The Chandelier Room: Spirits in the Sixth Borough has sent one of our correspondents out for some field research, as our own Link Cromwell attempts to bar crawl his way through Hoboken, New Jersey- just a stone’s throw away from Manhattan. Check back for his adventures and travels every single Friday as attempts to do the unimaginable. And yes, it involves drinking.

If you have ever taken in the rich Hudson River skyline facing Hoboken, one grand building is sure to catch your eye. It’s the, “W” one of the countries finest hotels. This much talked about, upscale establishment has been a major factor in the movement to transform Hoboken into a destination just like that of New York City. And one particular club located with the walls of the, “W” has been doing this successfully for over three years. It’s, “The Chandelier Room” a lounge like you have never seen before, and that’s exactly why we chose it for this weeks,’Spirits in the Sixth Borough.’

You won’t find, The Chandelier Room on the ground floor of the hotel, by the entrance. And, that is truly where the essence of this place begins. Gather your friends, and lovers to travel up the back staircase to reach this exclusive venue. Once you ascend the stairs you will enter into a space that exudes a modern cool with tip of the hat to the past. Large sculptures of chandelier’s personify the clubs namesake and also provide room for extra seating within said sculpture. Fireplaces have been placed on the wings of the room providing a cozy place to sip cocktails with your crew. If that isn’t enough a temperature controlled patio with outstanding views of the harbor give guests yet another exclusive spot to party. The layout features plenty of painstakingly laid out seating designed to create a flow perfect for both small private parties, and those looking to dance. Speaking of dancing, top DJs hit the club every Thursday, Friday and Saturday to spin only the best joints to keep you moving.

Take a seat at the bar for another experience all together. The long hand crafted dark wooden bar is trimmed with leather, and is able to seat a large number of guests. The stunning views continue since bar guests face out to the harbor with the help of humungous windows. But, hey your not here for a lesson in architecture. The upscale club features some of the most inventive, and reasonably priced Mixology based cocktails this side of the Hudson. Head over to the bar for aptly named,’Lackawanna 1907′ ($13). The drink features; Absolut Vodka, basil, strawberry puree and agave nectar. If vodka isn’t your bag then order a, ‘Berry Melon Mojito’ ($12) which includes; Cruzan strawberry rum, mint, fresh strawberries and watermelon puree. Either way, you’ll have a pretty cocktail in toe while you hit the dance floor of a club unlike any place you could visit in NYC. There’s a simple reason for this, you’re in Hoboken and times have certainly changed for the better.

So here’s the rundown…

Preconceived notion – Upscale lounge located in the W Hotel.

Bar Type – Highly ornately designed club tucked away in the W Hotel with views of the Hudson River.

Crowd stereotype – Pretty people in a see and be seen club crowd.

Music – Chill yet highly danceable music through the clubs system. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s professional DJs come in to spin the latest.

Value – The Chandelier Room is on par with hot clubs one would find in NYC. But since it’s located just over the river you can feel the savings with every drink order.

Good for a….

Date – Yes! If you want to impress that special someone take them to The Chandelier Room. The trendy, yet smart design is paired with a killer atmosphere that is sure to blow her hair back.

Hookup – This room is designed to exude cool. It’s just up to you to close the deal

Dance – The DJs who spin here are seriously major league. Therefore prepare to dance all night long.

Catch up with a friend – Certainly, just make sure it’s with a few friends and you grab some private space.

First or last drink of the night – All. Since the cocktail list is huge make, The Chandelier Room your one destination for the evening.

Overall – The W Hotel is known is one of the best modern hotels in the world. Therefore the establishments dwelling within must match this. We are happy to say that, The Chandelier Room meets this and then some. With richly innovative decor, inventive cocktails, and a smart attractive decor the clubbing crowd really can’t go wrong. 8.9.

-Link Cromwell

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Cooper’s Union – 9.0/10
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The Turtle Club – 9.0/10
Bin 14 – 8.9/10
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Elysian Cafe – 8.8/10
Grimaldi’s – 8.8/10
Madison Bar & Grill – 8.8/10
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1 Republik – 8.6/10
Mikie Squared – 8.5/10
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Zack’s Oak Bar – 8.5/10
Black Bear Bar & Grill – 8.4/10
Moran’s – 8.4/10
Arthur’s Tavern – 8.3/10
Oddfellows – 8.1/10
Trinity – 8.1/10
Cucharamama – 8.0/10
Marty O’Brien’s Social Club – 8.0/10
The Dubliner – 8.0/10
East LA – 8.0/10
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The Shannon – 7.9/10
Carpe Diem – 7.9/10
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Brass Rail – 7.6/10
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Four L’s – 7.5/10
Liberty Bar – 7.5/10
Texas Arizona – 7.5/10
McSwiggans – 7.4/10
Nag’s Head – 7.4/10
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Maggie’s Place – 7.3/10
Three A’s – 7.3/10
The Tilted Kilt – 7.3/10
Whiskey Bar- 7.3/10
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The Melting Pot – 7.1/10
Tutta Pasta – 7.1/10
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