Above Allen

Bars, Lounges Lower East Side
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Above Allen

You’ll need more than your wits and a nice smile to get past the doorman—like 60 Thompson’s A60, an access card (granted to hotel guests and other privileged folk) is required for entrance. Get a peek while you can: The glass-enclosed lounge (the roof is retractable during the warmer months) extends over Allen Street, providing a bird’s-eye view of the Lower East Side. Take it in over cocktails like the Forbidden Fruit (citrus vodka, Aperol, lemon juice and honey) and small plates (yellowtail sashimi, crispy taro puffs) dispatched from chef Susur Lee’s kitchen at Shang, also at the Thompson LES.


Venue name: Above Allen
Address: Thompson LES Hotel, 190 Allen St
New York
Cross street: between E Houston and Stanton Sts
Opening hours: Wed–Sun 6–10pm
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average drink: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Music Mogel

This place was overall a great experience until I met the doorman. I was there a couple weeks back before I went on tour in australia and the way the doorman treated me and my group of peers was in the most unprofessional manor I have ever seen in my entire life. First of all no problems were caused no fights were started no bills were not paid and this guy that runs the elevator decides he wans to be an A**hole! We had a group of around 20 and must have spent at least 5k in the 4 hours we were there until close. With me were high profile clients in the music industry and fellow managers. I came off the elevator to meet a friend in the lobby and was on the phone when the "doorman" began causing problems with me for I guess what was speaking loudely for a total of 2 seconds. I responded "My bad, no big deal Ill go up stairs" He then continued to get in my face and follow me up to the lounge where he proceeded to harass every one in my group until they person who had set up my party told him that we paid good money to be here and the rest of the staff informed him we hadnt been a problem and infact pretty pleasant crowd. After that he left us alone until the end of the night when they were closing. I approached him and said "Im sorry for the confusion down stairs I didnt mean to disrespect you in any way" to which again he responded "you have a big mouth, im going to remember that face.". Now I understand if someone is causing problems then he has to do his job but to a group that had no issues and was spending a lot of money this was completely ridiculous and unprofessional. I will never return because of the "doorman" with the worst case of power trip I have ever seen. It is unfortunate because I really liked the place and would love to stay there some time......