The ol’ bouncer routine is never an old one. Some wait for hours in front of a line willing to pay an entrance fee and then some while socialites whisk past them, hugging said bouncer as they are completely led inside. It makes others feel deflated and crushed. While that might not be the case for many, some know the experience of waiting outside of a door they’re dying to walk through. Here at the 5 most difficult doors in New York City.
The Boom Boom Room
The Boom Boom Room bar at The Standard’s penthouse is the most restricted door in New York City. For some time now, it has been packing in the crowds on a consistent basis but has not weakened its door standards. The only weak point in the glitzy hot spot is the music, which is insanely heavy on late 70’s funk. One Boom regular was recently complaining about hearing Gary Glitter tunes. Note to DJs: Andre’s sexy place of funk should not condone child pornography.
Who you need to know: Andre Balazs, Kamil Parchomienko, Stefan
Civilian Chance of Entry: 0%
The Boom Boom Room is located at 848 Washington St., MePa.
The EMM group’s new space below Abe and Arthur’s has already gained an exclusivity reputation, and is consistently packing people in. We foresee this spot to stay in the top in the future.
Who you need to know: Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum, Aalex Julian
Civilian Chance of Entry: 15%
Simyone Lounge is located at 409 W 14th St., MePa.
After only having a “soft” opening, owners Mike Satsky, Brian Gefter, Kyky, and Dimitri confirm that it will definitely be an overly tough door for the near future. With a female-oriented design and emphasis on heavy house music, you can expect a very interesting elite crowd.
Who you need to know: Mike Satsky, Brian Gefter, Kyky, Dimitri
Civilian Chance of Entry: 18%
Provocateur is located at 18 9th Avenue, MePa.
The Rose Bar
Nur Khan’s spot is holding firm at #4, but now that he has detered his attention to Civetta’s January opening, we wonder if it might become a competitive spot for Rose Bar. It’s easy to foresee the newer future nightlife hotspot challenging the Rose Bar’s current ranking.
Who you need to know: Nur Khan, Damian Luayie, Ian Schrager, the hotel employee who guards the bathroom door.
Civilian Chance of Entry: 40%
The Rose Bar is located at 2 Lexington Ave., Gramercy.
The Strategic Group’s gastronomic lounge is still the city’s premiere bottle buying landing place. Its reputation took a bit of a beating after the Jho Lo story hit the papers, but Avenue hasn’t stopped attracting the big spenders or celebrities. Avenue is known to attract these people because they work hard to keep them out of the press.
Who you need to know: Noah Tepperberg, Jason Strauss, Wass Stevens, The Beatrice Crew
Civilian Chance of Entry: 60%
Avenue is located at 116 Tenth Ave., Chelsea
Via: Eater NY