Events & Nightlife

Celebs and Party Crowd Flock To Beauty & Essex’s Weekly LGBT Night

New York Smash Magazine  


Taryn Manning and Zeke Thomas at Upstairs at Beauty & Essex

Taryn Manning and Zeke Thomas at Upstairs at Beauty & Essex

If you’re looking for a bumping scene on a Monday night, Beauty & Essex has you covered.

With its ultra-stylish three-level interior and trendy crowd, this Lower East Side locale has been a go-to nightlife and dining destination since its 2010 opening by renowned celebrity chef and restauranteur Chris Santos.

Beauty & Essex recently launched a weekly Monday event called Upstairs, an evening of music by top DJs, and the restaurant’s signature dinner and cocktail offerings, dedicated to the LGBT community.

Each week, Upstairs has consistently attracted dressed-to-impress party-goers and celebrities, including Taryn Manning, DJ Zeke Thomas, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Sting, Trudy Styler, James McAvoy, and Bryan Singer.

The atmosphere gives you the option to mingle at the bar, have cocktails at a table in the lounge, or enjoy a sit-down dinner in the dining room. Check out more photos below.

Upstairs, Beauty & Essex’s LGBT night, takes place from 8 p.m. to midnight every Monday on the second floor of Beauty & Essex.

Dinner at Beauty and Essex NYC

Beautiful Dinner at Beauty & Essex: Prime Beef Carpaccio, Spaghettini, and the Beauty Elixir cocktail


Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka with friends at Upstairs at Beauty & Essex

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka with friends at Upstairs at Beauty & Essex