Café Select’s Hidden Back Room Said to Be Ready to Open


We had heard rumors about the imminent opening of Café Select’s back room, and now BlackBook weighs in.

In the next few weeks what we’ll call the ‘Back Room at Cafe Select’ (it remains officially nameless at this point, though ‘The Boiler Room’ may be an option) will begin admitting patrons through the delivery grate on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant—which conveniently leads to the side door of the lounge space. The spot holds 60 heads, has a gritty, cement feel, and is covered in Christmas decor that seems to be staying up for a bit. With no space for a DJ booth, it’s the owners usually making music selections, and a bar is tucked into the alcove under the stairs.