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NYC is getting a club for only people age 35 and over

NYC is getting a club for only people age 35 and over
Photograph: Phyllis B. Dooney

If you think there are too many twentysomethings running amok, a new venue is soon to open that's perfect for you. The unnamed venue, designed for the 35-and-over crowd, will open on 161 W 23rd Street and will feature throwbacks from the '70s, '80s and '90s. The club is currently scheduled to open sometime in July. 

"This has been a lifelong dream for me, to open a place like this," owner Jeff Wittels told DNAinfo. "I’m just excited about bringing back some of the music from the '70s, '80s and '90s and having people go out and be able to enjoy it again… instead of going out and hearing house music where you don’t know what’s going on."

Wittels says he won't actually turn away patrons under 35, but wants to attract "people who might be interested in having a nice glass of wine, [or] a martini, versus sitting there and drinking 100 shots out of a bottle." 100 shots?! That's at least 90 too many for one human being. But hey, there's room for all age groups in this city.



Virginia J

I am absolutely in love with this idea. I am looking forward to when it will open.  Happy days are here again.

Shari A

I love this idea so much, especially for a women's night out!  We are ready to dance to Michael Jackson,  Elvis Costello, Madonna, Billy Idol, Chaka Khan...bring it on!


I don't care too much about what music they play.  I'd just be happy not getting hit on by 28 year-old guys who think I'm their age.  If everyone there knows that we're all generally over 35, you won't have to worry about mistaken ages.  

Autumn W

When does this place open? I've been looking forward to having a place like this since this article was posted!

TheVoice O

What an EPIC FAIL idea. Guys of any age are going out to see hot women. If they want to listen to music, they can turn put on their headsets and listen to what's in their iTunes. 

If the women don't go, it will flop. 

Alex T

Sound perfect! I've been DJing for over 30 years and this sounds exactly like what I've been searching for, for years. Can't wait!

Count me in!

Love, Peace and HOUSE,

DJ Alex Tech

Craig M

This location has a notorious reputation for quick turnover. I've never seen businesses last more than a year there. Will be nice if this place works out though.

Robert U

Will the music be canned or by live bands?

Michael K

does it close at 11PM? then it truly is a club for people over 35. 

Dave S

While I think a club that appeals to those of us with a touch of gray, I don't foresee this lasting more than 3 months before they switch up the format. Why? Because there are many of us that enjoy house music (which came into being in the 80s) and modern music that isn't the radio-friendly pop they seem to be alluding to here. We also don't go out as much as younger folks, and with rents being what they are in NYC clubs need to appeal to the largest, most spendy demographic as possible.