New York City’s social scene is rich in quirky bars and elegant dining, but Technomic Inc. and Nightclub.com’s list of the Top 100 highest grossing bars in 2011 showcases the most luxurious places New Yorkers chose to spend their money last year. Take a look below to see some of NYC's ultimate nightlife destinations.
#10 LAVO Nightclub
LAVO Nightclub NYC, located on East 58th between Madison and Park, was #1 in New York City and #10 on the Top 100 list. At LAVO can you feed your appetite for dancing, one of a kind cocktails, and good food. LAVO is comprised of two levels. The upper houses an elegant Italian bistro where you can find one-pound meatballs and superior seafood platters, while the lower is home to a luxurious nightclub complete with glowing disco balls and a recessed dance floor. LAVO is also known for having some of the best signature drinks in NYC. Try their Pomegranate Lemonada or the Il Belo, made with Belvedere Citrus, Lillet Peach Puree and Chambord.
#17 Pacha New York
Pacha New York was #2 in NYC and #17 on the 2011 list. The club is located in a breath-taking four-story, 3,000 square foot Manhattan venue situated between the Hudson River and the Hell’s Kitchen district. The LED lighting and fully integrated video systems, as well as the moveable video screens in each room, create an incredibly dynamic clubbing experience. The club’s second level mezzanine overlooks the dance space located on the main floor, while the third level, or “Funky Room” provides an area for lounging. The V.I.P “Shower Lounge,” is a cool space to relax, complete with live shower dancing. The fourth floor, titled “Pachita,” or little Pacha, has a 400 person occupancy fit for private parties or presentations and is outfitted with an independent sound system that fuels dancing and lounging.
More Top 100
Other popular night scene destinations from the Top 100 in New York include 1Oak NYC, located on 453 W. 17th St., featuring luxurious décor including a roaring fireplace, metallic curtains, and ostrich-leather banquettes as well as Webster Hall (above), a historic architectural landmark located in the East Village. Head to Webster Hall for premiere live entertainment and music—some of the performers known to have graced Webster Hall include Ray Charles, Paul Simon, Green Day, Mick Jagger, and Michael Buble.
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