Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
The Chelsea, which was gutted and reconfigured last year, is considered The Cosmopolitan’s “intimate” venue, which never ceases to amuse me, since it’s a 40,000 square foot venue split over two levels which can accommodate somewhere north of 3,000 people (it can be reconfigured various ways). The vibe is 1940s-glam-meets-industrial, with gorgeous Art Deco metalwork and a lounge upstairs where you can sit on couches and order from the bar—not your usual pack-’em-in concert venue. In 2013, it was the perfect venue for the New Year’s Eve debut of Bruno Mars, and in 2014 hosted Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for that year’s New Year’s celebration. Throughout the year, it’s host to a variety of fun concerts.