Ah, the Jane Hotel. It's great. So great, that we are giving it the innaugural Best Place to Party Award for 2009. It's like a shabby, rowdy, underground version of Rose Bar, and maybe not so underground since everyone who's anyone is showing up. We checked out the new spot the other night with our new BFF, reknowned nightlife photog who we shall refer to as PM. We rolled over after a booze-filled dinner at Employees Only to find some of his photog assistants already at the Jane snapping away. Reasons we love it? Let us count thee:
- Practically no door. Models, society types, B&T, tourists... pick your flavor. It's like the 80's.
- $6 beers.
- Table service (read: no bottle service).
- Rules? We don't need no stinking rules. We observed not a single security person on premise. This means dancing on furniture, general debauchery and...
Do you like to party? You know, like, really party? Then we think the Jane and its many bathrooms may be the place for you. The downstairs men's room has only one stall, but it's big enough for three people. How do we know? There were three people in it all night and nobody was complaining. Be sure that 2 girls and a guy are the best spatial combo. The upstairs bathrooms are private stalls and you'll make fast friends in line. Everyone waiting patiently, and when they came out, they felt like the most important people in the world for the next 20 minutes. It seemed like people were even offering complete strangers the opportunity to join them. When was the last time that happened? The lines can be long for the upstairs bathrooms, but rest assured, they move quick when each stall holds 2-3 poeple.
The Jane. We crown thee.