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12 W. 21st St., New York, NY 10010 40.740369 -73.990877
between Fifth and Sixth Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-206-7770 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: DJ, Hot Spot, Nightclub, Singles Scene, Swank

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1 at 23rd St.; 6 at 23rd St.; F, M at 23rd St.; N, R at 23rd St.


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Jay-Z name-checked Cheetah in his supah smash hit single "I Just Want to Love You (Give it to Me)," ("From Club Cheetah to Club Amnesia..."), and as long as he continues to reign supreme over New York hip-hop, Cheetah's the pimpinest spot in town. So get out of line at Ohm and race uptown while the getting's good. Nights vary from hip-hop to houseóboth friendly to a gay and straight crowd, so leave your Allen Iverson attitude at home. Either upstairs or down, you'll be dancing right in front of the entrance, so don't be self-conscious: There's even a stage upstairs for those who are truly feeling it.


Cheetah's two floors often host two different parties, which can be confusing to sort out at the door. (You move about freely once you're inside, so why they care is a mystery.)