331 W 51st St, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.763666 -73.986840
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
Nice Place to Stop In – I heard about Vlada and decided to stop in for a drink ofter a meeting in town. The place wasn't crowded, yet, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The bartender was not only very nice, but served a very generous pour. I didn't try the bar menu, but it looked good and reasonably priced. I'll definitely be back for more.
Good night – This bar has all the necessities, I liked the dance floor. The crowd is not the typical Chelsea boy. Very easy going crowd.
Vlada Lounge – When in Hells Kitchen you must stop by at Vlada. I highly recommend it for its ambiance and service. Attractive and attentive bartenders and server. (Very cute also) There is always something happening at Vlada. Drag performances, Contests and the hottest DJ's in the city. If you are 21 or 70, it does not matter you will feel welcome ALL the time. Then there is the famous happy hour every day, you should not miss it. 1/2 price drinks!!! Go there and have fun (alot)
Coollllllll – i went there by accident and although it is a gay bar I was welcomed with open arms. The staf and clientele are fabulous. The drinks: out of this world!Great music and drinks. I am going back next weekend and maybe ill even check out Wednesdays project runway there I heard it is a blast.
Some friends and I came into New York this past week for my birthday and stumbled upon Vlada after a Monday night out in Hell's Kitchen. After we left at 4am, we decided to return on Tuesday and Wednesday night as well, each night as good as the one before it! The bartenders were beyond personable (not to mention nice to look at), the drinks cheap and well-made, and the music beyond good. Next time I come to New York, I will definitely be stopping by again.
Update your page..... – For the most part travelling into Manhattan has always provided me with a great variety of bars and experiences to cap off the long business day behind me. I found this bar and was intrigued by the menu choices...crusted goat cheese, escargot raviloi seemed tempting along with a cocktail. Brought along my business associates( who are not gay). Much to my surprise, the high end cuisine is non-existent and the staff for the most part seemed un-interested in serving or serving in due time. Some were on their phones while I noticed patrons who were waiting for service. The infused shots were strong, but enjoyable. After seeing the new menu, we left for a real restaurant. I'll try again for a late night drink with friends. As a hospitality specialist I was dissapointed. Maybe they will try harder at their new location which I just found on google was opening soon.
Not the same! – This place has really lost its mojo!! That last review (aka advertisement) was obviously written by the new management of Vlada, so I feel compelled to write a response. This bar used to be so fun, with a real friendly neighborhood vibe. That all changed last year when the new manager (Mike?) came on. Now it's just another no-frills, all about the money midtown gay bar. I give it a year, tops. See you at the ritz
Trendy, Upsale and Hot Boys!!! – I love Vlada Lounge so much. With the economy so crappy now, where else can you go from 4-8 pm and drink anything for half off. Then they have a reverse Happy Hour from 12-1 am with 5 dollars infused cocktails and 3 dollar beers. Then I just today read in the magazines that they are now offering 1 dollars infused shots all day everyday! I've been there pretty much everyday of the week and love the line up right now. They have movie Mondays, Caberet Tuesdays, only one of the best DJ's in NYC DJ Johnny Dynell on Wednesday, Thurdsdays Bianca Del Rio and then Saturdays great DJ's that really know how to make a crowd happy. Love it here and will always frequent this place. Home away from home.
got to check out the peach martini – My friends live in Midtown , so they took me to this place called VLADA LOUNGE. we came in around 9:30 and it was not busy at all. There were some people on the long couch and we were all watching two guys flirting at the bar, throwing mini snowballs at each other. the bar has a strip if snow/ice running in the middle to keep the drinks cold. I asked a cute waiter what was the special drink and he said "we have 19 flavored homemade vodkas, we infuse in house. " I , of course could not make up my mind and he recomended a peach martini. OMG! It was awesome, I had two of them and was feeling no pain. I mixed different flavores thru out the night. By 10:00 it started getting really busy , really quickly. almost everyone who came in was gorgeous. My female friend said she has never seen so many beautifull guys in one
room. she was right!!! I saw the winner of the Top Model come in with a bunch of her gay cuties. By that time they opened the upstairs. I did not know they even had one. We decided to go up . there were comfortable couches and a stage area, the DJ booth and a beatiful bar. It got really busy quickly. everyone looked like they were having a great time. The music was good, the driks were strong and good!!!!
I am recomending this place and I WILL BE BACK!!!! Definitely a place to be seen
What happened to VLADA???? – This bar is going down-hill FAST!!!!
I was just there last night and live in the hood, so I guess I'm a regular. This place has been so much fun for years... but not anymore.
Not sure what is going on, but there's a mass exodus of long-time staff, which is not a good sign. This used to be a cool, chill and hip bar in midtown. But I think it's under new management or something...
The amazing staff who knew almost all the customers (which really made this tiny narrow bar a MUST and gave it it's great vibe) have vanished -- so have most of the cute crowds that were regulars. It's swiftly becoming a robotic midtown stop with blase bartenders that caters to the after work crowd and a ton of girls lately. Not at all what it used to be and totally lacks the cool atmosphere that made Vlada what it was....
Bye Vlada, we'll miss you.
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