Party Earth Review Located in a former storage facility beneath the trendy Dream Downtown hotel, Electric Room is a tiny Chelsea hotspot that only a tiny few will ever be deemed worthy to see. Developed by Nur Kahn – the New York nightlife... ... read full review
Dream Downtown Hotel
335 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
A, C, E, L: 14th Street / 8th Avenue
Frequently booked with private parties
Chelsea / Flatiron, New York –
Located in a former storage facility beneath the trendy Dream Downtown hotel, Electric Room is a tiny Chelsea hotspot that only a tiny few will ever be deemed worthy to see.
Developed by Nur Kahn – the New York nightlife titan, not the eighth governor of West Pakistan – the venue is accessed either via a graffiti-laden loading entrance or a spiral staircase at the rear of the lobby, though most choose the former.
No matter how they (might) enter, guests who make it past the deep blue velvet curtains are assured a single room full of stunners, from Sienna Miller lookalikes in fox fur vests to ripped A-list athletes and older rocks stars who still know how to party.
Chandeliers resembling giant tea saucers hang above sofas printed with British flags, while pillars set into the walls create cozy nooks with small couches and artsy prints, such as the one of a Buckingham Palace guard with an anarchy sign sprayed across his back.
Despite fitting barely a hundred, the venue doesn’t reach capacity until 2 or 3am when the place is inevitably shoulder to shoulder with pretty people singing and shaking to rock and electronica.
The few tables are usually littered with bottles of Belvedere and Patron on ice, but for the most part patrons line up at the old-school bookcase of a bar, throwing back potent drinks and checking out the crowd.
Cool Britannia in style but chic New York in its exclusive vibe, Electric Room fuels a powerful but intimate party for the chosen ones.
Downtown fashionistas, models, successful local artists, musicians, athletes, celebrities, and the occasional I-banker thrown in for good measure, early 20s to 40s.
Nightly DJ spins old and new rock and electronica, as well as an assorted mix of non-mainstream dance-punk like LCD Soundsystem.
No food. Reservations not accepted.
Beer $10+, mixed drinks and cocktails $18+, bottle service $450+.
Trendy edgy: obscure designer t-shirts, fancy jeans, designer sneakers, Rag and Bone custom boots, band shirts, the occasional flannel, fur vests, suede and leather short shorts, skinny jeans, over-the-knee boots.
Any time entry can be obtained.
PH-D is the Dream Downtown’s rooftop hotspot, a penthouse bar decked out in glass, glitter, and enough celebrity-studded luxury to make even the most moneyed Manhattanite blush.