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The Imperial

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17 W. 19th St., New York, NY 10011 40.739351 -73.991911
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-352-2001 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: DJ, Nightclub, Private Party Space, Singles Scene, Theme

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1 at 18th St.; F, M at 23rd St.; N, R at 23rd St.

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The space that once housed Spy and Discotheque now holds the Imperial. The owners are veteran promoter-operators Paul Coleman Drohan and Cornelis Craane, who’ve served time at clubs like Palladium, Danceteria, the Roxy, China Club—you get the idea. They’re doing what many have done before (GalleryBar, most recently) and differentiating themselves from the other bottle-service boîtes via an in-house gallery presided over by curator Ryan Rish. The space boasts 30-foot ceilings, a back room with a secondary bar, two bottle-service areas, a stage, and giant screens, one of them projecting over a waterfall. High ceilings, special-effect lighting, nude mannequins, and a dancer cage add a touch of Miami.