International Nightlife Openings
Ken Scrudato rounds up the newest bar and lounge openings from around the globe. Whether you're looking to try a new twist on your favorite cocktail or want to travel back to a bygone era, get ready to imbibe.
BISHOPS AND BARONS, New York
Employees Only and The Gates alums update 1930’s Stork Club glamour, with velvet banquettes, glittering chandeliers and swanky cocktails
DV CLUB at the SETAI, Miami,
Italian fashion designer Domenico Vacca’s mega sexy new members club in the Setai already draws the people who glitter and shine.
POUR VOUS, Los Angeles,
Misbehaving celebs (LiLo, Robert Pattinson) flocking to lavish and lascivious French inspired cocktail lounge. Nice chandeliers!
LOCAL EDITION, San Francisco,
Quasi secretive retro cocktail den in cellar of old SF Examiner building. Newspaper artifacts left is situ for cultural gravitas.
HOP SING LAUNDROMAT, Philadelphia,
Madly hyped but deeply enigmatic bar takes cocktailing to level of religious experience. Bizarre moniker adds to the mystery.
THE LOBBY BAR at the GRAND HOTEL EUROPE, Saint Petersburg,
SPB’s most glamorous hotel unveils gorgeous remake (illuminated alabaster!) of its legendary Art Nouveau bar. 007 sightings likely.
Newest conceptual nightspot from Silencio’s Arnaud Frisch features open-air cinema, exhibitions, performances, and massive terrace on the Seine.
CIGAR BAR at the MAY FAIR HOTEL, London,
Celeb fave hotel goes old-school with classy new puffing place, all Cubans, Armagnacs and live fireplaces. Jolly good, Carruthers!
THE BOX, London,
NYC’s glamorously lascivious cabaret finds a home in appropriately seedy Soho. Royals already spotted in naughty behavior.
AQUABAR LOUNGE at the TCHERASSI HOTEL + SPA , Cartagena,
Fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi’s chic Colombian retreat gets a breezy new bar, with vertical-garden views and cocktails by NYC’s Mayur Subbarao.
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