Tue, 10:30pm-4am; Thu-Sat, 11pm-4am; Sun-Mon and Wed, closed
A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There’s an unmistakable jet-set air to Kiss & Fly, and not just because of the European dance music and flowing Veuve Clicquot. The name of the flighty, flirty nightclub comes from a passenger drop-off area in an airport in the south of France. And this is one crowd that might actually get the reference: young, rich, and overwhelmingly European. The club, mostly bottle service, shoots for a quasi-Roman-bathhouse feel, with low ceilings, giant distressed columns, wraparound benches, and brocades that hang over hand-carved wood screens set up around the circular space. Love seats are assembled around the centrally located, recessed dance floor; farther back is “The Temple,” a tentlike seclusion that offers a taste of the VIP life. Here, the house beats come imported (D.J.'s Stan Courtois, Philippe Paris), and one never needs an excuse to pop a cork.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.