Chloe 81

Bar / Lounge / Speakeasy
Chloe 81 Although its days as a hush-hush in-spot famous for its Ivy parties are gone, Chloe 81 maintains its reputation as an exclusive upscale haunt for a fashionable and moneyed clientele ready to drink and dance the night away. New York United States 40.7179016 -73.9894741
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Chloe 81 - Bar | Lounge | Speakeasy in New York.
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Party Earth Review Although its days as a hush-hush in-spot famous for its Ivy parties are gone, Chloe 81 maintains its reputation as an exclusive upscale haunt for a fashionable and moneyed clientele ready to drink and dance the night away... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    B, D: Grand Street-Christie Street; F, J, M, Z: Delancey Street-Essex Street

  • Phone:

    212-677-0067

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Tu–Sa 10pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Chloe 81 Review

The Scene

Although its days as a hush-hush in-spot famous for its Ivy parties are gone, Chloe 81 maintains its reputation as an exclusive upscale haunt for a fashionable and moneyed clientele ready to drink and dance the night away.

Although its days as a hush-hush in-spot famous for its Ivy parties are gone, Chloe 81 maintains its reputation as an exclusive upscale haunt for a fashionable and moneyed clientele ready to drink and dance the night away.

A strict and rather arbitrary door policy – overseen by bouncers with phantom guest lists – still puts patrons through the gauntlet before they’re allowed to descend the unmarked stairs and pass through the heavy iron doors to the inner sanctum.

Once inside, however, guests find an incredibly loud subterranean lounge featuring a sleek décor of white subway-tiled walls and striking red banquettes and tufted club chairs, where affluent downtowners, Wall Street types, and folks from the fashion and art scenes mingle at candlelit tables, yelling to be heard over their cocktails.

A DJ positioned near the shiny white bar pumps out deafening rock and pop classics that get the posh crowd sweating on the dance floor, while guests more interested in lively chatter can slip into a comfy booth beneath the seductive glow of globe lamps.

Despite its slight fall from grace, there’s no doubt that Chloe remains a destination for upscale cavorting for anyone sleek and savvy enough to make it past the door.

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Tip from Adriana:

Keep in mind that if you show up with a group of five or more, you will be obligated to buy bottle service.

  • Crowd

    Wealthy downtowners, stylish Wall Street types, and affluent young professionals in the art and fashion scenes, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJ spins pop and rock classics.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Menu catered by the upstairs Sebastian available for those who order bottle service. Food includes crab cakes, calamari, duck confit, tuna tartare, steak frites, and roasted duck.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $7–$12, entrées $11–$21. Beer $5+, wine $10+, cocktails $10+, bottle service $350+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Ladies in sky-high Louboutins, short skirts, and tight tops from high-end boutiques. Men are tailored with an edge à la Barneys.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays and Saturdays for a cool, beautiful, and exclusive crowd and a late-night party, though a strict door policy comes with it. Fridays for a bustling start-of-the-weekend scene.

  • Close By

    Barrio Chino (253 Broome Street) is a popular Mexican eatery for stylish in-the-know downtowners. Good drinks and tacos, though there can be a wait for tables after 6pm.

Chloe 81 User Reviews

Average rating:
Old City Air with Modern Flair
Sahra S. Mar 4, 2013
Every time I step down the stairs into Chloe 81 I feel like I've time traveled; the decor is reminiscent of a Dos Equis commercial, or a Gatsby setting; but with the fiercest fashioned patrons of the modern LES. The drinks are delicious; mixed by their exceptional and heavily experienced bartenders. They know what's hot right now. The DJ's play an eclectic mix of sing-a-long faves of the 80s and 90s as well as a slew of current hits. Chloe 81 is definitely a must for destination seekers of the low-lit, fashion forward, dance friendly crowds.
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