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18 Little W. 12th St., nr. Ninth Ave. (Meatpacking District)
New York, NY
(1) 212-645-5700 | www.cieloclub.com
HOURSMon., Wed.-Sat.: 10:00pm-4:00am; Sun., Tue.: Open only for special events
RESERVATIONSOnly accepted for tables or events
DOOR POLICYSelective; cover charge fluctuates between USD 5-30 depending on the event
PRICE (COCKTAILS; BOTTLE SERVICE)USD 12+; USD 195-650
BARYes - full bar
OUTDOOR SPACEYes - a private outdoor smoking patio
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No - but can be booked for private parties
SUBWAY14th St.-8th Ave. (A, C, E, L)
Even after years on the scene, the door at Cielo remains notoriously difficult, but those who make it through wouldn’t have it any other way. This grooving nightspot values intimate exclusivity over sprawling chaos, meaning everyone inside is granted VIP-worthy attention. DJs from around the world (likely lured by its flawless sound system) work their wonders, spinning out soulful and electronic house music, while the large disco ball that rotates above the bright blue sunken dance floor adds an edgy dash of vintage ’70s, to the slick, modish surrounds.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Clubby casual; perhaps a silky, off-the-shoulder top with designer denims, show-stopping heels, and a few glittery accessories.
GO HERE WITH
Fashionable and fun-loving guys and gals
A mature but chic crowd of Meatpacking clubbers.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This is the place to check out top DJs.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Frisking at the door and heavy bottle service pressure.
GOOD TO KNOW
The focus here remains booking the white-hot DJs, so every night guarantees a strong soundtrack. A word to the wise on trying your luck at the door: Check. The. Events. On some nights, Cielo will charge anywhere from USD 50-60 for tickets to see top DJs. (Not that seating here is limited to just nine banquettes and tables have been known to go for more than USD 300.) If you’re trying to break in for cheap, it might be worth going early–on some evenings, early arrivals get in free. Though no private rooms are available, the entire space can be rented for private parties of about 350 guests.
Tenjune (New York)
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