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Santos Party House

96 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10013 | Chinatown | 212-584-5492

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Santos Party House is co-owned by Andrew W.K., a crazy-eyed power-metal singer and occasional motivational speaker responsible for the song "Party 'Til You Puke." W.K.'s aura pervades the venue, best represented by the encouraging signs taped onto the walls, such as "Dancing is Unrestricted" and "Please Continue Drinking." The performers--a weekly mix of DJs, rappers, and indie rockers--inhabit Santos' two floors: the musky, black-bricked basement and the spacious Roman pillar-supported room upstairs. Both are decorated with disco balls, but it's the latter that possesses W.K.'s mechanical counterpart, a 150,000-watt speaker system.


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