The team behind the 1960s-inspired Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer is moving into the disco decade; Irish-born owner James Morrissey, in collaboration with actor Adrian Grenier (yes, Vince Chase), pulled inspiration from ’70s musicians like Dublin rockers Thin Lizzy for the four-level 250-seat affair: plush velvet couches, fabric panels, a white marble bar and a dedicated disco-ball–equipped champagne garden with bottle service from a private mixologist. During the day, the front shop operates as a full-service coffee bar and vinyl store; deeper within are three drinking and dining rooms serving a cocktail menu from beverage director Gareth Howells (Forrest Point), subtly pushing the Irish agenda with cocktails like rosebud-infused vodka with orange and aloe alongside more on-the-nose options like vanilla-infused Jameson with blackberry and stout. To eat, find light, Cali-inspired fare from chef Jordan Andino (Invite Only, 2nd City), like candied-bacon quinoa sushi, poké bowls and duck-confit steam buns with plum and scallions.
|Venue name:||The VNYL|
100 Third Ave
|Cross street:||between E 12th and E 13th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 4pm–2am; Thu–Sat 4pm–3am|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $15|
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Average User Rating
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Introverts and extroverts rejoice! VNYL has a bit of something for everyone. There are rooms for dancing and rooms for lounging. If / when you need to step away from the dance floor you can hit up the beautifully decorated lounge area.With three floors each playing different music, anyone can find something they want to dance to.
This multi-level bar and lounge has something for everyone. I had gone here for an event on a night that also hosted a "Women Who Drink Whiskey" event on another level. My event was on the top floor which had a bar and lounge area and a smaller lounge area that was a bit more intimate. The drinks were strong, my only gripe was that on that night, there were so many people it took so long to get a drink. At least like 20 minutes. Then at one point they stopped letting people on the floor. They should have anticipated a large crowd and made the proper adjustments to accommodate everybody. Other than that you could have a good time here.