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251 W. 30th St., New York, NY 10001 40.749109 -73.99388
nr. Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-695-2747 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: DJ, Live Music, Nightclub, Private Party Space, Singles Scene
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Fri-Sat, 11pm-4am; Sun-Thu, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 34th St.-Penn Station

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Miss the days of Twilo and Tunnel? Dust off those raver pants, because Steve Ballinger of Webster Hall (a man who knows how to throw a dance party) has redesigned the former Downtime as an 11,000-square-foot, three-storied temple of live music and lightstepping, comprising four bars and as many D.J. booths. The cathedral-ceilinged ground floor—with one industrial-style dance floor boasting elevated go-go cages and a second getting formal with velvet curtains, a grand chandelier, and a towering D.J. booth—would make for an impressive club on its own. But if that were all, you wouldn't have the cozy, candlelit mezzanine with its make-out couches or the lofty top floor with its strobe lights and smoke machines. (A second intimate side room upstairs is sometimes used for drum and bass.) Though the house and techno—spun by top D.J.'s and conveyed through crisp, room-rattling speakers—recalls the stripped-down clubs of old, Rebel exceeds previous standard-bearers via touches like Victorian lamps, Art Deco tables, Brazilian walnut floors, and even Buddha statues behind the bar.