INFO Located on the eighteenth floor of the trendy Standard Hotel, Le Bain is an exclusive lounge and rooftop bar where stylish guests granted entrance can expect one of the wildest experiences in town. Scenesters, models... ... read more
The Standard Hotel
848 Washington Street
New York, NY 10004
A, C, E, L: 14th Street-8th Avenue
W–Su 4pm–9pm and 11pm–4am
Located on the eighteenth floor of the trendy Standard Hotel, Le Bain is an exclusive lounge and rooftop bar where stylish guests granted entrance can expect one of the wildest experiences in town.
Scenesters, models, and celebrities who make it past the nearly impossible door step off the elevator into an all-black room and the unmistakable scent of chlorine from the heated pool, where guests both fully clothed and stripped down to their birthday suits splash around with cocktails in hand.
Despite the venue’s exclusivity, the mood within is unpretentious and fun-loving, creating a safe haven for the moneyed and free-spirited socialites, artists, and models to cut loose after a hard day of doing whatever it is that A-listers do.
Those who prefer to keep their designer duds dry tend to gravitate toward the bar to mingle or lounge on black banquettes to admire the panoramic view of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River, though most of the exuberant patrons are easily whipped into a dancing frenzy by the DJ’s eclectic mix of everything from electronic and hip-hop to rock and tango.
A respite from the furor is a short flight of graffiti-adorned stairs up to the glass-encased open rooftop, where low lawn chairs, tables, and round pink waterbeds scattered across the AstroTurf encourage lounging and quiet conversation.
Like most other André Balazs properties, Le Bain represents the ultimate in fabulous chic, an upbeat playground for an equally fabulous clientele.