If you're not in the cool kids club, chances are you've been turned away by the bouncer at No. 8 on more than one occasion. Listen, it's exclusive for a reason. Owner and operator Bobby Rossi knows how to keep the vibe right and the party going, from New York to Miami. The top nightlife executive, who also runs the Regent Cocktail Club and Aspen's Rec Room, has expanded his knowledge of what's hot by launching Headlines & Heroes, a sort of what's what for the modern gentleman. We chatted Rossi up to talk his favorite spots in New York (and across the globe), the best formula for the most fun night, and of course, how to get past one of his velvet ropes.

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