Everyone is talking about The Boom Boom Room
. You might have a well-connected friend (or just a really hot one) who was lucky enough to get inside the exclusive club on the 18th floor of Andre Balazs's Standard Hotel. Maybe they told you about the amazing views of NYC through the enormous floor-to-ceiling windows. Maybe they happened to mention the ever-revolving door of celebrities nonchalantly getting drinks. Maybe they raved about the nightly wild parties in the centrally located pool (with those same celebrities stripping down and diving in right along with everyone else). As the rumors swirl, the mystery surrounding The Boom Boom Room
continue to build—like our very own modern-day Studio 54.
Well, the latest Boom to come out of the Room might be the biggest. The New York Post’s Page Six reported today that Community Board No. 2 has just approved a petition from The Boom Boom Room
to change its liquor license from public to private. These rumors have been swarming around for quite some time, but now, it looks as if ideas of privatizing The Boom Boom Room
are finally coming to fruition.
As of now, the venue is open to the public until 10 p.m., after which the felt-rope comes up and all the “losers” get out. By making their liquor license private, The Boom Boom Room
is one step closer to becoming a members-only club. The Boom Boom Room
could make its party-goers fill out an application and, if accepted, pay a membership fee—kind of like a country club except without the games of golf and all those leather-skinned oldies (well, at least not as many).