Guys, the moment we've been waiting for is here: clubbing is officially dead. It's certainly been dead for those of us who are too old to hang out at promoters' tables and stay out until 5 am on a week night (which is to say, for all of us millennials), but it appears the nightlife world has finally caught on.
According to a 2019 report by SevenRooms, a data-driven hospitality platform, Americans looking for a night out are more likely to forgo the traditional bar or lounge in favor of a spot that combines food and drink with entertainment. They've dubbed this preferred style of venue "eatertainment."
"Nightlife operators have the opportunity to add entertainment and activities to their traditional offerings, opening up a lucrative new revenue channel," says Joel Montaniel, CEO & Co-Founder of SevenRooms. "In today’s increasingly competitive, experience-driven hospitality landscape, consumers are no longer thinking about the before and after dinner plans. They want great food, entertainment and drinks all at one destination, and venues that continue to deliver on these experiences will thrive in the years ahead."
If you take stock of NYC's current trending hot spots, you'll see that he's not wrong. These all-in-one destinations have been popping up everywhere, but they're not exactly a new concept. SevenRooms may call it "eatertainment," but we prefer the classier distinction - Supper Club.
Like the famous supper clubs of old (think: the Copacabana, El Morocco), glamorous, glitzy spots where you can enjoy a high-end meal alongside some high-end entertainment have hit the city hard in the past year. And if nightclubs are dead, there's really no place better to party.
Click through for the chicest supper clubs in town.
[Photo via @specialclubnyc]