Chelsea Nightlife (Self Guided), New York

No matter what nightlife style you have, New York City has them all. Nightlife in this city is much more a state of mind than anything else, and there are bars and restaurants open at any hour of the day. Here you can find swanky lounges, high octane dance clubs, sophisticated piano bars, old-fashioned Irish pubs and much more. Take this walking tour to experience the amazing New York's Lower Manhattan nightlife.
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Chelsea Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Chelsea Nightlife
Guide Location: USA » New York (See other walking tours in New York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: Xena
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Le Bain

1) Le Bain

Covering two levels, including a rooftop bar with an impressive view of the city and the Hudson River, Le Bain is a penthouse nightclub that offers up its entertainment from world renown DJs through its top-of-the-line sound system. The music can range from anything such as hip hop, to house, to indie rock—anything that gets the crowd going. Le Bain can be characterized by its trendy, fashionable crowd, long lines to get in, and its choosy door policy. The rooftop bar with its beautiful panorama of the city serves as a place to relax and recoup one’s energy for the dance floor. During the summer, Le Bain features parties by indoor pool.

Operation hours: Wednesday – Friday: 10 pm – 4 am; Saturday – Sunday: 2 pm – 4 am
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Cielo

2) Cielo

Located in the trendy Meat Packing District of New York City, Cielo is a chic nightclub opened by longtime DJ Nicolas Matar in 2003. Offering a state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system, a spacious sunken dance floor surrounded by suede banquet seating, Cielo boasts a retro 70s appeal in its interior design features, with subtle mood lighting enhancing the aesthetic. Cielo features the beats of some of the world’s best DJs, and has even been the breeding ground for some present international talent, including Sven Vath and David Guetta. This great club has received numerous awards over the years, including Best Club awards from several reputable sources.

Operation hours: Monday: 10 pm – 4 am; Wednesday – Saturday: 10 pm – 4 am
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CATCH Rooftop

3) CATCH Rooftop

A hip nightclub located above the upscale seafood restaurant of the same name, CATCH Rooftop offers a lovely panoramic view of the surrounding Meat Packing District from both inside through its glass walls and from its outdoor terrace. Large cylindrical lights keep beat to the music, which generally includes the sounds of current and classic hip hop, electronic music, and Top 40 favorites. Deep brown banquette seating and black-lacquered tables provide a comfortable place to lounge with friends amongst CATCH’s upscale clientele, which can include models, sports figures, and other celebrity types. Being a small venue with a capacity of just 200 guests, it may not always be easy to get into this popular club.

Operation hours: Monday: 11 pm – 4 am; Wednesday – Saturday: 10 pm – 4 am
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NO 8

4) NO 8

A chic restaurant and lounge located in the trendy Chelsea district of New York City, No. 8 is located in the historic bungalow of the Beverly Hills Hotel notorious for its scandal and intrigue. Its sleek ultramodern interior design includes a revolving chandelier and elegant LED light displays, a U-shaped bar in the Ballroom downstairs, and a huge communal couch for reclining in the upstairs REC Room. DJs spin a variety of hot sounds all night through an impressive high-end Funktion One sound system. No. 8 has an exclusive door policy and attracts a variety of celebrities and other upscale clientele.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 8 pm – 4 am
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1 OAK

5) 1 OAK

Taking its name from the phrase “1 of a kind,” 1 OAK is located in the center of the trendy Chelsea district in New York City. 1 OAK features a state-of-the art sound system and an assortment of DJs from around the globe, including surprise performances from time to time, making it one of the city’s hottest nightspots for years. Being such a hot spot, 1 OAK maintains an exclusive door policy and it can be rather difficult to gain entrance to this exclusive club. Design is upscale, with Oak beams on the ceiling, mirrored walls in the partially enclosed smoking room, and black and white zig zag floor tile pattern.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11 pm – 4 am
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Avenue

6) Avenue

A place where celebrities and trendy socialites might be found, Avenue is an exclusive Chelsea nightclub with a chic, modern party atmosphere. Interior design elements include wood and cork paneled walls, black leather banquet seating, and unique chandeliers lighting fixtures made from wine barrels. Up the stairs from the dance floor is a glassed-in room surrounding the DJ booth. Each night, DJs spin a lively mix of dance and pop music to an energetic crowd. A food menu is also available at Avenue, with tasty small plate items served until 4:00 AM, including Chilean bass and lobster rolls.

Operation hours: Monday – Saturday: 11 pm – 4 am
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Marquee

7) Marquee

A longstanding nightclub with an upscale clientele and exclusive door policy, Marquee underwent some major renovations and reopened in 2013 as an impressive open space with 30 foot high ceilings, a grand and ornate chandelier, a wall of high-tech LED light displays, and a state-of-the-art sound system. Located in the trendy Meat Packing District, this club has been known to celebrities and models. Marquee treats its guests to carefully-crafted cocktails and a world-class bottle service, with the VIP treatment for all guests. Wednesday through Saturday evenings Marquee features some of the world’s best DJs spinning a mix of house and trance music.

Operation hours: Monday – Sunday: 5 pm – 4 am

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