Reblogged By: La Tray
Source: Mail Online
Media: Instagram atlassocialclub
Posted: Thursday September 12, 2013 @ 10:50 p.m. PST
- CNN anchor was hanging out at Atlas Social Club in Chelsea, New York
- Fashion Week party was for ‘friends and family’ – bar officially opens on September 20
nderson Cooper was living it up on Wednesday night at the raucous opening of his boyfriend’s hip new gay bar.
The CNN anchor was pictured grinning from ear-to-ear and wearing his favorite New Orleans PD T-shirt alongside fellow TV host Andy Cohen at Atlas Social Club in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
The private party at the bar, described by the owners as a ‘cross between a gay speakeasy and a vintage gym’, was packed with celebrity ‘friends and family’ including Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, Kelly Ripa, Ellen Barkin and singer Eve.
Atlas Social Club on Ninth Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets, opens to the public on September 20 but a glimpse inside during the Fashion Week soirée revealed dimly lit lounges, plush sofas and wallpaper made from vintage fitness magazines.
Andy Cohen posted the pic of himself with Cooper on his Instagram with the message: ‘Lots of fun last night at #AtlasSocialClub opening with @AndersonCooper – it’s a fun new bar on 9th Avenue!’
The snap of the gray-haired stars, who showed off their gym-honed physiques in tight T-shirts, immediately got a ream of responses from adoring fans.
AlexBrud tweeted ‘silver fox’ while deefamous_84 wrote: ‘My two sexy grays!!!’
The bar has been opened by Cooper’s partner Benjamin Maisani along with fellow stalwarts of the New York bar scene Pablo Raimondi, Josh Wood and Asi Mazar.
Mr Maisani already owns the gay bar Eastern Bloc in the East Village while Mr Mazar runs Bedlam in the same neighborhood.
Cooper was taking a night off from his CNN duties on Anderson Cooper 360 to attend the party.
The journalist and long-term partner Mr Maisani live together in a $4.3million converted firehouse in Greenwich village.