GoldBar

Bar / Lounge
GoldBar Popular with cliquish trust-fund kids and well-heeled twenty-somethings, GoldBar has set itself apart from generic dance-club lounges with its stunning all-gold décor punctuated with some tasteful graffiti. New York United States 40.7204589 -73.9971299
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GoldBar - Bar | Lounge in New York.
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Party Earth Review Popular with cliquish trust-fund kids and well-heeled twenty-somethings, GoldBar has set itself apart from generic dance-club lounges with its stunning all-gold décor punctuated with some tasteful graffiti... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Th–Sa 10pm–4am, Su 11pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth GoldBar Review

The Scene

Popular with cliquish trust-fund kids and well-heeled twenty-somethings, GoldBar has set itself apart from generic dance-club lounges with its stunning all-gold décor punctuated with some tasteful graffiti.

Popular with cliquish trust-fund kids and well-heeled twenty-somethings, GoldBar has set itself apart from generic dance-club lounges with its stunning all-gold décor punctuated with some tasteful graffiti.

The fashionably-dressed packs that make it past the unpredictable door enter the bar area with its comfy velvet chairs perched atop elevated gold platforms, and sleek bank-vault bar complete with industrial lock and gold liquor shelves engraved with Latin sayings.

Rowdy rich kids looking to settle in with their pals can make their way through the gold chain curtains to the lounge, an impressive room with gold vaulted ceilings, ivory velvet drapes hung with mock Victorian portraits of the owners, and unique walls made of hundreds of gold-painted skulls stacked to the ceiling.

Long teal velvet banquettes offer plenty of space for moneyed hipsters and young professionals to chill out and sip cocktails, while models and socialites can check their lipstick in the mirrored gold tables that reflect the light from the immense fin de siècle chandelier.

Although the vibe is more about hanging with friends than meeting and greeting, even the cliques can’t resist the DJ’s mix of pounding pop and house music, which gets the young and lovely crowd on its feet and dancing into the wee hours.

For patrons willing to put on their designer best and brave a tough door, GoldBar has set the standard for entitled young things looking to party with their own in a lavish environment.

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Tip from Adriana:

To avoid any complications at the door, arrive with just a few friends who all look like they belong there – that means glamorous with a bit of grit.

  • Crowd

    Trust-fund kids, wealthy young professionals, people from the worlds of media, fashion, and finance, stylish SoHo hipsters, models, and uptown socialites, early 20s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    In-house DJs spin popular hip-hop, rock, pop, and house nightly.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Beer $9+, wine $9+, cocktails $16+, mixed drinks $11+, shots $11+, bottle service $350+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Girls in the latest designs from Barneys and Bergdorfs, and guys straight out of a GQ editorial spread.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays for the most diverse crowd and music, Sundays for a late-night post-Sway dance party with a hip socialite crowd, and Saturdays for a good showing of partiers.

  • Close By

    La Esquina (106 Kenmare Street) is an exclusive Mexican brasserie with an A-list crowd, similar vibe, strong drinks, and difficult door.

GoldBar User Reviews

Average rating:
It's kind of a blur
Risa C. Dec 8, 2012
I've been here a few times but unfortunately it was on the kind of nights where everything is a little hazy. From what memories I am able to piece together: 1) The crowd is good looking and very well dressed 2) The door can be tough depending on who you're with 3) The music makes me want to dance for the entire night. I recall hip-hop and top 40 and not being the only one dancing all night long 4) There is the possibility you will run into celebrities 5) The gold skull walls are creepy as hell.... If you get the chance to check it out, dress well, bring money and wear shoes you can dance in.
Good DJ, Cool Atmosphere
Chelsea D. Oct 4, 2012
I have mixed feelings about GoldBar. I came here last year for a friends birthday and we got right in (we went pretty early to avoid any issues). We didn't have a table but the waitresses let us sit at one until the other group arrived, which I thought was nice. The decor was really cool - rich colors, velvet drapes & seating, gold painted skulls plastered all over the walls... everything felt really luxurious. The night started out very slow but picked up quickly and was soon packed with people. It wasn't my typical crowd (the Party Earth review is pretty spot on...very cliquey), but I managed to have a relatively good time. I love music and thought the DJ was great.
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