“Crisp blue lights illuminate the curved, arched roof; a feast for the eyes, reminiscent of a distant Mexican beach.”
Get ready for Sugar’s 3-year anniversary weekend bash this Saturday night!
Sugar Dining Den & Social Club. Adjectives are abundant in describing this testament to Long Island nightlife. Located in a quiet nondescript Carle Place strip mall this gem stands proudly gleaming. This 6,000 square foot lounge is surprisingly intimate. Nassau County bars and pubs you have been put on notice: There is a new kid on the block!
Spacious and sexy, Sugar Dining Den and Social Club has a fantastic layout. Crisp blue lights illuminate the curved, arched roof, a feast for the eyes, reminiscent of a distant Mexican beach. Purple lighted posts on the wall frame holographic birch trees that extend backwards for perspective. Very well done. Founder, Brian Rosenberg, the one who brought us the Posh Lounge at the Garden City hotel, understands how to create an “atmosphere.” If Sugar was a mixed drink, the proper mix would be 1 part art, 3 parts atmosphere, a splash of trendy décor shaken and poured over open space. The elements just fit together that well.
Speaking from personal opinion, I believe nothing can substitute for open space. Two large bars can easily access all patrons of this venue without getting in the way of easily moving about. The staff was friendly, lead by Dan Devlin, who manages the club. They currently keep hours of Thursday to Saturday until 4am. Their Saturday “Dance Party” runs in a refreshingly “open format.” They have two resident DJs for Saturdays. They rotate DJ Cleo and DJ Surge on alternative weekends and the pair spin a blend of deep house, hip-hop, Top 40, reggaeton and 80s freestyle. A nice eclectic blend of musical genres for a variety of club-goers.
“If Sugar was a mixed drink, the proper mix would be 1 part art, 3 parts atmosphere, a splash of trendy décor shaken and poured over open space. The elements just fit together that well.”
The art of Sugar is not just reflected in the balance of its total space but also through individual pieces strewn throughout. The walls are adorned with murals of sugarplum fairies painted by Argentina’s Fernanda Cohen. Japanese style paper lanterns embossed with “S” can be seen hung from just about anywhere you look. The Executive Chef, Hok Chin (Formally of Essex House, La Caravelle and Bobby Vans) says that patrons can expect to enjoy their dining experience because “Even the food is art.”
The Nassau County club opened their doors just about three years ago to very good reviews. Tonight, May 16th you can look forward to a celebration that’s sure to rock the house in commemoration, with three DJs on the roster to mark the Social Club’s third anniversary: Rick Wonder, Chopps and Brando! (See promo poster pictured at top.) Then, after living up that triple threat of a party, everyone will have a day to recover before the weekend anniversary festivities really take Carle Place to town on Saturday night, May 18, with DJ TJ and Claudio D! (See video at top.)
For a happy hour and dancing delight of epic proportions, visit Sugar Dining Club and Social Club at:
246 Voice Rd
Carle Place, NY 11514
Look for it about a mile north of another Nassau staple, the Roosevelt Field Mall.