Showbiz travel guide
The newest venture from Lot 61’s Amy Sacco is the ultimate VIP hangout. Bungalow 8 is like a luxury hotel’s exclusive concierge floor — without the sleeping quarters. Each table features a cordless phone and stocked minibar, a concierge is on hand, and “room” service and continental breakfast are served. Come early if you can’t score a for-special-guests-only key card. 515 W. 27th St.; no phone.
This sumptuous subterranean boite has been attracting a grown-up cocktail crowd and invite-only parties galore since its spring debut. Parisian hotshot DJ Stephane Pompougnac flies in to spin monthly throughout the year. Ideal for a romantic tete-a-tete on quieter nights. In the Bryant Park Hotel, 40 W. 40th St.; 212-642-2260.
This Friday-night soulful British house party now resides at supercool Op Art club Centro-Fly, and it’s hotter than ever. Celebs from Ben Affleck to Prince have come to see model/DJ Penelope Tuesdae (New York magazine’s nightlife personality of 2001) spin new wave classics in the VIP room dressed in nothing but her skivvies. 45 W.
21st St.; 212-627-7770 or www.centrofly.com.
Super-cool Bowlmor isn’t your daddy’s bowling alley: DJs spin, martinis flow, candy-colored balls knock down day-glo pins, and strikes and spares are automatically tallied into the wee hours. The palatial new rooftop lounge Pressure caters to the beyond-capacity weekend crowd, and has already attracted high-profile fetes from the likes of InStyle and Maxim. 110 University Pl.; Bowlmor: 212-255-8188 or www.bowlmor.com; Pressure: 212-352-1161 or www.pressurenyc.com.