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XVI

16 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.723462 -73.988273
between 1st and 2nd Sts.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-1549 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: DJ, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Nightclub

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A consistently young, hip and artistic set packs this bi-level space to hear a diverse array of DJs playing everything from jungle beats to the latest European imports. The problem is that the cordial bartender, who served you a draft on Wednesday with a smile, hurls a drink at you with hostility on Saturday. The doorman, who greeted you kindly earlier in the week, now lashes you with insults while enforcing a "no guys admitted without a girl" dictum. We all know that weekend bar scenes can sometimes be unpleasant, but here it can be truly mystifying, leaving you to wonder which XVI is the real XVI?

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One of the owners of XVI also owns Soho's velvet-roped hot spot 357, which might account for the haughty attitude at their East Village locale.

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