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59 W. 21st St., New York, NY 10003 40.723539 -73.989176
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-727-7775 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, DJ, Lounge, Private Party Space, Singles Scene

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This second-floor club in the old Snitch space comes courtesy of promoters David Rodolitz and Adam Elzer. Poker-faced doormen guard a bustling, rectangular room that’s a bit snug for its hard-partying crowd, where the center of attention is a lengthy wooden dance floor whose color-shifting lights bring to mind iPod iconography. Back-lit walls enclose groups tucked in minimal banquettes drenched in honeyed tones of rich tobacco, amber, and aubergine, while boldfaced D.J.'s like Richie Rich and Samantha Ronson operate from a raised booth above the VIP section. The swarms buzz around the frosty hallway of the 22-foot-long bar, eager to order from the brief, well-executed drink list, which updates lounge standards with top-shelf cameos: The Last Kiss gin martini swirls Prosecco and crème de peche, and the Golden House is a Redbull standby that includes tequila, lime, and cassis. The club’s namesake cocktail, the Citrini, is a clubby Amaretto sour that splashes the nutty syrup with vanilla and pear vodka, OJ, lemon, and fizzy ginger ale.