Venue: Bar and Lounge
Crowd/Scene: Afterwork, Late Night
Foursquare Check-in: http://4sq.com/1blYobv
Rating: 2 Stars
Gaslight Lounge is alright. Don’t get me wrong, I had a great time there, but that was mainly because I was there with co-workers, getting to know them for the first time outside of the office walls. That said, I probably would have a more favorable opinion of Gaslight Lounge if there had been more than just my co-workers and me in there during happy hour.
I’m usually not one to complain about having too much space–and I’m not doing that now. But the reason you go to Happy Hour is to be around other people, and usually other people that are just getting out of work like you. Well, Gaslight Lounge appears to have defied all statistical probabilities, because I did not know that you could have happy hour in New York City and have your venue, foot for foot, be the emptiest place in all of Manhattan!
It was amazing! I mean this place is on 14th Street and 9th Avenue, and at 6:30pm on a Thursday, there wasn’t a sole patron in the joint! Again, personally, I’m not complaining. But if I’m ever looking for a place to go afterwork, either by myself or with less than a truckload of friends, Gaslight Lounge probably won’t be at the top of the list if I feel the need to enjoy my drinks while still living in what at least has the trappings of a civilization. Perhaps the need to be amongst the rest of society is what spurred me to go to Bathtub Gin later on in the evening.