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Is Rose Bar Ou'st?

2008_rosebar.jpgRose Bar has enjoyed several years of being the place in New York City. Beautiful space good drinks, great music and a great crowd established Rose Bar as the creme de la creme of nightlife. But is that all over? Last week, new blogger Chipping Mademoiselle detailed a battle of promoters inside Rose Bar fighting to have the most girls at their table, just the sort of scene that Nur kept out. Then, a Little Birdy confirms the death of the Rose Bar scene, saying:

Sadly several friends of mine have been noticing a horrible new trend at Rose in the past few weeks, promoter tables on the real - not like the cool owners or the occasional good promoter mingling, like straight up promoter tables with not like known models but 18 year olds fresh to the city. I was there with regulars last night who actually flipped their shit over it so it’s definitely NOT well received by the good patrons who have been loyal for over a year now.

So the tables once filled with celebs, artists and the glitterati is now just filled with promoters and model wranglers who are there to set the scene, making Rose Bar a beautiful bar with expensive art and drinks and the same old crowd. Is Ian so wrapped up with his Marriott deal that he has turned his eye away from home base? Since we love Rose's laid back vibe and great scene, we certainly hope not.

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Reader Comments (33)

I would not be quick to judge Rose on the thurday night before a long summer weekend...

July 7, 2008 at 01:01PM | Unregistered Commenternoone

Yeah, that was a fluke.

July 7, 2008 at 01:29PM | Unregistered Commenterghost

With all due respect to the Little Birdy, who cares? Business is business, and obviously the management at Rose Bar wanted those promoters there – it was no fluke that so many models were there the night I described. Perhaps the regulars were feeling the recession, and not as regular as they used to be? By the way, the little incident I described was not at all disruptive of any other patrons there. I just happened to know what was going on, and found it amusing.

I have been to Rose many times, with different groups of people – “regulars,” friends I’ve known since childhood, and promoters who bring models (who frequent often, and not just on a Thursday before a long weekend - you probably have never noticed). Whatever the crowd, I have always had a good time. If people just want a good cocktail, and flip the shit who is sitting next to them, they can always go somewhere smaller/quieter like Milk & Honey. If people want to go somewhere with great ambiance and crowd, I’m not sure if a few young models in attendance makes any difference. People new to the city are actually refreshing - they are noticeably lacking in elitist cynicism...=)

July 7, 2008 at 01:46PM | Unregistered CommenterChipping Mademoiselle

Completely agree Chipping Mademoiselle

July 7, 2008 at 02:17PM | Unregistered Commenternoone

promoters now send mass texts for the past couple months at least about hitting up rosebar... And after they go to tenjune. This isn't new. This is months old news. And whats the difference between promoters and Scott lipps or Noah bringing models.
These girls won't be regulars, they just want to experience the hot place of he moment but stupid 18 yr old models won't appreciate the place and will never get in without thworbmodel wrangler.
Ignore the place on a Thursday. Thad when Ellington isiaih etc all promote there.

July 7, 2008 at 02:57PM | Unregistered CommenterIhateclubs

Those promoters were just chilling there. They are not paid for by "rosebar management"

July 7, 2008 at 02:57PM | Unregistered Commenterrumorwhore

sorry for bad grammar and spelling. Am commenting from my phone. :)

July 7, 2008 at 02:58PM | Unregistered CommenterIhateclubs

tenjune after rose bar? talk about a big ambience drop. rose bar is classy and fun while tenjune is a typical overhyped meatpacking club full of B&T people.

July 7, 2008 at 03:12PM | Unregistered Commentersnake

so true my friend

July 7, 2008 at 03:20PM | Unregistered Commentersnakeforpresident

rose bar isn't several years old, just saying

July 7, 2008 at 03:37PM | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

Lets just take down this bullshit posting and move on.

July 7, 2008 at 04:00PM | Unregistered Commentersnakeforpresident

i just read a reaction to your post on that retarded site guest of a guest. A. no one goes on the roof except for when there are parties. parties i am positive no one affiliated with this site are invited to. it is always empty. and rose bar is not that cool. its a bunch of old dudes and models. yes its a comfortable lounge and the art is sick but there has been a decline in a-list talent/celebs in there for a while.

LOL everyone goes out east? the hamptons are not what they used to be. it has not been an a-list destination for years. and im sure that this rachelle chick is out there in a share house.
the site is behind the curve on what is next and what is actually cool in NY. Who gives a fuck about Kerry Cassidy, some poser who claims to own the giants.

July 7, 2008 at 05:28PM | Unregistered Commentera-list

correction "no one affiliated with this site" was referring to GOFG not DBTH

July 7, 2008 at 05:29PM | Unregistered Commentera-list

you tell em, gAy-list

July 7, 2008 at 05:34PM | Unregistered Commentersnakeforpresident

3rd grader humor. love it.

July 7, 2008 at 05:59PM | Unregistered Commentera-list

ok, stop reading every blog and get a life away from feeding your fat as* and staring at the computer. If you are so cool, shouldn't you be happy and not making comments hating on everything to make your miserable self feel better. You managed to talk about 2 awesome girls, the most popular NYers summer destination and a popular bar all negatively. You wouldn't know if Rachelle is in a share house, bc you can't even get a hotel room in the Hamptons. You are not an authority on who is cool/a-list or anything close. Hint: get a cat, go for a walk, read a book, get a life. No one wants an unhappy, pathetic sloth around who judges people they don't know. I think there is a reason you're getting invited to empty parties. SADSADSADSAD

July 7, 2008 at 06:51PM | Unregistered Commentergetalifewako

I am not in a share house though sometimes wish I was...I mean being 25 and having a share house is NOT something that is that big of deal is it? The only company I have is Claire and some horses, and frankly, it gets lonely sometimes....I have a love/hate relationship with the Hamptons myself. But, just getting back from a long run in open air and hidden trails, I will continue to take the bad for the good. Oh yeah, there's also that little website I"m running out there half the time... sound like a loser f-list who still can't get into Rose Bar even in the summer.

July 7, 2008 at 07:07PM | Unregistered CommenterRachelle

If guest of a guest is so retarded, why are you reading it? Parties that are so exclusive that they are empty? sounds more like, a party you invented in your head. Don't hate on the Hamptons bc you are stuck in the city all summer still sweating even when your AC is blasting and without a beach or bathing suited, sun tanned babe in sight. You don't know Rachelle, so how would you know where she lives.. unless you are stalking her. perhaps you should invite her to your imaginary Rose Bar parties. As for Kerry(who is related to the Mara's who own the Giants,idiot) and Rachelle (who runs GofG and does very well, without putting others down), if they don't matter, you wouldn't know who they were, pretend to know what they do, or bother to utter their names. Talking about them is only getting their name out more, which has obiously in some way made you feel less important. If GofG is so behind the curve, do tell us "ALIST" what is cool? How can we be more unfortunate like you? How do we become a nasty person who can only say bad things about others and on the INTERNET no less. Sounds like you were teased in middle school and haven't gotten over the "poser" diss. You are a pathetic human being. NO ONE LIKES YOU. At LEAST have the balls to use your real name if your are going to call people out.. o wait, no one would know YOUR name

July 7, 2008 at 07:45PM | Unregistered CommenterJesse P.N.

Point of Order:

If you want to get really technical about what's behind the curve, etc. there is one thing that is for certain, and that is that wherever you are right now (be it the Hamptons, Ibiza, St. Tropez, etc.) NYC is def not ahead of the curve in the summer. Of course all DBTH (aka a-list) can cover is NYC, so he is forced to cover non events, back-date posts that he got scooped on, make silly predictions, and churn out pointless filler so that he doesn't pass into blogger oblivion while he is waiting for the summer doldrums to end. Not passing judgement, just telling it how it is.

July 7, 2008 at 09:08PM | Unregistered CommenterStanley Stuyvesant

lol right. you misread what i wrote. when there is not a private party on the roof at the gramercy it is empty. like the afterparty to the wackness last week. which im sure you were not invited to. and i've been going to rose bar since it opened. but hey i still think your site sucks.

didnt you just move here a few years ago? as far as the immediate family that is the Mara's, who i know, they do not know who she is. and even if she is related how are her whereabouts news worthy?

i read this blog, nyt and gawker. your site was linked today on this blog. i'm not DBTH and i just got back from paris fashion week. why would you think this was dbth, he links you all the time.

ps - i'm in great shape.

July 7, 2008 at 10:16PM | Unregistered Commentera-list

rachelle - why are you posting comments under your name and then under stanleys name? they're both you.

July 7, 2008 at 10:43PM | Unregistered Commenteryea

are they?
i've been on the jitney since 8:30....

July 7, 2008 at 11:48PM | Unregistered CommenterRachelle


so you really think rose bar is "behind" the curve in the NYC social scene? would you say the same for 1OAK, socialista, bungalow 8, beatrice inn, downtown cipriani? what places do you think are "ahead" of the curve, or are they so secretive that you can't tell?

July 8, 2008 at 12:16AM | Unregistered Commentersnake

wow. low self-esteem complex rachelle? expending too much energy trying to climb the social ladder? go back to fucking omaha.

ps- anyone who nurtures a famegame profile as much as you... well i don't really need to finish that sentence. so fucking desperate.

Kerry cassidy is so far from owning the giants that its a joke, she is a nobody loser. She sends emails BEGGING to be on invite lists for parties.... Her calendar section on GOG is a JOKEEEE, its every charity party that is desperate for guests. Could she kiss rachelles dumb ass a little more.. They are both sooo pathetic that it makes me feel real good about myself.

July 8, 2008 at 08:54AM | Unregistered Commentertheman

you've been on the jitney but you just posted as yourself so why couldnt you also post as stanely. they're both you honey, and you just played yourself out by adding an extra comment to defend yourself.

July 8, 2008 at 10:20AM | Unregistered Commenterreal talk

yea 1oak is just another lame club that needs promoters and ibankers to buy bottles. lame. rose bar is done and not nearly as a-list as it once was. b8 has been done for years. socialista never took off although i really like the space.

beatrice is dope and has been going strong since it opened. these are facts my insecure friend.

July 8, 2008 at 10:21AM | Unregistered Commentera-list

a-list- you are correct, sir!

July 8, 2008 at 11:13AM | Unregistered Commenterb-list

It's not about who people are or what they own or if they are from ny. That's something only a social climbing want to be A lister would care about. Some people are just chill kids sharing their own experiences nightly/daily, whatever. So what if they are trying to get people to go to events? They are trying to get people to show up to charity events.. wow they must be the devil. If you don't care about them, look the other way, believe me, they are not worried about you! You can't control what other people say or do, so give it up. Stop hating on people bc they are having fun and living their lives. Ps: it doesn't feel good to have people write bad shit about you, which is why you write under an alias, wouldn't want to have this whole thing turned around on you, grow up. Rachelle isn't endorsing fame game .. you obviously read it anyway! And like you arent one person posting over a million times.. you are probably Olivia Palermo, Kristian Laliberte or some other media leech just trying to move the heat of off yourself, because no one likes you.

July 8, 2008 at 03:53PM | Unregistered Commenterprobably Kristian Laliberte

theman-- you should feel really good about yourself, only a real man writes on blogs all day about chicks!

July 8, 2008 at 03:55PM | Unregistered Commenteryouguysaresad

Never been to most of these places but they do sound better than a night of wacking off. I have been rejected at BI and B8 but been to the Rose Bar a few times (luckily circumstances though). Not actively trying because I'm funky looking but would be nice to see the inside one time which would make it uncool instantly.

July 9, 2008 at 01:35AM | Unregistered CommenterBoner Jam 2008

rose bar is the dopest place in the city. beatrice inn is full of trendy hipsters and has a terrible door.

a-list you are wack. who cares if you know the maras. they aren't even big time. definitely not a-list.

July 9, 2008 at 02:53PM | Unregistered Commenterobjective

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