Despite its potentially excessive trendiness, the Meatpacking District is made for partying the night away. But, if you'd prefer to keep your stilettos off the cobble stoned streets, we've also included Chelsea hot-spots in this NYE party round-up:
Kiss and Fly
Kiss and Fly’s New Year's Eve 2013 celebration will bring sexy back to NYC with one of the most smoldering hot parties this city has never seen! Amidst Manhattan’s sizzling, high drama nightlife circuit lives Meatpacking’s premier ultra-lounge/club, Kiss and Fly. What's in a name? Well, in the case of Kiss and Fly, it's the name of the passenger drop off area in an airport in the south of France. Tres jet-setting chic! A-listers, moguls, models, celebutantes and fashionistas all flock to this mega-hot spot on a nightly basis in search of divine cocktails and pulsating beats. NYE 2013 will be no different.
Where: Turtle Bay, 987 2nd Ave, New York.
Where: Sway Lounge, 305 Spring St, New York.
Where: The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery
When: 10pm – 4am
Where: XVI Lounge, 251 West 48th St. New York.
Where: Gansevoort Park Avenue. 420 Park Ave South, New York.
When: 5pm – 12am
Where: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave.
Where: Highland Park, 206 East 34th St. New York
What is the most inherently understood, widely recognized form of communication that spans the entire globe? If you said mathematics, you are wrong. It’s dancing. Bee’s do it. Birds do it, too. Even if you're already enrolled in a zumba class with a friend, finding a great dance club is one of the best ways to relieve stress and have a great time meeting people. Consider these great dance spots next time you got that itch to bust a move.
Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th St. 212-645-5700
Intimate in size, this Meatpacking dance spot was built for dancing. The sunken dance floor means all the attention is on the dancer, surrounded by various genres of house music blasting through its outstanding sound system. The floor is framed with luxurious banquettes so you and your dance partner can take a break and get to know each other.
Dressed to kill, and smelling spectacular after a tour of the Sephora Sensorium, Joonbug headed over to Kiss & Fly for the Junior Society of Ballet Hispanico's fundraising event Dance Into Fashion. Stepping into the world of fantasy yet again as the doors to Kiss & Fly opened to reveal the decadent red soaked entrance. The thick red curtains spread open to welcome all the donors, dancers, and partygoers as we ventured into the dark meadow-like lounge.
Last night I joined Johnathan Cheban, founder of Command PR and star of the newest E! series The Spin Crowd, at Kiss & Fly. Kiss & Fly ranks high on the scale of exclusivity, nestled in the Meatpacking district with red carpet and velvet rope entrances.
Inside, there are 28 VIP tables and a huge bar and dance floor, all of which were perfectly packed for this reality star. I showed up around midnight to find Joonbug's newest friend Wilson Henriques at the door, leading in his group of VIPs ahead of a crowd of office types and girls in their highest heels and shortest hemlines.
When I think of the American South, I think of hot temperatures, suffocating humidity, and sweaty, glistening bodies rhythmically writhing to house music in an ecstasy induced Sodom. You know what that means, boys: We’re going to a gay bar!
There has been a report straight from Austin, TX from someone who saw a sign that a Kiss and Fly was going to open in the Texas capital. The logo is the same, so DBTH assumes that it’s either a licensing agreement or identity theft. But, to add a twist to it all, Kiss and Fly Austin has labeled itself — unlike the NYC version — as “Austin's Only Gay Nightclub.” That probably means it’s not the same establishment.
RDV is the new hot spot to open in Chelsea. RDV, short for rendezvous, launched in October 28th in hopes of exceeding its famous neighbors Bagatelle and Kiss and Fly. Hidden under the trendy and chic Bagatelle restaurant, RDV design combines the classic and clean taste of its upstairs neighbor and a flare of Victorian influence with modern art designed by David Graziano. Although petite in size and unassuming in location, this is a powerhouse venue backed by some big names. Big time nightlife players like Randy Scott, Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba, added their unique style to insure the club's neighborhood success.