Time for a brand new feature here at DBTH: Ins't or Ous't, where we tackle the state of New York City nightlife establishments and decide whether they are worth your time. Get it? Got it.
It was just a few months ago that Upstairs burst onto the scene, wowing the hipserati with is semi secret location (above Cafe Bari), A-level promoter and over-abundance of curtains. Shockingly, no one really cared. And if you thought it was over before it got started, we are ready to confirm it. You know why? We recently got hit with this email:
Okay, so www.Gawker.com outed the new -A- list only hot new Soho hot spot, now we have the inside info for you... Danny A , New York's hottest promoter has opened a small private club and now you can get in. Last week Shakira, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg hung out here. Just send send an email request to [super awesome party list] and we'll give you the address and the secret password to get in....Compliments of The Balsin.We actually hurt our finger trying to respond to this offer. Thanks www.Gawker.com for letting the public in on this secret. In less than 2 months, Upstairs has gone from a secret club for celebs and insiders to being open to bloggers and anyone else with an email address, complete with the tease that we may just get to see Leo et al. Egggh.
Just like that, Upstairs is officially ous't.