot Grigio? Certainly not Gavin Brown, who opened this bar in front of his Chelsea gallery space in 1999 (then again, artist Rob Pruitt once contributed a work called Cocaine Buffet to a group show there, an interactive piece that consisted of a 16-foot line of cocaine on a mirror). Passerby, whose blinking disco floor was also built by an artist, is where the New York-L.A.-Tokyo-London-Paris-Berlin-Yale art-world fabulous touch down while installing shows.

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