Placing itself as one of the most exclusive haunts in Midtown East, Checkmate specializes in creating an intimate environment for couples and like-minded female friends to explore their sexual desires. Carefully monitored by tight security around the premises and a velvet-rope policy, the venue has a pretty clear idea of the types of clients it wishes to attract. So expect enforced dress codes, strict BYOB rules, and, as the luxury label suggests, steep prices to get in!
If you’re interested? You’ll have to send a G-rated headshot of yourself and/or your partner before being accepted into the crowd. Once you’re there, you’ll find a nicer club than most under the swinger banner, with tendered bar areas, video and LED dance floors, and different rooms should you wish to participate in playing with other visitors. For the city slickers, there’s even a dedicated after-work party to help you let off a little steam. Taking place on Thursday nights, the event offers reduced prices for members and free entry for single women.