By Martin Ramone Delossantos
The Powerhouse Lounge is a Jersey City nightclub with food service, mostly loved for their incredible pizza, and sushi.Â It opened three years ago in 2010 and now you donâ€™t have to journey into New York City for a classy trendy club because itâ€™s here.
There is a doorman so always dress to impress â€“ bring your corporate I.D., and wear business attire to get in â€“ especially if you are interested in the corporate happy hour from 5-to-8 pm.Â Itâ€™s a deal offering food and drinks for just $20.Â
Once inside youâ€™ll notice the ambiance is very stylish: dark leather seating, a cascading waterfall behind the bar, and 3 gel-fueled, wall-mounted fireplaces.Â According to the General Manager Walter Sawicki, â€œWe wanted to create a dark, sexy, trendy, place equal or better than any New York City loungeâ€.
There is a bottle service deal and the cost varies according to the liquor brand you choose.Â Average cost for 4 people is $220 and up.Â On Friday, and Saturday nights there is a live DJ accompanied by a percussionist.Â On Thursday nights all their large screens play the video of the Top 40 music the DJ is playing.
The seating is very well arranged in sections.Â There are V.I.P. areas where you and your friends can have privacy but are still right in the mix.Â If you feel like dancing you have plenty of room to bust out that move, or you can just sit at the comfortable bar and chill or make new friends.
There is a coat check policy which is great since winter is coming and you donâ€™t want to lug around your outer wear. This is not your neighborhood sports bar so be prepared to indulge in a classy treat.
If you go:
The Powerhouse Lounge
360 Marin Blvd. Jersey City
Hours: Tues-Thurs, 4 pm-2 am
Fri, Sat, 4 pm-3am