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Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Kelly Ripa and Ellen Barkin at the Opening of Boyfriend Ben's New Bar

Anderson Cooper was at the opening of his boyfriend's 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. The bar has been opened by Cooper's partner Benjamin Maisani along with fellow bar owners Pablo Raimondi, Josh Wood and Asi Mazar. Mr Maisani already owns the bar Eastern Bloc in the East Village while Mr Mazar runs Bedlam in the same neighborhood.


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