New York, New York
August 28, 2003
The only thing blue about this narrow slip of a SoBe lounge is its color scheme--you guessed it, the place is decked out in the shade.
We made it our last stop on a Saturday night out and were thrilled to discover a rare jewel in the local nightlife scene. This is one club/lounge that doesn’t charge a cover, give attitude, or do the velvet-rope routine. That’s right: I didn’t have to stand in line, get the once-over by picky bouncers, and then pay for the honor of getting in. What a welcome change! In fact, the only froufrou I noticed at this quality hangout was the bathroom lady selling glow-in-the-dark lighters and various bonbons (she was not at all the type to expect tips just for handing you a paper towel).
What’s more, Blue’s nonexistent door policy doesn’t translate into mediocre bar, either. This is the perfect place to kick back for a drink with the late-20s-early-30s set, listen to great tracks of the house and drum ‘n’ bass variety, and lounge about on comfy leather sofas (a nice respite for stiletto-worn feet). The space is wonderfully intimate (it probably measures less than 20 feet across), which makes it easy to meet the good mix of locals and travelers who frequent the place.
And, when you’re ready to get moving again, you can head next door to the local poolhall. Go early, stay late, whatever--his relaxed lounge is worth a stop no matter the time of night.
From journal SoBe It