205 Club

205 Club on Chrystie Street Relaunches with Nolita House Vets

Last modified August 1, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Earlier this year, we broke news that the Rochelle’s team on Chrystie Street (aka 19 Stanton) was allegedly in financial straits. Fast forward six months; half its business is now under new management. 205 Club, a name that’s gone through so many friggin’ iterations the last decade, is now operated by veterans of the recently-departed […]

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Classy Etiquette: Beard Touch Tit-for-Tat at Rochelle’s Whiskey Bar

Posted March 3, 2014 at 10:17 am

Rochelle’s whiskey bar (aka Leave Rochelle Out of It) is keepin’ it classy with some handwritten etiquette signage. The note on its door is geared toward its female following, and warns that touching beards is tit-for-tat … for tits. But specifically for creative directors Brett David and Steve Yorsz. If you grab Brett David or […]

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Report: Three-Month Old Rochelle’s on Chrystie Will Soon Close

Last modified February 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm

They left Rochelle out of it, and she wasn’t too happy. Now she might be leaving 19 Stanton Street for good. Translation – sources tell us that three-month old Rochelle’s whiskey bar (and the basement 205 Club) is having trouble making ends meet, and that closure is likely. We got a hold of 205 Club […]

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The Cocktail Bodega “Underground” on Chrystie Street

Posted August 10, 2012 at 6:18 am

More details are coming to light regarding Cocktail Bodega, the newest venture by restaurateur Matt Levine.

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205 Chrystie Purchased; Matt Levine to Open New Restaurant

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

In the two-plus years since the 205 Club officially exited the Lower East Side nightlife game, little to nothing visible has transpired here. The times they are a-changin’. Details inside!

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Early Edition: September 8

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:03 am

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205 Club Still Closed

Posted October 20, 2009 at 6:10 am

Since first reporting on the closing of 205 Club two weeks ago, it appears as though the vacation announcement was a ruse.  New clues seem to prove the night spot has flatlined – gates remain drawn during peak drinking hours, sidewalk ATMs are gone, and most telling, the phone number is disconnected. And then there’s […]

205 Club Really on Vacation?

Posted October 6, 2009 at 6:10 am

When an establishment informs the community of a vacation closure, the announcement itself is oftentimes a subtle warning of impending doom.  Whether warranted or not, it really doesn’t matter.  Negative public perception is par for the course during a deep recession.  Such is the case with trendy nightspot 205 Club, located at its namesake Chrystie […]