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. The fashionably... ... read full review
389 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
4, 6: Spring Street-Lafayette Street; J, M, Z: Bowery-Delancey Street
Chinatown / Nolita, New York –
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.
Trust-fund kids, wealthy young professionals, people from the worlds of media, fashion, and finance, stylish SoHo hipsters, models, and uptown socialites, early 20s.
In-house DJs spin popular hip-hop, rock, pop, and house nightly.
Beer $9+, wine $9+, cocktails $14+, mixed drinks $11+, shots $11+, bottle service $350+.
Girls in the latest designs from Barneys and Bergdorfs, and guys straight out of a GQ editorial spread.
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.
La Esquina (106 Kenmare Street) is an exclusive Mexican brasserie with an A-list crowd, similar vibe, strong drinks, and difficult door.