81 Ludlow St.
Lower East Side
Get past the door gestapo at this subterranean hideaway and you’ll run smack into that band of nightlife mavens which quickly branded Chloe a legit challenger to reigning celeb hang Beatrice Inn upon its opening in the fall of '08. Wednesdays through Fridays are the best nights to find size 0 glitterati packed into the tight space, swaying to the D.J.'s nimble pop playlists and juiced off the stiff drinks. The décor—red leather booths, white-tile walls, and a low vaulted ceiling (though thankfully not as low as Beatrice’s)—is sort of a Paris-bistro-meets-Chicago-speakeasy thing, with a little Cielo club lighting thrown in. Keep an eye out for petite blonde co-owner Brooke Smy, often seen mingling among her minions.