167 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Since 1999, the Slipper Room has been instrumental in reviving—perhaps even creating—the burlesque community in New York City, for the first eleven years as the cozy, intimate cocktail lounge it once was, and now as the two-level burlesque theater and bar and it's become. James Habacker, the producer and host behind the Slipper Room's early years, designed the space himself when the original building was demolished, making the Slipper Room not just perfect but designed to meet the needs of neo-burlesque performers, with sightlines and lighting well in mind. The main room is a stunning paean to Jazz Age with a stage that vaults the full two stories up, where balcony visitors get a bird's eye view of the action.