People are just as picky about lounges as they are about regular nightclubs. And it's no wonder why. Lounges have to hit a few marks to make them notable and worthy for a second and third visit. At 10Best, we break it down for you on what a lounge "must have" in order to be worthy. We also give you a list of the best lounges the city has to offer.
So what make a lounge worth its namesake? A lounge must have great ambiance. It must also have comfortable seating, good food offerings and tasty drinks to get you in the lounging mood. A cool DJ and head-nodding music are also must-haves. Fireplaces and candle-light are a plus but not totally necessary since they are potential fire hazards. However, if you're not paranoid about flames, then one of your first stops should be in Mount Vernon at the Red Maple where the ambiance and every other must-have characteristic places it at the top of our list. Their tapas-style menu, lounge area, outdoor patio, fireplace, low lighting, and yummy drinks make you want to stay planted in your seat for the rest of the evening while the beats of the music put you to sleep.
Right around the corner, still in Mount Vernon, you'll find one of 10Best's other top lounge recommendations, Eden's Lounge. Small and intimate, Eden has a dance floor just in case your legs fall asleep and need a little more action. Across town in Harbor East, you have options before you as well, places like the infamous Pazo. Although Pazo is known for its restaurant prowess, as soon as you walk into the space, you'll see lounge potential written all over it. Large over-sized chairs and surrounding couches imprison low wooden coffee tables, designated as dining space.