Getting past the front door can be exasperating, but it’s worth the drama. The decor and atmosphere carry you back to a time when it was easy to get lost inside a club. That’s no illusion: This New York outpost of the nightlife chain is massive. A stellar sound system and the beats of such crowd-rocking DJs as Deep Dish, Timo Maas and Victor Calderone keeps the dance floor packed. Skybox-style VIP booths offer perfect people-watching perches; smaller, tucked-away lounge areas allow for intimate private moments. Hedonism reigns, even if it’s only for a few hours.
530 W 28th St
|Cross street:||between Tenth and Eleventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Thu–Sun 10pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 23rd St|
|Price:||Cover: $20–$30. Average drink: $8. Cash only|