Party Earth Review The brainchild of two childhood friends bent on creating the perfect rock club, White Noise mixes a chill dirty dive attitude with satanic decadence to form a Molotov cocktail of rock-and-roll spirit that’s sadly lacking... ... read full review
225 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
L: 1st Avenue-14th Street
East Village, New York –
The brainchild of two childhood friends bent on creating the perfect rock club, White Noise mixes a chill dirty dive attitude with satanic decadence to form a Molotov cocktail of rock-and-roll spirit that’s sadly lacking in the downtown club scene.
A staircase bathed in red light leads to a red-lit room hung in black and gold, where upscale, model-hot rockers and club kids sprawl on ornate velvet and vinyl couches or crowd around the stripper poles at the bar for some surprisingly sociable conversation in this seemingly shadowy and dangerous club.
The illicit vibe permeates the space as sinuous go-go girls and skinny post-punks bang their heads to rock classics from the likes of T. Rex, Danzig, and the Talking Heads, all blasted deafeningly from the elevated DJ booth.
The sinful single-room den’s unabashed dark side comes through in its badass décor of black-draped walls, sequined cow’s skulls in glass cases, a mummified mannequin stuffed up in the pipes, and the secret Weirdo Room, a claustrophobic mindbender of Lynchian proportions where the truly twisted can get hypnotized in front of a TV playing static beneath a single rope light swaying overhead.
An unmarked entrance and a door policy that keeps drunken jerks at bay make White Noise the perfect place for rock and rollers who want to transcend the usual dive bar and start doing some living after midnight.
Rockers, punked-out clubbers, edgy models, and successful weirdoes, 20s to 30s.
DJs spin different shades of rock every night, including darkwave, goth, 80s pop, dub, classic rock, and punk. 80s night on Wednesdays, The Wild Ones rock party on Fridays.
Weirdo Room available for strange and special guests.
Beer $5+, wine $7+, cocktails $8+.
Chill rock star: denim, leather, studs, boots, tight pants, edgy little black dresses.
Friday and Saturday nights for the best crowds and the most exciting DJs.
A few blocks away is Otto’s Shrunken Head (538 East 14th Street), a voodoo-themed tiki bar with a similar carefree rocker attitude.