Westway

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Westway Westway is a trendy New York club with hot music and hotter crowds. Don't miss this West Village NY hot spot at Party Earth. New York United States 40.729787 -74.009896
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Party Earth Review Although the venue still has an awning reading “Westside Gentleman’s Club,” which confuses out of towners looking for a lap dance, Westway is now a fledgling nightclub helmed by Jane Ballroom nightlife impresarios Matt... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    1, 2: Houston; A, C, E: Spring Street / 6 Avenue

  • Phone:

    212-989-1150

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  • Hours:

    M, W–Su 10pm–4am, Tu 10pm–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Westway Review

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Westway is a trendy New York club with hot music and hotter crowds. Don't miss this West Village NY hot spot at Party Earth.

Although the venue still has an awning reading “Westside Gentleman’s Club,” which confuses out of towners looking for a lap dance, Westway is now a fledgling nightclub helmed by Jane Ballroom nightlife impresarios Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte. The duo retained much of the original décor, creating a sexy spot for the twenty-something clientele to dance until dawn amid multiple bars, a stripper stage, mirrored walls, and flashing lights.

Black-and-white tile floors enhance the sparse retro strip club vibe, and lead thirsty patrons to a long wood bar and raised stage where inebriated exhibitionists can dance without losing (all) their clothes. Couples looking for a more intimate nook can venture through the black curtains behind the stage where a shadowy VIP space offers private seating and tables.

Guests wandering further into Westway will find a third room filled with an unpretentious and attractive crowd of scruffy hipsters, downtown socialites, and occasional suits dancing to a mix of Top 40, rap, and random rock ballads, while the always packed bar serves up strong vodka sodas to the sweaty revelers. The DJ fires up the crowd from his station in back, usually overrun by Jil Sander desert-boot-wearing girls in short shorts and the occasional Olsen twin dancing right up in the booth.

Westway may be a former strip club, but it’s much more reminiscent of how downtown New York hotspots used to be – think defunct Don Hill’s – where the music is hot, the crowds are hotter, and dads can rest assured that their daughters’ salacious dancing is staying off the pole.

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Tip from Adriana:

The DJs are held in high regard at Westway, and the club hosts some of NY’s best. Check out their twitter feed @TheWestwayNYC to find out what hot DJ is manning the turntables.

  • Crowd

    Downtown scenesters, hipsters, and occasional celebrities, early 20s to early 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Rotating DJs spin Top 40, hip-hop, electro, soul, and some rock.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    No food.

  • Prices

    Beer $6+, cocktails $12–$14+, champagne $160+/bottle, bottle service $450–$550.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Trendy downtown chic for girls: skinny jeans, short shorts, mini-skirts, black opaque tights, wedge desert boots, understated high heels. Hipster chic for guys: dark jeans, button-downs, flannels, unique sneakers.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Tuesday nights for the best local crowd, and Fridays and Saturdays for the best DJs and craziest dance party.

  • Close By

    Probably the closest venue to this West Side Highway location is Jane Ballroom (113 Jane Street), a good place to grab drinks with a similar crowd before heading to Westway.

Westway User Reviews

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Westgay at the Westway
stephanie m. May 28, 2013
If you're a party monster who has always wished to join the ranks of infamous 90s Club Kids Michael Alig and James St. James, hope is not lost. While Tunnel and Limelight may have both closed their clubbing doors, the nefarious nightlife of the 90s is still alive and well at The Westway, especially on Tuesday nights. Hosted by it-boy Frankie Sharp, Westgay at The Westway is your chance to dance alongside an eclectic crowd of glam-queens and fierce fashionistas.
WestGAY
Sugi S. May 14, 2013
Make sure to head over on Tuesday nights where Westway turns into WestGAY! A ton of drag performances and experimental booty poppin' tunes to jam to. Westway has three different rooms: A main room with a catwalk for performances and a fully stocked bar. Another fairly large room with a smaller stage, a bar and a seating area where you can hang, talk and cruise. The last room is a bit smaller and darker. This room seems to be a more intimate setting in case you'd like to DRAG your date in there for some sexy, grindin' dancin' or a make-out session. The best part about this venue is that you can smoke cigarettes in it! I will say the drinks are a bit on the pricey side but it's Manhattan so... Other than that, I highly recommend it to all the gays :)
Packs em in
Nicholas L. Mar 17, 2013
This place doesn't try and be something that it's not, which is great. DJ's play music that provides for a fun, almost house-party type environment and they don't skimp on the drinks. Lots of gorgeous girls, lots of people dancing and, overall, the type of place you could spend the whole night at while having a good time.
Westway- the dive club
Carlos O. Dec 28, 2012
I don't know how Westway qualifies as a strip-joint. Its more people dancing with naked people in the background, but hey who can complain. This a club, a dive club, hidden right off the Westside highway. There are two principle rooms, one with a bar and the other for the dancing. If you want to go out for a night of dancing maybe getting silly and meeting beautiful people head to Westway. The drinks aren't too expensive, as I recall 14$ for johnny black which isn't so bad for the city. A big plus is Westway is open all night. a few times I arrived past 3 or 4am and its open and welcoming.
You promised me strippers!
Chris K. Nov 16, 2012
No matter what you hear, Westway is not a "hipster strip club." Yes, there are hipsters; in fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone here who didn't qualify. And yes, there are topless women, sometimes even mostly-nude people, who parade around the sections of lit-up floor found in this weird off-the-highway night club. But honestly, this whole idea of it being a strip joint is ridiculous--this is just another dance club, albeit one with a really nice room with high ceilings and cool-looking DJ throne at one end. Still, if you want a sweaty night of dancing with the beautiful people (and that I can't deny, this place is filled with straight-up bombshells), come on by. Just remember the name--it's often your password at the door.
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