The sculptural, arched copper doors are fetching enough to be the defining element of this Middle Eastern–themed bar and hookah lounge. Inside, amid rose petals, candles and ornate lamps, a young professional crowd puffs on sweet-smelling tobacco and grooves to Middle Eastern pop. There’s also a VIP room with the occasional belly dancer and mandatory bottle service—sans cover and attitude.
|Venue name:||The Door||Contact:|
508 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||between 38th and 39th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 4:30pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority|
|Price:||Average drink: $10. AmEx, MC, V|