559 W 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011
Opus 22 is a little place with a lot going for it. The owner, Eddie, had a dream of creating a house-music-centered venue minus the big, brash, clubby feel. Although Opus is in the wilds of far-western Chelsea, Eddie was determined to make it a destination for serious music fans. HeÂ's already on his way, with an incredibly strong lineup of DJ talents (both established and fresh), playing house, hip-hop, and retro tunes. The new lunch menu is also starting to draw a crowdÂ—the chefs have each done time at big-name restaurants, so you know that whatever it is, itÂ'll be good. The lounge itself is a beautiful space. ItÂ's hip but not overly so, intimate enough that you could bring a date, but lively enough for a party.