Steve Lewis is the latest to heap superlatives on the Standards Boom Boom Room, which he says is the best room ever, but the big news is that the Boom Boom wont be called the Boom Boom Room anymore. It looks like it will now be called QT (just like Balazss old hotel in midtown). A source tells Lewis we didn't realize how many other Boom Boom Rooms were out there, but what the source doesnt comment on is a rumor weve heard that the Boom Boom Room got a cease and desist letter from a San Francisco music venue of the same name (reps for the Standard never got back to us about the rumor).
You may recall that the Boom-Boom Room was also the name given to the sleazy basement rec room of a Long Island brokerage office that became a symbol of rampant sexual harassment in the mid-eighties finance world and inspired the title of a tell-all, Tales From the Boom-Boom Room. But none of these places compare to Bum Bum Bar, the middle-agedLatina lesbian bar in Jackson Heights. Oh! And in other Standard news, Eater has snuck photos of the much-anticipated eighteenth-floor Black Bar (dont get too comfy with that name) as well as photos of its plunge pool. The place also has a vending machine that sells swimsuits and, yes, condoms.