After months of delays "hipster stripper" club Westway opens with a lot less stripper; a list of five promoters who are reinventing nightlife; another crack down on the LES; a Parisian nightclub (that's not Le Baron) heading to NYC; craft beers perfect for the summer and more! Today's nightlife roundup is ready to go out tonight!
1. Matt Kliegman And Carlos Quirarte's Westway Finally Opens! [GofG]
Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte's Westway was supposed to open back in February. They held the Rag & Bone party at the spot during Fashion Week, but instead of keeping the doors open, they ran into problems with the Community Board. The men behind The Jane Ballroom and The Smile have finally been worked out the kinks! The spot soft opened this weekend, reports Eater.
2. 5 Promoters Who Are Reinventing New York Nightlife [BlackBook]
Blackbook's list is not your average spam email, hey girl I'll give you free drinks, style promoter. Instead, "they’re people who produce unique events that are extensions of their lifestyles." Included on the list: Susanne Bartsch, Ladyfag, Seva Granik, Todd Pendu, and Kenny Scharf.
3. Cops Shut Down Welcome To The Johnsons [LoDownNY]
Yet another bar has been shut down in the LES. The NYPD and city attorneys have served Welcome to the Johnson's with a temporary restraining order, shutting down the place for allegedly serving alcohol to minors. They could be allowed to reopen in a week, after promising to beef up security and screening procedures.
4. Paris Nighclub Headed To NYC? [Eater]
The Experimental Cocktail Club, a cocktail bar in Paris co-owned by Romée De Gorianoff, is thinking of expanding to NYC. De Gorianoff is in town to prepare for a meeting with Community Board 3 next month to get a license to operate in the LES.
5. A List Of Perfect Craft Beers For The Summer [NYM]
Just perfect for the beach or sneaking into the park.
Wednesday, June 19
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