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The Chelsea Room

Basement of the Hotel Chelsea, 222 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011 40.745127 -73.998424
nr. Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-3600 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, DJ, Hotel Bar, Hot Spot, Live Music, Lounge, Nightclub, Private Party Space, Swank

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1 at 23rd St.; C, E at 23rd St.

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American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

If you ever had a doubt that rock and roll bohemia was really dead, consider this club’s existence the final death knell. In the basement space beneath the infamous Hotel Chelsea that once housed Serena’s (pretty cool) and then Star Lounge (less than cool), you can now get watery martinis from thirteen to sixteen bucks a pop while following arbitrary rules of formality, such as women being required to wear heels, and paying a 20% mandatory gratuity on every order (if you're using a credit card). There are a few tasteful features—live bongos and violin often accompany the DJ—and the semi-rustic space itself, with deep banquettes, exposed brick from the hotel’s nineteenth-century foundation, and wooden floors slick as the bartender’s hair. But for those seeking any semblance of the creative free-for-all atmosphere alive (but not exactly kicking) upstairs, best to try somewhere with a little more edge—say, the Blarney Stone?