Experiencing the essence of a night out in New York City requires a blend of seductive cocktail bars and live music performances. Nestled within the vibrant entertainment hub of the Moxy Lower East Side is the Silver Lining Lounge—a sultry piano lounge with a smooth jazz ambiance that epitomizes an elegant NYC nightclub.
The hotspot, ushering in a new era of sophistication, showcases a sleek, dreamlike design adorned in dark midnight blue tones and shiny silver accents. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory, abstract drawings intricately decorate the walls and embellish the velvet upholstery. At the same time, ambient lighting graces its intimate banquet seating areas, creating a refined atmosphere. Its moody recessed bar beckons guests to indulge in sumptuous cocktails at its glitzy marble countertop.
In the realm of live entertainment, the lounge collaborates with the co-founders of The Flower Shop, a widely acclaimed and discreet pub in the vicinity, to curate a lineup of local musicians. A vibey ambiance, preluded by timeless rhythms of music’s greatest icons, including McJagger, David Bowie, and Stevie Nicks, sets the scene before performers take the stage.
As the tunes resonate, the drinks flow. Outstanding specialty libations, including the Violet Underground (Grey Goose Vodka, The Botanist Gin, ginger, blueberry, lime, and violet), Sins, Not Tragedies (Volcan Blanco Tequila, red bell pepper, ginger, habanero, and lime), and the Warhol Margarita (Don Julio 1942 Tequila, agave, and lime), pay homage to movies, music, and cultural moments from the past, while also tying into the lounges artsy theme. Non-alcoholic enthusiasts can explore the zero-proof options, like the Sing Street, comprising Seedlip Garden, hibiscus, rhubarb, pink peppercorn, and lemon.
While indulging in their artisanal cocktails, explore a selection of Japanese-inspired dishes featuring bite-sized options and table-side caviar service. For those with a penchant for spiciness, savor the Shishito Peppers complemented by sweet soy, bonito, and togarashi, or opt for the Spicy Tuna Tartare featuring radish sprouts, rice crisps, and a dollop of caviar. Conclude the dining experience with the Pineapple Mochi Cake, topped with whisky caramel sauce and a scoop of pineapple sorbet.
Whether you begin, end, or immerse yourself at the Silver Lining Lounge until the wee hours, it is undoubtedly the perfect destination for your next weekend outing.
Location: Lower East Side, New York City
Address: 145 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Cuisine: Cocktail Bar
Price Point: $$
Takes Reservations: Yes – OpenTable
The vibe: A sleek piano lounge offering live music acts and intimate seating corners, perfect for a romantic date night or a lively Friday evening out on the town.
Our favorite thing on the menu: Drink-wise, our favorites include the Violet Underground with Grey Goose Vodka, The Botanist Gin, ginger, blueberry, lime, and violet. The Dirty Little Martini is always a classic choice, featuring Belvedere Vodka, vermouth, fino, and olive brine.
The attire: Smart casual
Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner: Silver Lining is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 PM to 2 AM