Catering to the Over Thirty Dance Crowd
RetroClubNYC opened up in the summer of 2017 in Chelsea, Manhattan. With the intentions of catering to a more mature crowd, this nightclub has a few key ideas about what that means!
Jeff Wittels, 57, opened the establishment because he had a desire to bring people back to a time when they really enjoyed dancing to music.
You may take offense to this if you are an avid dance music fan in today’s EDM dominated nightclub world. Dancing is one of the core things that brings us together as a community and is still very much alive. Maybe more so than ever. Never the less, Jeff is speaking of a more familiar setting for all, with classics from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today.
You don’t have to be over 30 to enjoy this old school throwback! Anyone willing to shell out $10 is welcome to attend. However, the doorman does favor those over the age of 30 in business casual attire.
From old school tunes to a retro-chic decor, this New York club is standing out from the crowd and giving back to a much-ignored market of eager customers.
Should Seattle reconsider their current EDM nightclub dominance?
Right now in the city of Seattle, there are at least 10 busy nightclubs that are either all electronic or host electronic nights in their venue.
But, when it comes to throwback nights geared towards a different demographic – we are sorely lacking.
Though many bars and clubs cater to a funk/disco&oldies night at their venues, the branding does not seem to be one that stands alone as its own entity. The decor may dawn a disco ball or two and a jukebox in the corner – but as far as a booming weekend event, we’re dropping the (disco) ball. Pun very much intended.
For a glimpse at what Seattle DOES have to offer their more mature crowd, seeking fun without the lasers, check out this comprehensive list from CBS Seattle.
What do you think of throwback nights in Seattle’s nightlife scene? Let us know in the comments!
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