Party Earth Review If it weren’t for the packs of weekend and weeknight warriors lined up outside, it would be easy to miss The Chelsea Room, a subterranean lounge cozily tucked beneath the landmark, and historically infamous, Hotel Chelsea... ... read full review
222 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
C, E: 8th Avenue
Chelsea / Flatiron, New York –
If it weren’t for the packs of weekend and weeknight warriors lined up outside, it would be easy to miss The Chelsea Room, a subterranean lounge cozily tucked beneath the landmark, and historically infamous, Hotel Chelsea.
The hotel’s hallowed walls have seen everything from Andy Warhol’s Chelsea Girls and Dylan Thomas drinking himself to death to the alleged stabbing of Nancy Spungen by Sex Pistols front-man Sid Vicious.
The club itself resides in the basement of the famed hotel, which was gutted to reveal the original 1883 brick walls and ceiling, and is divided into three rooms where young professionals and groups of promoters and party girls squeeze into brown leather booths to sip vodka from magnums of Belvedere.
At either end of the bar, laid-back city dwellers and hipsters pack in tightly, but as the evening wears on, most of the attractive guests hit the dance floor around the central DJ booth, or hop on top of the wide banquettes to show off their moves against a backdrop of faux ivy and exposed rose brick walls.
Chic yet unpretentious, Chelsea Room offers a welcome respite for out-on-the-town clubbers looking to have a good time in a stylish lounge without the attitude.
Outgoing young professionals, urbanites, Brooklynites, aspiring models, and hipsters, 20s to 40s.
DJ plays a mix of house, hip-hop, pop, and mash-ups.
Beer $8+, wine $10+, cocktails $13+, bottle service $400+.
Trendy casual: jeans, button-downs, European dress shoes, leather leggings, mini-dresses.
Wednesday and Thursday nights for a great weeknight party, or Friday and Saturday nights for a busier scene and bigger crowd.