Posted in music | venues on March 20, 2014


I didn't even fully realize this but NYC club Rebel (formerly Downtime) closed and then reopened as The Wall before changing its name to Slake. DNAinfo explains:

The club [changed its name] due to copyright concerns, [Webster Hall owner] Ballinger and his son, Tom, said at a meeting of Community Board 5's Public Safety & Quality of Life Committee [over the summer]. The decided on the switch to avoid any conflicts with a nightspot in Miami with the same name.

"They approached us, and we figured we were really early into the process with everything, that it would be a bigger issue for us to push forward with same name than for us to change it," Tom Ballinger told DNAinfo New York. "Slake, the definition means to quench your thirst or fulfill your desire, which I thought was pretty appropriate for a nightclub."

Slake, located at 251 West 31st Street in Manhattan, is part of the Webster Hall family.



Comments (3)

The place has the best ambiance ever and one of the best club to visit.

Posted by Lindsay Rosenwald | March 20, 2014 10:02 AM


what a great name.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 10:55 AM


"come on, taste the noize"

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 1:32 PM

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