Photo Of The Day: RIP Bungalow 8, 2001-2009

by Rachelle Hruska · October 16, 2009

    [The Guest of a Guest Holiday '08 Party at Bungalow 8]

    Update: It Ain't So. Phew! Say it 'aint so! Today, CityFile reports that Bungalow 8, the nightclub that opened in 2001 and was the inspiration for this very site, was laid to rest last week. While nothing is official yet, (the last we heard, Amy Sacco resigned a 15 year lease in '07) the club, and the street it started, have been dead for quite some time.  In it's honor, we decided to take a look back on some of our favorite Bungalow memories....

    "Bungalow 8 is nothing more than an old building in Chelsea, with potted palmetto trees, faded black and white striped/polka dotted booths, and painted walls that are supposed to make you feel like you are in a cottage at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The “No Vacancy” sign over its door is to remind you that there’s no room for you…unless of course there is, which is entirely up to Disco. The location and decor are irrelevant at this point…because it is the people that bring those walls to life that have made Sacco’s creation a legendary institution." [via]

    -Paying Homage to our Inspiration: Bungalow 8 [Post]

    -Zelda Kaplan holds her court at Bungalow 8 [Post]

    -Bungalow 8 Reincarnation: your favorite memories [Post #1] [Post #2]

    -The Reincarnation of Bungalow 8, the Makeover Files [Post]

    -The most candid memory yet [Post]

    -Halloween at Bungalow 8 [Post]

    Finally, here is a great post from Ben Leventhal's first website, "She Loves NY" [Post]

    We've had quite the run at Bungalow. Here's to one of the best!