Mon-Fri, 6pm-4am; Sat, 8pm-4am; Sun, closed
C, E at 23rd St.; 1 at 23rd St.
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This venue is closed.
Serena is a proper, plush lounge, with low black velvet couches, deep-pink pillows, and just enough Moroccan grillwork to keep it looking (luxe) hippie. The champagne-swilling crowd, however, is not quite as eccentric as the residents of the Chelsea Hotel upstairs: Expect British girls who love 80's-revivalist fashion, and the bed-headed men who love them. (Named for original owner, bon vivant caterer Serena Bass.)
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.