The buzz: Part of Zirca’s old digs is now a ritzy 5,000 sq. ft ultra-lounge, care of nightlife specialists Massive Collective (same folks behind Mink and former Filter Members Club) and Lifebrandz.
The décor: Velvet sofas, dark marbled surfaces and a glamorous, Art Deco style island bar make for a Great Gatsby-inspired space, but the theme’s hardly noticeable when psychedelic disco lights flood the dimly-lit interiors. There’s no dance floor to speak of (it’s supposedly a lounge), though tables and seats are placed sparingly for room to groove.
The drinks: As you’ll expect of a bar reminiscent of the roaring ‘20s—with a good selection of Champagne and gin amid the standards.
The music: EDM with the occasional hip-hop, indie and nu-rave thrown in.
The crowd: Dressed-up city folk who seem only interested in getting drunk and have a really good time.
Why you’ll be back: You’re missing the now-closed Filter. Even if you never went to the members-only club, this new hotspot for the fashionable and the glamorous will give you glimpse of its former glory (one without the stuffy exclusivity).