This lounge from Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode is home to the most raging midweek party in lower Manhattan. The Ballroom is nearly as stunning as the crowd it attracts, with an offbeat tableau of stuffed beasts and mismatched couches. Though you can easily stake out a seat early on, the real festivities don’t usually get going until after midnight, when the dancing—fueled by cocktails like the cucumber vodka–and-limoncello Punjab—starts migrating onto tables and chairs. Our only complaint about the Jane? How long the line is.
The Ballroom at the Jane Hotel
|Venue name:||The Ballroom at the Jane Hotel||Contact:|
The Jane Hotel, 113 Jane St
|Cross street:||between Washington and West Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $12. AmEx, MC, V|