Credit: The DL

The DL celebrated its 5th Anniversary on a perfect August evening in Manhattan last night.  Hundreds turned out to toast the occasion while sipping on frozen cocktails and indulging in passed sliders, coconut shrimp and grilled vegetable skewers courtesy of Dinner on Ludlow.  DJ Chris Willard’s music got revelers on the dance floor and guests also got to send photo and videos from the night into space and time courtesy of Incubate’s Future Booth, which was brought to the rooftop for the special occasion.

Not familiar with The DL and its history?  Let’s catch you up to speed.

Credit: The DL

Concept: The DL is a three floor, nightclub and lounge complete with a rooftop deck overlooking the Lower East Side.  The first floor dubbed, Dinner on Ludlow, boasts a New American restaurant.  The second floor’s Red Room is a lounge, which hosts regular arts and entertainment events.  The rooftop is The DL’s pièce de résistance.  The plant-filled garden oasis in the sky offers live music, cocktails, brunch parties and dancing weekly under one of the most impressive retractable rooftops in Manhattan.

Design: There are three levels, each one offering a different experience. Guests can enjoy dinner on first floor with elegantly lit black chandeliers dripping in crystals above patrons. The second offers a sexy and sultry ambiance inside the Red Room, which The DL utilizes for birthdays, anniversaries, charitable events and art parties regularly. The third floor’s rooftop is an expansive 5,000 square feet and offers spectacular views of the Williamsburg Bridge and also gives unique views of the Lower East Side skyline. The rooftop can seat 150 guests or host 400 guests during their nightly DJ sets

Cocktails: The DL’s cocktail menu changes seasonally and also includes extensive bottle service offerings.

Capacity: First floor: 60 guests seated, 150 standing. Second floor: 60 guests seated, 100 standing. Rooftop: 150 guests seated, 400 standing.

Check out their official website here.