Shescape has to be hands down one of the best seasonal and special occasion party promoters in New York City. They lesbians parties around all the major holidays. Key events include Pride, Fire Island Dodgeball, Labor Day, and many more. In the past, they have held their parties at Tre Merli in Soho or Cafe Deville in the East Village and other various changing fabulous locations. This time around they decided to rent out a new spot on 18th and Broadway. Lucy de Gramercy, regularly a restaurant, specializes in Latin cuisine. Small aspects still remind you that it is a restaurant, including a large cauldron of fancy kettle cooked potato chips at the bar.
Their Halloween party had a very lounge like atmosphere early on, but after Halloween Parade goers let out, the party was ready to begin. One great thing about Shescape parties is that the crowd is always classy. Always come dressed to impress and are never rude. Actually quite a friendly mixed crowd if you ask me. You won't find anybody with fake id's or who just turned 21 and want to make a fool of themselves or are trying to front real hard. Most girls looked around 24-30. Sometimes the door charge, which maybe a little higher than most other lesbian standby clubs ($15), is a bit of a deterrent. But as with life, you get what you pay for. The spacious dance floor was set off all night long with pop and hip hop.
There were plenty of classic costumes from she-devils, to gangsters, to zombie surgeons. Notable ones included Sam Ronson and Lindsay Lohan, and two Lesbian Uhaul trucks that even included brake lights. The bar was extra extra crowded and it took on average 15 minutes to quench my thirst. They opened a second bar towards the back later in the night to cater to all the thirsty ghouls and goblins.
Overall a great party in a great location, right in the heart of the city.
If you missed the Halloween party, they've already got their next party lined up. Thanksgiving Eve at the Maritime Hotel !!! Check out http://www.myspace.com/shescape for more info.