The Standard's Boom Boom Room Will Now Be Called QT (As In The Old Hotel)
The Standard New York's exclusive 18th floor bar hasn't even officially opened and yet it's already changing its name. Apparently, the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco has sent the club a Cease and Desist letter for using its name (Type in Boom Boom Room in Google and this club comes up first.)
While we weren't in love with the name Boom Boom Room (we always started singing the song, "Boom, Boom let's go back to my room so we can do it all night and you can make me feel right" whenever we heard it), we like QT even less. BlackBook has the scoop on what QT stands for (on the Quiet) but to us, QT will always be Andre Balazs' boutique dorm hotel in Times Square that is now known as Roommate Grace.
We've been able to tour the bar and it's just killer. The views are awesome, the seating areas are gorgeous, (nostalgic, retro and modern all at once) and it's probably the best thing to open in Manhattan for a seriously long time. So hopefully, they can come up with a better name for it than QT. Anyone have any suggestions? Put 'em in comments below.
PS. BlackBook's Steve Lewis was also reminded of that cheesy song, "Boom Boom, Let's Go Back to My Room" which was sung by Paul Lekakis and not Samantha Fox as our hazy memories thought. Watch the "anniversary" video here.
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