Party Earth Review After getting booted from Chelsea back in 2010, sparkler-strewn and models-and-bottles paradise Pink Elephant spent over two years off the NY club scene before returning in 2012 with a smaller, mildly gentler, but still... ... read full review
40 West 8th Street
New York, NY 10011
A, B, C, D, E, F, M: West 4th Street / 6 Avenue
Greenwich Village / NoHo, New York –
After getting booted from Chelsea back in 2010, sparkler-strewn and models-and-bottles paradise Pink Elephant spent over two years off the NY club scene before returning in 2012 with a smaller, mildly gentler, but still glitzy incarnation.
Hidden on a largely residential stretch of 8th Street, the venue requires its savvy guests to first descend to a waiting area dubbed The Infinity Room – either because the walls are covered in mirrors or because mere mortals will spend that much time trying to get in.
A small bar near a private lounge lets fashion mavens and Euro scenesters grab a pricey cocktail in a hurry, though most proceed down the narrow hallway to the dark and retro-style main room, where a giant circular structure anchored by a glittering disco ball hangs over a dance floor perpetually packed with pretty people and house dancers clad in dental floss.
Raven-black VIP booths are set well back from the throngs to ensure moneyed cliques need not interact with the masses, nor worry about an errant elbow shattering their $10K bottle of Cristal.
DJs tend to be up-and-comers on the local club scene, sticking with house and contemporary dance mash-ups to ensure everyone spends most of the night on their high-heeled feet.
The term "seeing pink elephants" may be a euphemism for drug-induced hallucinations, but the iron-clad door at Pink Elephant ensures the two hundred sexy people who make it inside are very real.
Successful young businessmen, socialites, chic Euro clubbers, South American expats familiar with Pink’s locations in Mexico and Brazil, and promoters with groups of gorgeous girls in tow, mostly 20s to 30s with a smattering of so-rich-your-age-no-longer-matters.
Different DJs most nights, usually up-and-comers on the New York scene, including Euro imports not yet well-known in the U.S. All tend to stick with house music.
Drinks $20+, bottle service $400–$10K, table reservations $1500+.
Dress to impress.
When you can get in.
Head to ACME (9 Great Jones Street), an exclusive restaurant and lounge, for a fabulous dinner before dancing it off at Pink Elephant.