On the crossroads of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, this posh lounge truly fits their motto, “one of a kind.” With spacious interior featuring oak ceilings, ostrich leather walls, a roaring fireplace, mirror walled outdoor smoking area, and mazelike floor patterns with an array of VIP tables patronized by celebrities and top models. 1OAK is the place to see and be seen by New York's hottest celebrities.
The owners, Richie Akiva, Scott Sartiano, and Ronnie Madra birthed one of NYC’s hottest nightclubs through over 40 combined years of success with Butter, Lotus, The Park, and G Spa & Lounge. It’s safe to say, these men know how to throw a good party, if you can get in.
The Meatpacking District is home to some of New York City's hottest nightclubs and venues. As it starts getting colder at night and the sun begins to set over the Hudson earlier and earlier, we thought you might want to stay on the same block and run from spot to spot while hitting some of the most notable nightclubs in the world. Check it out.
1 Little West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
You're at the end of the night. You've spent too much money at the bar and you're single in New York. If you want your Sex and The City dreams to come true, stick around these three clubs as the bar closes to meet your prince(ss) for a goodnight kiss.
289 10th Ave
New York, NY 10001
Marquee is one West Chelsea club that couples high-class clientele with long term success. For five years, the impeccably dressed doorman, Wass, has maintained the ultra-lounge’s integrity, thus making it a fixture in the lives of Manhattan’s party elite. Rubbing elbows with models and celebrities is not an anomaly, but a guarantee. Bottle service is the norm and single men: be ready to cough up serious dough if you want to party like a rock star. The main dance floor on the bottom floor is so small that most club goers take to the couches to get their groove on. House and techno beats blare until 5 am. The intimate atmosphere of Marquee gets the blood flowing and is the perfect setting for a goodnight kiss.
As the summer starts to cool down, Model Lounge New York presented by smartwater ® begins to heat up just in time for Fashion Week. Fashion Week at smartwater® Model Lounge will take place in Union Square at Coffee Shop from September 2nd through September 8th and Hotel Gansevoort Park Avenue from September 9th through September 16th. This ultra exclusive sanctuary – designed for female models at the top ten agencies – is the quintessential locale for models to kick off their heels, enjoy luxuries and privileges, escape the heat (of fashion week), and relax between castings, fittings and shows while hydrating with smartwater® and vitaminwater zero™.
Joonbug.com Miami threw their first official event to kick off the school year and wrap up Labor Day weekend in Miami. Grand Central, an old train station that has been morphed into a hot new club located in the up and coming downtown Miami area, made for the perfect venue. The event boasted a good looking 18+ crowd hailing mainly from the University of Miami. DJs King Benjamin, Beats Bailey, and New York phenom Jacomino spun open format to start the party, followed by sets of house and electro to close out one of the best Labor Day weekend parties around. Locals and students alike rocked the dance floor and popped bottles of Goose and Moet till 4 AM. The party was a great success and marked the beginning of a promising future for the Joonbug name.
Perhaps this past week in nightlife has given us yet another clue as to what our industry does when something goes terribly wrong. I reported earlier in the week on the death of 17 year old Nicole Johns, daughter of an American ambassador, child socialite. As the trail leading up to her death from the 25th floor of a skyscraper in Herald Square led us through her footsteps back to the velvet rope at Tenjune, the city and the blogging world began to buzz about who let her in, who let her drink, who gave her her fake, and who, just who in the world could get this child so drunk in New York City.
The highly anticipated announcement from District 36 has finally come. The opening event for the new 36th Street nightclub will be on September 17, 2010, perfectly timed with the culmination of Fashion Week in New York City. Featuring Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg, the opening night promises to be one of nightlife's most exclusive red carpet evenings.
Friday anight was one of those perfect New York nights. The kind where any and everything happened. The kind Sex and the City is based on. The east side morphed into the West side, the early night kick-off-cocktail turned into endless bottles late into the night. Velvet ropes meant nothing, the city was ours and as we teetered in sky high heels, shimmied in flirty dresses, tossed locks of hair as we danced without a care, the night went on until the first signs of day peeked out from behind the skyscrapers.
Of course, I believe, everyone should have such a night and while you can never tell which will be a blaze or a bust until you're knee deep in the VIP section, you can go to all the right spots, tango with fate, and hope the city opens her arms and rocks you all night long.
I spent the months between November and April hitting every hot spot in town. Booze, boys and partying was all I needed in my life. Listen to 50 Cent’s “I get It In” and you will understand my momentum, there wasn’t a night of the week that I didn’t know where the party was. I became addicted to not waiting in line, bottle service and had a blast discovering all the after-hour spots in the city, yes they do still exists. I had so many nights that ended when most people were heading to work and walking their children to school. I remember sleeping my days away and waking up just in time to do it all over again.