Provocateur

Club / Lounge
Provocateur Provocateur in New York's Meatpacking district is an exclusive club/lounge with killer DJs & a very hard door. Find out more on this NYC hotspot at Party Earth. New York United States 40.739945 -74.005972
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Provocateur - Club | Lounge in New York.
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Party Earth Review It may be located on the backside of the Gansevoort Hotel, but über-exclusive nightclub and lounge Provocateur might as well be on the backside of Mars considering most people’s chances of getting in. Split into two separate... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    A, C, E, L: 14th Street / 8th Avenue

  • Phone:

    212-929-9036

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Lounge: Tu–Sa 11pm–4am
    Club: Th–Sa 11pm–4am or later
    Club sometimes has special events on other nights – check venue website for schedule

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Provocateur Review

The Scene

Provocateur in New York's Meatpacking district is an exclusive club/lounge with killer DJs & a very hard door. Find out more on this NYC hotspot at Party Earth.

It may be located on the backside of the Gansevoort Hotel, but über-exclusive nightclub and lounge Provocateur might as well be on the backside of Mars considering most people’s chances of getting in.

Split into two separate spaces, the venue features a garden lounge called the Café on one side and the lavish club on the other. In both, impeccably dressed and shockingly tall models are the norm – and that’s just the staff.

Airy and open, the lounge is full of birch trees and wrought iron furniture arranged beneath a massive glass ceiling that fully retracts in summer.

Scads of rich businessmen and gorgeous party girls take their bottles to colossal crescent-shaped banquettes, each table service area designed with ornate photo murals to resemble rooms in a European dollhouse.

The real action, however, is in the club. Which, of course, has its own separate guest list from the Café.

Awash in purple and black, with sexy low lighting, space-age chandeliers, and an enormous pair of angel wings overlooking the ever-present glitterati, the club regularly hosts big-name DJs who get the house dancers and Vogue girls gyrating on poles amid pulsing blasts of cryogenic smoke.

By 2am – after even the most straight-laced patron has downed a few too many Strawberry Glitter cocktails – most of the crowd is dancing right up there with them.

Defying New York nightlife by remaining an exclusive hot spot since 2009, Provocateur shows no signs of being any less provocative.

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Tip from Adriana:

If you aren’t a model or don’t have a solid hook up, don’t think cash alone can get you in. The door is super tight for mere mortals.

  • Crowd

    Models, socialites, moneyed businessmen, scenesters, European jet-setters, and the tall, rich, and beautiful, 20s to 50s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJs spin mostly high-energy dance music nightly, with world-renowned acts booked regularly.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Japanese-style small plates and desserts from Tanuki Tavern in the Gansevoort Hotel served until 11pm, though venue recommends eating elsewhere if guests are looking for a full dinner. Strict door. Guest list and/or table reservations are a must. Separate guest lists for Café and club.

  • Prices

    Drinks $13+. Table service $2000+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Dress to impress: suits, high-end designer wear, the shortest of miniskirts, Louboutins, Sergio Rossis, and sky-high heels.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any night promises an ultra-exclusive evening, though Fridays and Saturdays generally host the biggest-name DJs.

  • Close By

    The Bunker Club (24 9th Avenue) is another exclusive – though not quite so intensely – lounge and club that’s hidden inside a former military bunker.

Provocateur User Reviews

Average rating:
provocative indeed
Allison M. May 14, 2013
I hear this place is hard to get in t. I was with two couples and we got a table in the front lounge area. The lounge is to die for, the art work that covers the walls is creative, different and sexual, perfect for any night club. With large trees, sky light windows and hanging candle lights it gives you the feeling of being inside an exclusive dark garden. There is a small bar but many areas for smaller tables, or booths for bigger parties. The drink list is also creative and sexual playing of their overall theme. I loved it all!
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