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China 1 Lounge

China 1
50 Ave. B, New York, NY 10009 40.723134 -73.982771
nr. 4th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-375-0665 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, Bar Food, DJ, Lounge, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Singles Scene

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Thu-Sat, 6pm-4am; Sun-Wed, closed

Happy Hour

Thu, 6pm-midnight; $5 lychee martinis and Beijing Bellinis

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

The lounge tucked underneath China 1 occupies a raucous downtown-meets–opium-den dance-party vibe. It’s a smaller, less-posh version of Buddakan, offering a bit more grunge and much less meatpacking glitz. Red lanterns, secluded booths, Buddah statues, and a Forbidden City aesthetic combine with hip-hop–blasting D.J.'s to draw a mixed crowd of fun-seeking twentysomethings downing the lounge's lychee martinis, drunken punches, and Beijing Bellinis. While food isn't typically served downstairs, items from the restaurant menu can be brought down by special request. Don't be deterred by the post–10 p.m. $2 entry fee; those funds are contributed to the lounge's weekly charity donations.