Top 3 Best Rap / Hip-Hop Nightclubs in Chelsea, New York, NY [2020 GUIDE]

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With over 77 venues in New York, there are many places to choose from whether you're looking for a crazy night out or a lounge atmosphere. Don't worry! We're going to list out the best clubs in Chelsea, New York that you should definitely check out.

1 OAK

Best Rap / Hip-Hop nightclub in Chelsea, New York!
1 OAK

After passing through a coat-check anteroom where lines of cursive are engraved in the wall, patrons find themselves in an expansive room with a ceiling of raw oak slats and a zigzagging black-and-white floor that sets an El Morocco tone. The room is divided by a central black lacquered bar doling out $20 mixed drinks, and, in one corner, a VIP-type area with a roaring fireplace and giant artwork by Roy Nachum (designer of Southern Hospitality and Saucy) of a sexy nude flanked by buffalo. Beyond that area is a cruise-y outdoor smoking lounge partially enclosed by mirrored walls. Ostrich-leather banquettes line underlit brick walls covered by metallic gold curtains, offsetting a bizarre centerpiece—another large artwork of a young blindfolded boy with two horses. In the front of the room there’s a D.J. podium outfitted with what looks and sounds like a very pricey sound system and in the back, risers for those happy to sit without silver Dom Pérignon buckets in front of them.

  • 453 W 17th St New York, NY 10011 United States
  • Chelsea
  • 11 PM – 4 AM, Tuesday - Sunday
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$$

Avenue

Avenue

A trendy crowd, stunning tapestries and paintings as well as bottle service makes Avenue one of the most desirable nightclub/lounges in all of New York City. VIP service and nothing less is one of the many amenities that Avenue has to offer. Drop in for a night of indulgence and excitement and see for yourself why Avenue’s Chelsea location is the place to be every Tuesday night.

  • 116 10th Ave New York, NY 10011 United States
  • Chelsea
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$$

PH-D Downtown

PH-D Downtown

OR those who have spent years absorbing life lessons from “Entourage,” PH-D is Xanadu: a glittering room of celebrities, beautiful women and cresting credit-card bills. The nightclub, which opened in June on the roof of the Dream Downtown hotel, is the latest endeavor from the impresarios behind Marquee, Tao and other successful playgrounds for the well heeled.

  • 355 West 16th Street New York, NY 10011 United States
  • Chelsea
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Check out the venues section for the full list of Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs.

New York Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in New York clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in New York?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at New York Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into New York Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs for free?

Some New York Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many New York Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for New York Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the New York page.

How much is bottle service at New York clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs can get pretty expensive in New York, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into New York Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs in New York are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which New York nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in New York.

Which New York nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in New York.

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