Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Penultimate Party at the Starlite Lounge

For those who haven't heard, Brooklyn's oldest black-owned, non-discriminating nightclub, the Starlite Lounge, closes for good at its landmark location on Bergen and Nostrand tomorrow night. True to form, they're going out with a bang (see the press release from their management below), but I swung by tonight for a beer and some photos of the legendary establishment. Though a tragic loss by any measure, Nostrand Park reports a silver lining, namely, that the Starlite hopes to reopen nearby at Pacific and Nostrand as early as September.

From the Starlite Lounge Management & Staff

It is with a heavy heart that we are forced to announce that The Starlite Lounge has lost its highly-publicized battle to stay open in its landmark location.

The stars will shine their light for the last time on Saturday, July 31, 2010.

We would love for you, the Starlight family, to come and enjoy our last night together in this location. But no worries, there are plans for a fresh, new beginning for The Starlite Lounge. Be on the lookout for e-mails and updates for The Starlite’s rebirth in a new location!!


They’ll have their final Karaoke tomorrow (Thursday July 29), and a DJ with performances on Friday (the 30th). Then the pajama party on Saturday – I think it starts at 10pm, and entry is $10 if you’re wearing pajamas ($12 if you’re not).