The Venue

Located in the East Village area of Manhattan, DROM is a multi-event venue with a restaurant and lounge. With high ceilings, earthy colors and comfortable seating, we aim to provide a warm, inviting, sophisticated and informal atmosphere to relax and enjoy our multi-cultural and varied programming.

DROM serves delicious small and large plates from several countries including Spain, Italy, Turkey and India. There is an eclectic wine list with wines from expressive vineyards from all over the world. Please sample our delicious cocktail list and liquors. DROM has a spacious 120 seat restaurant and private dining space and an inviting lounge capable of seating 50 people. It has a warm bar area accessible from both the restaurant and the lounge areas. DROM hosts and plans to host live events of various kinds – music, art, wine and food tastings to name a few. But most of all, we invite you to kick back in our comfortable venue and indulge in the diverse experiences that we provide.

The Concept

DROM is a voyage – an enchanting journey on the road across cultures and countries, across many varieties of music, cuisine, libations and other forms of fine art. In fact, it is a voyage of discovery across international cultures and their artistic expression. Each unique in its creativity and yet universal in its theme.

DROM, literally a road from the Greek Dromos, signifies a journey in the universal Romani or gypsy culture. The ancient gypsies were fearless explorers, true to their romantic spirit, people of the earth and very creative. From their origins in India, they spread through the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. As they have touched different cultures in their journeys, they have created different versions of their music, food and art. In that sense, they are the forbearers of many of us in the world today. Rootless and yet citizens of the world. And what better place to start this journey than in New York – the gypsy capital of the world.

DROM is a tribute to and is inspired by the fearless Romani creative spirit. It is a venue that aims to showcase the best of the authentic artistic, musical and creative traditions of various regions of the world today. It is a venue where you can experience the diverse cultures and their music from Romani to Latin to Bossa Nova, their mezze and tapas, their wines and sake and their varieties of art. All with a common theme of timeless beauty, variety and poetry which is somehow unique and yet universal, ancient yet contemporary, every day and uncommon and which touches us all as great art always seems to do.

DROM aims to indulge all our senses broadly and deeply offering memorable experiences in great quality music concerts, art events, dining, lounging, cocktails and clubbing. A sanctuary for the peripatetic tastes of the New York Romani

Edited by DromNYC on 16 Jul 2008, 22:49

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