Located above the formally famous Diamond Horseshoe Ballroom, a magnet for movie stars and bigwig businessmen in its peak time, Paramount Bar's design strives to preserve what Susan Jacques, the space's interior designer, dubs "Old Hollywood Glamour."
Being that the Paramount Hotel is also home to the renown Library Bar, Jacques said her design team's goal was "to create a more intimate and exclusive venue within the property that would pay homage to the iconic patrons who have graced the hotel throughout history."
The drink menu includes a number of signature drinks (like "Disco Punch", "Billy Rose's Fizz", and "Crazy for Love") as well as classics with a modern twist. Paramount Bar doesn't serve food, but you can grab small appetizers and such at the Library Bar upstairs.
As for music, the bar will feature a string of female DJ's that "know just how to get the night off to a perfect start" says the venue's entertainment director, Senem Sozen. The lineup so far includes DJ Anna Cavazos (who spins disco, dance, soul, deep house, and funk), French singer and DJ Charlotte Balibar (disco, euro, French pop, groove, Brazilian, Latin, and electro), and New Zealand DJ Nicole Leone (dance, pop, raggae, and funk).
WIth the music variety, drinks for every taste, and comfortable, private escape from the madness transpiring outside, Paramount Bar is going to be up there on every New Yorker's list of go-to places - Times Square is back! (Well...the Paramount is, at least.)
235 West 46th St. (@ 8th Ave), (212) 764-5400