Fun, Follies and Frumenti at the Next Door Lounge. But…pssst…It’s a Secret!

photo by Tracey Paleo Gia On The Move

“These dames aren’t ‘a dime a dozen’”

If you want to get into one of Hollywood’s most deliciously secretive hide-aways, you’ll remember that  password — and gentlemen, “Take off your hat!” Or you won’t get past the valet at the door.

In celebration of old-time “Gatsby” style (and yes we mean the movie, but I’m sorry Leo isn’t always there. lol), The Next Door Lounge on Highland at Lexington Avenue has introduced several new features sure to whet your appetite for decadence.

The dames of LA FOLLIES – Los Angeles’ premiere precision kick line and cabaret ensemble – has taken up the award-winning Next Door Lounge as their very first residency.  The dames are performing exclusively at NDL every Thursday in 2014.

The gals will be cutting a rug to the likes of Razzle Dazzle, Hey Big Spender, and other 20’s tunes mixed with a modern-day swagger, donning fans, canes, and those signature gams of theirs.

There is no cover charge to get in, so you can enjoy signature cocktails with a great show.

“The Dames Are the Most Serious High-Kicking Over-Achievers on the LA Dance Scene! Gorgeous!” ~Gia On The Move

I’m told that if you mention the secret catch phrase at the top of this article, to their Dapper Doorman you’ll be ale to cash in a glass of champagne for 10 cents!Next door lounge

Cognoscente appeal:

Gia On The Move sampled a generous taste of perfection of in-house master distilled Rye (our personal favorite and two thumbs up recommendation) and Bourbon. If whiskey or cognac is your drink, there will be no fizzles here either…all neatly complimented by a limited food menu.

But there’s more…a “MASTER CLASS” series will be taking place, each month and will focus on a specific spirit to further display NDL’s vast knowledge of each spirit category.   In addition to the MASTER CLASS, NDL will also offer a flight of the featured spirit throughout the respective month. For loyal followers and cocktail connoisseurs alike.

The MASTER CLASS will include:

  • One designated Wednesday each month, NDL head barman Zac Henry will host an interactive and educational tasting of the month’s featured spirit;  discuss its origins and distillation process.
  • Lead guests through a flight tasting of 4+ brands of the featured spirit
  • Feature one cocktail containing the featured spirit to show off its versatility and NDL’s knowledge of mixology
  • Food will be provided
  • Price per seat: $30+ (depending on featured brands)

MASTER CLASS 2014 Schedule

  • March – Whiskey & Craft Beer
  • April – Rum
  • May – Tequila
  • June – Gin
  • July – American Whiskeys


March 21
“Whiskeys of the World”

  • Bulleit Rye
  • Bushmills 10 Year
  • Johnnie Walker Double Black
  • Oban 14 Year

March 28
“North American Whiskeys”

  • Bulleit Bourbon
  • Bulleit Rye
  • George Dickel #12
  • Crown Royal Cask 16

March 7 and April 4
“Blended Scotches”

  • Johnnie Walker Green
  • Johnnie Walker Gold
  • Buchanan’s Master Blended
  • Old Parr 12 Year

March 14 and April 11
“Single Malt Scotches”

  • Laguvulin 16 Year
  • Talisker 10 Year
  • Oban 14 Year
  • Craggenmore 12 Year


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