Best club that doesn't care about celebrities or rich assholes - 2004
ROTHKO fills a gaping hole in New York nightlife. With its big red interior, the space is unpretentious and minimal, and the lack of bottle service indicates the club is about one thing: music. Already, the young party space has hosted Suicide, the Killers, LTD, Colder, and Inouk, and featured a Warp Records showcase and DJ sets from Franz Ferdinand and Le Tigre and local tastemakers like Alex English, Dan Selzer, and LCD Soundsystem. The addition of the downstairs space means more good music is coming.