It operated from to It opened in the old premises of the Fillmore East ,  a built, former-theater-turned-classic- rock-and-roll venue of the late s and early s, at Second Avenue at 6th Street. The Saint was opened by Bruce Mailman  and his business partner and his architectural designer, Charles Terrell. The original opening date was set for July 30, , but construction delays forced a deferral to September 20, , with Alan Dodd as disc jockey. The nightclub was a success even before it opened. It was financed in large part by Mailman's other gay venture, the nearby New St.
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In the spirit of gay rights , I bravely squeezed into my tightest pants, chapsticked my lips, and dragged my whiskey sour-drinking ass to as many self-identifying queer bars as one lightweight gay boy can. I wanted to make going out easier for you, dear queer, by ruling out the spots with watery well drinks, exorbitant cover charges, and predatory creeps. Also impressive? The Rosemont Williamsburg Late-night dancing on a quiet Brooklyn street In a neighborhood once dominated by Metropolitan , The Rosemont sprouted as a trendier alternative for Brooklynites to get their freak on. The Rosemont creates a welcome environment for all queer people -- enough so that their occasional Peggy parties have become a favorite in the lesbian community. Just steps from other Village hotspots, the bar brings crowds below street level, where a technicolor dance floor and stage area already play host to some of the hottest events in the city.
The Saint opened the weekend after Labor Day , , as a gay nightclub with a membership returning the idea of a club to "club" and set the standard for disco presentation, lighting, sound system, amazing hydraulics and mechanical support, until it closed, sadly in The Saint may have been one of the technically and creatively best dance clubs of its era. Three floors surrounded the circular dancefloor which was topped by a planetarium dome.
New York City nightlife has always been pivotal within pop culture. From Copacabana to Studio 54 here's a look at the clubs that set the standard for the New York social scene. Located within the heart of Harlem, the exclusive club was known for their highly accredited blues and jazz performers such as Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.