‘Ultra’ cool new club lets you paint Gowanus purple

Joy Swanson of Greenpoint boozed and danced it up at the new Ultraviolet Lounge in Gowanus, which offers three floors of action.
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Gowanus, meet your first dance club — Ultraviolet, the hottest triple-floored, extremely purple dance party east of the Canal.

It’s only open on Saturdays for now — mid-September is the projected grand opening — but this warehouse on Third Avenue is sure to be a weekend destination because it’s all there: our reporters danced on three floors, spun with three DJs and drank from three bars, all jam-packed with sexy people, ritzy lighting and comfy lounge furniture.

It’s taken a year and a half to fully refurbish the warehouse space, but now Ultraviolet managers are ready to get their party on.

“We wanted to give people around here a place to dance — every night of the week,” co-owner Turan Kiremitci yelled over a speaker pumping some intense house music last Saturday. “When the grand opening hits, there’s always going to be something different going on.”

There’s also something different on every floor, each with its own music and feel. The basement of the club, which is near Seventh Street, has the most expansive dance floor in the joint and easily features the most shades of purple. The second floor has more couches and drinking space than the other two, and the first floor is something in between — with booze flowing, booties shaking and music bumping.

Some of the locals complained that the music was a little too loud and that the rooms were a little too purple — but they had to squeeze past the others, who were obviously high on this purple haze.

“The drinks are strong and the dancing is better,” said Greenpointer Joy Swanson, just around midnight. “Gowanus definitely doesn’t stink so much anymore.”

The sleek interior of the Ultraviolet Lounge on Third Avenue in Gowanus.

Ultraviolet [424 Third Ave. at Seventh Street in Gowanus, (718) 596-6627]. Doors open at 8 pm on Saturdays. For info and events, visit www.ultravioletbrooklyn.com.

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