Scene: DJ, Dance, Upscale, Lounge, Bar
389 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
At GoldBar lounge get ready for a fabulously gilded nightlife experience. Brought to you by nightlife veterans from Lotus and Cain, the entire venue is bathed in gold and opulence. Over two thousand custom made gold skulls cover the walls of this tunnel shaped space with a gold vaulted ceiling. The small bar upfront, where the theme of the specialty cocktail menu revolves around honey, is sectioned off by a gold chain curtain behind which plush velvet banquettes run along the walls. Bottle service, champagne mainly, is the norm and cocktails are on the expensive, but yummy, side. Oil paintings, crystal chandeliers, and heavy, draped curtains make this one lavish party for the lucky 150 people who measure up to the spot’s golden standard.
There is little room to dance here, but you can perfect your shimmy with the rest of the good-looking crowd. The DJ booth and bathroom are covered in graffiti art in contrast to the rest of the décor. The music is anything from rock to hip hop, and the crowd is diverse. Obviously, nothing at GoldBar is ordinary and that goes for the clientele as well. Being on a list is usually the only way in, but if you swing by early you can catch a break and take advantage of the Italian nibblers served from 6pm to 9pm.