Party Earth Review The decadent Jane Ballroom is back in business, albeit a bit quieter. Wealthy style seekers and hip socialites who pass through the palatial door will find themselves in an opulent high-ceilinged room full of tufted velvet... ... read full review
The Jane Hotel
113 Jane Street
New York, NY 10014
A, C, E, L: 14th Street-8th Avenue
Daily 5pm–4am; check with venue for private events
West Village, New York –
The decadent Jane Ballroom is back in business, albeit a bit quieter.
Wealthy style seekers and hip socialites who pass through the palatial door will find themselves in an opulent high-ceilinged room full of tufted velvet couches and wing chairs arranged to create a series of salon areas.
Persian rugs and Edwardian chandeliers add to the luxurious ambiance – tempered by amusing touches like taxidermy and an out-of-place disco ball – as does the chic clientele of entertainment types and beautiful women draped over zebra-striped club chairs or posing by the fireplace.
Swanky locals and in-the-know hotel guests often congregate by the intimate, dimly-lit bar, while patrons who want a more private experience can make their way to the balcony parlor, which offers more plush seating and a stellar view of the action below.
Although the sophisticated décor and comfy vibe still draw a “who’s who” clientele – and a DJ spinning danceable music does get some patrons on their feet – noise constraints have made Jane’s all-night dance parties a thing of the past. Nonetheless, fashionable clubbers willing to brave the difficult door will find a stylish place to begin or end an upscale evening.
Fashionable and sophisticated downtowners, affluent hipsters, socialites, entertainment industry types, and swanky hotel guests, mid-20s to 30s.
DJs spin dance tunes including hip-hop, house, 80s, and disco.
Café Gitane located in the hotel offers a Moroccan menu available at the bar.
Menu $8–$12. Beer $7+, wine $8+, cocktails $8–$12, mixed drinks $11, shots $11+.
Sophisticated chic: Anna Wintour protégés wearing hip and trendy dresses or jeans and heels from Elise Overland and Catherine Malandrino, button-downs with jeans or slacks like Rag & Bone for men.
Tuesdays for a solid, well-heeled pre-club crowd, and late night Fridays and Saturdays for the post-club crowd.
Le Bain (848 Washington Street) at the Standard Hotel offers night swimming, great skyline views, and two floors of debauchery.