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About Steve Lewis

Former nightclub impresario turned interior designer, Steve Lewis is godfather of the nightlife industry. Lewis operated such famed successful locations as the Limelight, Tunnel, the World, Club USA, Palladium, Red Zone and Life before turning his eye to design. Responsible for some of the nation’s most successful concepts, Steve’s past design credits include Marquee, Hotel Chantelle, the DL, Rosebud at the Out Hotel, CV at the Rivington Hotel, and SPA in New York City; Shampoo in Philadelphia; Brûlée Desert in Atlantic City; Stone Lotus in Chicago; TAO’s Buddha Room in Las Vegas; and The Room at Harry O’s in Park City, Utah. He also designed Stand Up NY, Acacia, Birch Coffee Shop and scores of others. Leveraging nightlife elements into popular see-and-be-seen restaurants, Lewis is also behind NYC's Butter, The Darby, Amalia, Aspen and Aspen Social Club. Lewis’ design of Good Room in Brooklyn was voted Best of 2014 by New York Magazine. Other more recent completions include Ms. Yoo. In addition to a flourishing design career, Lewis is an avid writer with his own snarky take on all things nightlife. Featuring rants and raves, general ramblings, interviews and color, Good Night Mr Lewis was voted best nightlife blog of 2008 by the Village Voice. In 2009 Lewis took his loyal following over to Blackbook Magazine, serving as their nightlife correspondent. He was the contributing nightlife editor for industry staple Nightclub & Bar Magazine since 2012. Ever the night owl, Lewis graces the decks as a rock and roll DJ and manages ex-Sound Factory DJ, house legend, Jonathan Peters. He is a two-time recipient of the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Humanitarian Award.

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