This sprawling basement lounge in the Villa Pacri complex is divided into intimate seating areas, each with its own blinged-out theme. There's an opulent gold section, with glimmering, flaxen sofas, walls and tables; a similarly lustrous silver space; and a cozy fireplace nook that tones things down with calfskin chairs. Naturally, all this dazzle couldn't be enjoyed without bottle service: Options include a selection of cognacs, Scotches and brandies, and selections may be stored for next time (if you can stomach the pricey rental fee) in locked cubbies.
55 Gansevoort St
|Cross street:||between Greenwich and Washington Sts|
|Opening hours:||Thu–Sat 9pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $19. AmEx, MC, V|