El Baño Is Hiring, But We’re Still Not Buying It

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As promised, Down by the Hipster scores an interview with the proprietor of El Baño, who claims to be a nightlife veteran and insists that his new venture is real and, in fact, “heavily bankrolled.” The answers are way too preposterous to swallow: “I’ve been to Brooklyn before, but honestly why would we open a club there? We're going for exclusivity, for the rich, the famous.” Then there’s more douchebragging about “fabulous friends,” models, and “only the best party music.” But wait, what’s this?

An ad on BackPage.com, sent to us by the Ko-thario (who says he is not the author of the site), calls for job applicants who are willing to “sign a confidentiality agreement for location and trade secrets.” The e-mail address? Jobs@elbanonyc.com. Nice try, guys, but we’re still not buying the VIP area modeled after a Kyoto restroom. We suspect that “Chef D.C.” is a cheeky nod to David Chang (there’s a pork belly with caramelized apple and kimchi puree on the menu, after all) and though he’s willing to do Vegas, no way is he soiling his hands with this.

Interview With El Baño [DBTH]