Nebula, a nightclub in the heart of Times Square, opened this weekend to lines and lines of excited New Yorkers ready to hit the dance floor. We got to stop by on Thursday for an exclusive press preview night, where Nebula dazzled guests with flowing cocktails, scrumptious passed apps, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Spanning 11,000 square feet and 3 stories, this weekend’s opening was the largest Manhattan has seen in several years. Thursday’s press preview night featured Storm Lever and Daniel Quadrino from Broadway Plus performing “Don’t Rain on my Parade” and “Waving Through a Window,” respectively, to honor the nightclub’s proximity to the theatre district. Nebula celebrates the post-pandemic recovery of New York City nightlife, and by featuring theatre performers, celebrates Broadway’s recent return in tandem: two of the city’s most beloved fixtures.
Richie Romero, former partner at Butter Group of 1OAK and Up&Down fame, along with Yang Gao of MIXX Lifestyle Group, created Nebula to be a “transformative nightlife experience” blending “cutting edge technology and world class hospitality.” With a 5,500 square foot dance floor, multiple private club rooms, and a moveable ceiling draped with lights to mimic a star-studded night sky, it definitely offers a unique and thrilling night out. Nebula’s private rooms can be rented out for all sorts of celebrations, and offers the perfect location for a post-show move.
When we entered the club, we were guided by overhead lights through a curved pathway opening up to the sprawling dance floor, multiple groups of leather sofas for guests to lounge and mingle, and a balcony overhead to watch the dance floor unfold and catch a glimpse of the performances. Drinks of every imaginable creation were served at the bar, as we weaved through people with glasses and glasses of fizzy, sparkling prosecco to see every corner of the venue. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream was served, and so was a delicious cheese platter, as appetizers such as prosciutto crostini, farro salad, and meatballs circled the dance floor to the delight of eager patrons. Nebula’s “interstellar” design vision entranced as we danced the night away, honored to get to be part of nightlife’s reopening in NYC.
Opening weekend also featured DJ Makj headlining on Friday, and DJ Rony Seikaly on Saturday. The party rolls on next weekend, with Duck Sauce November 12th and ZEDD on the 13th queued up on Nebula’s calendar. An epic Thanksgiving dance party is also in the cards and will be highlighted by Luke Alexander, Jesse Rosen, and Sasha Troy spinning – mark your schedules for these events now because they’re guaranteed to be nights to remember!