Top 5 Best Nightclubs in Meatpacking District, 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 Meatpacking District, New York that you should definitely check out.

Tao Downtown

Best nightclub in Meatpacking District, New York!
Tao Downtown

Tucked away within the grandeur of Tao Downtown’s restaurant is a hidden gem and “in the know” oasis called Tao Downtown Nightclub. Separate from the restaurant, the 2500 sq foot drinks-only lounge has kept a low-key profile attracting VIPS and celebrities for late night/wee-hour cocktails, music and dancing. A lot of people don’t even know there’s a nightclub, as it is tucked away in the corner of the huge Tao complex, away from the dining area. The club is located one stair down and it’s so intimate and dark, it almost feels like a speak-easy. Tao Downtown Nightclub is one of the Meatpacking hotspots these days for those in the know, and it can be tricky to get in on weekends. It is important to note that dining at the restaurant does not guarantee entry into the club.

  • 369 W 16th St New York, NY 10011 United States
  • Meatpacking District
  • 11 PM – 4 AM Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Bagatelle NY Brunch

Bagatelle NY Brunch

Widely recognized as a Meatpacking District staple and NYC institution, this flagship location continues to thrive after nearly a decade in the neighborhood, reminding guests daily of the unique and magnetic ambiance that made it famous. The esteemed restaurant destination was originally designed to reinvigorate the neighborhood and bring the European flare back to the Meatpacking District, and continues to delight diners with unmatched service and outstanding seasonal cuisine.

  • 1 Little W 12th St New York, NY 10014 United States
  • Meatpacking District
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$$

Catch Rooftop

Catch Rooftop

Nestled atop the building at 21 Ninth Avenue, CATCH Roof is a downtown destination for in-the-know New Yorkers, where panoramic views of the city skyline set the stage for an intimate experience, any time of year. A 3,000 square foot indoor/outdoor penthouse, wrapped with floor to ceiling windows and outfitted with rustic leather banquettes, has something for everyone any time of day, stay late to enjoy the nightlife scene at this notoriously trendy Meatpacking haunt.

  • 21 9th Avenue New York, NY 10014 United States
  • Meatpacking District
  • 10:30 PM - 4 AM, Mon, Wed - Sat
  • Dress Code: Dress Shoes, Dress Shirts, Jackets, Jeans. NO: Athletic Gear, Khaki Shorts, Flip Flops, Ripped or Baggy Clothes, Sports Jerseys
  • $$$

Red Rabbit Club

Red Rabbit Club

Rising from the ashes of the infamous Gilded Lily, the Red Rabbit Club is the newest New York City nightlife hot spot located in the heart of the Meatpacking District. Once inside, patrons will embark on a surreal journey through a series of stairs leading them down the rabbit hole and into the subterranean club. The venue features an elongated bar and invites patrons onto a sunken dance floor enveloped with plush red velvet couches and booths. With a state-of-the-art surround sound system, smart lighting and LED screens, Red Rabbit Club will enrapture you in an underworld realm of fantasy.

  • 408 W 15th Street New York, NY 10011 United States
  • Meatpacking District
  • 11pm-4am Friday
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Gilded Lily

Gilded Lily

GILDED LILY is now THE RED RABBIT An extravagant chandelier, which hangs above the crowd at Gilded Lily, is guaranteed to captivate your attention. Beneath the chandelier, a pool of people ordering table or bottle service can be found. With music provided by up and coming New York DJ’s, sophisticated décor to accompany the breathtaking chandelier, and specialty drinks, served only by the house, Gilded Lily is a nightclub unlike any other.

  • 408 West 15th Street New York, NY 10011 United States
  • Meatpacking District
  • 11 PM - 4 AM Friday & Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

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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 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 nightclubs for free?

Some New York 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 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 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 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 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 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.