My friends and I had heard about Le Bain at The Standard (848 Washington St., West Village) from a few different sources, we were told that entrance was a bit tricky but that the view was well worth any hassle we might have. We got in line and the bouncer made an announcement that there was an event being held at Le Bain tonight, and that without an invitation, entry was not guaranteed (and it did not sound very optimistic). We were getting closer to the door and saw people being turned away, but my pals and I got in and came across this glow in the dark mural on the wall outside the elevator.
We made our way 18 floors up, and met a very nice new bartender. We climbed the final set of stairs and walked out onto the rooftop bar. It was surrounded by Plexiglas and minimal low couches. We met a group of people in cat ears, who were celebrating a cat’s going away party. One member was also from Connecticut and told us all about how she is an interior designer and living in Tribeca, having the time of her life. They were kind enough to give us their spot so we were set. The view was amazing, we were as far West as possible overlooking the Hudson. It was a muggy night which was perfect because it stayed warmer later, and it created amazing fog that came across the skyline. Next time you’re anywhere around the West Village, make time to check out Le Bain.
Places we've gone, things we've seen, stories worth telling