CLOSED – Crobar NY
New York has been waiting for a club that harks back to a time when the season's latest shoes weren't necessarily what got you in the door.
The front bar, spiked with larger-than-life reeds, has seating and a small stage area, while an industrial feel pervades the airplane hangar-like main dance room, overlooked by a balcony on three sides. Other touches--an art gallery, a white subway-tiled tunnel--pay homage to classic New York street themes. Second-level areas shift into VIP lounges depending on the night.
The club's diverse crowd--veteran scensters, Chelsea boys, guys in suits, girls in stilettos and club kids--make the 2,750-capacity space feel like a glam New York party every night. Johnny Dynell's Saturday soirees add the underground vibe, while occasional circuit-style parties lend a 24/7 feel.
The music changes nightly and from room to room, from progressive and tribal to hip-hop and high-energy house.