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1 Oak

453 W. 17th St., New York, NY, 10011
nr. Tenth Ave.
212-242-1111

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5
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42% would go back.

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NIGHT LIFE HACKS

By sandyanyc on 7/14/2015

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I'm an event host/ promoter with 1OAK and 30 of the top venues in NYC. Text me and I'll add you and your friends to my guest list for FREE admission (girls only), and FREE drinks (girls, and guys!) at our VIP Table . RSVP text me at +1 917 995 6119!

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10 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

Best hip hop place

By vincenta on 6/17/2015

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

This club is just amazing if you like rap/hip hop music you will love it. It starts late so go there after 2am then you will love it. They are really picky at the door but thanks to Indi we got in without problem and he took care of us all night long and gave us free drinks all the time. This guy is the best, you should contact him on his facebook: Indi Romero. He is also working in many others venues of the city!

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40 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

About 1OAK

By John.Campbell on 4/18/2015

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Hands down one of the best nightclubs in the city. Its not big but the door is very selective so its never get too packed. 1OAK is the only party that last till 5:00 in the morning and still poppin. Beautiful girls, good hip hop music and you can easily spots celebrities sitting next to you. The best nights are Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday. I work with the best clubs in the city and can help with table reservations and guest lists at over 30 venues. Hit me up if you need any recommendation 347-822-2175 or email me at NYclubing@gmail.com

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27 out of 66 people found this review helpful.

Tight door, but nice club

By parisatnikki on 10/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

ive just moved to nyc, and some friends recommended 1oak to me, so me and my gf decided to check it out. when we went it was fashion wk so obviously the door was tight and to top that we got there kind of late (ny standards, which means 12.30...) we had to wait for about 15mins since we didnt have a reservation, but after that the guy at the door came over asked us how many of us were coming and when we said just the 2 of us he let us in. granted u have to look nice, and i guess its tougher for groups of guys unless u get bottle service, but i had heard horror stories about trying to get in and it wasnt that bad! inside the decor was nice, and the crowd was quite euro/fashion industry. we ended up having a great time, although the music got a little bit ghetto-ville towards the end. i would definitely recommend this place, just try not to get there too late!

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257 out of 490 people found this review helpful.

If the door man doesn't piss you off...

By Ariels713 on 5/27/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

After getting grilled by the door man and making it past the barrage of bouncers I noticed how visually stunning this club is. The decor, the over-priced $20 cocktails, and the quintessential over played dance songs might actually be worth it while the club remains white hot. Although I don't suspect (or hope) you'll be seeing this club on 'Club Planet' anytime soon try not to fall into the "It" club hoax. If you're not going to spend $2,000 on a table don't expect the velvet ropes to part ways especially if you're not in the "know". I'll admit my fair share of celebrity sightings at 1 Oak but it's hardly worth the hassle especially at the door.

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141 out of 258 people found this review helpful.

Excellent

By girardasse on 4/25/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I dont really see where the review below come from: there are more celebrities or celebs wannabe in this place than financial workers. Good DJ playing very classic songs. Much space, finally a place where you can dance. Good vibe.

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93 out of 204 people found this review helpful.

If you have to go to an nightclub in NYC,

By PupoftheRhones on 12/24/2013

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

maybe go to this one. Read many scathing reviews, but I would hardly consider this place contentious. Yes, its going to be annoying; yes, you are going to be made to wait in line/possibly ignored based on your appearance/made to spend $$$ on bottles; and yeah, people are going to be drunk. Guys, its a club in manhattan. Thank you Educat (9/12), for the comparison of the rent in your neighborhood to the estimated salaries of the doormen who turned you away. This is both appropriate and helpful within the scope of this discussion**. I really haven't been here in a while, but I remember a fairly classic club with good aesthetics, attractive women and a good girl:guy ratio. I had a great time and feel like this club is less terrible than the alternatives. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- **What is wrong with you?

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69 out of 164 people found this review helpful.

Ordinary

By jsparkle on 10/14/2013

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Not sure why this place is so hyped. Crowd looks like any other NYC club crowd with a college feel. In my opinion, this club had a "commercial crowd" with too many sloppy people. I was looking for a unique feel but it seemed just ordinary. Not my scene..!

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65 out of 153 people found this review helpful.

Same old, same old.

By sabrinah7 on 8/3/2008

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

If you're looking for a night club dark enough to hide insecurity and imperfections, and pricey enough to make the most level headed person cringe, then your mother ship has returned. It was easy enough to get in, but it should be since I'm actually of age, unlike the teenagers smoking pot in and outside the club. The music was the only redeeming quality, but it was lost for me. Standing in the middle of the dance floor, looking around at the middle-aged men fondling young new jersey girls listening to a mix of michael jackson's "thriller" and justin timberlake's "love stoned," I thought of the irony. Two songs looped together, one popular when half of the people in the club were getting their driver licenses and one a number one hit while the others were choosing colleges. But this is the life of the party, unfortunately they did it right. It's a club. But a club is a club is a club.

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138 out of 276 people found this review helpful.

A NEW LOW

By KOC on 1/21/2008

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

This is a total cheeeese hut. 1 Joke prides itself as low-key, but it's overdone and stale. As expected it's all about financial workers and B&Ts just like every other club in the area. (I know because the traders from my company love it!) They make posseurs think they're getting in 'cuz they have style, but inside the waitresses swarm like strippers. BORING. Over before it's even started.

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160 out of 268 people found this review helpful.

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