Is there such thing as a refuge in the Meatpacking District? There might be now with the brand new Blue Light. The former No.8 space is reminiscent of the clubs of yesteryear, but with some funky lights dangling from the ceiling and a more guest-friendly feel, Blue Light is more hang out and chill than bottles and rolled up bills than its predecessor.
Tucked neatly at the back of The Lately you can find the neon of a ‘blue light’ at the back of the bar. Once that mission is accomplished (it’s hard to miss the light once inside) walk up the funky sorta spiral staircase and you will enter Blue Light.
The space has two stories yet feels intimate, and looking out over the main floor from the balcony area makes for some prime people watching. The drinks are also a focus here and tableside cocktails replace the played out bottle service offering only simple mixers. This has been incepted as a “bulk spirits programs,” the star of which being house-made cordials.
This has been incepted as a “bulk spirits programs,” the star of which being house-made cordials. And while all of the cocktails are creative and interesting, The Red One is the beet and watermelon cocktail totally worth a try.
In fact, go now – but remember Blue Light is only open on Friday and Saturday nights for now – and try them all. You won’t be disappointed.
Blue Light details
357 West 16th Street, 2nd Floor