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Review: SLAKE

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SLAKE, a music venue and nightclub located on W30th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues in Manhattan, is the brand new offspring opened by New York City’s historical Webster Hall founders. The venue hosts, or holds, 75-1,000 persons depending on the occasion: Intimate (75), live concert (500), multi-level gathering (1,000) and personally, I am in love with all of the intricate details found within the interior design of the venue. Everything from the massive art installations to the beautiful chandeliers, the amazing sound systems to the ambience I, especially, fancy the Russian prison tattoo stencils on the walls of the second floor. It’s more than a nightclub, SLAKE is an experience.


Personally, the coat check experience is unlike any other music venue I’ve been to in the city. On the way to getting your belongings at SLAKE, you’re still in the midst of the music so you don’t feel like you’ve left the party at all. As my team and I were leaving the SLAKE industry kick-off party last month, we danced in line to “Drunk In Love”. Also, to our liking, we weren’t the only insiders dancing. In fact, perfect strangers asked us to dance and joined us. It was great and that’s all due to the top-of-the-line sound and lighting they’ve put into the place.


On a narcissistic note, I think my personal favourite was the propaganda room because you could watch yourself in the enormous mirror adjacent to the seating.

True to its name, SLAKE is a world of its own. This may be subjective, but I found that each experience was a stress-reliever. I walked in and I felt my daily stress leaping off of my shoulders and suddenly, a smile took a vacation on my face.

For more information about SLAKE, just click here. You’ll get directions, stay up-to-date with the event schedule and take a look at the photo galleries.


Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is the North American Press Agent and US Business Manager for Oxlade; Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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