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.
The velvet rope, the guest list, the bouncers: it should feel like you’ve earned something when you make it past these gatekeepers. And give Avenue some credit: though it may not come off as inviting, it does make the rigmarole worth it. The self-described gastro-lounge is festooned with wood paneling, aristocratic portraits, tarnished mirrors and other trappings. Guests sashay on the enormous dance floor downstairs while a DJ spins pop and Girl Talk-inspired remixes up top. There’s a surprising menu of eclectic comfort food—everything from waffle fries to Kung Pao Chicken Satay to Pretzel Dogs. It’s oddly homey for a place like this, but don’t let the menu fool you: although reservations aren’t required, signing up for bottle service makes it a lot easier to get in.
Crowd Type: Upscale, Movie Stars, Moguls
Busy Nights: Monday, Friday, Saturday
Good for: Bachelorette Parties, Bachelor Parties, Girls Night Out, Guys Night Out, Travelers