Electric Room

Bar / Lounge
Electric Room Electric Room in Chelsea, New York is a tiny exclusive lounge promising a gorgeous crowd & non-mainstream DJs. Plug into this NY hotspot with Party Earth. New York United States 40.74204 -74.00378
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Electric Room - Bar | Lounge in New York.
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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

  • Subway:

    A, C, E, L: 14th Street / 8th Avenue

  • Phone:

    646-625-4821

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 10pm–4:30am
    Frequently booked with private parties

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Electric Room Review

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Electric Room in Chelsea, New York is a tiny exclusive lounge promising a gorgeous crowd & non-mainstream DJs. Plug into this NY hotspot with Party Earth.

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.

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Tip from Adriana:

The drinks are powerfully strong, ladies and gents. Wedges instead of heels. You’ll be thankful.

  • Crowd

    Downtown fashionistas, models, successful local artists, musicians, athletes, celebrities, and the occasional I-banker thrown in for good measure, early 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Nightly DJ spins old and new rock and electronica, as well as an assorted mix of non-mainstream dance-punk like LCD Soundsystem.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    No food. Reservations not accepted.

  • Prices

    Beer $10+, mixed drinks and cocktails $18+, bottle service $450+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    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.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any time entry can be obtained.

  • Close By

    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.

Electric Room User Reviews

Average rating:
Unlike anything else
Melody K. Sep 23, 2013
From the moment you start walking down the red-carpeted ramp with graffiti and psychadelic street art plastered all over the walls, you know that the Electric Room is something completely different. I was only there for an hour or two, but while I was there I heard the best music I've never heard before. I went on Saturday and heard all indie remixes, electronic, some classic rock, groovy yet upbeat stuff. It was a very welcome departure from Top 40 and all of those other headliners telling us to throw our hands up in the air like we just don't care. The prices are definitely enough to make you want to savor your time here, which is easy to do given the funky decor and plentiful seating. This is the place where you might actually be able to have a conversation with someone. It's definitely still more of a club than a bar, but you can somehow be a little more mellow while you party like there's no tomorrow. Pros: -one-of-a-kind music -great entrance -laid back yet upscale vibe Cons: -Expensive (welcome to NY!)
cozy fun
Allison M. May 14, 2013
This is a very small bar, perfect for smaller groups or if your just looking to have a more personal experience. There is a very small dance floor so everyone is movin to the beat in every area. There are tables and large couches available to purchase with bottle service. The decore, atmosphere and music is what make this place so unique. With a black and red rock and roll grunge theme, with controversial and talented art work. The music is a combination of oldies, and new school playing important concentration on rock and roll, and the classics. Definitely got my grove on!
The best time you'll ever have
Cera C. Dec 2, 2012
I love Electric Room. What I don't love is the steep walkway it takes to reach the entrance -- probably devised to keep those who are too drunk to maneuver it away. Once you get in -- that is if you are deemed worthy -- it's a grand ole time! A bit more rock and roll than your typical nightclub, but so fun nonetheless. It's quite small but there's enough room to move around and have a good time. Wear your illest vintage tee and ripped up s**t and prepare to have a great night
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