191 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Outer Heaven is a high-end, bespoke cocktail lounge and microclub founded by Jack Mulqueen, William Tigertt, Victor Houston, Tolga Dogan, Donte Mcguine, and Alex Smith. The club is designed by renowned Montreal architectural firm Philip Hazan design, in Japandi style, described as “the combination of Scandinavia functionality and Japanese rustic minimalism to create a feeling of art, nature, and simplicity”. By stripping back the club to its bare elements we allow our patrons clarity and depth by which to enjoy a heightened experience of the senses. A reverent love for otaku, the Japanese word describing “people with consuming interests, particularly in anime, manga, and video games” appears in flourishes throughout the space, in juxtaposition with its minimalistic design. This manifests in the art adorning the walls, (including a continuous sequential piece from Katsuhira Otomo, and two editions from Hajime Sorayama), the arcade cabinets in the bathroom waiting area, where revelers can sneak in a game of Marvel vs. Capcom between boogies, and the fully-functional comic book stand, inner sanctum, located in the vestibule of the venue, curated by the partners.
From a music programming standpoint, Outer Heaven features a high-fi audio experience designed by Nicolas Matar, founder of iconic sonic temples like Cielo and Output. In tandem with phonic technologies partner Scott Ciungan, Matar has created a unique jewel-box of sound and lighting that can only be described as the best sound system per-square-foot in New York City. The Monolith, the signature lighting feature of the space, is a fully-programmable led “skylight” that spans the dance floor, inspired by the works of artist James Turrell. Open 6 days a week at 6pm, Outer features a curated selection of vibey beats in the evening, interspersed with bartenders mixing in vinyl from our own collection at regular intervals through-out the night. Later in the night on weekends, DJs take the fore with a heady mix of house, disco, techno, and indie dance music. Monday evenings are DB^2 night, a love note to David Byrne and David Bowie, two of the club’s music heroes.
From a beverage program standpoint, Outer Heaven is founded upon three pillars- Mezcal, Sake, and Orange Wine. Mezcal because of its complexity, featuring the smokey notes of a single-malt, with the buzzy buzz of a Tequila. Sake, which techno pioneer Richie Hawtin once described as the perfect complement to the dark frequencies of techno, and Orange Wine as the indie darling spirit, never before made available in a nightclub/bottle service setting. The bottle service menu features both classics, and bespoke options, which afford table clients a unique DIY cocktail program at their table. The club’s cocktail program, designed by Alex Smith, features a bevy of beverages that scale upwards in ABV, from lite and floral fare to heartier savory cocktails, some zero-proof solutions for our temperance friends, and a couple of warm cocktails for the winter months.
From our hearts to yours, a love-letter to what a micro-club should be.
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