Owned by Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss, partners in Manhattan's Marquee and Tao and LAVO in Las Vegas, it's no wonder that Avenue is one of the most glamorous, exclusive clubs in the city. This supper club has served A-listers like Madonna and Beyonce, but is more well known for their post-midnight crowd of top models and party elite. With a strict door, and even stricter dress code (no shorts on guys. EVER.), be assured that inside the doors of this bi-level club, you'll find some of the best looking people in town.
Trepperberg calls it a "gastro-lounge," a mix between a bar that serves food, no dance floor, with lots of seating and a DJ booth. In the beginning, this unmarked door didn't require purchasing a bottle, but with word getting out of Avenue's heat, you'll be lucky to get past the door without some serious connections, or serious cash.
This 3,100 sq foot Chelsea space gets rave reviews from anyone able to get in, and although there's no dance floor they've got two great DJs (one per floor) and models take to the couches to get their groove on. The bar takes up most of the back, with pricey, yet killer cocktails. Upstairs features the smaller lounge, with fancy low couches creating an intimate atmosphere for those in attendance. All in all, like most Chelsea clubs, Avenue will give you a night to remember (or forget) if you can get past the man with the clipboard at the front door.