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subMercer, Soho

Mercer Hotel
147 1/2 Mercer Street
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 966 6060's insider take:

After a five-year hiatus, the bunkerlike lounge beneath Andre Balazs's Mercer Hotel is back in business and swankier than ever. After you locate the unassuming door marked 147 1/2, make it past the doorman, take a freight elevator down one flight and open two sets of doors, you will find yourself in a chic, cavernous party space with exposed brick, red banquettes, and a stripper pole. The decor may be spare, but the supermodels, socialites, designers, and the occasional member of the Strokes who frequent subMercer do a good job prettying the place up. Getting past the doorman is not an easy feat, so we suggest e-mailing and making a reservation.

Hours vary.

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