Party Earth Review An exciting dance hall that distances itself from the traditional Meatpacking mega-club template, Cielo is clearly dedicated to the rhythm and the music. A pulsating bass gets the head-nodding started in the foyer, where... ... read full review
18 Little West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
A, C, E, L: 14th Street/8th Avenue
M, W–Sa 10pm–4am
Meatpacking District, New York –
An exciting dance hall that distances itself from the traditional Meatpacking mega-club template, Cielo is clearly dedicated to the rhythm and the music.
A pulsating bass gets the head-nodding started in the foyer, where lines of hip young professionals and beat-happy club kids getting frisked and ID’d start grooving before they even enter the one-room club and its swirl of lights.
High-energy house music junkies of every size and race bounce around the center sunken dance floor beneath flashing strobes and disco balls, catching fragments of themselves in the mirrored columns as they dance by.
Seasoned clubbers more into checking out the action from the sidelines can lounge in one of the cushioned alcoves around the perimeter or hang out at the neon-backlit bar to mingle over cocktails, while smokers and worn-out dancers can take a breather on the heated patio.
Though the space may be filled with beautiful party people, there’s no doubt that the music is king here, and the crowd goes wild as the DJs (Cielo alumni include www.partyearth.com/entertainers/carl-cox-3/ and Chris Vargas) climb into the elevated booth ready to shake the cushioned walls with energetic mixes of hardcore electronica ranging from deep house to trance.
A refreshing refocus on the Downtown dance scene, Cielo offers a nightly party for clubbers who prefer dropping beats to dropping names.
Downtown chic club kids, electronic music lovers, laid-back club veterans, and affluent young professionals on the weekends, 20s to 30s.
Nightly DJs spinning electronica (trance, house, techno) and remixed pop hits.
Heated outdoor patio for smokers.
Beer $5+, wine $8+, cocktails $8+, bottle service $295+
Club attire: tight t-shirts, hot jeans, leather jackets, dancing shoes.
Fridays and Saturdays for the big club crowds, and Mondays and Thursdays for particularly hot dance nights.
Just four blocks away at the Dream Downtown Hotel is the exclusive Electric Room (335 West 16th Street). Patrons lucky enough to make their way into this intimate lounge will have a night filled with A-list celebs, trendy outfits, and fancy cocktails.