Beauty Bar

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Head to this retro salon-style bar for $10 manicures and martinis, edgy DJ sets and late-night dancing. Empty Bottle's Bruce Finkelman and Peter Toalson have partnered with Beauty Bar owner Paul Devitt to bring the concept -- which started in New York in 1995 and has since spawned several locations -- to the former Sonotheque space. The entire interior was inspired by fixtures from a 1960s-era beauty salon in New Jersey, from a row of dryer chairs with turquoise floral cushions to the framed portraits of bouffant hairstyles on the walls. Enter the bar and you'll first pass nail technicians set up shop along two vinyl couches in the bar's front to give $10 martini-and-a-manicure combos. A DJ booth built into a curvy wall spotted with bubble-shaped cutouts separates the bar's two main spaces: The main room, made for lounging and sipping, and the dancefloor, a fuschia den with a disco ball. Nearly every inch of the walls is covered with glitter -- get too close and it'll snag your clothes.