On the far west side of the Beach, near the foot of the Venetian Causeway, the location of the Purdy Lounge has influenced its character. During the week, it’s an unassuming and comfortable respite for locals who want to escape the tourists (Monday reggae nights are very popular). But on the weekend, it draws a bridge-and-tunnel crowd (or, as they’re known here, the Causeway Crowd), whose main goal is dancing and scoring. The dim lighting, dark red walls and lava lamps—not to mention a 5am closing time—add a bit of decadence.
|Venue name:||Purdy Lounge||Contact:|
1811 Purdy Avenue
at 18th Street
|Opening hours:||3pm–5am Mon–Fri; 6pm–5am Sat, Sun|
|Transport:||Bus A, W|