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28 E. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010 40.74078 -73.987882
between Madison Ave. and Park Ave. South  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-673-0100 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, DJ, Hot Spot, Lounge, Nightclub, Swank, Theme

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Tue-Wed, 5pm-2am; Thu-Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat, 9pm-4am; Sun-Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 23rd St.; N, R at 23rd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Although located on a marginally seedy stretch of 23rd Street, this dimly lit space is reminiscent of 1930s Hollywood glamour, care of starburst chandeliers, dramatic velvet banquettes, and a charming brick-faced back nook with two-person swings and bottle service. Speak is the first foray into the nightclub business for Long Islander Stacey Leeds, who opened shop as a 26-year-old with first-hand knowledge of what young, boisterous clubgoers want: The small riser that stretches across the rear wall can host live music and open-mic nights; nightly DJs mix Young Jeezy into 50 Cent into Madonna; and a photo booth up front presents a novel bonus. With its narrow bar area leading into a back room of oyster-shell banquettes facing a cabaret-licensed dance floor, Speak is built to merge seamlessly from after-work mingling spot to heels-on-the-seats dance den. Expect the volume of the scattershot soundtrack to rise as the night goes on, until it becomes hard to hear yourself, er, speak.