Nightlife

It took 20 years. But the Delano finally did the trek west. Last night the legendary Miami hotel marquee made it official, throwing a glamorous and fittingly provocative soiree to fete the opening of its striking new Vegas outpost. Sin City and Hart of Dixie star Jaime King presided over the festivities, which included a stripped-down performance by Canadian popsters Magic!, and an et... Read More >

Joints are opening up one right after another, embracing the busy season. Clubs opening in the next few weeks get a chance to cash in big, with the Christmas season already being booked. Party planners love new over good, handsome, or even successful. Mach 8 bursts onto the saturated scene this coming Thursday, skewing towards House music over the predictable Electronic Dance Music. Mach 8, loca... Read More >

A Night Out with ASTR

Music | By. Jack McCready | September 17, 2014

ASTR on stage by Rebekah Campbell "Got the club blowing up on Tuesday, got your girl in the cut and she choosy," is the hook of iLoveMakonnen and Drake's popular track right now, and I'm not really focused on Drake here but the lyrics apply when it comes to my night out last Tuesday with NY music duo ASTR. It started way too early that morning when my friend, photographer Rebekah Campbell,... Read More >

Two Wonderful Opening Nights

Goodnight Mr. Lewis | By. Steve Lewis | September 16, 2014

I love bingo. It's my addiction. I even have BINGO tattooed on my right shoulder. It's like that. Well, bingo with Linda Simpson will have its grand opening tonight at that brand new boîte that everyone is chatting about, The Lodge Club (35 West 8th Street). I'm going and dragging along some friends. It starts at 7:30pm, so my contemporaries have no excuse. It ends around 10, so they can be in b... Read More >

Openings Galore and an Anniversary

Goodnight Mr. Lewis | By. Steve Lewis | September 12, 2014

Tonight, the club with the best name in a long ass minute opens. Frankie Sharp, my guitar hero opens Lovegun, with all the unusual suspects attached. It is calling itself a "Gay Club" and it is located at 617 Grand Street, Brooklyn. Music will be provided by MIKE Q, Juliana Huxtable, DICAP (Anthony DiCapua) and Joey LaBeija. Of course there will be a performance by La'fem Ladosha and Xander w... Read More >

Space Ibiza New York to Open

Goodnight Mr. Lewis | By. Steve Lewis | September 11, 2014

Space Ibiza New York opens Friday, with what they are calling their "Opening Fiesta Part 1.” Space Ibiza New York is a mega club way off to the left and up there at 637 West 50th Street. Now don't panic, there are no tolls, and passports are not required...except maybe as ID. I went recently to take a peek and took the subway to 50th and 8th. I figured it was a nice pleasant walk on a summer day... Read More >

Fashion week is everywhere, and it’s all so annoying. I mean, where are the cabs? However, Fashion week can be a good thing for clubs jolting out of summer. This time of year can be problematic, as operators and patrons need to adjust their thinking in many ways. The weather is changing and the contrasting cool nights create many what to wear moments. The tourists have all flocked back to Capist... Read More >

W Chicago Lakeshore Unveils Swish New Look

Hotels | By. Ken Scrudato | September 8, 2014

When W debuted in 1998, it yanked the designer hotel business out of its indie cocoon and dropped it onto the NY Stock Exchange. Independent, design obsessed boutique hotels had already been popping up from Munich to Miami to Milan—but now it would be big business. Sixteen years later, there are dozens of W hotels scattered throughout the US, Europe and Asia. And, as happens, when held up to ... Read More >

Adult Magazine's new issue at American Two Shot Thursday night my buddy Corey Olsen; a photographer, and myself, whatever I am, decided we would hit some fashion week parties so you didn't have to. After checking out the new issue of Adult magazine at American Two Shot we headed over to the Meatpacking because *we luv 2 party*. We met up with some friends to, you know, "paint the town red" o... Read More >

On Meeting and Laughing With Joan Rivers

Celebrity | By. Steve Lewis | September 5, 2014

Photo via IFC Films One of the interesting things about nightlife is getting to meet, and sometimes getting to know celebrities.  I remember the Roxy Music lyrics, "With every idol, a bring down, it gets you down," and it can be sort of like that. Rarely are they actually larger than life, save for their egos. Having been involved in some pretty swanky joints, I’ve met my share. I have had rel... Read More >