Party Earth Review Downtown scenesters looking to get away from the finance crowd may want to check out GalleryBar, a bi-level gallery and hangout that effortlessly blends seedy nightlife and artsy culture. A gallery by day featuring rotating... ... read full review
120 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
F, J, M, Z: Delancey Street-Essex Street
Gallery: Tu–Sa noon–6pm, Su 2–8pm
Bar: Tu–Sa 6pm–4am, Su 2pm–2am
Lower East Side, New York –
Downtown scenesters looking to get away from the finance crowd may want to check out GalleryBar, a bi-level gallery and hangout that effortlessly blends seedy nightlife and artsy culture.
A gallery by day featuring rotating exhibits of modern works by local painters and sculptors, at night the exposed brick venue opens up a small bar and banquette seating in the back that draws a friendly and relaxed crowd of artists, rockers, and slinky film students itching for a party.
A DJ spins funk, hip-hop, and rock for the groups of frisky patrons chatting by the bar, while a vintage photo booth offers more flirtatious fun.
Earlier in the evening, guests looking for a mellow vibe can make their way down the back stairs to an impossibly dark candlelit grotto where alternative types huddle around small tables to sip cocktails from a second tiny bar.
As the night wears on and the DJ’s tunes get louder, a more boisterous crowd packs the dance floor both upstairs and down, especially on nights featuring events like naked paint and animal costume parties.
Authentically strange yet friendly and accessible, GalleryBar provides an artsy downtown scene where an odd mix of artists, students, punk rockers, and goths can come together for the common cause of partying.
Artists, musicians, punks, alternative types, service industry workers, and creative types, 20s to early 30s.
Nightly DJ spins a mix of funk, hip-hop, rap, and rock. Rando Party on Tuesdays, Ghetto Goth every other Wednesday. Photo booth and gallery exhibits during the day.
Happy Hour times change weekly based on events.
Beer $6+, cocktails $12+, wine $8+, bottle service $175+.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, flats, sneakers.
Tuesday or Wednesday nights for the theme parties and an eclectic crowd, and Fridays and Saturdays for a packed scene.
Continue the dance party down the street at multi-leveled Fat Baby (112 Rivington Street) where DJs spinning hip-hop and live bands playing jazz and punk await.