If you’re like us and just past your prime party days then here’s a flashback for you. If you’re still in the midst of it, take notes. For many of us, gone are the days where we can spend all night partying, raging and ending the night at a diner eating a burger deluxe. From that crowd, many of us have resorted to the party brunches and spraying champagne on us in the middle of the day and back for dinner and an early night.
While the party brunches are a blast and really have many of the same elements that our nights were once filled with, it’s just not the same. Maybe it’s our energy, maybe it’s the focus on the bottle service or maybe it’s just that those days are over just like many things that old New York had to offer.
We’ve been having internal discussions by the water cooler lately and thought it was worth doing a piece, reflecting on one of our favorite and one of the last remaining ‘old school New York clubs’. There should be no surprise that were talking about Webster Hall. Even you non-New Yorkers and B&T know what we’re talking about.
Back when the East Village wasn’t nearly as cool as it is now, Webster Hall earned its way to Landmark status. We’re not kidding.
The venue is a mega club and concert hall as it encompasses a nightclub, concert venue, events center, and recording venue! The place has a capacity of 2,500 people, including the club; 1,400 for the main stage. Yes, HUGE!
The building was built in 1886 and turned into the epic establishment that is there today.
All this talk is getting us real nostalgic and forced us to move our party brunch plans to Sunday so we can hit Webster Hall on Friday. Last of the last and get it while it’s hot! Although, it should be a while. Maybe we should say get it while you can still hang!